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Illini anything but golden versus Gophers

Illinois’ Ruby Rivera hits a ground ball to second base during game one of the doubleheader against Nebraska at Eichelberger Field on Saturday, March 26. The Illini won game one 8-3 and game two 10-2.
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...

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

Illinois' Logan Bradley pauses in his routine at the meet against Michigan on March 12, 2016.
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...

Illinois men’s gymnastics team falls to Oklahoma

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...

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

Illinois' Lizzy LeDuc lifts off the vault during the State of Illinois Classic at Huff Hall on Saturday, March 5, 2015. The Illini claimed victory for the ninth consecutive year with a total of 195.425 over Northern Illinois (194.225), UIC(192.625) and Illinois State (191.500).
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,...

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

Illinois' Mary Jane Horth performs a routine on the balance beam during the meet against Minnesota at Huff Hall on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The Illini won 195.775-195.375.
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...

?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
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...

Illinois baseball captures first regional championship in program history

Illini pitcher Tyler Jay during a shutout inning in Illinois' victory over Wright State at Illinois Field on June 1.
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...

Illinois women’s gymnastics heads to Big Ten Championships

Illinois' Kelsi Eberly performs a routine on the floor during the match against Penn State at Huff Hall on February 1.
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...

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...

Slow starts hurt Illinois women’s basketball

Illinois' Ivory Crawford goes for a layup after making a steal during the game against Virginia at the State Farm Center on Dec. 3. The Illini are currently on a five-game losing streak.
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...

Big Ten Roundup

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,...

Hill will be key against Ohio State

Illinois' Malcolm Hill draws a foul after a pump-fake against Hampton at State Farm Center on Dec. 17. Hill will be key if Illinois wants to beat Ohio State's 2-3 zone on Saturday. 
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...

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