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Illinois softball knocks off Illinois State with late-inning comeback

Illinois’ Jade Vecvanags fakes a swing during softball 5-4 victory against Illinois State at Eichelberger Field on Tuesday. 

By Ethan Swanson

April 1, 2015

Although the Illinois softball team didn’t break any offensive records, courtesy of some late-game heroics from Ruby Rivera, the Illini pulled off a 5-4 victory over in-state foe Illinois State on Tuesday at Eichelberger Field. Illinois scored a school-record 22 runs in Sunday’s 22-12 win against India...

Recruiting trail is labor of love for Groce, staff

Illinois head coach John Groce and his staff spend the summer chasing prized recruits during the grueling offseason.

November 11, 2014

The NCAA college basketball season runs for roughly five months, from November through March. College basketball coaches spend that time of year under a microscope and bright lights as their teams play dozens of games per season on national TV. But every year, March eventually ends, and the lights di...