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Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball knocked out in second round of nationals

March 13, 2016

On Friday afternoon, the Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team’s dream of a national championship came to an end in the national semifinals at the hands of undefeated defending national...

Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball knocked out in second round of nationals

March 13, 2016

On Friday afternoon, the Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team’s dream of a national championship came to an end in the national semifinals at the hands of undefeated defending national...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams cruise through day one at nationals

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams cruise through day one at nationals
March 11, 2016

Today, both of the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams took enormous steps towards achieving their goal of winning a national championship.The men’s and women’s teams both picked up wins and will...

Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team ready to make a run at nationals

Illinois head coach Matt Buchi talks to his team during a time out in the game against Arizona State University at the Activities and Recreation Center on February 13. The Illini won 69-43.
March 8, 2016

Tweet- [email protected] men prepared to chase ultimate goal of national championshipSince the start of its season, the Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team considered winning the national...

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball goes into nationals as top seed

Illinois' Megan Blunk gets ready to take a layup during the game against Alabama at the Activities and Recreation Center on Feb. 12. The Illini won 56-47.
March 7, 2016

Tweet- @IlliniWCBball holds top seed going into nationals. #IlliniIt was just last year that the Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team lost to Alabama in the national championship. Then and there,...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams prepare for nationals

Illinois' Megan Blunk gets ready to take a shot during the game against Alabama at the Activities and Recreation Center on Feb. 12. The Illini won 56-47.
February 29, 2016

[email protected] teams finish up regular season in Tuscaloosa, set to begin final nationals preparation #IlliniOver the weekend, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams capped off their respective seasons.The...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams to play in final regular season tournament at Alabama

Illinois' Gail Gaeng takes a free throw during the game against Alabama at the Activities and Recreation Center on February 12. The Illini won 56-47.
February 25, 2016

Tweet- @IlliniWCBball plays final regular season tournament in preparation of national tournament #IlliniThe Illinois wheelchair basketball teams will travel to Tuscaloosa, AL, to play in their final regular...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams heading to Alabama for final regular season tournament

February 25, 2016

Tweet- @IlliniWCBball plays final regular season tournament in preparation of national tournament #IlliniAs the opportunity to achieve their goal of a national championship nears, the Illinois wheelchair...

Illini wheelchair basketball finishes weekend strong

Illinois' Martinez Johnson shoots a free throw during the Illini's game against Arizona State.
February 15, 2016

This will be updated to show weekend results as The Daily Illini receives them.The Illini women's wheelchair basketball team beat defending national champion Alabama twice this weekend in its return to...

Illini wheelchair basketball teams prep for final home tournament of the season

Illinois' head coach Matt Buchi talks with his players during a time-out at the wheelchair basketball game vs. Missouri at the ARC on Feb. 13. 
February 11, 2016

Tweet- @Illinoiswcbball set to wrap up home tournament schedule before nationals. #IlliniAs nationals approaches, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams are ready to wrap up their home tournament schedule....

Wheelchair hoops player Michael Mitchell returns from broken femur

February 2, 2016

In Michael Mitchell’s first wheelchair basketball practice of the season, the Illini sophomore took a hard fall. The tumble was hard enough to break his left femur. And given the fact that...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams succeed at Auburn

Illinois' Ryan Neiswender drives the ball down the court during the game against  Missouri at the Activities and Recreation Center on Friday, February 13, 2015.The Illini won 53-46.
February 2, 2016

Tweet- [email protected] succeeds in tough tournament at Auburn #IlliniIn their second tournament back from break, the Illinois wheelchair basketball teams are starting to settle into their top form. The...

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