No. 18 Illinois Back On The Road To Face Penn State, Pittsburgh
Jan. 12, 2005
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - After opening the season on a high note with a win over Illinois State and Central Michigan, the Illini welcome a national ranking of No. 18 and another road trip where they will be challenged by Big Ten opponent Penn State and Pittsburgh in a triangular hosted by the Nittany Lions.
The Orange and Blue broke into the GymInfo Women's Top-25 poll after posting a 193.825 team score in the season opener. The Illini are one of four Big Ten teams that made the cut, with Michigan leading the conference at No. 3, Michigan State following at No. 6, Illinois next at No. 18, and Minnesota rounding out the group at No. 19.
"I" on Penn State and Pittsburgh
This weekend will mark the season opener for Pittsburgh, which finished the 2004 season tied for 38th nationally and had two Regional qualifiers.
New Year for Newcomb
Up Next... The Illini continue their road tour, traveling to Muncie, Indiana for a meet against Ball State Saturday, January 21 at 7 p.m.