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Illinois’ Alex Diab hopes to honor coach, father

By James Boyd

February 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Fans only see gymnasts’ finished products. They don’t see the hours of preparation, the rehab and the relationships these athletes have that are much deeper than the sport. All of these things had a role in Alex Diab’s journey to Illinois and explain why he’s been one of the Illini...

Illinois freshman Alex Diab to compete in Winter Cup

Illinois freshman Alex Diab to compete in Winter Cup

By James Boyd

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

All-arounder Alex Diab is the lone Illinois men’s gymnast attending the Winter Cup Challenge in Las Vegas on Feb. 18-20. He will compete alongside top performers from around the country, including former Illinois star C.J. Maestas. A strong enough performance will earn him a spot on the U.S. Men...