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Illini Ink - Final Entry

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Jo.jpgGet the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Gymnastics team with Illini Ink - the weekly journal that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's final edition, sophomore Jordan Naleway discusses the squad's journey to Nationals and their end of the year banquet. 

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Hey Illini Fans! 

As many of you probably know we just recently competed in the Big Ten Championship at French Lick Resort. Competing for Illinois at our conference tournament is truly an experience of a lifetime and one that I especially cherished this being my senior year. The resort is incredibly nice, however we all learned it's best to stick with a teammate as it's pretty easy to get lost. We started off the weekend with a practice round at The Donald Ross Course which is an amazing test of golf. The course is very hilly with thick rough and challenging greens. That night we enjoyed a banquet hosted by the French Lick Resort and Big Ten for all the teams including keynote speaker Holly Sonders. 

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Hello Illini fans!

We recently got back from playing at Marsh Landing in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. It was a really fun course that presented itself with tons of opportunities for birdies and allowed the field to be really aggressive on and around the greens. We made several goals going into the tournament that allowed us to focus on making birdies, committing to shots, and attacking the course. Ember and Sam did a great job of this throughout the tournament. Ember had the most birdies on the team, scoring eight! Crystal and Jackie each posted a solid round as well. The weather during the tournament was great and we found that our shirt tans are coming back nicely. It was sunny and hot every day and we soon became adapted to the humidity and smell of marsh and salt water. The course was in great condition and I hope that we have the opportunity to play on it again next year.

Illini Ink - 12th Edition

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Sunny Blog.jpgGet the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Gymnastics team with Illini Ink - the weekly journal that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's 12th edition, sophomore Sunny Kato talks about the squad finishing in second at the Morgantown Regional and qualifying for the NCAA Championships in Los Angeles. 

Illini Ink - 11th Edition

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AWblog.jpgGet the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Gymnastics team with Illini Ink - the weekly journal that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's 11th edition, senior Alina Weinstein talks about about the team doing well at Big Ten Championships, Illini nation showing support and the upcoming Regional in Morgantown. 
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Hey there Illini fans,

Hope you are all enjoying the start of  Spring. I know our team did over this past week in Georgia! We may not have played to our best ability at the Insperity Lady Jaguar Intercollegiate, but we still had a fun trip and worked hard on golf at the same time. A highlight from the tournament was Ember Schuldt placing ninth with 75- 73-74.  The course, Forest Hills Golf Club, played challenging for all with extremely fast greens and a lot of undulation, so Ember's scores were very respectable. She is definitely feeling great about her game right now, and the rest of us are going to work hard in the upcoming two weeks so we feel great about our game too as the season is coming to a close. 

Illini Ink - 10th Edition

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See.jpgGet the inside scoop and peek into the lives of the Illinois Women's Gymnastics team with Illini Ink - the weekly journal that takes you behind the scenes. In this year's 10th edition, junior Amber See discusses the team's successful past weekend in obtaining a 196.3 in both meets at Missouri and at home for Senior Day vs Ball State & UIC, and also looks ahead to the State of Illinois Classic and Big Ten Championships.
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Hi Illini nation!!

We have just returned from our first full-field tournament in Peoria, Ariz., at the Westbrook Invitational. We were so excited to kick off the spring season at this tournament, and it doesn't hurt that we left Champaign right after our first snowfall of the winter for sunny skies in Arizona. We arrived in Peoria on Friday evening and Sam Postillion picked a pretty awesome Mexican place for dinner. Afterwards we went to our host families.  I stayed with Ember this weekend, and our host mom was the greatest. As soon as we walked in the door she had homemade hot cocoa ready for us and made us an amazing breakfast before the practice round. 

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50th Anniversary Events | Assembly Hall's Greatest Games

The University of Illinois is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Assembly Hall on March 2, 2013. In it's first 50 years, nearly 10 million fans have seen over 700 games at the Hall, creating countless memories.  We asked Fighting Illini fans to recall their personal memories, both for basketball and entertainment events, at the historic building. Here's what you had to say... 

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This Saturday when the Nebraska Cornhuskers come to town (4:15 pm tip on BTN) we'll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Assembly Hall. The grand opening of the $8.35 million architectural marvel was on March 2, 1963, exactly 50 years to the day from Saturday's game. During those first 50 years, the Fighting Illini have an impressive record of 553-149 (.787) in the building and have created countless memories for the more than 9.6 million fans that have come to watch them play. Below is a list of some of the Assembly Hall's greatest men's basketball moments. Tell us yours in the comments.