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Illini anything but golden versus Gophers

Illini anything but golden versus Gophers

By Drake Pena

April 10, 2016

[email protected] struggle in conference series with Minnesota. #Illini After dominating Illinois State last week, Illinois softball struggled this weekend when it faced arguably its biggest challenge of the season.The Illini squared off with Minnesota in a three-game series that may prove to be pivota...

Ngai’s age isn’t holding the Illinois gymnast back

Ngai’s age isn’t holding the Illinois gymnast back

By James Boyd

March 29, 2016

Tweet: Age doesn’t faze #Illini 17-year-old Brandon Ngai, @lbrad5 gears up for his final #B1G title run.Sophomore Brandon Ngai’s rise to pommel horse prominence has been one of the most talked about stories of the Illinois men’s gymnastics team this season.Aside from his one missed routine at home against Michigan, the...

Illinois men’s gymnastics team falls to Oklahoma

By James Boyd

March 20, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniMGym competed well, but still fell to No. 1 Oklahoma on senior nightFour years, more than 1,400 days and almost 34,000 hours. Then it’s over.Saturday was the final regular season competition before the Illinois men’s gymnastics team heads to the Big Ten Championships in Columbu...

Illinois women’s gymnastics compete in first session of Big Ten Championships

Illinois women’s gymnastics compete in first session of Big Ten Championships

By Tyler Fedak

March 16, 2016

The Big Five Meet last weekend in Columbus, Ohio, prepped the Illinois women’s gymnastics team to take on the real deal— the Big Ten Championships.Last weekend, Illinois went up against Nebraska, Michigan State, Maryland and Ohio State at the Big Five Meet. The Illini were in the running t...

No.17 Illinois women's gymnastics falls to No.3 Michigan

No.17 Illinois women's gymnastics falls to No.3 Michigan

By Tyler Fedak

January 24, 2016

In its first home meet of the season, No. 17 Illinois women’s gymnastics fell to No. 3 Michigan 196.900-195.150ssCompeting on home turf was a helpful change of atmosphere for Illinois.“We always love being back in Huff,” said junior Mary Jane Horth. “Seeing familiar faces out in the crowd is so nice and...

?A win over Michigan would put a tumultuous nonconference further behind the Illini

?A win over Michigan would put a tumultuous nonconference further behind the Illini

By Alex Roux

December 30, 2015

The story of the 2015 nonconference season has been written, and it's one Illini basketball fans would like to leave in the past.They know all about the injuries that threatened to derail the season before it barely had a chance to take shape. They remember the Springfield series that everyone beside...

Illinois baseball captures first regional championship in program history

Illinois baseball captures first regional championship in program history

By Daniel Collins

June 1, 2015

Tyler Jay’s only appearance at the NCAA Championship Champaign Regional for the Illinois baseball team couldn’t have been a more vital one. The southpaw entered the championship game in the sixth inning and dominated in his four innings of work against Wright State. He allowed one hit, one walk and struck out...

Illinois women’s gymnastics heads to Big Ten Championships

Illinois women’s gymnastics heads to Big Ten Championships

March 19, 2015

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team has concluded its regular season and is set to begin its postseason with the Big Ten Championships on Saturday at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Coming off a first-place finish at the Big Five Meet last week, senior Kelsi Eberly knows her team is lo...

Michigan blasts Illinois in Big Ten tournament

Michigan blasts Illinois in Big Ten tournament

March 12, 2015

When I left the United Center in December following Oregon’s 77-70 defeat of Illinois, I thought that Illini fans couldn’t possibly leave that building feeling any worse than they did that night. I was wrong.  Michigan crushed Illinois, 73-55, in an 8-seed vs. 9-seed matchup at the Big Ten tourn...

Slow starts hurt Illinois women’s basketball

Slow starts hurt Illinois women’s basketball

By Joey Figueroa

January 28, 2015

It hasn’t been a matter of finishing for the Illinois women’s basketball team, it has been a matter of starting. It’s easy to point at senior guard Ivory Crawford’s absence as the reason for the Illini’s current five-game skid, but Illinois’ tendency to fall behind early in games continues ...

Big Ten Roundup

By Complied Sam Sherman

January 20, 2015

Illinois Head Coach: John Groce Record: 12-7, 2-4 Big Ten Analysis: Expectations were high for the Illini coming into the season in what seemed to be a crowded middle of the conference. Well into the season, the Illini have greatly underperformed. They have had some nice wins against Baylor and Mary...

Hill will be key against Ohio State

Hill will be key against Ohio State

January 3, 2015

At press conferences, Rayvonte Rice often likes to reinforce one of his head coach’s many mantras. “We take it one game at a time,” the senior Illini guard usually says, which is often accompanied by a nod from Illinois coach John Groce. After a disappointing loss to Michigan on Tuesday, that’s exact...

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