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Illinois men’s gymnastics team falls to Oklahoma

By James Boyd

March 20, 2016


Filed under Sports

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...

The ever-changing hunt: the evolution of college football recruitment

The ever-changing hunt: the evolution of college football recruitment

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

February 1, 2016


Filed under Football, Sports

John Holecek fulfilled a lifelong dream when he committed to play football at the University of Illinois in 1991. Holecek was a three-sport athlete at Marian Catholic High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois, and received offers to play football from multiple Big Ten schools. Now an IHSA ...

The Big Ten’s nightmarish Rutgers problem

The Big Ten’s nightmarish Rutgers problem

By Dan Escalona

September 22, 2015


Filed under Sports

Just as the Big Ten season is getting interesting, the conference is once again bogged down in the mire of another looming scandal.The most recent culprit of conference controversy is Rutgers. With arrests and dismissals piling up, and the recent suspension of head coach Kyle Flood, the program has suddenly f...

Illini men's cross-country hope to bounce back after disappointing 2014

By Emma McGowen

August 25, 2015


Filed under Sports

After coming in fifth place at the NCAA Midwest Regional meet last season, the Illinois men’s cross-country team trained throughout the summer with the hope of finishing in better standings at the Big Ten Championships this year and making it to Nationals.With last season having been plagued by injuries, includi...

Updated: Champaign Super Regional game postponed

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

Game two will be played on Monday at 3 p.m.***Inclement weather has forced the second game of the Champaign Super Regional to be postponed.There is no time set for the game on Monday.Tyler Jay will get the start in Monday's game as the Illini face elimination from the NCAA tournament.***The second game of the Champaign...

Illinois softball head coach retires

Illinois softball head coach retires

By Masaki Sugimoto

June 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

Terri Sullivan, the inaugural head coach for the Illinois softball program, has stepped down after 16 years at the helm. “I've always loved what I've done,” Sullivan said. “I say I've never worked a day in my life.” The announcement came Thursday morning with a release from the university’...

Relish this rare opportunity for Illini baseball

By Alex Roux

May 31, 2015


Filed under Sports

Illinois baseball kind of sneaks up on you every year.Not the team; the season itself. It will begin in some warm-weather state, like Texas, Florida, or Georgia, where the weather is suitable for baseball while Midwesterners are still in the middle of a February freeze.By the time the Illini even ge...

UPDATE: Illinois vs. Notre Dame game postponed until Sunday

By Daily Illini Saff Report

May 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

Rain and lightning have caused today's NCAA regional baseball game between Illinois and Notre Dame to be postponed until Sunday.The Ohio vs. Wright State game has been pushed to 11:05 am CT Sunday. The Illinois vs. Notre Dame game will be played at 3:05 pm CT Sunday.A game between Wright State and Oh...

Illini golf win NCAA regional

Illini golf win NCAA regional

By Johnathan Hettinger

May 19, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

The Illinois men’s golf team is back where it’s supposed to be. Two weeks after finishing second in the Big Ten Championship, breaking a five-year winning streak, the Illini won their NCAA regional on Saturday, guaranteeing a spot in the NCAA Championships for the seventh straight year. The Sugar Grove, Illi...

10 days that defined the Illinois men’s basketball season

10 days that defined the Illinois men’s basketball season

May 14, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Oct. 1 — Transfer Ahmad Starks denied waiver by the NCAA to play the 2013-14 season. The guard from Oregon State who transferred to Illinois to be closer to his grandmother was told by the NCAA that he could not play this season, leaving Illinois with a hole at point guard behind starter Tracy Abr...