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Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

Plans for Main Library demolition discussed during public meeting

By The Daily Illini staff report

December 11, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus Life, News, Showcase, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories

An overview of the plans to demolish part of the Main Library and replace it with services students can utilize for books, collaborations and other purposes was addressed at the public meeting held by the Senate Committee on the Library on Thursday. Meetings are usually open to the public, but faculty a...

Win secures Final Four spot

Win secures Final Four spot

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

December 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Beth Prince, Jordyn Poulter and Blayke Hranicka sat on the bench laughing as the clock on the Huff Hall scoreboard ticked under the 30-minute pregame mark. Two hours and 14 minutes later, the three would meet again but piled in a group hug and accompanied by their teammates, celebrating the Illinois...

Illinois headed to Elite 8 after sweep of Marquette

Illinois headed to Elite 8 after sweep of Marquette

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Despite an unusual 11 a.m. start time, the Illinois women’s volleyball team continued its postseason run with a sweep over Marquette. The Illini got a strong performance in all aspects of the game to clinch a spot in the program's seventh-ever Elite Eight that will take place at Huff Hall on Saturday. For...

Women’s basketball gets overtime win, moves to 5-2 on the season

Women’s basketball gets overtime win, moves to 5-2 on the season

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Women's Sports

After a two-game losing streak on the road, the Illinois women’s basketball team got back in the win column at home this weekend beating Eastern Michigan 72-66 in overtime. Senior Alex Wittinger and junior Ali Andrews led Illinois to its six-point victory, both scoring in the double-digit range....

Illinois tops Louisville, heads to Sweet 16

Illinois tops Louisville, heads to Sweet 16

By Brain Binz, Staff writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Volleyball

After breezing through Eastern Michigan during the first round of the NCAA tournament at Huff Hall, the No. 1-seed Illinois volleyball team faced a more challenging test in round two. Fresh off a three-game sweep of Dayton, the Louisville Cardinals found themselves in a position very similar to one ...

Illini compete in Las Vegas

Illini compete in Las Vegas

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports Top Stories, Wrestling

The Illini wrestling team traveled to Las Vegas over the weekend to compete in the Cliff Keen Invitational. The last time Illinois competed, the team had a strong showing, with nine wrestlers placing at the Lindenwood Open. Illinois sent eight wrestlers to the tournament with a wrestler in every weight c...

Team set for NCAA tournament after win

Team set for NCAA tournament after win

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Illinois athletics hasn’t had a lot to cheer about in recent years. With a football program that’s gone 9-27 over the last three years and a men’s basketball team that’s setting school records for postseason futility, the “revenue sports” supposed to be the face of a university’s athleti...

Illinois back in win column after return from Maui Invitational

Illinois back in win column after return from Maui Invitational

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Illinois is a very tired basketball team, according to head coach Brad Underwood. In a journey back home from the Maui Invitational where the Illini dropped all three games to a lineup of Gonzaga, Iowa State and Xavier, the Illini got back in the win column with an 86-67 victory over Mississippi Vall...

Lovie Smith’s contract extended

Lovie Smith’s contract extended

By The Daily Illini Sports Desk

November 25, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman announced Sunday head football coach Lovie Smith's contract has been extended a further two years, through the 2023 season. “We recognize that our work is far from finished, with improvement needed in every phase of our program's development, but our plan...

Iowa spoils senior night, takes down Illinois in historic 63-0 loss

Iowa spoils senior night, takes down Illinois in historic 63-0 loss

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

During the week, Illinois football head coach Lovie Smith called the game against Iowa his team’s playoffs. The Illini followed up the challenge with a 63-0 loss, tying the program’s record margin of defeat, which came in a 63-0 loss at the University of Chicago in 1906. “We didn't play wel...

Rushing proves to be team’s most consistent success

Rushing proves to be team’s most consistent success

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Nobody has run the football like the Illini have so far in November. Through the first half of the month, Illinois led the country with 813 rushing yards, 9.68 yards per carry and 10 rushing touchdowns. Those stats are reflective of the offensive improvements, particularly on the ground, under Rod Smith f...

McGrath steps up in fall season

McGrath steps up in fall season

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

November 15, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Sports, Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Sophomore Allison McGrath led the Illini in Friday’s NCAA Midwest Regional meet. Despite her underclassman status, McGrath has improved over the last 12 months and stepped into a leadership role on the team this season. McGrath improved her time compared with last year at the 2017 NCAA regionals fro...

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