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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... 


    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. 

    Illini Ink - 9th Edition

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    Get 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 9th edition, senior Elise Gill discusses the team's season high score of 196.35 at Minnesota, team building exercises during practice and Gym Jam success including Alina Weinstein's record breaking performances. 


    What a night at Assembly Hall. On Feb. 7, 2013, Tyler Griffey made an uncontested layup as time expired to give the Fighting Illini a thrilling 74-72 win over No. 1 Indiana in front of a sellout crowd at Assembly Hall.

    Brandon Paul got the assist on Griffey's game-winner, inbounding the ball from the right corner with 0.9 on the clock. Griffey cut down the lane un-guarded, got the shot off quickly, the ball went though the hoop as the clock hit 0.0 and bedlam ensued at Assembly Hall. Re-live the night with a look at the social media reaction by Illini Nation below.

    Illini Ink - 8th Edition

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    Foley.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 8th edition, freshman Heather Foley chats about the Illini's Pink Meet victory over Michigan State and moving forward from Nebraska to get ready for Minnesota on Feb. 9.
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    The fifth annual Illinois Challenge was another success. We beat Illinois State University for the fifth year in a row and remained undefeated! 

    The morning four-ball matches were challenging but fun. Ember and Erin paired up against two ISU girls, but lost their match on the 17th hole. Sam and Kaitlyn also lost on the 16th hole. Jackie and Pim were partners, and they were the only victorious ones in the morning matches. The score from the morning was 2-1 ISU. We realized we had some work to do in the afternoon to win the Challenge. 

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    Illini in the NFL Weekly Archive | Illini in the NFL Website

    Former Illini offensive lineman Jack Cornell has had an incredible year. He graduated from the University of Illinois last fall, helped the Illini to a bowl victory last December, joined the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent last spring, got engaged over the summer, and now he's become a Super Bowl Champion.


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