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Augusta National: The LPGA’s Final Frontier

Augusta National: The LPGA’s Final Frontier

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

Don’t ask Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley about hosting a Ladies Professional Golf Association event at the home of The Masters. The topic of hosting a “Women’s Masters” has often been a touchy subject in the world of professional golf; after all, the LPGA has their own U.S. Open, Open C...

Terror survivors deserve continued care

Terror survivors deserve continued care

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

March 29, 2019


Filed under Columns, Opinions

School shootings have become a frequent topic of conversation in the last few years. The discourse is divisive and political at times, and at other times unifying and uplifting. But the effect of these tragedies on surrounding communities is sometimes an afterthought. The trauma inflicted on those c...

Final curtain: It’s been a good run

Final curtain: It’s been a good run

By Eli Schuster, Sports editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports

*Walks to center stage* I am not the smartest person in the room. How could I be? Looking back at the last year of being sports editor at The Daily Illini, I now realize how much I did not know. As I sat down at the helm of a three-table mega-desk in a newly converted basement with dingy tile floor...

UI mascot change far from possible

UI mascot change far from possible

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Columns, Sports, Sports Top Stories

Disclaimer: I am about to utter a word that will make even the weakest Illini fan cringe. Mascot. With all of your might, please refrain from hitting the comment section immediately. To be quite frank, I do not care about your opinion on the matter. Likewise, I’m assuming you do not care about mi...

Nature of game, players have changed over time

Nature of game, players have changed over time

By Miles Powers-Huang, Assistant Sports Editor

February 21, 2019


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

Jan. 17, 2000: It was on this day Illinois freshman guard Ayo Dosunmu was born, just over 19 years ago. One day prior, “The Simpsons,” released an episode titled “Faith Off” in which Homer Simpson injures the star kicker on the Springfield University football team. However, don’t count on ...

‘Twas the start of championship weekend

‘Twas the start of championship weekend

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

‘Twas the Final Four day, when all through Illinois Not a sports fan was talking, not even a college boy; The steel beams were hung by the new football facility with care In hopes more recruits would soon be there; Lovie was kicking it back in his chair, Reliving a two-year extension some called ...

Point guard play is hallmark of Illini basketball

Point guard play is hallmark of Illini basketball

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

December 13, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports

For a long time, Illinois basketball was defined by greatness. It consistently competed in the Big Ten and made the postseason, putting together a team that threatened for a deep run. Recently, the program has run into something of a dry spell, and what a let down it’s been. For the first time in school history...

College basketball has recent swing of bad beats

College basketball has recent swing of bad beats

November 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Sunday’s contest on the hardwood between Mississippi Valley State and Illinois was hardly competitive, but it did feature a significant event in its waning moments. Leading up to it, the Illini were in control. The team began to pull away with seven minutes left in the first half and did not look ...

Big Ten teams as NFL QB’s

Big Ten teams as NFL QB’s

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Soon enough, our noses will be tickled with the sweet smell of pigskin in the morning. Saturdays and Sundays will be loaded with greasy snacks, minimal movement and plenty of mixed emotions. With all of this at the center of my mind, I decided to write a column full of wild accusations to connect bot...

The importance of storytelling: Sports coverage goes beyond field

The importance of storytelling: Sports coverage goes beyond field

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

“What makes sports so great?” *raises hand* Well, I’m glad you asked. I’ll stand by Grantland Rice’s old saying: “It’s not whether you win or lose; it’s how you play the game.” For me, that phrase goes a long way. It most certainly isn’t about winning or losing, but often the person playin...

I want a walk-up song

I want a walk-up song

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under Columns

I want it now! Pardon my channeling of my inner Veruca Salt, but baseball season has got me feeling some kind of way. It’s always fun to be sitting in the bleachers and hear the same 20 seconds of a song you vaguely know when a baseball player takes the plate. I have always been fascinated with the wal...

Illini losing culture: an epidemic of white noise

Illini losing culture: an epidemic of white noise

By Eli Schuster, Sports editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

The temperature reads 35 degrees as the blades on my desk fan whip around. I can’t sleep without a white noise. On cold nights, I’ll wear a sweatshirt. I don’t mean to get too personal. My night-time routine probably isn't very fascinating to you,  but that's probably for the best. I need the wh...

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