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Young Illinois women’s golf team appears to have promising future

Young Illinois women’s golf team appears to have promising future

May 8, 2016


Filed under Golf, Sports, Women's Sports

Despite a disappointing end to its season, the Illinois women’s golf team has a lot to look forward to. The team was not selected to participate in the NCAA Regional Tournament despite a fourth-place finish in the Big Ten championships after being given an eight seed. Although not selected, Illinois’...

Illini women’s tennis cap off strong spring season

May 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Tennis, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s tennis ended its season in a Big Ten tournament semifinals loss against  highly-ranked Ohio State in East Lansing, Michigan. But despite their season ending early, the Illini still finished with an impressive spring record. After parting ways with longtime head coach Michelle...

Illinois volleyball fell short of championship expectations

May 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

The Illinois volleyball team came into the 2015 season with championship expectations but fell short in the Sweet Sixteen. Head coach Kevin Hambly’s squad finished the season with a 21-13 overall record but a 10-10 Big Ten record that resulted in a seventh-place regular season finish in conference p...

Illinois soccer miss out on NCAA tournament again

By Matt Gertsmeier, Staff writer

May 8, 2016


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

At the conclusion of the Illinois soccer team’s Big Ten Tournament 3-1 loss to Penn State back in November, head coach Janet Rayfield said her team was going to hope for the best in receiving a berth to the NCAA tournament. “We’re going to prepare as if we are in because that is certainly a possibili...

Illini struggle throughout 2015-2016 season

May 8, 2016


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s basketball team finished another disappointing season under head coach Matt Bollant’s fourth year. The Illini (9-21, 2-16 Big Ten) struggled to get anything going in Big Ten play, and as a result, ended their season in last place in the conference. The team’s 9-21 re...

Perry turns around Illinois softball in first season

May 8, 2016


Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Sports

There was plenty of uncertainty for the Illinois softball team entering the season. For the first time in the history of the program, the team had a new coach. Illinois had been under the guidance of Terri Sullivan since the first year of the program in 2000. However, her successor, Tyra Perry, was m...

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

Our kind of thing: a Fighting Illini family

By Alexis Casati

November 17, 2015


Filed under Sports

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing, and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven't found many outside of college sports that are able to do justice to just how amazing an experience it is.But balancing all of these feeli...

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