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There is no place like home for Illinois men’s tennis

Illinois' Brian Page (Sr.) waits to hit the ball back during the game against Michigan State at Atkins Tennis Center on Friday, Apr. 15, 2016. The Illini won 4-0.
May 8, 2016

After a match against Michigan two weeks ago at Atkins Tennis Center, the Illinois men’s tennis team celebrated its two seniors on the team, but one player didn’t feel like that match would be the...

The 2015-16 Illinois men’s golf team was one of the best

The team had its fair shares of ups and downs this season. Even then, several players had breakout years to help the Illini cap off one of the winningest season’s ever in program history.
May 8, 2016

It was a year to remember for the Illinois men’s golf team. The Illini are heading into the NCAA Tournament after having one of the most successful seasons in program history. The 2015-16 season saw...

Inter-Agency Athletic Association returns to Illinois

March 24, 2016

It’s March and it’s madness. This year’s NCAA tournament has already had its fair share of cold-blooded game winners and improbable comebacks, which have busted millions of brackets. But for...

Your guide to choosing the perfect NCAA bracket

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo watches second-half action on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (Kirthmon F. Dozier/Detroit Free Press/TNS)
March 15, 2016

Tweet: College basketball columnist @danescalona77 gives you some tips for your #NCAA bracketAt long last, March Madness has arrived. It comes as the perfect antidote to any frustration caused by primary...

Illini volleyball ready to take on No. 2 Minnesota

Head coach Kevin Humbly talks to his team during the game against Iowa at Huff Hall on Friday, Oct. 16. Illinois won 3-0.
December 9, 2015

The inevitable has finally come for the Illinois volleyball team — it has to face a Big Ten powerhouse in the NCAA Tournament.Following the team’s wins over Southern Illinois in the first round...

Illinois baseball to host first regional in school history

Illinois’ Pat McInerney celebrates his home run hit during the baseball game vs. Purdue at Illinois Field on April 11. The Illini were assigned the No. 6 national seed and will host a regional in the NCAA tournament.
May 25, 2015

The Illinois baseball team already won the Big Ten regular season title, ripped off a 27-game win streak and have the highest winning percentage in the country.Now the Illini shoot for Omaha.From May 29-June...

Men's tennis suffer upset loss in NCAA tournament

Illinois' Aleks Vukic attempts to return the ball during the match against Ohio State at Atkins Tennis Center, on Sunday, March 29. 
May 17, 2015

The Illinois men’s tennis team failed to win its second national championship in school history, falling to the North Carolina Tar Heels by a score of 4-3 at the NCAA Tournament in Waco, Texas. This...

Illinois basketball has come a long way since 2005

Illinois basketball has come a long way since 2005
March 17, 2015

When you’re young, you rarely think long-term. I grew up in a golden era of Illinois basketball in the late 1990s and early 2000s, when Big Ten titles and NCAA tournament appearances were the norm. I...

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...

Illini lose, drop to 12-7

Illinois' Malcolm Hill attempts to defend Indiana's James Blackmon, Jr., during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center on Sunday. The Illini lost 80-74.
January 20, 2015

Illinois just couldn’t put Indiana away. The Illinois basketball team brought out all it had to offer Sunday afternoon, but fell to Indiana, 80-74. The Illini ran onto the court in throwback Flyin’...

Northwestern game enters “must-win” territory

Northwestern game enters “must-win” territory
January 14, 2015

Assuming Illinois is on the wrong side of the NCAA tournament bubble, no game is truly a “must-win” until a champion is crowned in March at the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago.  But Wednesday night’s...

Illinois looks to get back on track in rematch at Indiana

Illinois' Rayvonte Rice (24) attempts a layup during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center, on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. The Illini won 83-80.
January 25, 2014

A lot has changed in 26 days. When Indiana and Illinois first met on New Year’s Eve for the opening of Big Ten play, Illinois sat at 11-2, on the verge of cracking the top 25. Illinois had five starters...

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