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Illinois men’s gymnastics heads to Ohio for Big Ten Championships

Illinois' Logan Bradley performs a routine on the pommel horse during the meet against Iowa at Huff Hall on Saturday, February 7, 2015. The Illini won 440.150-424.500.

By James Boyd

March 30, 2016

There is a giant orange poster on the wall at Kenney Gym. But unlike the many other orange advertisements around Illinois’ campus, it does not feature Illini athletes, and it has nothing to do with the recent hiring of head football coach Lovie Smith.It simply reads, “0.6” in big black letters...

Illini baseball tops Penn State, wins first conference game

Illinois' Cody Sedlock (29) winds up for the pitch during the baseball game v. Indiana at Illinois Field on Friday, Apr. 17, 2015. Illinois won 5-1.

By Daniel Collins

March 26, 2016

Illini baseball (9-10, 1-0 Big Ten) supplied right-hander Cody Sedlock with an early lead in its home opener at Illinois Field, and it was all the dealing ace needed to shut down the Nittany Lions (9-11, 0-1) in Friday's 5-0 win. How it happened: Illinois took advantage of Taylor Lehman's shaky control earlier on – the southpaw hit t...

Playing Maryland in a hostile environment could be good prep for Big Ten tournament

Illinois head coach John Groce watches his team from the sidelines during the game against Indiana at the State Farm Center on February 25. The Illini lost 74-47.

By Alex Roux

March 2, 2016

Only two regular season games remain for Illinois basketball this season, and neither carries much significance.The unfortunate truth at this point in the season is that the results of these last two matchups out east hardly matter for Illinois (13-16, 5-11 Big Ten). Obviously, John Groce and his players ...

Illini of the Week Feb.4: Chandler Eggleston

Chandler Eggleston performs the high bar routine against Ohio State at Huff Hall on Sunday, Jan. 26rd, 2014.

By James Boyd

February 4, 2016

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success.Chandler Egglestonch saluted the judges and went about his floor exer...

Illinois women's gymnastics squeaks passed Penn State

Sunny Kato on the balance beam during the match against Michigan at Huff Hall on January 22, 2016. Michigan won 196.825 to 195.15.

By Tyler Fedak

February 1, 2016

The No. 19 Illinois women’s gymnastics meet against Penn State on Friday night in State College, Pennsylvania, was settled by less than one point.ssIllinois (2-2, 2-1 Big Ten)ss started out this Big Ten matchup competing on the uneven bars. Junior Mary Jane Horth performed her third 9.900 routine of ...

Illini wrestling look to rebound at Wisconsin on Sunday

Illinois' Brooks Black pushes onto Penn State's Jan Johnson during the match at Huff Hall on Saturday, January 23, 2016.The Illini lost 30-15.

By Alex Wallner

January 28, 2016

With four duals remaining before the Big Ten Championships, No. 13 Illinois wrestling currently boasts a 10-4 record on the season with a 1-4 mark in the conference.All four of the Illini’s losses come against teams currently ranked in the top-10 of the USA Today/NWCA Coaches rankings, with the latest b...

Illinois women's gymnastics looking to rise above .500 against Penn State

Lizzy LeDuc on the balance beam during the match against Michigan at Huff Hall on January 22, 2016. Michigan won 196.825 to 195.15.

By Tyler Fedak

January 27, 2016

Jacob Lee has ramped the Illinois women’s gymnastics team’s practices this week.Illinois has racked up early-season losses against Missouri and Michigan, and a win against The coaches are running multiple lineups a week to make sure the gymnasts can perform in the high-stress environment t...

Men's gymnastic faces reigning Big Ten champs

Illinois' Brandon Ngai performs a routine on the pommel horse during the meet against Stanford at Huff Hall on Friday, March 6, 2015.The Illini lost 21-9.

By James Boyd

January 27, 2016

Having lost the Big Ten Championships by six-tenths to Penn State last season, the Illinois men’s gymnastics team enter Rec Hall for the first time since its agonizing defeat.The team is reminded of just how close it came to winning at every practice. Head coach Justin Spring made sure of that, plaster...

Illini wrestling to face No. 1 Penn State for first time in two seasons

Illinois' Isaiah Martinez attempts to press Kent State's Ian Miller to the ground during the match at Huff Hall on Sunday, February 15, 2015.The Illini won 38-0.

By Alex Wallner

January 21, 2016

Illinois wrestling’s Saturday matchup will feature the teams fourth top-10 Big Ten opponent of the season.The No. 13 Illini (10-3, 1-3) are coming off a 32-10 victory over Michigan State in East Lansing, Michigan, Sunday, while their opponent — the No. 1 Nittany Lions (10-0, 5-0) — are com...

Illinois football enters critical stretch of the season against Purdue

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

November 4, 2015

Illinois’ football game at Purdue on Saturday is important for many different reasons. The Illini need to win two of their four remaining games to become bowl eligible and Saturday’s game against the Boilermakers will be a good opportunity for Illinois to gain one of those wins. Bowl-eligibility...

Numbers of the game: Illinois vs. Penn State

November 1, 2015

5 numbers to know:0 — Illinois was shut out for the first time since 2012. 8 — The Illini committed eight penalties for a total of 80 yards. 44 — Number of combined pass attempts by Wes Lunt and Chayce Crouch. 24 — Number of rush attempts, 15 of which came from Ke'Shawn Vaughn. ...

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

Illinois coaches Mike Ward (left), Tim Banks (center) and Bill Cubit converse on the field during Saturday's game against Nebraska at Memorial Stadium. Illinois won 14-13.

By Peter Bailey-Wells

October 7, 2015

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...

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