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There is no place like home for Illinois men’s tennis

Illinois' Brian Page (Sr.) waits to hit the ball back during the game against Michigan State at Atkins Tennis Center on Friday, Apr. 15, 2016. The Illini won 4-0.
May 8, 2016

After a match against Michigan two weeks ago at Atkins Tennis Center, the Illinois men’s tennis team celebrated its two seniors on the team, but one player didn’t feel like that match would be the...

2016 Illini of the Year: Isaiah Martinez

Illinois' Isaiah Martinez looks for an opportunity against Kent State's Ian Miller during the match at Huff Hall on Sunday, February 15, 2015.The Illini won 38-0.
May 8, 2016

Entering his sophomore campaign, Illinois wrestler Isaiah Martinez was one-fourth of the way done with the goal he set coming into college: go undefeated and win four national championships. But on...

Illinois baseball: Year in Review

May 8, 2016

Editor's note: The team was still playing at the time of print. Both coaches and players on the Illinois baseball team have stressed one word in particular when addressing their current season: inconsistency. “There’s...

Injury-depleted Illini finish 15-19, fall in third round of Big Ten tournament

May 8, 2016

Illinois basketball (15-19, 12th in Big Ten) experienced many injuries and off-the-court issues this season. The first blow occurred when point guard Tracy Abrams tore his achilles tendon in July,...

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...

Illini hockey underachieved throughout 2015-16 season

May 8, 2016

The Illinois hockey team seemed to have a stacked team on paper. Senior captain John Olen was returning for his final season at Illinois, where he has been labeled one of the best players in the history...

Schneider leads the way for 2016 Illinois women’s cross-country

May 8, 2016

The 2015 Illinois women’s cross-country team improved on many of its individual and overall  performances from the 2014 season. The Illini opened their season by competing in the Illini Challenge,...

Year in review: Illinois men’s gymnastics 2015-16

May 8, 2016

After battling through injury at the tail end of the year, the Illinois men's gymnastics team came in runner-up at the Big Ten championships and finished fourth in the country at the NCAA championships. The...

The 2015-16 Illinois men’s golf team was one of the best

The team had its fair shares of ups and downs this season. Even then, several players had breakout years to help the Illini cap off one of the winningest season’s ever in program history.
May 8, 2016

It was a year to remember for the Illinois men’s golf team. The Illini are heading into the NCAA Tournament after having one of the most successful seasons in program history. The 2015-16 season saw...

Spring ball marks new era for Illinois football

May 8, 2016

It’s not often that spring practices overshadow the football season that precedes them. But for Illinois football this year, such was the case. The hiring of Lovie Smith as the third head football...

Calling the shots: Goldstein acts as Illinois’ on-the-field coach

May 8, 2016

On May 3 of last season, the Illinois baseball team held a four-run lead over Ohio State. When the bottom of the ninth came around, Illini catcher Jason Goldstein took his spot behind the plate....

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family
November 17, 2015

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing, and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven't found many outside of college sports...

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