The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Illini start season with exhibition match against St. Francis, welcome fans back to State Farm Center

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer October 23, 2021

It’s been 594 days since the Illini played a game in State Farm Center with fans in attendance. Many students on campus have never had the opportunity to watch Brad Underwood’s squad play in person,...

Middle blocker Kylie Swanson readies herself during the game against Wisconsin  Oct. 3. The team will take on Michigan at Huff Hall this Saturday for the first time in two years.

Illinois volleyball welcomes Michigan to Huff Hall for first time in nearly two years

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor October 23, 2021

Illinois returns to Huff Hall on Saturday to take on Michigan, a team the Illini haven’t played in nearly two years.  “Sometimes I think it’s an advantage to go in without really any expectations;...

Running back Chase Brown sprints with the ball during the game against Wisconsin Oct. 9. Illinois football travels to Penn State this Saturday in hopes of a monumental victory.

Illinois football travels to Penn State, looks to pull off monumental upset away from Champaign

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

This Saturday, Illinois football will travel to University Park, Pennsylvania, to take on No. 7 Penn State at 11 a.m. in the Nittany Lions' Homecoming Game.  Penn State is 5-1 on the season, with its...

Illini diver Regina Meirmanova balances at the edge of a diving board during the Orange and Blue meet a the ARC Oct. 9. The Illinois swim & dive team will travel north to Evanston on Saturday in hopes of continuing their early-season momentum.

Illinois swim & dive travels north to Evanston, aims to continue early-season momentum

By Jonathan Alday, Contributing Writer October 22, 2021

After a strong season opener with a win over Indiana State, the Illini will look to use their momentum against the University of Illinois at Chicago Flames and the Northwestern University Wildcats in a...

Illinois cross country senior Emma Milburn runs alongside Annalyssa Crain, Rebecca Craddock, Kora Malecek, and Allison McGrath at the Red Bird Invite at ISU Sept. 17. The Illinois cross country team will hold their first invite since 2019 at the University Arboretum on Friday.

Illinois cross country to hold Illini Open for first time since 2019

By Renato Arteaga, Staff Writer October 22, 2021

 The Illini’s only home meet of the season will take place at the University Arboretum on Friday. The Illini Open marks the Illini’s first home meet in over two years.  At the team’s previous...

Josie Frazier serves the ball during the tennis match against Wisconsin Feb. 26. The womens team will compete at the ITA Midwest Super Regional hosted by Ohio State later this week.

Illinois women’s tennis travels to Columbus to compete in ITA Midwest Super Regional

By James Kim, Contributing Writer October 22, 2021

The Illinois women’s tennis team will compete at the ITA Midwest Super Regional hosted by Ohio State later this week. Illinois will see four singles competitors and three doubles teams participate in...

The still from Wes Andersons The French Dispatch is shown above. The film, starring Bill Murray, Frances McDormand and Timothée Chalamet, was one of many shown at the Chicago Film Festival last week. The film premieres in the U.S. Friday.

‘The French Dispatch,’ ‘Halloween Kills’ open Chicago Film Festival

By Olivia Rosenberg and Julia Youman October 21, 2021

The 57th Chicago International Film Festival kicked off last week with Wes Anderson's “The French Dispatch” and David Gordon Green's “Halloween Kills.” The films were among many shown at the festival,...

Mythbusters star Karli Byron speaks at the Illini Union on Tuesday night. Byron discussed the future of education with students at the University.

MythBusters’ Kari Byron discusses future of education

By Faith Angel Allendorf, Contributing Writer October 21, 2021

On Tuesday night, students and community members gathered at the Illini Union to hear a voice many could recall from elementary science classrooms: Kari Byron. Byron was one of the busters on Discovery...

Andre Curbelo dribbles toward the basket during the game against Nebraska Feb. 25. There are three crucial  questions that the Illinois basketball team has yet to answer as they go into their first preseason game on Saturday.

Three big questions remain as Illinois men’s basketball opens preseason play on Saturday

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

The Illini basketball team open their 2021-2022 season this Saturday in an exhibition against the St. Francis Fighting Saints. Following an offseason ripe with change, there are several questions yet to...

Illinois soccer head coach Janet Rayfield speaks to her team during the game against Maryland Oct. 3. The team looks past their recent losses in hopes of performing better during their last two games of the season.

Illinois soccer looks past recent losses, prepares for last two games of season

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor October 21, 2021

It’s been a rough season for Illinois soccer in the Big Ten. The team currently stands 1-6-1 in conference and has come just short in several matches. With two games left in the regular season, the Illini...

Health experts urge public to get flu shots

Health experts urge public to get flu shots

By Weiyu Ding, Contributing Writer October 21, 2021

As the U.S. is approaching flu season, health experts are recommending that the public get flu shots to avoid overwhelming hospitals in the midst of COVID-19.   The spread process of influenza and...

Illinois men’s tennis travels to East Lansing, aims to bounce back after disappointing invite performances

Illinois men’s tennis travels to East Lansing, aims to bounce back after disappointing invite performances

By Drew Friberg, Contributing Writer October 21, 2021

After a hectic weekend of matches for the Illini, the team will now turn its head toward East Lansing, Michigan, where they will be competing in the ITA Midwest Regionals tournament. The tournament...

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