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

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

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 last at the complex. Jared Hiltzik said he felt that he and his team would host a regional site. ...

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

By Ryan Wilson, Staff writer

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 senior leadership, a mid-season slump sandwiched in between wins and breakout performances by nearly eve...

Inter-Agency Athletic Association returns to Illinois

Inter-Agency Athletic Association returns to Illinois

By James Boyd

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 the Illinois Inter-Agency Athletic Association, this past weekend was simply another opportunity to ...

Your guide to choosing the perfect NCAA bracket

Your guide to choosing the perfect NCAA bracket

By Dan Escalona

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 season. If you need any last-minute assistance in creating the “perfect” bracket, just check ...

Illini volleyball ready to take on No. 2 Minnesota

Illini volleyball ready to take on No. 2 Minnesota

By Lucas Wright

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 and No. 15 Louisville in the second, the Illini will meet the top seed in their half of the bracket: the Minnes...

Illinois baseball to host first regional in school history

Illinois baseball to host first regional in school history

By Peter Bailey-Wells

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 1, Illinois will play host to the Champaign regional as the No. 6 national seed in the NCAA t...

Men's tennis suffer upset loss in NCAA tournament

Men's tennis suffer upset loss in NCAA tournament

By Masaki Sugimoto

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 is the seventh time the Illini have lost in the Round of 16 during Brad Dancer’s decade as head coa...

Illinois basketball has come a long way since 2005

Illinois basketball has come a long way since 2005

March 16, 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 didn’t associate Illinois basketball with anything other than success, since it had been good for...

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...

Illini lose, drop to 12-7

Illini lose, drop to 12-7

By Sean Neumann

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’ Illini jerseys as pyrotechnics went off before the record-breaking sellout crowd of 17,085. Groce even wore h...

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 matchup with Northwestern is about as close to a must-win for the Illini as you can get.  Illin...

Illinois looks to get back on track in rematch at Indiana

Illinois looks to get back on track in rematch at Indiana

By Johnathan Hettinger

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 who could score, led by one of the country’s top scorers in Rayvonte Rice. The Illini had moment...

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