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Illini men's tennis kick off season at home

Illinois' Jared Hiltzik swings for the ball during the second round of NCAA Men's Tennis Regionals v. Drake at Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Illinois won 4-2.

By Mike Gasick

January 21, 2016

Tweet: @IlliniMTennis opens season against Valpo and Notre Dame this weekendHoping to build off a 27-5 campaign from last Spring, the Illinois men’s tennis team will return to action on Friday against Notre Dame and Valparaiso. The Illini enter the season at No. 7 in the ITA rankings. The team was ran...

Illini women’s hoops dominates in-state rival

December 7, 2014

If there was any doubt about the balance of women’s basketball power in the state of Illinois, the Illini may have put it to rest on Saturday. Head coach Matt Bollant’s squad went down to Carbondale and beat up on Southern Illinois, 86-42. The win pushes the Illini to 7-2, while dropping the Sal...

Illinois win ugly against Valparaiso

Illinois' Tracy Abrams (13) drives to the basket during the game against Valparaiso at State Farm Center, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The Illini won 64-52.

November 14, 2013

Illinois’ win against Valparaiso on Wednesday night was ugly. There’s just no better way of putting it. Illinois was in a dog fight against the Crusaders from start to finish in its 64-52 win on Wednesday. Don’t let the final score fool you. This wasn’t an easy win for the Illini. Far from i...

Ekey key to Illinois’ 64-52 victory over Valparaiso

Illinois' Rayvonte Rice (24) attempts a layup during the game against Valparaiso at State Farm Center, on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The Illini won 64-52.

By Johnathan Hettinger

November 14, 2013

As time expired in Illinois’ 64-52 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday night, Jon Ekey sat on the Illini bench with a bloody head. He and teammate Rayvonte Rice had bumped heads in the final minutes of a physical game that included 37 fouls and 85 rebounds. Despite being severely undersized, the ...

Moore breaks career 3-point record in victory

Illinois guard Amber Moore (42) shoots the ball during the game against Valparaiso at State Farm Center in Champaign, Il. on Tues, Nov. 12, 2013.

By By: Stephen Bourbon

November 13, 2013

It was an historic night for Amber Moore at the State Farm Center on Tuesday. The senior broke the Illinois school record for 3-pointers made in a career with four triples in an 87-59 win against Valparaiso. The record-breaker came with 16:41 remaining in the first half, when Moore drilled a three to ...

Valparaiso’s size poses big challenge for Illini

November 13, 2013

John Groce was not happy with his team’s rebounding effort after Sunday’s win over Jacksonville State, and his frontcourt is going to have step up the physicality if he wants to see improved numbers against Valparaiso on Wednesday.  The Illinois basketball team will play Valparaiso at 6:30 p.m. at State Farm Center on ...