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Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16

Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16

May 8, 2016


Filed under Sports

The majority of Illinois student-athletes made headlines for the right reasons in 2015-16, but six arrests stained several Illini athletic programs in the last year. Four members of the Illini men’s basketball team — one third of head coach John Groce’s allotment of scholarship players – w...

Perry turns around Illinois softball in first season

May 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

There was plenty of uncertainty for the Illinois softball team entering the season. For the first time in the history of the program, the team had a new coach. Illinois had been under the guidance of Terri Sullivan since the first year of the program in 2000. However, her successor, Tyra Perry, was m...

Take a peek at Illini softball coach's record before coming to Illinois

Take a peek at Illini softball coach's record before coming to Illinois

By Alex Rich

April 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tyra Perry was hired as the University of Illinois’ second-ever softball head coach in June 2015. She spent the past 15 seasons as a NCAA Division I softball head coach, totaling 409 career victories at Ball State, Western Kentucky and Birmingham Southern.Perry was named the ...

Slow start for Illini softball is not cause for panic

Slow start for Illini softball is not cause for panic

By Lucas Wright

April 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: [email protected] continues to struggle in conference playBig Ten play has not been kind to the Illinois softball team so far.Coming off another series loss against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Illini currently sit at 3-6 in conference play.SO For most teams, this would be cause for panic, but ...

Illini anything but golden versus Gophers

Illini anything but golden versus Gophers

By Drake Pena

April 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

[email protected] struggle in conference series with Minnesota. #Illini After dominating Illinois State last week, Illinois softball struggled this weekend when it faced arguably its biggest challenge of the season.The Illini squared off with Minnesota in a three-game series that may prove to be pivota...

Softball

By Drake Pena

April 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

Illini softball to host struggling Rutgers

Illini softball to host struggling Rutgers

By Lucas Wright

March 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: [email protected] brings hot streak at the plate into this weekend against RutgersAfter nearly a week of downtime, the Illinois softball team will resume Big Ten competition this Friday at home against Rutgers.This weekend’s matchup follows some much needed rest for the Illini after playing a spri...

Illinois softball shines during spring break

Illinois softball shines during spring break

By Lucas Wright

March 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

[email protected] finishes 7-3 over spring break, and takes series against NebraskaWhile Illinois students left campus for home and various vacation destinations, the Illinois softball team played 10 games over the break.JTThe Illini first headed West on March 18-20 to compete in the San Diego Classic II h...

Vecvanags gets pair of wins in Illinois softball's home-opening doubleheader

Vecvanags gets pair of wins in Illinois softball's home-opening doubleheader

By Drake Pena

March 15, 2016


Filed under Sports

Jade Vecvanags got wins in both ends of Illinois softball's Tuesday doubleheader with IUPUI, and they came under very different circumstances.The junior combined with sophomore Kate Giddens to no-hit the Jaguars and the pair came one error away from a perfect game.In game two, Vec...

Illinois softball team plays in first home games of the season in double-header against IUPUI

Illinois softball team plays in first home games of the season in double-header against IUPUI

By Thomas Polcyn

March 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: [email protected] looks to continue its strong play in its home opener Tuesday #Illini After winning four out of five games in Tampa Bay last week, the Illinois softball team (12-7) will play in its first home games of the season. They will be taking on Indiana University Purdue-University Indianapolis (7...

Illini finish best weekend of the season

Illini finish best weekend of the season

By Drake Pena

March 6, 2016


Filed under Sports

After battling inconsistency in last week’s Texas Invitational, the Illinois softball team (12-7) settled in at this weekend’s Under Armour Invitational.JTThe team put together its best five-game stretch, ending the invite 4-1.JT Illinois’ four wins are a two-game improvement over last year’s show...

Softball wraps up Texas Invitational

By Drake Pena

February 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

Pitching played a big role this weekend at the Texas Invitational in Austin for the Illinois softball team — a reoccurring theme so far during the young season. The team finished the invite 3-2.   Junior Jade Vecvanags totaled a season-high six strikeouts in the team’s final game versus...

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