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Confident Illini still not satisfied with performances

May 27, 2016

  The Illinois men’s golfers have more enough reasons to be confident. The team is coming off a program-record seven regular-season wins and epic Big Ten Tournament and NCAA Regional wins. Not...

Small working behind scenes to find big wins

Illinois’s head coach Mike Small tees off from the first hole during a team practice at the Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana on April 18, 2012.
May 8, 2016

In Mike Small’s 16 years coaching the Illinois men’s golf team, the team has won seven Big Ten titles and seemingly everything else at least once. As a result, Illinois needed to add a few more...

Illinois men’s golf finish strong, win 3M Invitational

April 3, 2016

This weekend, the Illinois men’s golf team secured its first win in the last month. This win came in the 3M Augusta Invitational against 14 other teams — nine of which ranked in Golfweek’s...

Illinois men’s golf compete in Augusta

April 2, 2016

[email protected], down one spot in the national rankings, play in yet another challenging tournamentThe Illinois men’s golf team did not pick an easy schedule this year. The Illini have finished fifth and...

Illinois men’s golf team continues winless drought

March 27, 2016

The Illinois men’s golf team has won six of its nine tournaments this season. The team once won five straight earlier this season, but now the Illini are trying to regain that momentum.The Illini finished...

Illinois men’s golf team continues winless drought

Charlie Danielson at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Photo courtesy of Fighting Illini Athletics.
March 23, 2016

The Illinois men’s golf team has won six of its nine tournaments this season. The team once won five straight earlier this season, but now the Illini are trying to regain that momentum. The Illini...

Illinois men’s golf not getting a spring break

March 21, 2016

Tweet: The @IlliniMGolf struggled at their last tournament, and their schedule isn’t getting any easier.The No. 1 Illinois men’s golf team isn’t getting much relief after one of its worst finishes...

Illinois men’s golf team struggles in Las Vegas

March 10, 2016

Tweet: “We played some scared golf today,” @MikeSmall said of @IlliniMGolf.The Illinois men's golf team played its second-worst tournament — with respect to par — of the season at...

Elevated competition, sea level factors at Southern Collegiate Masters for Illinois men's golf

March 6, 2016

While Illinois’ new athletic director was settling into his position in Champaign, the University’s top-ranked team — Mike Small’s men’s golf team — was preparing for one of its biggest...

Illini of the Week Feb. 25: Charlie Danielson

Charlie Danielson at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Photo courtesy of Fighting Illini Athletics.
February 24, 2016

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and...

Small playing career not over, but Illinois is his focus

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...

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

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...

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