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University stunt and tumble more than fun and games

The Illinois stunt and tumble team performs Sunday at the ARC. The team won its two competitions against Northern Illinois and lost its two against Michigan State.

By Eliseo Elizarraraz

February 19, 2014

Tucked in a corner of the ARC’s east gym, the Illini Stunt and Tumble team gets to work early on a Sunday morning. There’s no pom-pom waving, no alligator cheers; here, there are battered knees in protective braces, acrobatic stunts and an aura of competition that isn’t new to the sport of cheerleadi...