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Illinois women’s gymnastics looks to grab win over Minnesota

Illinois' Jordan Naleway performs a routine on the floor during the match against Penn State at Huff Hall on Saturday, February 1, 2015.

February 5, 2015

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team is coming off its best meet of the season thus far, but the gymnasts are still focused on improving for Saturday’s home meet against Minnesota. Despite scoring a season-high in last weekend’s win at Huff Hall, the Illini still made mistakes, so they aren’t s...

Buchanan takes pride in relationship with her mother, a breast cancer survivor

Illinois' Erin Buchanan competes her floor exercise routine during the Gym Jam at Huff Hall on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

January 29, 2015

One white blood cell held the fate of Erin Buchanan’s heart and soul. The night before one of Erin’s biggest gymnastics meets of her junior year of high school, her mother, Jane, was rushed to the hospital. Jane just had her first chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with breast cancer, and...

Illinois women’s gymnastics hands Iowa 5th consecutive loss in Pink Meet

Illinois’ Giana O’Connor competes her vault pass during a dual meet against Iowa at Huff Hall on Friday. O’Connor placed third with a score of 9.800, and Illinois defeated Iowa.

February 3, 2014

The Illinois women’s gymnastics team bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 196.475-195.050 win over Iowa at the annual Pink Meet on Friday. “It feels great,” head coach Kim Landrus said. “We came out, and we scored over a 49 on four events. We did so many great things today that I...