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Illinois hockey hoping for a rebound year

Illinois' Eric Cruickshank carries the puck up the ice during the game against Lindenwold University at the Ice Arena on Saturday, January 30. The Illini lost 4-1.
August 22, 2016

Illinois hockey is healthier and more experienced in 2016, after fighting through senior captain John Olen’s injuries last February. “Right now, the focus is baby steps,” junior forward Eric Cruickshank...

Illinois volleyball looks to rebound from mediocre 2015 season

Former Illinois Jocelynn Birks gets ready to spikes the ball during the match against Wisconsin at Huff Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.
August 22, 2016

One thousand, nine hundred and seventy two kills and 5,656 attacks later, Jocelynn Birks’ career at the University is finally over. Birks finished her time in Champaign as Illinois’s all-time kills...

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

Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16
May 8, 2016

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...

There is no place like home for Illinois men’s tennis

Illinois' Brian Page (Sr.) waits to hit the ball back during the game against Michigan State at Atkins Tennis Center on Friday, Apr. 15, 2016. The Illini won 4-0.
May 8, 2016

After a match against Michigan two weeks ago at Atkins Tennis Center, the Illinois men’s tennis team celebrated its two seniors on the team, but one player didn’t feel like that match would be the...

Young Illinois women’s golf team appears to have promising future

Young Illinois women's golf team appears to have promising future
May 8, 2016

Despite a disappointing end to its season, the Illinois women’s golf team has a lot to look forward to. The team was not selected to participate in the NCAA Regional Tournament despite a fourth-place...

2016 Illini of the Year: Isaiah Martinez

Illinois' Isaiah Martinez looks for an opportunity against Kent State's Ian Miller during the match at Huff Hall on Sunday, February 15, 2015.The Illini won 38-0.
May 8, 2016

Entering his sophomore campaign, Illinois wrestler Isaiah Martinez was one-fourth of the way done with the goal he set coming into college: go undefeated and win four national championships. But on...

Illini women’s tennis cap off strong spring season

May 8, 2016

The Illinois women’s tennis ended its season in a Big Ten tournament semifinals loss against  highly-ranked Ohio State in East Lansing, Michigan. But despite their season ending early, the Illini...

Illinois volleyball fell short of championship expectations

May 8, 2016

The Illinois volleyball team came into the 2015 season with championship expectations but fell short in the Sweet Sixteen. Head coach Kevin Hambly’s squad finished the season with a 21-13 overall...

Illinois soccer miss out on NCAA tournament again

May 8, 2016

At the conclusion of the Illinois soccer team’s Big Ten Tournament 3-1 loss to Penn State back in November, head coach Janet Rayfield said her team was going to hope for the best in receiving a berth...

Illinois baseball: Year in Review

May 8, 2016

Editor's note: The team was still playing at the time of print. Both coaches and players on the Illinois baseball team have stressed one word in particular when addressing their current season: inconsistency. “There’s...

Injury-depleted Illini finish 15-19, fall in third round of Big Ten tournament

May 8, 2016

Illinois basketball (15-19, 12th in Big Ten) experienced many injuries and off-the-court issues this season. The first blow occurred when point guard Tracy Abrams tore his achilles tendon in July,...

Illini struggle throughout 2015-2016 season

May 8, 2016

The Illinois women’s basketball team finished another disappointing season under head coach Matt Bollant’s fourth year. The Illini (9-21, 2-16 Big Ten) struggled to get anything going in Big Ten...

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