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Illinois men’s gymnastics finish runner-up to Ohio State

Illinois men’s gymnastics finish runner-up to Ohio State

By James Boyd

April 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

Once again, the Illinois men’s gymnastics failed to capture the top trophy in the Big Ten championships this past weekend.Finishing runner-up to Penn State in last year’s championships, the Illini were in Columbus, Ohio, looking to avenge that close loss – one in which they were defeated by 0.6 ...

Big Ten greatest athlete bracket: Final round

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

After four rounds of voting, The Daily Illini sports staff sent its two final athletes to the championship to determine who is the Big Ten's greatest athlete. As we head into the final matchup, don't forget to use #DIBracket to weigh in on Twitter.Here is the matchup for the champio...

Free throws, rebounding haunt Illini in overtime loss to Buckeyes

Free throws, rebounding haunt Illini in overtime loss to Buckeyes

By Alex Roux

January 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Check out the radio recap by Basketball Reporter Joey Gelman hereIncredibly, the game was right there for Illinois to win Thursday.After trailing Ohio State for 22 consecutive — and mostly sloppy — minutes of basketball, the Illini capped a 13-point second half comeback by the slimme...

Spartans drive and reach toward playoff, setting up Big Ten-SEC showdown with Crimson Tide

Spartans drive and reach toward playoff, setting up Big Ten-SEC showdown with Crimson Tide

By Dan Escalona

December 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

Michigan State and Iowa were preparing for a fourth-and-goal situation with a College Football Playoff spot at stake. However, before that could occur, LJ Scott reached across the goal line, driving the Spartans past the Hawkeyes and into the CFP.In might be time to start referring to the play as “T...

College Football Playoff Rankings: Week 12

College Football Playoff Rankings: Week 12

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

November 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

Editor's note: Each week, The Daily Illini staffers will offer up their take on the teams that should make it into the College Football Playoff.Declan Harty, managing editor1. Clemson (10-0)The Tigers continued their reign of power in college football with a 37-27 win over Syracuse. With only Wake Fores...

Matchups to watch in Illinois-Wisconsin game

By Masaki Sugimoto

October 20, 2015


Filed under Sports

Wes Lunt vs. Wisconsin defense.Wes Lunt has a tall order to fill on Homecoming against the Badgers. Wisconsin's defense gives up around 11 points per game, led by linebacker Joe Schobert, who ranks second in the conference with 9.5 sacks. Freshman linebacker T.J. Edwards had 16 tackles agai...

Illini soccer ties with Buckeyes

By Eli Schuster

October 3, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illini came to a stalemate against the Buckeyes.  Allison Stucky scored for Illinois while Sydney Dudley scored for the Buckeyes The Illini are still undefeated at home....

Dissecting a wild week one in the Big Ten

Dissecting a wild week one in the Big Ten

By Dan Escalona

September 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

Week one in college football is normally pretty quiet as far as drama goes — upsets and season-defining moments are rarities. In the Big Ten, however, the season opened with a deafening bang. There was a big upset, heartbreaking defeat and disappointing performance — among others — high...

Groce: Rice, Cosby could play Saturday against Penn State

Groce: Rice, Cosby could play Saturday against Penn State

By Sean Neumann

January 29, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Illinois guards Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby are both ahead of schedule in recovery from recent injuries. Illini head coach John Groce said Thursday afternoon that Rice has been practicing in skill and non-contact situations. The senior guard suffered a broken hand during practice in early January and ...

Big Ten Roundup

By Complied Sam Sherman

January 20, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

Illinois Head Coach: John Groce Record: 12-7, 2-4 Big Ten Analysis: Expectations were high for the Illini coming into the season in what seemed to be a crowded middle of the conference. Well into the season, the Illini have greatly underperformed. They have had some nice wins against Baylor and Mary...

Illinois gives another game away in loss to Michigan

Illinois gives another game away in loss to Michigan

December 31, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

By now, Illinois fans should be conditioned to expect the worst.  Why would any Illini basketball fan feel comfortable up 13 in the second half against Michigan? Why should they? For the fourth time this season, this Illinois team has folded like a lawn chair down the stretch, losing 73-65 in overtim...

Excellent opportunity awaits Illini in Miami

Excellent opportunity awaits Illini in Miami

December 2, 2014


Filed under Opinions

Going into the season, Illinois head coach John Groce knew the first week in December would feature a matchup with Miami in the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge. I don’t think he (or anyone else) expected Tuesday’s game against the Hurricanes to feature both teams ranked in the Top 25. Miami sits at No. ...

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