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Illini men's tennis kick off season at home

Illinois' Jared Hiltzik swings for the ball during the second round of NCAA Men's Tennis Regionals v. Drake at Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Illinois won 4-2.
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...

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

Illinois' Jalen Coleman-Lands(5) takes a jump shot during the game against Chicago State at the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Illinois, on Monday, November 23, 2015. The Illini won 82-79.
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...

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

Head coach John Groce speaks with a referee during the game against North Florida at the Prairie Capitol Convention Center on Friday, Nov. 13. Illinois lost 93-81.
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...

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

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas, Lou Henson, Illinois men's basketball head coach John Groce, and Illinois women's basketball head coach Matt Bollant at the ceremony announcing the naming of State Farm Center's court
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...

Johnson's complete game leads Illini past Notre Dame

Illini pitcher Drasen Johnson winding up during his 9-inning shutout against Notre Dame at Illini Field on May 31.
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...

UPDATE: Illinois vs. Notre Dame game postponed until Sunday

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 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...

Wooden racquet, memory of friend fuels tennis coach Dasso

Michelle Dasso and Terry Brown
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...

Kopinski and Casati head to All-American pre-qualifier

Illinois’ Alexis Casati attempts to return the ball during the meet. Casati along with Melissa Kopinski were selected to compete in the All-American pre-qualifer tournament.
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...

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

Illinois’ Brian Page returns the ball against No. 8 Texas at Atkins Tennis Center on Feb. 9. Page is one of two Illini attending the Crimson Tide Four-in-the-Fall this weekend.
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...

Indiana guard Jalen Coleman commits to Illinois

Basketball recruit Jalen Coleman during the game against Texas State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Coleman committed to John Groce and the Illini on Tuesday. 
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’...

News around the sporting world

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) moves around Buffalo Bills cornerback Corey Graham (20) as he runs with the ball during the first quarter on Sunday.
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...

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