January 2014 Archives

Chip Shots: Jackie Calamaro

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JC.jpgGet the inside scoop on the Illinois Women's Golf team with Chip Shots - the blog that takes you behind the scenes. In a special mid-season winter edition, Jackie Calamaro talks about sharing her aspirations with the team, preparing for the Illinois Challenge in February, and the upcoming Mid-Season Celebration. 

Illini Ink: Jordan Naleway

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llini Ink - The yearly journal that takes you behind the scenes of the Illinois women's gymnastics team. In this season's ninth edition, junior Jordan Naleway talks about the season opening win at Michigan State, downtime due to cold weather, and the home opener Saturday, Jan. 18. 


Weekly Update Archive | Illini in the NFL Website

Nine former Illini were on active rosters for the Divisional Round and four will be playing in this weekend's Conference Finals. Four former Illini, TE Michael Hoomanawanui, FS Tavon Wilson, DE Michael Buchanan and CB Justin Green, all New England Patriots, will be playing for a trip to the Super Bowl in Denver this Sunday (2 pm CT on CBS). See how all nine Illini fared during the Divisional Weekend.

Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, New England Patriots - Started and had one catch for six yards in the Patriots' 43-22 victory. His biggest impact was as a blocker for the Patriots' rushing attack, which churned out 234 yards on the ground against the Colts. Watch Hoomanawanui pave the way for LaGarrette Blounts' big day (166 yards and 4 TDs), including his second 2-yard TD run in the first quarter, his 73-yard TD run in the fourth quarter and his 30-yard run in the fourth quarter.


Weekly Update Archive | Illini in the NFL Website

A total of 12 former Illini are on active rosters of NFL playoff teams. During the Wildcard weekend, eight of those 12 players were in action, while nine will take part in next week's Divisional round. Here are the highlights from Wildcard weekend.

Hugh Thornton, OL, Indianapolis Colts - Started and helped the Colts pile-up 536 total yards to overcome a 28-point second-half deficit in a 45-44 win over the Chiefs. Watch Thornton (#69) pull and help pave the way for a 10-yard Donald Brown TD run. Thornton also was involved in Andrew Luck's can't-miss improv TD. Thornton and the Colts will travel to New England to face the No. 2 seed Patriots in the Divisional round (Saturday, 7:15 pm CT on CBS). 

Illini Ink: Emily Lennon

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llini Ink - The yearly journal that takes you behind the scenes of the Illinois women's gymnastics team. In this season's eighth edition, freshman Emily Lennon discusses being back on campus during winter break, the next intrasquad, and the start of the season right around the corner.