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Illini men's tennis kick off season at home

Illini men's tennis kick off season at home

By Mike Gasick

January 21, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniMTennis opens season against Valpo and Notre Dame this weekendHoping to build off a 27-5 campaign from last Spring, the Illinois men’s tennis team will return to action on Friday against Notre Dame and Valparaiso. The Illini enter the season at No. 7 in the ITA rankings. The team was ran...

A win over Notre Dame would cap off State Farm Center spectacle

A win over Notre Dame would cap off State Farm Center spectacle

By Alex Roux

December 1, 2015

Hardly anything has gone according to plan for Illinois basketball this season.The Illini got off to their worst start to a season in 50 years, and now sit at 3-4 entering December. The only projected starter to avoid injury so far is Malcolm Hill. And their five-game stint in Springfield will be rem...

Illini show improvement, but can’t hang with Iowa State for full 40 mintues

Illini show improvement, but can’t hang with Iowa State for full 40 mintues

By Alex Roux

November 29, 2015

Moral victories don’t count in the win-loss column.Illinois lost 84-73 to No. 4 Iowa State on Saturday night in the Emerald Coast Classic Final, dropping its record to 3-4 on the young season.But I doubt you could find an Illini basketball fan who doesn’t feel better now about John Groce’s squad...

In honor of a legendary career, Lou Henson Court is the least Illinois could do

In honor of a legendary career, Lou Henson Court is the least Illinois could do

By Alex Roux

November 29, 2015

Lou Henson The Coach came before my time.If you’re reading this as a current member of the Orange Krush, then Lou Henson The Coach was probably before your time, too. Lou coached his last game at Illinois in 1996, when I was two years old. Although I never got to witness his teams play firsthand, it ...

Johnson's complete game leads Illini past Notre Dame

Johnson's complete game leads Illini past Notre Dame

By Masaki Sugimoto

June 1, 2015

The Illinois baseball team shutout Notre Dame by a score of 3-0 in the second game of the NCAA Champaign Regional. The team is now one win away from reaching its first super regional.The first four innings were quiet for both squads – no runs were put on the board. Notre Dame loaded the bases in the...

UPDATE: Illinois vs. Notre Dame game postponed until Sunday

By Daily Illini Saff Report

May 30, 2015

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...

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...

Wooden racquet, memory of friend fuels tennis coach Dasso

Wooden racquet, memory of friend fuels tennis coach Dasso

By Cole Henke

December 3, 2014

An old wooden tennis racquet hangs on the wall in head coach Michelle Dasso’s office at Illinois’ Atkins Tennis Center. Dasso has carried the Wilson racquet with her for her entire tennis career. The padded handle is gone, the white paint worn at the bottom, but it is the fuel to her tennis fire....

Kopinski and Casati head to All-American pre-qualifier

Kopinski and Casati head to All-American pre-qualifier

September 25, 2014

Two players from the Illini women’s tennis team were selected to compete in the All-American pre-qualifier tournament in Pacific Palisades, Calif. this weekend.  Senior captain Melissa Kopinski and sophomore Alexis Casati will be competing separately in the singles bracket as well as working togeth...

Illini men’s tennis sends two to Alabama’s Four-In-The-Fall

Illini men’s tennis sends two to Alabama’s Four-In-The-Fall

By Christopher Kennedy

September 25, 2014

Two Illini men’s tennis players are heading to Tuscaloosa, Ala., this weekend with two very different purposes for the Crimson Tide Four-In-The-Fall. Junior Brian Page is working on getting back to 100 percent after his sophomore season ended early due to injury and freshman Toshiki Matsuya is loo...

Indiana guard Jalen Coleman commits to Illinois

Indiana guard Jalen Coleman commits to Illinois

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 23, 2014

John Groce, basketball head coach, plucked his most recent commit out of enemy territory Tuesday. La Lumiere prep school combo guard Jalen Coleman, 6-foot-3, committed to the Illini, becoming Illinois’ first commit from the state of Indiana since 1985. Coleman is ranked the 33rd best recruit in the...

News around the sporting world

News around the sporting world

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 8, 2014

Bears can’t hang on against Bills in 23-20 overtime loss The Bears were chasing the Bills for most of the afternoon Sunday at Soldier Field.  In the end, the Bills prevailed 23-20 in overtime on a 27-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter. The Bills led 17-7 at the half as Carpenter kicked a 50-yard fiel...

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