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Illinois swimming concludes Big Ten championships

By Drake Pena

February 22, 2016

The Illinois swimming and diving team concluded its postseason competition last weekend, finishing 12th in the Big Ten with 234 points.Big Ten champs Michigan hosted the event at its Donald B. Canham Natatorium. Thirteen of the conferences teams competed — Maryland competes in the...

Illinois swimming wraps up regular season with a loss to Arkansas

By Drake Pena

January 31, 2016

The Illinois swimming and diving team ended its dual season with its toughest opponent to date.No. 22 Arkansas has been strong all season long. The Razorbacks ended their season with a 9-1 record in the SEC — a conference that has 10 of its 14 schools ranked in the top-25 teams in the country, ...

Illinois swim and dive prepares for first SEC competition in 10 years

Stephanie Hein, senior, swims the breaststroke in the 400 yard IM at the Fighting Illini Dual Meet Spectacular in the ARC Pool on October 16, 2015.

By Drake Pena

January 28, 2016

Check out the Radio Preview by Brian Heidegger hereWith only three weeks remaining until the Big Ten championships, the Illinois swimming and diving team will compete outside the conference for its last meet versus No. 24 Arkansas.chThe Illini have not faced an opponent from the SEC since the 2005-2006 season, when the team fell to Kentucky, The Illini finished ...

Illinois swimming and diving off to a hot start

By Drake Pena

December 9, 2015

By Drake PenaStaff writerExpectations were tempered for the Illinois swimming and diving team this season after losing arguably the best swimmer in the school’s history, Alison Mengss.Head coach Sue Novitskyss acknowledged the fact that it would take time and that replacing Meng would take a true team effort from her cur...

Illinois swimming and diving returns to action at The Big Challenge

By Drake Pena

November 19, 2015

For the first time in two weeks, the Illinois swimming and diving team will be back in the pool Nov. 20 for the crowded Big Challenge meet.Traveling to Topeka, Kansas, the Illini will face their biggest assortment of competition this season. The field includes Iowa State, host team Kansas, Nebraska-Omah...

No tower erases high hopes for Illinois diving

By Drake Pena

November 12, 2015

The University of Illinois diving team has helped Illinois aquatics start the season off with a 7-1 record, the team’s best start since 2010-2011. The Illini managed to do this, even with the lack of a diving platform, a near essential for most diving teams.“The (divers) who do tower, I take to (...

Illinois swimming and diving erases 15-point deficit, defeat FIU

By Drake Pena

November 9, 2015

The Illinois swimming and diving team returned to action this past weekend for a two-day meet versus Florida International University. The teams participated on Friday and Saturday in a showdown that came down to the last few events.Head coach Sue Novitsky said her team passed up a few opportunities...

Illinois swimming and diving looks to continue best start in five years

By Drake Pena

November 5, 2015

The Illinois swimming and diving team compete against Florida International University on Friday.Head coach Sue Novitsky knows her team is fatigued from the long stretch of competition its been on, however she is hopeful her team can remain resilient.“We are little banged up right now,” Novitsky said “It’s ...

Illinois swimming and diving finishes weekend 2-1

Hollie Smith, senior, swims the 50 yard breaststroke at the Fighting Illini Dual Meet Spectacular in the ARC Pool on October 16, 2015.

By Drake Pena

November 1, 2015

While the average Illinois student spent their Saturday participating in costumed events, the swimming and diving team had something else on its mind: Getting off to its best start in five years. Illinois exited the weekend 2-1, losing Friday’s tilt to Northwestern and rebounding the next day by defea...

Illinois swimming and diving prepares for final home meet of season

By Drake Pena

October 28, 2015

The Illini have a lot of miles to travel before their season concludes.With meets scheduled all around the country, ranging from Miami to Coronado, California, the Illini will embark on a cross-country tour, to face both Big Ten rivals, and unfamiliar foes like the Georgia, and Arkansas.Head coach Su...

Illinois dominates Dual Meet Spectacular

Illinois dominates Dual Meet Spectacular

By Drake Pena

October 18, 2015

With proud family members in attendance, the Illinois swimming and diving team did not disappoint in its first competitive meets of the season.The Illini won each of their meets in dominant fashion, beating Western Illinois, Olivet Nazarene and Eastern Illinois by scores of 366-69, 338-101, and 371-...

Illinois swimming and diving to open season at home

By Drake Pena

October 14, 2015

The Illinois swimming and diving team will face its first test of the season on Friday after its intra-squad exhibition meet last weekbr.The Illini will compete against a trio of teams from Illinois — Eastern Illinois, Western Illinois and Olivet Nazarenebr.Head coach Sue Novitsky believes her team is ph...

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