It is close to that time of the year where the best teams all over Europe battle for the most prestigious title of the continent. Before we get into the excitement of the knockout stages, we have to endure the group stages. Let’s take a general look at some interesting groups.
The Champions League finale in 2005 is probably the proudest moment of any living Liverpool fan today. It was against AC Milan on a beautiful night in Istanbul. The Merseyside club were three goals down by halftime and no-one gave them a chance.
The Illinois Tech men's and women's Track & Field teams competed at the Benedictine University Relays this past weekend. The weather was warm and sunny on both Friday and Saturday and Assistant Coach Nick Schneigert predicted that the team would be setting many personal records that day, and he was right. Almost all of the athletes on both the men's and women's teams broke their own personal records on their events.
Until he started high school, Vignesh Rajagopal was sure that he wanted to be a soccer player. He had been playing since he was ten years old and loved it. While in high school, his friend convinced him to try playing basketball one day and his journey with basketball began then, and continues today as he plays for the Illinois Tech men’s basketball team.
After firing previous manager Brendan Rodgers in late 2015, the Merseyside fans have been ecstatic about ex-Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp’s arrival. Although German Manager still conquers the fans’ heart with his charisma and witty comments at the press conferences, he has been performing poorly on the pitch. The inconsistency has not improved from the Rodgers era but there has been an occasional great display of the beautiful game, which keeps fans hopeful for next season. That was certainly the case in the game against Stoke City on April 10.
When Lukas Stanczyk started working for Illinois Tech Athletics in the summer of 2015, he had found a perfect fit as the new Sports Information Director. He always had a great passion for sports but was unable to become an athlete, instead seeking other avenues for involvement in sports. He found that he had “a gift and knack for writing,” leading him into sports media.
The Illinois Tech Track and Field team had their first meet on Saturday January 16. At that time, the team was very small and the coaches were new to Illinois Tech. Since then, the team has grown significantly in number and has competed in two more meets. The second meet was the UW-Parkside Green and White Invitational on Saturday, January 30, where the women's track and field team placed fifth and the men's track and field team placed seventh.
The IIT Athletics Department announced in late July that, in addition to their current variety of men’s varsity sports that they offer to students, a men’s volleyball team will be added to the list for the upcoming winter/spring volleyball season.
Scarlet Hawks soccer has officially started, and now, you can hear some of the games this season announced on WIIT 88.9 FM Chicago.
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