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

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

By Christopher Kennedy

May 5, 2015


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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 heckling, and his teammates were cheering. As the freshman played the next point he looked over and ...

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

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

May 4, 2015


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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 or silverware on the line, the Illini had yet another solid showing Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa, ...

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

Illinois women’s track and field finishes regular season

By Zoe Kaler

May 4, 2015


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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 and 23 top-10 finishes.   Last week, distance coach Scott Jones predicted that the team would se...

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

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

By Zoe Kaler

April 30, 2015


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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 teams to compete, the Illini were admitted to the Rankin/Poehlein Invitational. Illinois will travel to West L...

Twin peaks: Kopinskis leave behind a mountain of achievements

Twin peaks: Kopinskis leave behind a mountain of achievements

By Christopher Kennedy

April 30, 2015


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“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 “Melissa’s brother” — constantly overshadowed by his sister. Tim would come home beaming wit...

Illinois men’s track and field prepares for Musco Twilight

Illinois men’s track and field prepares for Musco Twilight

April 30, 2015


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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 wrap up their regular season this weekend at the Musco Twilight meet in Iowa City, Iowa. With the Big...

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

By Drake Pena

April 29, 2015


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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 Danielson finished tied for first with teammate junior Thomas Detry. Danielson totaled a 65 in the s...

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


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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 blue holding its breath behind him with the Illini men’s tennis team up 3-0 over Ohio State in the Big...

Illinois men’s tennis rotates sixth man

Illinois men’s tennis rotates sixth man

April 28, 2015


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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 action since March 29. While Guignon has been contributing on the doubles court with freshman partner Ar...

Illinois men’s tennis takes home Big Ten Championship

Illinois men’s tennis takes home Big Ten Championship

April 27, 2015


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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 from the baseline and threw down his hat in celebration as the Illinois men’s tennis team swa...

Illini men’s track and field dominates Drake Relays

Illini men’s track and field dominates Drake Relays

April 27, 2015


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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 recorded-breaking performance in Des Moines, Iowa. “Our performance this weekend was outstandin...

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

By Drake Pena

April 27, 2015


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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, shooting a combined 4-under-par 284, tying him for first place on the individual leaderboard with I...

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