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Illini wrestling look to rebound at Wisconsin on Sunday

Illini wrestling look to rebound at Wisconsin on Sunday

By Alex Wallner

January 28, 2016


Filed under Sports

With four duals remaining before the Big Ten Championships, No. 13 Illinois wrestling currently boasts a 10-4 record on the season with a 1-4 mark in the conference.All four of the Illini’s losses come against teams currently ranked in the top-10 of the USA Today/NWCA Coaches rankings, with the latest b...

Iowa on its way to owning Big Ten in 2016

Iowa on its way to owning Big Ten in 2016

By Dan Escalona

January 19, 2016


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Tweet: Forget the Spartans, the Big Ten is Iowa’s to lose, writes college hoops columnist @danescalona77Football season may still be seven months away, but Iowa is making its best attempt at revenge for the Big Ten Championship game on the basketball court — not the gridiron.In case you hav...

A win in Iowa puts Cubit in the driver's seat

A win in Iowa puts Cubit in the driver's seat

By Peter Bailey-Wells

October 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

Illinois football’s win over Nebraska was a long time coming.Illini nation endured a lot under Tim Beckman, the least of which was Big Ten mediocrity. But the Illini are undefeated in Big Ten play since Bill Cubit took over as head coach.He’s coached one Big Ten game and won one Big Ten game. If he win...

Illini football celebrates a different kind of win

Illini football celebrates a different kind of win

By Peter Bailey-Wells

October 4, 2015


Filed under Sports

print headline: Win over Huskers worthy of extra celebrationCelebrations in sports are funny things. They’re rarely for the sake of posterity — a spontaneous outburst isn’t about legacy.Illinois football’s win over Nebraska Saturday sparked a different kind of celebration. In the seconds and minute...

Simpson spurns Illini: Groce loses another point guard

Simpson spurns Illini: Groce loses another point guard

By Alex Roux

September 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

Xavier Simpson, the No. 66 player in ESPN’s Top 100 in the class of 2016, has committed to Michigan over Illinois.The 5-foot-11, 170 pound Simpson chose Michigan over Illinois, Miami, Wisconsin and Iowa State. He announced the decision Wednesday afternoon at his high school in Lima, Ohio.Simpson t...

Big Ten Roundup

By Complied Sam Sherman

January 20, 2015


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Illinois Head Coach: John Groce Record: 12-7, 2-4 Big Ten Analysis: Expectations were high for the Illini coming into the season in what seemed to be a crowded middle of the conference. Well into the season, the Illini have greatly underperformed. They have had some nice wins against Baylor and Mary...

Charlie Danielson: a small-town kid with a big-time game

Charlie Danielson: a small-town kid with a big-time game

By Dan Bernstein

May 7, 2014


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Illinois sophomore Charlie Danielson may be the best golfer in the Big Ten, but if you ask him, he won’t even say he’s the best golfer in his family. Most golfers would be satisfied winning one state championship. The Danielsons are a little different. The Danielson family won a combined 10 indi...

Women’s basketball claims 1st Big Ten victory

Women’s basketball claims 1st Big Ten victory

By By: Stephen Bourbon

January 16, 2014


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The new year has not been kind to the Illinois women’s basketball team. The Illini (8-9, 1-3 Big Ten) struggled to get their first win in 2014 and have been unable to duplicate last season’s success of an NIT berth in head coach Matt Bollant’s first season. Despite a solid 6-3 record at State Fa...