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Illinois volleyball looks to rebound from mediocre 2015 season

Former Illinois Jocelynn Birks gets ready to spikes the ball during the match against Wisconsin at Huff Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.

By James Boyd and Jacob Diaz, Staff writers

August 22, 2016

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

Illinois’ Ruby Rivera hits a ground ball to second base during game one of the doubleheader against Nebraska at Eichelberger Field on Saturday, March 26. The Illini won game one 8-3 and game two 10-2.

By Lucas Wright

April 11, 2016

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

#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...

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By Drake Pena

April 10, 2016

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

The Illini synchronized swimming club practices a routine titled

By Ashley Wijangco

April 5, 2016

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' Ines Vias returns the ball during her singles match agaist Nebraska's Lisa Andersson. Vias won her singles match 6-3, 6-1 and the team defeated Nebraska with a score of 4-1.

By Tim Griffin

April 3, 2016

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

Illinois' Sara McKeeman propels herself into the air during the pole vault event at the Orange and Blue meet on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Blaze placed third in the pole vault with a height of 3.97 meters.

By Jacob Diaz

April 3, 2016

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

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

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

Illinois' Nicole Evans (40) sprints for first base during the softball game v. Indiana at Eichelberger Field on Sunday, Mar. 29, 2015. Illinois won 22-12.

By Lucas Wright

March 30, 2016

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

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

Louise Kwong does a two handed rally at the Atkins Tennis Center on Febrary 26, 2016 against Northwestern. Illini lost 3-4.

By Thomas Polcyn

March 27, 2016

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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