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

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...

Kicker Will McManus commits to Illini Football as a tight end in line to replace kicker James McCourt once he leaves.

Kicker Will McManus commits to Illinois football

By Will Payne, Assistant Sports Editor October 20, 2021

James McCourt has been one of the few bright sides of Illinois’ disappointing season so far, but the fifth-year senior now has one of his potential replacements. Will McManus, a highly touted recruit...

Illinois volleyball fans hold up copies of the Daily Illini during the game against Penn State on Nov. 15, 2019. After a long absence due to COVID-19, many fans have returned to watch Illinois home volleyball games.

Return of fans restores electric atmosphere inside Huff Hall for Illinois volleyball

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor October 20, 2021

Feb. 20, 2021. Illinois welcomed undefeated Ohio State to Huff Hall for its second match of the weekend. One of the top teams in the conferences, the Buckeyes had beaten the Illini, 3-1, the night before. After...

The Illinois volleyball team celebrates a point during the game against Purdue Oct. 6. The team hopes to replicate their early season successes during their rematch against Northwestern on Wednesday.

Illinois volleyball aims to replicate early-season success in rematch with Northwestern

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor October 20, 2021

Coming off its first 3-0 loss in conference play, Illinois returns to action in Evanston on Wednesday to take on Northwestern. The two teams have faced off once already this season, with the Illini...

Running back Chase Brown gets tackled during the game against Wisconsin Oct. 9. Illini football receives an assessment on how theyve been performing at the past seven games.

Midterm grades: An assessment of how Illinois football has performed after seven games

By Josh Pietsch, Sports On-Air Editor October 19, 2021

We’re seven games in, and the start of the season was a bit of a roller coaster. The Illini opened the college football season by hosting Nebraska, a game in which they were not picked to win. But head...

Redshirt junior Nic Meister serves the ball during the Fighting Illini Invite Sunday. The team saw mixed results over the weekend.

Illinois men’s tennis hosts Fighting Illini Invite, sees mixed results over three-day event

By Drew Friberg, Contributing Writer October 18, 2021

Illinois men’s tennis continued its regular-season preparations at the Fighting Illini Invite this weekend with matches against Arizona State, Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State.  The weekend proved...

Redshirt Junior Ashley Cathro defends the all during the game against Wisconsin Oct. 8. The Illini fell to Iowa 3-2 on Sunday afternoon.

Illinois soccer falls short of comeback, loses 3-2 at Iowa

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor October 17, 2021

In April, Meike Ingles delivered the last dagger, scoring the golden goal knocking Illinois out of the Big Ten tournament. On Sunday afternoon, Ingles scored a hat trick and game-winning goal to get Iowa...

Quarterback Artur Sitkowski handles the ball during the game against Wisconsin Oct. 9.  The Illini football runnings backs remain elite while quarterbacks have a tough time.

Illinois football bye week takeaways: Running backs remain elite, quarterback situation remains messy

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer October 17, 2021

It’s been a slog, but we’re finally here. The Bret Bielema era hasn’t exactly gotten off to a blistering start, with the Illini sitting at a 2-5 record at roughly the season’s midpoint. Now, Illinois...

Forward Makena Silber handles the ball during the game against Wisconsin Oct. 8. The Illini look to perform well in their game against Iowa on Sunday.

Illinois soccer looks to return to form against Iowa

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor October 17, 2021

After a nightmare game against Minnesota, Illinois is looking to regroup on Sunday against Iowa.  Last time these two teams met was in the first round of the Big Ten tournament back in April.  On...

Senior Emily Bolger does the breaststroke at the Orange and Blue meet Oct. 9. Illini swim and dive started off their season strong against Indiana State on Friday.

Illinois swim and dive starts strong in season opener against Indiana State

By Jonathan Alday, Contributing Writer October 16, 2021

The Illinois swimming and diving team kicked off its 2021-2022 season on the road against the Indiana State Sycamores in Terre Haute, Indiana, a location familiar to many seniors on the team. “It’s...

Senior Emma Milburn was the team’s first finisher during the women’s Garnet 6k where she placed 18th with a time of 20:14.3. The Illinois cross country teams finished Pre-Nationals and now look ahead for the Illini Open meet.

Illinois cross country teams finish Pre-Nationals, look ahead for Illini Open meet

By Renato Arteaga, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

With playoff meets, like the Big Ten Championships and the NCAA Regional playoff meet, around the corner, the competition is starting to heat up. The Illini’s cross country teams traveled to Tallahassee,...

Senior Crystal Wang swings her club during the Illini Invitational at the Medinah Country Club. The Illini finished sixth.

Illini women finish sixth at Medinah Country Club

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer October 15, 2021

The Illinois women’s golf team concluded their own invitational with a tie at sixth place this week, making it the first time this year where they did not place in the top five.  The Illini invitational...

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