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Men’s golfer Danielson qualifies for first PGA event

By Ryan Wilson

February 17, 2016

Tweet: Langley gets introduced to the Charlie Danielson showBy Ryan WilsonStaff writerScott Langley saw the Charlie Danielson show.Illinois men’s Charlie Danielson won a $50,000 donation to the Illini and also a spot in his first professional golf event.On Monday, Danielson, teamed with Illinois al...

Small playing career not over, but Illinois is his focus

By Ryan Wilson

February 10, 2016

It’s wintertime, and Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small, who turns 50 next month, is starting to feel it in his back and elbow.He’s had back injuries all his life. He fractured the radial head in his elbow in three different places after being knocked down in a basketball game. It led to a surg...

Illinois men's golf coach Mike Small teaching himself, players

By Ryan Wilson

February 3, 2016

Illinois men’s golf head coach Mike Small turns 50 in March, but he still has some competitive gas in his tank. Not only for his golf career, but for everything he’s involved in.“He’s sneaky good at about everything,” assistant coach Zach Barlow said. “You don’t want to take him on in too many t...

Illinois men's golf brings home stays undefeated in Tinervin Cup

By Ryan Wilson

February 2, 2016

tweet: All they do is win, win, win. @IlliniMGolf continues tradition of winning in Placida, Florida.The Illinois men’s golf team may need a trophy case just for Tinervin Cup trophies after bringing home the tournament’s trophy for the 13th time Monday..Illinois defeated host Illinois State ...

Illinois men’s golf using Tinervin Cup as baseline

By Ryan Wilson

January 29, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniMGolf to open spring season, but that’s not their focusCheck out the Radio Preview from Marc Ramm hereAbout 5 feet in front of all the trophies in Illinois golf history, Zach Barlow sat in a leather chair in the barn-shaped portion of the Demirjian Golf Practice Facility. He leans forward, looking down at his putter, which swung like a pendulum in front of his bent knees. “We have a target on our ba...

Illinois men’s golf building on resume

By Ryan Wilson

January 18, 2016

It was a busy winter break for the Illinois men’s golf team. Three players competed in tournaments, two flew to Europe and one built a sandcastle.Dylan Meyer and Alex Burge competed in the New Year’s Invitational from Jan. 7-10 in St. Petersburg, Florida, where Meyer created an Illini-themed sandca...

Illini golfer Hardy misses out on Saguaro Amateur title by single shot

By Ryan Wilson

January 7, 2016

A bogey on the final hole was the all that separated Illinois men’s golfer Nick Hardy from the Saguaro Amateur title. Texas Tech's Wes Artac won the tournament after shooting a 71 in the final round.Hardy and Artac were tied with a six-stroke lead at 9-under through 45 holes. But then the Illin...

Illini men's golf showing its capable of another title run

By Chris Kennedy

December 9, 2015

Chris KennedyStaff writerThe Illinois men’s golf team began the fall as the No. 1 team in the country. After a dominant first half of the season, the Illini are poised to bring that ranking into the spring and toward another run at the national title.The Illini sport a deep, experienced lineup. Four o...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

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 that are able to do justice to just how amazing an experience it is.But balancing all of these feeli...

Illinois men's golf ready for Final Four rematch at East Lake Cup

By Chris Kennedy

November 1, 2015

The Illinois men’s golf team’s season ended in the Final Four of the NCAA last year.The team earned the No. 1 seed in match play at the National Championship, and after a thrilling quarterfinal victory against UCLA, Illinois fell to Southern California. This week, Illinois will face USC once again, as wel...

Illinois men's golf rallies on final day to win Tavistock Collegiate Invitational

By Chris Kennedy

October 20, 2015

The Illini men’s golf team has played in two premiere events this fall. At the Fighting Illini Invite on Sept. 18-20 against six of the nation’s top teams and without senior Charlie Danielson, Illinois finished fifth, 12 strokes out of first place.MDThis week at the Tavistock Collegiate Invitation...

Illini men's golf faces elite competition in Florida

By Christopher Kennedy

October 14, 2015

The Illini men’s golf team has only left the state of Illinois once this season. Earlier this week, the team put together a dominant showing at Indiana’s Crooked Stick Invitational. This weekend, the Illini will make their first trip of the fall down south to Florida to play in the Tavistock Coll...

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