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Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

Illini baseball face in-state opponent Tuesday

By Cole Henke

April 11, 2016


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Tweet: [email protected] freshman Cole Bellair is still adjusting to life as a starter. Last season, the prospect of the Illinois baseball team going up against Illinois State’s pitcher Jacob Hendren would have been concerning for the Illini.The lefty posted a 10-2 record with a 2.80 ERA in 2015, while l...

Illinois baseball takes on Eastern Illinois at Illinois Field

Illinois baseball takes on Eastern Illinois at Illinois Field

By Cole Henke

April 4, 2016


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Quinten Sefcik will make his first career start for @IlliniBaseball against Eastern Illinois Tuesday #IlliniThe Eastern Illinois baseball team will make the trip up I-57 to take on Illinois' baseball team at Illinois Field on Tuesday.The Panthers (5-22, 1-8 Ohio Valley) RBwill be the Illini’s (11-14...

Illini women's tennis goes 2-0 in Big Ten matchups

By Tim Griffin

April 3, 2016


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tweet: #Illini go 2-0 over the weekend against Big Ten opponentsThe Illinois women’s tennis team continued its most recent hot streak, having won five straight matches after a 2-0 weekend. The Illini downed the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday evening, and then defeated fellow Big Ten counterpart Nebraska o...

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

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

By Tyler Fedak

March 16, 2016


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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, Michigan State, Maryland and Ohio State at the Big Five Meet. The Illini were in the running t...

Illini wrestling finish strong to earn second conference win of the season

By Alex Wallner

February 3, 2016


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Tweet: “Nebraska has beaten us the last three years and we owe them one.” – Steven RodrigeusSince joining the Big Ten in 2011, the Illinois wrestling team has faced Nebraska three times — the Huskers won all three duals.Nebraska (9-4, 3-4 Big Ten) took last season's dual against the Ill...

A win in Iowa puts Cubit in the driver's seat

A win in Iowa puts Cubit in the driver's seat

By Peter Bailey-Wells

October 7, 2015


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Illinois football’s win over Nebraska was a long time coming.Illini nation endured a lot under Tim Beckman, the least of which was Big Ten mediocrity. But the Illini are undefeated in Big Ten play since Bill Cubit took over as head coach.He’s coached one Big Ten game and won one Big Ten game. If he win...

Grading Illinois football after its win over Nebraska

Grading Illinois football after its win over Nebraska

By The Daily Illini Football Staff

October 4, 2015


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Editor's note: Starting this week, The Daily Illini football staff will be giving out grades following the Illinois football game each week. The staff will be grading offense, defense, special teams and coaching. Offense:C The Illinois offense was average Saturday, until the fourt...

Illini women’s basketball can’t finish off upset against No. 15 Nebraska

By Joey Figueroa

January 30, 2015


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The Illinois women’s basketball team came in on a five-game losing streak Thursday, missing senior leader Ivory Crawford and on the road in one of the rowdiest crowds in the Big Ten. So calling Illinois’ near-upset over No. 15 Nebraska a heartbreaking loss might be an understatement. Especially w...

Illinois women’s basketball looks to end five game skid at Nebraska

January 29, 2015


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Riding a five-game losing streak and still without its leading scorer, Ivory Crawford, the last thing Illinois women’s basketball needs is a road game against a top-15 team in the nation. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what the Illini will battle through at Nebraska on Thursday night. This is the...

Illinois must maintain high level of intensity against Nebraska

Illinois must maintain high level of intensity against Nebraska

January 11, 2015


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Sustainability.  It’s a trendy word in environmental circles, but the subject of sustainability can be applied to the trajectory of this Illinois basketball season as well.  As Illinois’ impressive win over No. 11 Maryland fades farther into the rear-view mirror, one question regarding the Illin...

Rice’s injury pushes Illinois into uncharted waters against Maryland

Rice’s injury pushes Illinois into uncharted waters against Maryland

January 7, 2015


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Wednesday’s game between Illinois and No. 11 Maryland certainly has intrigue surrounding it, but not the kind Illini fans hoped for. It will be the first game in a season and a half that Illinois will play without its star guard Rayvonte Rice. The senior suffered a broken left hand in practice Mond...

Illinois women’s gymnastics takes fourth place at Big Ten championships

March 23, 2014


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No matter what the outcome would end up being, the Illinois women's gymnastics team was making history just by being in the evening session of the Big Ten championships. It was the first time the program ever made it into the evening session, and the Illini had plenty of momentum heading into Saturday...

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