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

Brian Bell looks to pass the ball to a teammate on Sept. 1 at the Tokyo Paralympics. Team USA played against Turkey on Sept. 1.

Illini Paralympians update: Martin wins two silvers; Scaroni, Romanchuk secure gold medals

By Claire O'Brien, Sports Digital Content Editor

The Paralympics kicked off last week in Tokyo, with...

USA Paralympic athlete Tatyana McFadden poses for a photo in front of the track she will be competing on in the coming days. McFadden is an Illinois alumni and is set to make a big impact in wheelchair racing as she has accumulated 17 medals over the course of three olympic games.

Illini at the Paralympics: McFadden competes in sixth Games, McGrory represents USA for fourth time

By Claire O'Brien, Sports Digital Content Editor

Illini in the Paralympics The 2020 Paralympics are...

Ruby Elbert shoots a basket Friday. The Illini won all three games Friday.

Illinois wheelchair basketball hosts first home tournament of season

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

The Illinois wheelchair basketball team played its...

Coach Stephanie Wheeler watches as the womens team plays against Canadian National Academy in the ARC on Friday, Jan. 27th.

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team not satisfied with season’s end

By Ryan Wilson, Staff writer

For Kaitlyn Eaton of the Illinois women’s wheelchair...

The Illinis Womens Wheelchair basketball team chant during half-time against the Canadian National Academy in the ARC on Friday, Jan. 27th.

Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball trying new things in practice

By Ryan Wilon, Staff writer

The Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team began...

Illinis Erica Wilson takes the ball around to the basket against the Canadian National Academy in the ARC on Friday, Jan. 27th.

Wheeler wants progress from Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team

By Ryan Wilson , Staff writer

The Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team is...

Illinis Erica Wilson (23) takes a freethrow shot against the Canadian National Academy in the ARC on Friday, Jan. 27th.

Weaknesses show for Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team at home

By Ryan Wilson , Staff writer

The Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team started...

Illinois Megan Blunk shoots the ball during the game against Alabama at the Activities and Recreation Center on Feb. 12, 2016. The Illini won 56-47.

New-look Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team finds confidence

By Ryan Wilson , Staff writer

The Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team earned...

Illinois head coach Stephanie Wheeler shouts instructions to her team during the game against Alabama at the Activities and Recreation Center on February 12. The Illini won 56-47.

Paralympian McClammer returns to women’s wheelchair basketball team

By Ryan Wilson , Staff writer

Chelsea McClammer won three medals at the Rio 2016...

Illinois head coach Stephanie Wheeler shouts instructions to her team during the game against Alabama at the Activities and Recreation Center on Feb. 12. Wheelers team just won gold at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Illinois wheelchair basketball teams look out for rubber in Whitewater

By Ryan Wilson, Staff writer

The hoop can be a problematic thing in basketball....

Grad student and captain Shelby Gruss looks to pass over threw the hands of the Mary Free Bed Rollin Drive defenders. Rollin Drive went on to defeat the Illinois womens wheelchair basketball team in the first round of the 2nd City Showdowns tournament in Chicago from Nov. 12-13.

Undersized Illinois women’s wheelchair basketball team looks up to taller freshman

By Ryan Wilson, Staff writer

The “weekend of discovery” for the Illinois women’s...

Women's wheelchair participant Tatyana McFadden (251) leads the women participants at the start of the race down down Columbus Drive in Chicago, Ill during the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016.

Sporting goals beyond sports

By Ryan Wilson , Staff writer

When Adam Bleakney first walked into an Iowa driver’s...

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