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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 (...