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

Former Illini Michelle Bartsch-Hackley dives to save the ball July 27 during the Tokyo Olympics. All eight former Illini at the Olympics have been working hard.

Illini at the Olympics: Poulter, Bartsch-Hackley advance to quarterfinals with Team USA volleyball

By Claire O'Brien, Sports Digital Content Editor

Last Friday, the Tokyo Olympics kicked off. Eight former...

David Kendziera rides in a car during a fourth of July celebration in Mount Prospect. David Kendziera will be competing in the 400-meter hurdles for Team USA in the Tokyo Olympics.

Former Illinois track star David Kendziera fulfills childhood dream, prepares to make Olympic debut

By Claire O'Brien, Sports Digital Content Editor

After watching the 2008 Beijing Olympic opening ceremony...

These five rings represent the five main regions that have been brought together by the Olympic Movement. The Olympics start July 23 and will run through to August 8.

Eight Illinois alumni to attend Tokyo Olympic Games

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

After being postponed for one year due to the ongoing...

Sophomore Olivia Howell runs in the womens 1500 meter at the NCAA West Prelims in late May at College Station, Texas. Three Illini received All-America honors including Howell, at the NCAA Outdoor Championships this past weekend in Eugene, Oregon.

Three Illini earn All-America honors at NCAA Outdoor Championships

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer

The Fighting Illini, along with the entire NCAA, had...

Sophomore Olivia Howell runs in the distance piece of track and field during the May 16 Big Ten Track Outdoor Championships. Three players will be competing for Illinois in different events during the NCAA Outdoor Championships.

Plater, Howell, Wells to represent Illinois in NCAA Outdoor Championships

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer

The NCAA Outdoor Championships start its four-day competition...

Sophomore Olivia Howell runs in the womens 1500 meter at the NCAA West Prelims in late May at College Station, Texas. Three Illini received All-America honors including Howell, at the NCAA Outdoor Championships this past weekend in Eugene, Oregon.

Howell, Wells, Plater earn spots in NCAA Outdoor Championships

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer

The weather had plans for something other than the...

Senior Zeke Clark swings at the tennis ball during a match against Norte Dame May 8. Senior Clark and Sophmore Montsi made their first time appearance at the NCAA Singles Tournament.

Illinois finishes singles NCAA campaign; Kovacevic, Clark close out final matches of career

By Enji Erdenekhuyag, Staff Writer

Illinois men’s tennis had its standout season studded...

Graduate student Jonathan Wells makes a backwards leap over the high jump on Saturday at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships. The Illinois track and field team hopes to keep their pace amongst other schools in preparation for the NCAA West Prelims.

Illinois looks to solidify place among top teams at NCAA West Prelims

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer

It is now late May, and the NCAA West Prelims is about...

Robert Williams, Jason Thormo, Aman Thornton, and Kashief King stand on a podium with their 4x400 mens relay awards on Sunday at Demirjian Park. The Illinois mens and womens track and field teams set many personal records at the Big Ten Outdoor Championships.

Illini set personal records at Big Ten Outdoor Championships

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer

After this past weekend’s Big Ten Championships at...

Junior Connor Artman leaps into the air during the long jump event at the Fighting Illini Big Ten Relays April 23. The Illinois track and field team will host the Big Ten Outdoor Championships this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Demirjian Park.

Illinois returns to Champaign for Big Ten Outdoor Championships

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer

The Big Ten Outdoor Championships will take place Friday,...

Redshirt sophomore Billy Matzek throws shot put at the Fighting Illini Big Ten Relays on April 23. The Illinois track & field team wraps up their regular-season with multiple accolades.

Illinois wraps up regular-season schedule with several individual accolades

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer

With the weekend coming to an end, Illinois has won...

Graduate student Jonathan Wells competes in the 100m hurdles at the Fighting Illini Big Ten Relays on April 23. The Illinois track and field team will head to Minnesota and Indiana for their final regular-season meets.

Illinois heads to Minnesota, Indiana for final regular-season meets

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer

The more you practice and train, the better you become....

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