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Illini men’s tennis freshman Vukic on the way back to Waco

Illinois' Aleks Vukic attempts to return the ball during the match against Ohio State at Atkins Tennis Center, on Sunday, March 29. The Illini won 4-0.
May 5, 2015

Aleks Vukic stood surrounded by sound on Court 5 at Baylor’s Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center for the Illinois men’s tennis team’s first dual match of the season.  Fans were yelling, the Bears were...

Illinois men’s track and field looks sharp in final meet before Big Ten Outdoor Championships

Illinois' Davis Fraker winds up for the throw during the hammer throw event at the Illinois Twilight meet on April 18.
May 4, 2015

With the Big Ten Outdoor Championships less than two weeks away, little time remains for the Illinois men’s track and field team to sharpen its skills. Despite the fact that there was no team competition...

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

Illinois' Kandie Bloch-Jones leaps over the bar during the high jump event at the Illinois Twilight meet on April 18.
May 4, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team wrapped up its regular season Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana, at the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational, hosted by Purdue. The Illini picked up seven event titles...

Illini women’s track and field heads to Rankin/Poehlein Invitational

Illinois’ pole vaulter Jennifer DeBellis attempts to clear the bar during the Illinois Twilight invite at The Illinois Track and Soccer Stadium on April 18. 
April 30, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team was originally scheduled to compete at the Bill Hayes Invite in Bloomington, Indiana, this weekend, but due to the possibility of the invite not having enough...

Twin peaks: Kopinskis leave behind a mountain of achievements

Twin peaks: Kopinskis leave behind a mountain of achievements
April 30, 2015

“Not again.” That’s what went through Tim Kopinski’s head when his twin sister Melissa decided to join him to play tennis at Illinois. Through junior tennis and high school, Tim had always been...

Illinois men’s track and field prepares for Musco Twilight

Illinois’ Mitch Mammoser releases the pole as he swings over the bar during the poll vault event at the Illinois Twilight Meet.
April 30, 2015

Following its biggest win of the season at Drake Relays and two weeks away from the Big Ten Championships, this weekend is a different one for the Illinois men’s track and field team. The Illini will...

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy
April 29, 2015

As the Illinois men’s golf season winds down, every member of the starting five has had at least one signature moment. At the Boilermaker Invitational April 20-21 in West Lafayette, Indiana, junior Charlie...

Illinois men’s tennis’ Hiltzik brothers push each other to new heights

Illinois men’s tennis’ Hiltzik brothers push each other to new heights
April 29, 2015

It wasn’t just match point, it was championship point. Aron Hiltzik tried not to look over at Court 1, where his brother Jared was locked in battle. He tried not to think about the sea of orange and...

Illinois men’s tennis rotates sixth man

The Fighting Illini men's tennis team take a picture together as champions after the Big Ten Men's Tennis Tournament final against Ohio State at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex, on Sunday. The Illini won 4-0.
April 28, 2015

This weekend brought the Illinois men’s tennis team a Big Ten championship. It also brought the return of senior Ross Guignon and freshman Toshiki Matsuya to the singles court. Matsuya hasn’t seen...

Illinois men’s tennis takes home Big Ten Championship

The Fighting Illini men's tennis team sing
April 27, 2015

It all came down to Aron Hiltzik. Leading 5-4 with the serve and a deuce advantage, he took a moment to settle himself before one last game against Ohio State’s Hunter Callahan. Hiltzik outdueled Callahan...

Illini men’s track and field dominates Drake Relays

Illinois’ Ian Barnett keeps a brisk pace in the men’s 1,500-meter run at the Illinois Twilight meet on April 18.
April 27, 2015

The Illinois men’s track and field team brought the Hy-Vee Cup back home for the third-straight year, finishing first at this week’s Drake Relays. Head coach Mike Turk was satisfied with his team’s...

No. 2 Illinois men’s golf cruises to first-place Big Ten finish

No. 2 Illinois men’s golf cruises to first-place Big Ten finish
April 27, 2015

The Illinois men’s golf team received its biggest contribution from an often overlooked source at this weekend’s Big Ten Championships. Freshman Nick Hardy gave his best performance of the season,...

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