Illini Sports News:
Martinez Selected For 50th NWCA All-Star Classic
Martinez has been selected to represent the University of Illinois at
the 50th annual NWCA All-Star Classic for the first time since former
Illini Jesse Delgado (125), BJ Futrell (141), and Jordan Blanton (174)
all competed at the event in 2012. Martinez will compete in the dual
meet format on November 1, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia against Virginia
Tech’s Nick Brascetta.
Fighting Illini Breeze Past SDSU
a contest that saw just one tie in its entirety, No. 7 Illinois handily
took care of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in the first match of
the day at the Shocker Volleyball Classic. The Fighting Illini improved
to 6-1 on the fall with the victory, while SDSU fell to 1-11 this
Illinois Wins First NCAA Regional Title over Wright State, 8-4
record-setting season added another highlight on Monday, winning the
program's first NCAA Regional title with an 8-4 victory over Wright
State at Illinois Field. The Fighting Illini reached 50 wins for the
first time in school history when closer Tyler Jay shut the door with
four scoreless frames, sealing a pair of school records and sending
Illinois to its first Super Regional.
Illini Claim Fifth Straight Big Ten Series in Extra Innings Thrillers
going 46 games without extra innings, the Fighting Illini needed eight
innings in both games of the doubleheader, as Purdue evened the series
with an 8-7 win in game one, but Illinois replied with an 8-7 victory
in the nightcap to claim a Big Ten series for the fifth straight
Illini Out-Hammer Hoosiers, 22-12, for Series Sweep
Fighting Illini set a new all-time record by scoring 22 runs in
Sunday's series finale, completing the Big Ten series sweep of Indiana
with a 22-12 victory at Eichelberger Field. The Hoosiers took an early
10-4 lead, but the Illini replied with 13 unanswered runs, scoring at
least four runs in every inning to clobber the Hoosiers on getaway day.
The win lifts Illinois to 11-20 (3-3 Big Ten), while Indiana sinks to
10-26 (1-5 Big Ten).
Trio of Illini Headed to NCAA Zone Diving Championships
trio of Illinois divers will be heading to the NCAA Zone Championships
in Columbus, Ohio on March 12-14. Senior Erika Murphy, sophomore Olivia
Kassouni and freshman Raquel Corniuk will all be competing after
meeting the qualifying standards earlier this season.
2015 Illini Baseball Season Preview: Outfielders
Fighting Illini baseball team will begin the 2015 season at the Lamar
University Cardinal Classic in Beaumont, Texas. Before the Illini
take the field, we will preview each position with how Illinois will
look across the diamond. Next up: outfielders.
a fall season that had the Illini traveling to both coasts, the
Illinois women’s tennis team will look to use its experience to piece
together a solid spring campaign. Michelle Dasso and the Illini will
look to improve upon last spring’s 6-5 conference mark, which was
enough for a tie for fifth place
Illini Finish First Day of USTA Clay Court Challenge
coach Michelle Dasso took a team of four Illini to compete at the USTA
Clay Court Invitational in Orlando, Florida. A round each of singles
and doubles competition took place on the first day of the event hosted
by Florida State University.
Illini Sweep Coyotes to Capture Creighton Classic Crown
No. 16 Fighting Illini closed nonconference play with a 3-0 victory
over the potent defensive stylings of South Dakota. Both teams entered
the match 2-0 on the weekend, as the Illini claimed the Creighton
Classic title and a perfect segue into the Big Ten season...
Illini Rebound with Road Shutout at Nebraska, 3-0
rebounded with its first Big Ten win on Sunday, downing defending Big
Ten champion Nebraska on the road, 3-0. Sophomore Allison Stucky scored
in the first half and senior Jannelle Flaws put two away in the second
half, while sophomore goalkeeper Claire Wheatley made three saves as
part of the Illini's fourth shutout this year.
Illinois Football – Washington NotesIllinois
has had to mount two fourth-quarter comebacks en route to its 2-0
start. The Illini trailed Youngstown State 9-7 after three quarters
before ripping off 21 fourth quarter points to win going away, 28-17.
Then against Western Kentucky, the Illini trailed 27-21 entering the
fourth before scoring 21 straight on the way to the 42-34 victory.
WASHINGTON vs. ILLINOIS
discuss the Game and the Washington team: The Washington football team
(2-0) continues its four-game homestand this Saturday when Illinois
arrives in Seattle for a 1:00 p.m. game at Husky Stadium. The Huskies
enter the game off of two close, non-league victories at Hawai’i
(17-16) and Eastern Washington (59-52) while the Illini are also 2-0,
having beaten Youngstown State and Western Kentucky, both in Champaign.
Feher's Golden Goal Downs Oakland in Overtime, 1-0
Amy Feher delivered the golden goal in the 98th minute to give Illinois
a 1-0 overtime victory over Oakland in its first road contest of the
year. The Illini dominated possession with a 29-4 advantage in shots,
but OU's keeper Alison Holland made 10 saves to keep the game close.
Illini Claim Fourth Victory Plank Over Michigan State
Illinois women's gymnastics team utilized the third best beam
performance in school history to start 2014 with a 195.325-194.150 win
over Michigan State.
and Starks Transferring to Illinois
Ill. - University of Illinois head coach John Groce announced Wednesday
the additions of Western Michigan's Darius Paul and Oregon State's
Ahmad Starks to the Fighting Illini program.
COMPLETES SERIES SWEEP
Ill. – On another day in which the wind was blowing out at a
hitter-friendly ballpark, Illinois again pounded out 20 hits and scored
eight times in an inning to complete a Big Ten series sweep of Purdue
baseball, 17-6, Sunday afternoon.
Walker Win Titles at Northern Iowa Open
FALLS, Iowa -- Two Illini wrestlers captured titles at the Northern
Iowa Open on Saturday while 10 others finished in the top five of their
respective weight classes.
and Staff Sign Five Junior College Players
Ill. - Illinois head football coach Tim Beckman announced Wednesday the
signing of five junior college student-athletes to national letters of
intent to play football at the University of Illinois.
"OK, obviously each game gets bigger and bigger as the season - as we
go through the schedule like this and we're able to be where we are. As
I told our football team, this is a team that's very, very dangerous.
First of all, it's a very, very talented team, it's a very well-coached
team, it's a team that's got their back against the wall and we'll see
everything that they've got.
Added to Bednarik Watch List
SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. - Illinois junior defensive end Whitney Mercilus is
one of 11 players added to the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List, the
Maxwell Football Club announced today. The Bednarik Award has been
presented to the nation's top defensive player since 1995.