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New leadership, new season for Illinois hockey

New leadership, new season for Illinois hockey

Stephen Cohn, Staff Writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Hockey, Men's Sports, Sports

Joey Ritondale was sitting in the film room watching a tape of Michigan State with the rest of his Illinois hockey team Sept. 12 when head coach Nick Fabbrini told the team he had an announcement to make: Ritondale would be the team’s captain for the upcoming season. “I was definitely surprised,” junior defenseman Ritondale said. “I know we h... Read more »

A big win for Illinois football comes with a small margin of defeat

A big win for Illinois football comes with a small margin of defeat

Charlotte Carroll, Sports editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Former Illinois wide receiver Geronimo Allison was kneeling in the end zone, head lifted toward the darkening sky and arms outstretched with the football clutched in his right hand. His teammates ran to him, hugged him while he was still in the moment, lifted him off his knees and then all ran to the ... Read more »

Malik Turner has found his way to being the Illini’s top receiver

Malik Turner has found his way to being the Illini’s top receiver

Cole Henke, Staff writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

In Illinois’ win over Nebraska last year, former Illinois wide receiver Geronimo Allison may have made the most memorable catch of the season, but a different receiver made a name for himself on an earlier play in the same drive. The team moved the ball 72 yards in six plays and 41 seconds to get ... Read more »

Across enemy lines: Q & A with The Daily Nebraskan senior sports editor Brett D. Nierengarten

Across enemy lines: Q & A with The Daily Nebraskan senior sports editor Brett D. Nierengarten

The Daily Illini sports staff
September 29, 2016
Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Editor’s Note: Every week The Daily Illini football staff will chat with a sports reporter from the opposing team. This week, our staff chatted with The Daily Nebraskan's senior sports editor, Brett D. Nierengarten  The Daily Illini: Is there a grudge still lingering from last year's game? Brett D.... Read more »

A Conversation with a Cornhusker

A Conversation with a Cornhusker

Kevin McCarthy, Assistant on-air sports editor
September 29, 2016
Filed under Columns, Football, Men's Sports, Sports

I have someone for you all to meet. Together, we used to anchor our high school’s daily television news broadcast, watch every Blackhawks’ hockey game and duke it out in the “shinee” (mini-hockey) arena. Now, we talk about sports on the radio. So, without further ado, let me introduce you ... Read more »

Illinois opens conference play against Nebraska

Illinois opens conference play against Nebraska

Joey Figueroa, Staff writer
September 29, 2016
Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Much has changed within the Illinois football program since last year. One of the few instances of continuity involves its Week Five opponent — No. 15 Nebraska. Nearly a year removed from the Illini’s 14-13 comeback win over the Cornhuskers — a win known for an outstanding Wes Lunt to Geronim... Read more »

Illinois volleyball loss to Nebraska a mix of positives, negatives

Illinois volleyball loss to Nebraska a mix of positives, negatives

Jacob Diaz, Staff writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

  During the first few matches of the season at Huff Hall, it was rare for Illinois volleyball head coach Kevin Hambly to leave his seat. As the season has gone on, Hambly has spent much more time standing up, and giving his team advice, as his opponents became tougher and tougher, and t... Read more »

Illini of the Week Sept. 28: Jordyn Poulter

Illini of the Week Sept. 28: Jordyn Poulter

September 28, 2016
Filed under Illini of the Week, Sports, Uncategorized, Volleyball, Women's Sports

When the Illini offense is flowing, it's flowing through Jordyn Poulter. The sophomore setter's role on the team is obvious to people watching the games. “I think the setter on any team is a leader,” Poulter said. “We're running the offense; the offense is our responsibility.” Poulter... Read more »

Illinois volleyball set to face No 1. Nebraska

Illinois volleyball set to face No 1. Nebraska

James Boyd, Staff writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Nebraska is the No. 1 volleyball team in the country, and Wednesday night the team will carry its undefeated record into Huff Hall. Illinois’ matchup against the defending national champion will be the Illini’s biggest test in what has already been an up and down season. After winning the Illini... Read more »

The Illinois football offense faces off against a familiar defense this weekend

The Illinois football offense faces off against a familiar defense this weekend

Cole Henke, staff writer
September 28, 2016
Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Top Stories

In the first 59 minutes and nine seconds of last season’s game against Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois, the Illinois offense was not able to do much against Nebraska’s defense. The Illini had totaled 310 yards but only scored seven points. But in the last 51 seconds of the... Read more »

Confidence at ‘new level’ for Nebraska CornHuskers this year

Confidence at ‘new level’ for Nebraska CornHuskers this year

September 27, 2016
Filed under Illini Drive

https://youtu.be/4zYRPcia4SE The Illini Drive team relives last year's Illini win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers and explains why Saturday's game may be different.  90.3 KRNU's co-host Jack Housenga calls in to tell the crew about the "rowdy (Nebraska) crowd" that will come to Champaign. Gail... Read more »

Illinois volleyball wins without Stadick

Illinois volleyball wins without Stadick

James Boyd, Staff Writer
September 27, 2016
Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

The Illinois volleyball team moved to 9-4 on the season after defeating Rutgers at home, but the win came without senior Katie Stadick. The Illini’s middle blocker was dressed in full uniform and cheered her teammates on throughout the match against the Scarlet Knights, but it was clear after the... Read more »