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Illini ready to grab weekend by the horns

Illini ready to grab weekend by the horns

By Drake Pena

February 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

[email protected] looks to knock off another ranked foe, when it takes on No. 21 Texas in this weekend’s Texas Invitational.After representing the conference strongly in last week’s Big Ten/ACC tournament, the Illinois softball team will look to keep its momentum going in this weekend’s Te...

Illinois softball wraps up 3-1 weekend

Illinois softball wraps up 3-1 weekend

By Drake Pena

February 22, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Illinois softball team is two weeks into the season and already has some signature wins under its belt.AGThe first action of the season brought a victory versus a top 25 team, a feat the team did not achieve once during the previous year.Last weekend brought a trio of wins versus quality ACC opp...

Illini softball to serve as ambassadors in Big Ten/ ACC Tournament

Illini softball to serve as ambassadors in Big Ten/ ACC Tournament

By Drake Pena

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

Fresh off of its first action of the season, the Illinois softball team will serve as ambassadors for the Big Ten in the Big Ten/ACC Tournament hosted by North Carolina.Northwestern will join Illinois as the representatives of the Big Ten in this specific slate of games. Around the country, both conferences w...

Illinois softball begins season 2-3

By Drake Pena

February 15, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Illinois softball team started its season with the JuiceBlendz FIU Invitational last weekend.JTHosted by Florida International University, Illinois had their chance to compete for the first time this season. Spanning three days, the invitational had the team square off against teams from the East Coast ...

Illini softball starts season Friday with new coach

Illini softball starts season Friday with new coach

By Drake Pena

February 9, 2016


Filed under Sports

Illinois softball has a new leader: Head coach Tyra Perry is set to begin her first season with the Illini after Terri Sullivan retired in June.Sullivan was the program's founding head coach. She spent 16 seasons at the program's helm and leaves her duties to Perry, who comes to Illinois from Ball Sta...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

November 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing, and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven't found many outside of college sports that are able to do justice to just how amazing an experience it is.But balancing all of these feeli...

Tyra Perry named softball head coach

By Daily Illini Staff Report

June 24, 2015


Filed under Sports

The University announced Wednesday that Tyra Perry was named the second ever Illinois softball head coach.“I am passionate about the wonderful game of softball and will work tirelessly to help lead our program to prominence in the Big Ten and on the national stage," Perry said in a press release.&...

Illinois softball head coach retires

Illinois softball head coach retires

By Masaki Sugimoto

June 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

Terri Sullivan, the inaugural head coach for the Illinois softball program, has stepped down after 16 years at the helm. “I've always loved what I've done,” Sullivan said. “I say I've never worked a day in my life.” The announcement came Thursday morning with a release from the university’...

Illinois softball begins Big Ten Tournament

Illinois softball begins Big Ten Tournament

By Cole Henke

May 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois softball team will travel to Columbus, Ohio, to start its postseason run at the Big Ten Tournament this weekend.The tournament starts Thursday, and the Illini (26-26, 14-9 Big Ten) enter as the No. 5 seed. Their first opponent will be 12th-seeded Purdue (30-24, 7-14 Big Ten).Illinois wa...

The Illinois softball team looks to capitalize on best finish since 2011

The Illinois softball team looks to capitalize on best finish since 2011

May 11, 2015


Filed under Sports

A fifth-place regular-season finish in conference won’t earn a first-round bye in this year’s Big Ten Softball Tournament in Columbus, Ohio. For Illinois (26-26, 14-9), it is a performance that ends four years of conference mediocrity.Entering the last weekend of conference play — two games behin...

World’s Largest Softball Tailgate brings out Cubs legend

World’s Largest Softball Tailgate brings out Cubs legend

By Kate Munson

April 20, 2009


Filed under Sports

"(We had) great student turnout, athletes really supporting our team, so that was great and something really special that you can't find too many places," head coach Terri Sullivan said. "(I) just wish we would have done a little bit better on the field for the fans." Of all the family and fans in att...

Illini softball drops doubleheader to No. 8 Michigan

By Kate Munson

April 19, 2009


Filed under Sports

The threat of inclement weather Sunday forced the Illini softball team to play a doubleheader at Eichelberger Field against No. 8 Michigan on Saturday following the sixth annual World’s Largest Softball Tailgate. Despite the added fan support, Illinois (24-14, 7-6) was unable to defeat its Big Ten foes, ...

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