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    Chlorine Chronicles: Oct. 30, 2013

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    Hein-Blog Photo Size.jpgThree Illini swimmers--Cara Chuang, Stephanie Hein and Erica Lynn--are teaming up to give fans an inside look at the Illinois swimming and diving program. In the third edition, Stephanie Hein talks about last weekend's 2-1 finish, vocal abilities of her teammates, and birthdays. She even manages to rib assistant coach Alec Hayden for the third blog in a row. The Illini will host the first home dual event of the year on Friday night at 6 p.m. against Illinois State at the ARC Pool. Admission is free, so we'll see you there.

    Chip Shots: Sam Postillion

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    Sam.jpgGet the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's seventh edition, junior Sam Postillion discusses playing in beautiful Kiawah, South Carolina and finishing out the fall season.

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    Weekly Update Archive | Illini in the NFL Website

    Each week the Illini in the NFL update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous week. In week 8, Offensive linemen Jeff Allen and Jon Asamoah moved the Chiefs to 8-0, Pierre Thomas rushed for a season high in his third start for the Saints and Glenn Foster picked up his second sack of the season.

    Jeff Allen, OT, Jon Asamoah, OG, Kansas City Chiefs - Allen and Asamoah both started in their seventh respective games of the 2013 season as the Chiefs defeated the Cleveland Browns 23-17. Yet again, the duo led the Kansas City offensive line as the Chiefs racked up 136 yards on the ground in 29 attempts. Starting the season with an 8-0 record, the Chiefs are now just one win short of tying the best start in franchise history of nine consecutive victories occurring in 2003. Watch Jeff Allen pull around and give a nice block on this 17 yard run.

    Illini Ink - Heather Foley

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    Illini Ink - The yearly journal that takes you behind the scenes of the Illinois women's gymnastics team. In this season's third edition, sophomore Heather Foley talks about the fun fall activities the team has been doing, developing their routines and supporting other athletic teams on campus. 

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    Weekly Update Archive | Illini in the NFL Website

    Each week the Illini in the NFL update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous weeks. In week 7, Vontae Davis provided outstanding pass defense against the formerly undefeated Peyton Manning and the Broncos, Offensive linemen Jeff Allen andJon Asamoah pushed the Chiefs to 7-0, and Corey Liuget picked up his second sack of the season.

    Vontae Davis, CB, Indianapolis Colts - Davis helped keep the high powered offense of Denver in check Sunday night in the Colts 39-33 victory. He recorded three tackles and two pass deflections and was named Defensive Player of the Week in Sports Illustrated's Monday Morning Quarterback.

    Jeff Allen, OT, Jon Asamoah, OG, Kansas City Chiefs - Both Asamoah and Allen started in their sixth respective games of the season. They anchored the offensive line into achieving yet another 100+ yard rushing game. With seven wins to start the season, the Chiefs are approaching their best start in franchise history of nine straight wins occurring in 2003.

    Chip Shots: Stephanie Miller

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    Miller.jpgGet the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's sixth edition, freshman Stephanie Miller talks about the team's second place finish at the Hoosier Fall Invitational.

    Chlorine Chronicles: Oct. 22, 2013

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    Chuang.jpgThree Illini swimmers--Cara Chuang, Stephanie Hein and Erica Lynn--are teaming up to give fans an inside look at the Illinois swimming and diving program. In the second edition, Cara Chuang talks about insightful quotes, assistant coach Alec Hayden's bad handwriting, and last weekend's double dual meet with Northwestern and Eastern Michigan. The Illini are back in action this weekend with two dual meets in Michigan. The Illini face Liberty and Michigan State in a double-dual on Friday and head to Oakland--head coach Sue Novitsky's alma mater--on Saturday.

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    Weekly Update Archive | Illini in the NFL Website

    Each week the Illini in the NFL update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous weeks. It was a good week for tight ends and running backs as both Hoomanawanui and Cumberland both reeled in four catches for 50+ yards while Pierre Thomas and Rashard Mendenhall each averaged at least four yards per carry. Meanwhile the duo of Asamoah/Allen has pushed the Chiefs to 6-0 for the first time since 2003.

    Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Thomas ran for 51 yards on 11 carries and caught one pass on one target for 29 yards, his longest of the season, in Sunday's last second loss at New England. Thomas averaged 4.6 yards per carry, his best outing since week 2.

    Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets - Once again Cumberland was productive despite a small number of targets (five) as he caught four passes for 59 yards in Sunday's loss to Pittsburgh. Cumberland has now posted 50+ receiving yards in the past two games. Watch Cumberland reel in a 29-yard reception here.

    Chip Shots: Jackie Calamaro

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    Calamaro.jpgGet the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's fifth edition, Jackie Calamaro discusses the team's big first place victory at the Diane Thomason Invitational.

    Chlorine Chronicles: Oct. 9, 2013

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    Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Blog Photo Size.jpgThree Illini swimmers--Cara Chung, Stephanie Hein and Erica Lynn--are teaming up to give fans an inside look at the Illinois swimming and diving program. In the first edition, Erica Lynn talks about the student-athletes' pets' relationship statuses, new assistant coach Alec Hayden's poor grammar skills, and the Orange and Blue Exhibition, which is coming up on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the ARC pool. See you there!

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    Weekly Update Archive | Illini in the NFL Website

    Pierre Thomas thrived back in the state of Illinois, Jeff Cumberland and Rashard Mendenhall scored their second touchdowns of the season, and the duo of Jeff Allen and Jon Asamoah helped the Chiefs move to 5-0 to highlight Illini in the NFL in week five.

    Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints - Thomas had 94 total yards (36 rushing, 55 receiving) and two touchdowns Sunday in the Saints 26-18 win over the Bears. Thomas' 19 carries were a season high and his most since 2010. He also set a season high in catches (9), receiving yards and scores, finding the end zone on a two-yard catch and a 25-yard screen play. Watch Thomas' 25 yard TD reception and his two-yard TD reception.

    Illini Ink: Sarah Fiedler

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    Illini Ink - The yearly journal that takes you behind the scenes of the Illinois women's gymnastics team. In this season's second edition, senior Sarah Fiedler discusses what the Fall season means to them: finishing up routines, midterms, a beautiful campus and establishing a championship culture. 

    Chip Shots: Michelle Mayer

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    Get the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's fourth edition, Michelle Mayer talks about team bonding over endurance workouts, visiting French Lick, and the new team motto.
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    Weekly Update Archive | Illini in the NFL Website

    Each week the Illini in the NFL update will provide coverage on how former Fighting Illini football players fared during the previous weeks. Sacks were the name of the game in week four as Whitney Mercilus, Corey Liuget, Martez Wilson and Michael Buchanan were all able to get to the quarterback at least once. In addition, Vontae Davis notched his first interception of the season for the Colts and Jeff Cumberland had a 34-yard TD catch for the Jets.

    Vontae Davis, CB, Indianapolis Colts - Davis made his presence known against the Jaguars on Sunday, recording three tackles and two pass defections. Davis also reeled in his first interception of the season.

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