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Illinois men’s gymnastics escapes at home

By James Boyd

March 13, 2016

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team was victorious against Michigan on Saturday, but the win was not pretty.After posting a school record 442.300 points against California and Air Force this weekend, Illinois struggled early and often against its conference counterpart. The team was never able ...

Illinois men’s gymnastics set to face Michigan

By James Boyd

March 10, 2016

Tweet: [email protected] return home this Saturday to face Michigan. #IlliniCompeting at home for the first time in over a month, this Saturday the Illinois men’s gymnastics team will square off against its Big Ten counterpart Michigan.The last time the Illinois men’s gymnastics team was at Huff Hall, ...

Illinois men’s gymnastics set school record at Air Force Academy

By James Boyd

March 6, 2016

by james boydstaff writerIllinois men’s gymnastics head coach Justin Spring AGhas repeated “you do not rise to the occasion — you fall to the level of your training,” to his team all season long.And on Saturday his squad rose.In the Illini’s first five-up five-count meet this season, the team...

Illinois men’s gymnastics heads to Air Force Academy

By James Boyd

March 5, 2016

Break time is over.After three weeks of practice at Kenney Gym, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team travels to Colorado Springs, Colorado this Saturday to begin the last leg of its regular season.Illinois is currently 5th in the NCAA standings after losing to big ten foe Minnesota and last year’s nat...

Illinois’ Alex Diab hopes to honor coach, father

By James Boyd

February 28, 2016

Fans only see gymnasts’ finished products. They don’t see the hours of preparation, the rehab and the relationships these athletes have that are much deeper than the sport. All of these things had a role in Alex Diab’s journey to Illinois and explain why he’s been one of the Illini...

Illinois’ Alex Diab hopes to honor coach, father

By James Boyd

February 28, 2016

Often times when athletes enter a venue, the audience is seeing the individuals’ finished project. They don’t see the hours of preparation, the rehabs after injuries, or the relationships athletes have that are much deeper than the sport.All three had a role in Alex Diab’s journey to the Uni...

Past, present and future Illini gymnastics finish Winter Cup

Past, present and future Illini gymnastics finish Winter Cup

By James Boyd

February 22, 2016

Tweet: Five #Illini competed in Las Vegas last week, with Maestas and Ruggeri earning U.S. Senior National Team spots.The country’s top male gymnasts competed for the eight remaining spots on the U.S. Men’s Senior National Team in Las Vegas from Feb. 18-20br.Five past, present and future I...

Illinois freshman Alex Diab to compete in Winter Cup

Illinois freshman Alex Diab to compete in Winter Cup

By James Boyd

February 18, 2016

All-arounder Alex Diab is the lone Illinois men’s gymnast attending the Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas on Feb. 18-20. He will compete alongside top performers from around the country, including former Illinois star C.J. Maestas. A strong enough performance will earn him a spot on the U.S. Men...

Illinois men's gymnastics' Eggleston sits out, win streaks end

Illinois men's gymnastics' Eggleston sits out, win streaks end

By James Boyd

February 16, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniMGym’s Eggleston sits, underclass men rise, and Ngai continues to impress. #IlliniNot competing is something sophomore Chandler Eggleston did all last year due to a torn patella tendon. On Saturday he did more of the same.He sparked the Illini with big scores on vault and the floor exercis...

Illinois men’s gymnastics finish third at Minnesota

By James Boyd

February 14, 2016

Tweet: Parallel bars cost the Illini on the road and cause them to finish third in six-way meet.Missing one of its top gymnasts, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team finished third with a score of 429.750 on Saturday in Minneapolis.Outscoring Illinois in the six-way meet were National Championship r...

Illinois gymnastics hit the road, face top competition

By James Boyd

February 10, 2016

Despite that the Illinois men’s gymnastics team cruised past Temple and University of Illinois-Chicago this past Saturday, its head coach Justin Spring was not awestruck by his team’s season-high performance.For the past couple of weeks, Spring has repeatedly said he wants to see how his team performs agai...

Men's gymnastics' team effort garners Big Ten honors

Men's gymnastics' team effort garners Big Ten honors

By James Boyd

February 9, 2016

Tweet: #Illini show depth and growth in latest meet against #UIC and #Temple. Eggleston and Jacobson grab Big Ten honorsThe Illinois men's gymnastics team's depth was on full display this Saturday at home. Head coach Justin Spring rested freshman Alex Diab against the University of Illinois at Chicago and ...

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