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Illinois wheelchair basketball teams cruise through day one at nationals

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams cruise through day one at nationals

By Tommy Polcyn

March 11, 2016

Today, both of the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams took enormous steps towards achieving their goal of winning a national championship.The men’s and women’s teams both picked up wins and will advance to the next round. On the men’s side, the Illini came into the tournament as the fifth seed...

Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team ready to make a run at nationals

Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team ready to make a run at nationals

By Thomas Polcyn

March 9, 2016

Tweet- [email protected] men prepared to chase ultimate goal of national championshipSince the start of its season, the Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team considered winning the national championship a reasonable goal.Now, nationals are here, and the Illini have the chance to achieve tha...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams to play in final regular season tournament at Alabama

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams to play in final regular season tournament at Alabama

By Thomas Polcyn

February 26, 2016

Tweet- @IlliniWCBball plays final regular season tournament in preparation of national tournament #IlliniThe Illinois wheelchair basketball teams will travel to Tuscaloosa, AL, to play in their final regular season tournament of the season. The Illini have been playing well lately, including some par...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams succeed in final home tournament of season

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams succeed in final home tournament of season

By Thomas Polcyn

February 15, 2016

Tweet-#Illini wheelchair basketball teams succeed in final home tournament of the season.Over the weekend, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams played in their second and final home tournaments of the season.The tournaments were held at the ARC, and Illinois hosted Missouri, Alabama, UW-Whitewat...

Illinois men’s head wheelchair basketball coach happy with team’s midseason form

Illinois men’s head wheelchair basketball coach happy with team’s midseason form

By Tommy Polcyn

January 27, 2016

Teams with sustained success often get complacent, but the Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team has not fallen into that habit. Head coach Matt Buchi has continued to push his team forward in pursuit of a national championship.“We are always looking to work harder and make more improvements ...

Illinois wheelchair basketball held their annual “popcorn bowl”

Illinois wheelchair basketball held their annual “popcorn bowl”

By Tommy Polcyn

December 9, 2015

After a long first half of the season, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams were able to have a little bit of fun heading into winter break.Wednesday morning, the Illini held their 11th annual “Popcorn Bowl,” a gift exchange and touch football tournament that takes place every year before the breakbr.The in...

Wheelchair basketball finding its rhythm heading into winter break

By Thomas Polcyn

December 9, 2015

Tweet- #Illini wheelchair basketball looks to build on successful pastBy Thomas PolcynStaff writerIt was not all that long ago the women’s wheelchair basketball team fell just short of a national title, finishing second to Alabama in the 2015 national championship game. Relying on experience and stro...