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Illinois swimming and diving returns to action at The Big Challenge

By Drake Pena

November 19, 2015


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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...

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

By Drake Pena

November 9, 2015


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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


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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

Illinois swimming and diving finishes weekend 2-1

By Drake Pena

November 1, 2015


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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


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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 swimming and diving continues hot start to season

Illinois swimming and diving continues hot start to season

By Drake Pena

October 25, 2015


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The Illinois swimming and diving team is off to its best start since the 2010-2011 season, starting off the season 4-0RB after a strong performance Friday in East Lansing, Michigan. Facing Big Ten rival Michigan State, Illinois looked dominant at times and defeated the Spartans 182-118RB.Head coach Sue N...