Illinois sweeps NU; Grabs first place for themselves

Illinois and starting pitcher Bryan Roberts took care of business today as they shut out Northwestern Wildcats 9-0 at Rocky Miller Park in Evanston.  With help from Michigan who defeated Ohio State, they are now in sole possession of first place in the Big Ten conference. Roberts was lights out…

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Illinois clip Hawkeyes 8-3 in season opener

Woo-hoo!  This is one I would have really liked to seen in person.  The Illinois defeated Iowa in the first game of the BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge in Clearwater, Florida. Down 2-1 in the sixth, the Illini came back to score five runs thanks in part to three Iowa fielding…

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The Big Ten Tournament with no Illini: It’s just not as fun

Well, with the Illini gone, I decided to stick around and watch some ball ANYWAY. Penn State who lost their very first game against the Buckeyes, have played with heart and have hung on, winning against Iowa, Michigan and yes, Illinois. Minnesota, on the other hand, have just come off…

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Looking ahead to the Big Ten Tournament

I’m finally coming down a bit from Sunday’s incredible comeback by the Illini over Michigan State. It’s not often you see a team come back from a 7-0 deficit to win 8-7 in a must-win game. But I’m sure the Illini baseball team isn’t looking back… they’re looking forward. Forward…

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