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Small working behind scenes to find big wins

Illinois’s head coach Mike Small tees off from the first hole during a team practice at the Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana on April 18, 2012.

May 8, 2016

In Mike Small’s 16 years coaching the Illinois men’s golf team, the team has won seven Big Ten titles and seemingly everything else at least once. As a result, Illinois needed to add a few more trophy cases in the Demirjian Golf Practice Facility since he started. While the Big Ten tournam...

Illinois men’s golf not getting a spring break

By Ryan Wilson

March 21, 2016

Tweet: The @IlliniMGolf struggled at their last tournament, and their schedule isn’t getting any easier.The No. 1 Illinois men’s golf team isn’t getting much relief after one of its worst finishes of the season.The team is competing in the 54-hole Valspar Collegiate Invitational Monday and Tues...

Illini resolutions for 2016

Illinois head coach John Groce looks down in disbelief during the game against Yale at the State Farm Center on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The Illini won 69-65.

By Kevin McCarthy

January 18, 2016

Let me tell you a story.When I was nine years old, I rode my first-ever roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida. I’ll cut to the chase: It turned me green.As bad as the experience was for my weak stomach on that beautiful Florida day, it was actually far worse for my father. He ended...

Illini of the Week Sept. 17: Dylan Meyer

Illini of the Week Sept. 17: Dylan Meyer

September 17, 2014

For Dylan Meyer, there’s always room for improvement in his golf game. Even after Meyer, a freshman on the Illinois men’s golf team, medaled in his first collegiate tournament over the weekend, he was back at practice on Monday, ready to focus on his putting. Meyer shot a 3-over-par 213 in the Olympia ...

Cross-country coach returns to hometown in Washington for meet

By Christopher Kennedy

September 4, 2014

Jake Stewart is returning home. Born and raised in Kelso, Washington, he grew up as much at his home as he did at Tam O’Shara Park, where the Kelso High School Hilanders’ cross-country course lies. He spent hours on long bus rides through the Cascades to the Washington State Meet and on runs after ...