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Men’s rugby suffers tough conference loss

By Carley Kulenkamp

October 27, 2015

Tweet: [email protected] looks past loss to Purdue to prepare for its final game of the fall season By Carley KulenkampContributing writerThe Illinois men’s rugby team let Purdue surge back late to snatch a win in its game Saturday, and the Illini slipped back below .500 for the second time this seas...

Lozano named D1A Player of the Week

By Carley Kulenkamp

October 14, 2015

The Illinois men's rugby team is coach-less, underfunded and unknown to many students, yet it has drawn national attention with one of their own, Mario Lozano, who was named the Division 1A Player of the Week.D1A Rugby chooses its player of the week from one of the 40 Division I ...

Illinois rugby scores first conference win

By Carly Kulenkamp

October 6, 2015

The Illinois men’s rugby team pulled off its first win of the season this weekend at Iowa in a 51-10 victory. The Illini bounced back after a tough loss to Ohio State the previous weekend to get their first conference win.Illinois struck first, scoring on a try by senior Mario Lozano. The Hawkeyes quick...

Rugby loses key players, falls to Ohio State

By Carley Kulenkamp

September 29, 2015

In this weekend’s matchup with Ohio State, the Illinois men’s rugby team suffered the loss of two key players: captain Matt Ramsey and Elijah Seay. Ramsey went down late in the first half with an ACL tear, and Seay left the game early in the second half due to a shoulder injury. Both players are domi...

Illinois beaten but not defeated in conference matchup

By Carley Kulenkamp

September 24, 2015

The Illinois rugby team was finally able to go face-to-face with the defending Big Ten champion Indiana Hoosiers after having the game pushed back to Sunday due to inclement weather.The energy on the field was palpable amidst the chants of “Illini” and “Hoo-Hoo-Hoo-Hoosiers” as both teams prepare...

The Daily Illini wants to hear your 2005 Illini basketball stories

The Daily Illini wants to hear your 2005 Illini basketball stories

March 10, 2015

Where were you when Illinois came back from down 15 points with four minutes left to beat Arizona in the 2005 NCAA Regional Final and advance to the Final Four?I remember where I was: the upper deck at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, I was 12 years old and in the sixth grade. I was sitting with...

Illinois rugby fighting for popularity

The Illinois men’s rugby team is a club sport, although the club is working to promote its popularity on campus. The team is in the most competitive league, Division 1-A, operated by USA Rugby and not by the NCAA.

November 11, 2014

While baseball and football are considered America’s pastimes, rugby is a sport that is rapidly gaining popularity and attention in the United States. Not only is rugby growing nationwide, but it is also becoming more relevant here at the University thanks to the Illinois men’s rugby team. “Techni...