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Illinois swimming and diving erases 15-point deficit, defeat FIU

By Drake Pena

November 9, 2015

The Illinois swimming and diving team returned to action this past weekend for a two-day meet versus Florida International University. The teams participated on Friday and Saturday in a showdown that came down to the last few events.Head coach Sue Novitsky said her team passed up a few opportunities...

Illinois swimming and diving finishes weekend 2-1

Hollie Smith, senior, swims the 50 yard breaststroke at the Fighting Illini Dual Meet Spectacular in the ARC Pool on October 16, 2015.

By Drake Pena

November 1, 2015

While the average Illinois student spent their Saturday participating in costumed events, the swimming and diving team had something else on its mind: Getting off to its best start in five years. Illinois exited the weekend 2-1, losing Friday’s tilt to Northwestern and rebounding the next day by defea...

New King Dad to be crowned on Dads Weekend

New King Dad to be crowned on Dads Weekend

November 13, 2014

Fathers may call their daughters “princesses” and treat their children like royalty, but not many children get the chance to call their fathers a “king.” The King Dad Award is awarded every year to one father who shows exemplary support for their children, and gives his sons and daughters a c...