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Illini women’s wheelchair basketball set up for second half of season

Illini women’s wheelchair basketball set up for second half of season

January 26, 2016

Tweet: @IllinoisWCBball is ahead of schedule compared to last years championship run. #IlliniWith more than half of t...

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players make USA Paralympic team

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players make USA Paralympic team

January 11, 2016

Two Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players have qualified for their first Paralympics. Megan Blunk and Gail...

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players trying out for 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball players trying out for 2016 Rio Paralympic Games

January 4, 2016

The U.S. National women's wheelchair basketball team is holding its tryouts for the 2016 Rio Paral...

Men’s wheelchair basketball team continues preseason without head coach

By Thomas Polcyn

October 18, 2015

Following a successful 2014-2015 season, the Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team will begin this season’s campaign without its head coach.Just after the school year began, head coach Matt Buchi had a kidney removed and has been unable to rejoin the team since. In his absence, assistant coach Kate Rougeau has taken over...

Senior wheelchair basketball Player aims to make impact on and off the court

By Thomas Polcyn

October 14, 2015

Senior wheelchair basketball player Christina Young came to the University of Illinois for work and or play.Young majors in kinesiology and pre-occupational therapy, and minors in Speech and Hearing Science. She hopes those degrees will propel her into a career as a occupational therapist.Along with her off-court aspirations, Youn...

Mak Nong's long wheelchair basketball career serving him well as Illini captain

By Thomas Polcyn

October 8, 2015

Mak Nong is an essential piece of the Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team. He is a junior from Long Beach, California, who studies Recreation, Sport and Tourism with a concentration in Recreation. Nong's major is a reflection of his past — an influential youth coach got him into basketball...

Women’s wheelchair basketball coach Stephanie Wheeler translates national success to Illinois

By Thomas Polcyn

October 5, 2015

Growing up in North Carolina, Stephanie Wheeler was attached to basketball at a young age.Wheeler is the head coach of the Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team. During her time as head coach, the team has accomplished a lot. The team made a run to the national championship at the end of last season but lost in a tough game t...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams finish 1-2 in Alabama

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams finish 1-2 in Alabama

March 2, 2015

The Illinois men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams had faced all this weekend’s opponent...

Teach For America draws numerous students from University

November 19, 2014

The University was ranked sixth for the highest number of students to join Teach for America within large schools of the United States.  Fifty five students last year joined TFA, a teaching corps that selects college graduates and individuals with work experience to teach in low-income school districts. In the 2013 to 2014 sc...