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Illinois volleyball looks to rebound from mediocre 2015 season

Illinois volleyball looks to rebound from mediocre 2015 season

By James Boyd and Jacob Diaz, Staff writers

August 22, 2016


Filed under Special Sections, Sports, Volleyball, Welcome Back, Women's Sports

One thousand, nine hundred and seventy two kills and 5,656 attacks later, Jocelynn Birks’ career at the University is finally over. Birks finished her time in Champaign as Illinois’s all-time kills and attacks leader. Head coach Kevin Hambly and his team find themselves on the cusp of ushering in...

Slow start for Illini softball is not cause for panic

Slow start for Illini softball is not cause for panic

By Lucas Wright

April 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: [email protected] continues to struggle in conference playBig Ten play has not been kind to the Illinois softball team so far.Coming off another series loss against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Illini currently sit at 3-6 in conference play.SO For most teams, this would be cause for panic, but ...

Illinois completes undefeated weekend against Indiana and Purdue

By Tim Griffin

April 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

#Illini register another undefeated weekendThe Illinois women’s tennis team continued its hot streak over the weekend.The Illini registered an undefeated weekend after defeating both Indiana and Purdue. Illinois is now 12-6 on the spring season and 6-1 in the Big Ten, with their only conf...

Softball

By Drake Pena

April 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

Synchronized swimming club team to show off bond at Moms Weekend performance

Synchronized swimming  club team to show off bond at Moms Weekend performance

By Ashley Wijangco

April 5, 2016


Filed under Sports

Last school year, freshman Andrea Hayden MGwas browsing through Illinois’ Class of 2019 admitted students Facebook page when a post caught her attention.Hayden, a synchronized swimmer, came across a post from a girl who also did synchronized swimming. She thought to herself, “Wow, that’s so rando...

Illinois women's tennis go 2-0 against Big Ten counterparts

Illinois women's tennis go 2-0 against Big Ten counterparts

By Tim Griffin

April 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis team entered this weekend's matches on a hot streak, winning its last five matches. The Illini continued that trend against their matches over the weekend, downing the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday evening, defeating Big Ten counterpart, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Sunda...

Strong winds can't slow down women's track and field

Strong winds can't slow down women's track and field

By Jacob Diaz

April 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Illinois women’s track and field team battled gusty winds all weekend at the Big Blue Classic hosted by Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.ej Despite the conditions, the team continued to show improvement and 10 Illini athletes finished in the top five of their events.ejJunior Kandie Blo...

Illini women's tennis prepares for Big Ten duo

By Tim Griffin

March 31, 2016


Filed under Sports

tweet: @illiniwtennis prepares for Big Ten duo as Iowa and Nebraska come to townThe Illinois women’s tennis team is awaiting two Big Ten counterparts to make the trip to Urbana this coming weekend. The Illini will take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday and then the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday at the...

Illinois women's golf posts third place finish

By Benjy Sabitt

March 31, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: Illini Women's golf posts second consecutive top-five finishAfter a mediocre start to the beginning of the spring season, the Illinois women’s golf team appears to have found its rhythm. The Illini are coming off a busy two-week stretch, which started with the Dr. Donnis Thompson Invitat...

Illini softball to host struggling Rutgers

Illini softball to host struggling Rutgers

By Lucas Wright

March 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: [email protected] brings hot streak at the plate into this weekend against RutgersAfter nearly a week of downtime, the Illinois softball team will resume Big Ten competition this Friday at home against Rutgers.This weekend’s matchup follows some much needed rest for the Illini after playing a spri...

Illinettes Dance Team holding tryouts April 2

By Ryan Wilson

March 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: .Make sure your turns are sharp and your leaps are high. The Illinettes Dance team is preparing for tryouts on Saturday. #IlliniAs a 3-year-old, Jaclyn Montagano remembers watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.And nearly 20 years later, she was on the other side of the television screen,...

Illinois women's tennis finishes perfect spring break record with win over Maryland

Illinois women's tennis finishes perfect spring break record with win over Maryland

By Thomas Polcyn

March 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

Thomas PolcynAssistant Sports EditorThe Illinois women’s tennis team completed its undefeated spring break with a 5-2 victory over Maryland on Sunday morning.AGEarlier in the week, the Illini defeated the College of Charleston and Rutgers. The team is now on its first three-game winning streak since ...

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