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Illinois to host Florida State in Big Ten/Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball Challenge
August 3, 2021

Illinois will host Florida State in the 2021 Big Ten/Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball...

Former Illini baseball player Nathan Lavender walks off the field after pitching three outs on April 18 against Purdue. Nathan Lavender will now be playing in the MLB with the New York Mets.
Former Illini Nate Lavender adjusts to life as a pro
July 31, 2021

In early July, the 2021 MLB Draft took place, as all 30 major league clubs looked to draft some...

Ayo Dosunmu looks for teammates during the game against Wisconsin at State Farm Center on Feb. 6. After being selected by the Chicago Bulls, Dosunmu will join a team with depth at the guard position.
Dosunmu stays home: Assessing Ayo's fit with the Chicago Bulls
July 29, 2021

It was an emotional roller coaster of a night for Ayo Dosunmu. Believed to have a chance to go in...

Letter to the Editor | Print majors on LAS diplomas
Letter to the Editor | Print majors on LAS diplomas
July 31, 2021

Congratulations to more than 14,500 students who graduated from the Liberal Arts and Sciences College. A...

A group of teens walk outside of a GameStop in the early 2000s. Columnist Jane Knight proposes to bring cringe back to combat unrealistic beauty standards.
Opinion | Cringe cures modern tween anguishes
July 29, 2021

Whip out the One Direction CD and hop in my mom’s car losers, we’re going to Hot Topic. Everyone...

American commentator Van Jones speaks at the 2016 Politicon at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California. Columnist Samuel Rahman urges Jones to spend his money wisely.
Opinion | Dear Van Jones, spend your money on campaigns
July 27, 2021

Hello, Mr. Jones. How nice of you to read this column; I truly appreciate you spending your time...

UI System arts & humanities initiative supports 10 new projects
UI System arts & humanities initiative supports 10 new projects
August 2, 2021

The University of Illinois System has funded 10 new projects as part of the Presidential Initiative:...

Festival goers at Lollapalooza walk between the T-Mobile and Lake Shore stages in Grant Park on Thursday. The Chicago festival took place during a surge in Covid-19 cases.
Lollapalooza returns in midst of pandemic
August 2, 2021

For festival-goers and artists alike, Lollapalooza was the first show for some since the pandemic...

A student at the University poses in Illini gear after the Big Ten Championship. Masks will be required on campus until further notice since the University follows CDC protocol.
CDC issues new masking guidance, UI requires face coverings on campus for all individuals
July 30, 2021

Following new guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University is requiring...

A golf cart drives past a Lollapalooza sign outside an entrance near East Ida B. Wells Drive and South Michigan Avenue on Tuesday in Chicago. The four-day festival starts Thursday after a year long hiatus.
Lollapalooza returns after one-year hiatus
July 28, 2021

The Lollapalooza music festival will take place Thursday to Sunday in Grant Park, Chicago, after...

Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering students Rick Eason and Logan Power pose for a photo in front of their CubeSat satellite. The satellite will be loaded onto NASA
Student-designed NASA satellite to enter space in August
July 27, 2021

The University has delivered a CubeSat satellite to NASA’s launch service provider in Houston...

Former Illini basketball player Giorgi Bezhanishvili tries to block a shot being made by Nebraska on Feb. 25. Giorgi Bezhanishvili was invited to play for the NBA Denver Nuggets this upcoming season.
Giorgi Bezhanishvili invited to play in the NBA Summer League with the Denver Nuggets
July 30, 2021

After last night’s NBA Draft, a flurry of Summer League invites were sent out by teams to undrafted...

House of 'Paign falls to 15-seeded Jackson TN Underdawgs in historic upset
July 24, 2021

The eighth annual The Basketball Tournament has started this year, along with it is the chance to...

Bret Bielema talks to reporters during Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday. Bielema says he has changed a lot since coaching Wisconsin 15 years ago.
Bielema aims to avoid replicating Badger blueprint in Champaign
July 24, 2021

In college football, a new head coach trying to succeed the trailblazing legend ends in a buyout...

Vederian Lowe attends the NIL bill signing at State Farm Center on June 29. Lowe, along with all Illinois representatives at Big Ten Media Days, expressed their excitement for NIL legislation, which went into effect in Illinois on July 1.
Illinois reflects on name, image, likeness changes at Big Ten Media Days
July 23, 2021

On July 1, bills went into effect in many states across the nation regarding NCAA student-athletes’...

Vederian Lowe, Owen Carney, Doug Kramer and Bret Bielema pose for a photo at Big Ten Media  Days in Indianapolis. The idea of family has become a recruiting tactic for Bielema and his staff, with all three players choosing to return after hearing their pitch.
Building a family: How one word inspired, reinvigorated a struggling Illinois football program
July 23, 2021

Illinois. Penn State. A cold, wet game in State College with no fans. A Big Ten divisional crossover...

Tips from Illini: Jade
Tips from Illini: Jade
May 12, 2021

 Illini Jade Oribello makes sure to get her workout in during the pandemic....

Illinois Baseball Pod
Illinois Baseball Pod
May 5, 2021

 The Illinois baseball team participated in a "pod" event playing against Michigan...

Stand Out Illini: Gianne Garcia
Stand Out Illini: Gianne Garcia
April 28, 2021

 Junior Gianne Garcia started a small business selling tote bags during quarantine....

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