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

Graduate student Megan Cooney (left) celebrates with fellow athletes on Nov. 21 for senior night before the game against Maryland. Illinois volleyball enters NCAA tournament ready to make noise away from home.

Illinois volleyball enters NCAA tournament ready to make noise away from home

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

On Sunday night, Illinois players, coaches, staff and...

Megan Cooney celebrates with her teammates during Illinois match against Purdue on Oct. 6 at Huff Hall. The Illini will face West Virginia in the first round of the NCAA tournament this weekend.

Illinois volleyball earns berth in NCAA tournament, will take on West Virginia in first round

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

For the first time since 2019, Illinois volleyball...

Guard DeMyla Brown dribbles down the court during the SIUE game on Nov. 18. Even with Browns strong performance, the Illini have a tough fall this past weekend in Florida.

Lack of consistent contributors leads to disappointing weekend for Illini women’s basketball

By Will Payne, Assistant Sports Editor

Coming into the Daytona Beach Invitational this weekend,...

Junior guard Jada Peebles dribbles during the game against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville at State Farm Center on Nov. 18. The Illini fell to Middle Tennessee State today and leave Florida without a win.

Illinois women’s basketball falls to Middle Tennessee by double digits, leaves Florida winless

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor

Despite a late surge from Illinois, it wasn’t enough...

Junior guard De’Myla Brown looks for an open teammate to pass the ball to during the game against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Nov. 18. The Illini lost their first away game of the season against Dayton at the Daytona Beach Invitational on Friday.

Illinois women’s basketball falls to Dayton in first game at Daytona Beach Invitational

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor

Illinois' first away game of the season ended in a...

Guard Adalia McKenzie performs a layup during the game against SIUE on  Nov. 18. The Illini will be up against the Flyers for the Daytona Invitational this Friday.

Illinois women’s basketball kicks off Daytona Beach Invitational versus Dayton

By Will Payne, Assistant Sports Editor

The Illinois women’s basketball team will play its...

The Illinois volleyball team huddles together during the match against Indiana on Nov. 12 at Huff Hall. The Illini will take on the Michigan Wolverines and the Michigan State Spartans this week to close out the regular season.

Illinois volleyball closes regular season with matches at Michigan, Michigan State

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor

With the NCAA set to announce the teams participating...

Guard Jada Peebles high fives teammates during lineup introductions for the SIUE game on Nov. 18. The Illini make a comeback winning against Riverside, 86-82.

Illinois women’s basketball bounces back, gets 86-82 win over UC Riverside

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor

Illinois bounced back against UC Riverside on Sunday...

Guard Jada Peebles runs around a Southern Illinois University Edwardsville defender on Nov. 18 at State Farm Center. Illinois welcomes UC Riverside to Champaign for their game this afternoon.

Illinois women’s basketball welcomes UC Riverside to Champaign to conclude their four-game home stand

By Will Payne, Assistant Sports Editor

After a disappointing loss in their last outing, Illinois...

Guard Aaliyah Nye dribbles past opponent during the game against SIUE on Nov. 18. After a disappointing loss against SIUE, the Illini hopes for a better outcome against CU Riverside on Sunday.

Aaliyah Nye’s 17 points are not enough as SIU Edwardsville stuns Illinois women’s basketball

By Will Payne, Assistant Sports Editor

After kicking off their year with a solid 2-0 start,...

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