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

By Tommy Polcyn

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 champions, Wisconsin-Whitewater.The Illini lost by a final score of 64-55. Spencer Heslop and Martin...

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

By Tommy Polcyn

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 champions, Wisconsin-Whitewater.The Illini lost by a final score of 64-55. Spencer Heslop and Martin...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams cruise through day one at nationals

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams cruise through day one at nationals

By Tommy Polcyn

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 advance to the next round. On the men’s side, the Illini came into the tournament as the fifth seed...

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

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

By Thomas Polcyn

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 championship a reasonable goal.Now, nationals are here, and the Illini have the chance to achieve tha...

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

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

By Thomas Polcyn

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, the Illini made it their goal to get back and win it all. This year, they are looking for some revenge, and ...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams prepare for nationals

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams prepare for nationals

By Thomas Polcyn

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 teams traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in order to play in three final games each befo...

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

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

By Thomas Polcyn

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 season tournament of the season. The Illini have been playing well lately, including some par...

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 basketball teams will travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to play in their final regular season tournamen...

Illini wheelchair basketball finishes weekend strong

Illini wheelchair basketball finishes weekend strong

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

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 the ARC.Facing four different schools in nine combined games in two days, the Illinois men's and w...

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

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

By Thomas Polcyn

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. This weekend, the Illini will host their final tournament of the season at home before headi...

Wheelchair hoops player Michael Mitchell returns from broken femur

By Thomas Polcyn

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 the femur is the strongest bone in the bodyRB, Illinois head coach Matt Buchi was pretty rattled. “I...

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams succeed at Auburn

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams succeed at Auburn

By Tommy Polcyn

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 teams squared up against some of the toughest competition in the country and were able to get a goo...

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