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Don’t count Illinois football out of a bowl game

Don’t count Illinois football out of a bowl game

By Tatiania Perry, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

In the last few weeks, I’ve received feedback on some of my columns about the state of Illinois football over the past few years. Some will say this is the worst half-century of Illini football they’ve seen, but it looks like things are coming around. Others will say no matter what Illinois does n...

Illinois Basketball has room for improvement ahead of Tuesday’s regular-season opener

Illinois Basketball has room for improvement ahead of Tuesday’s regular-season opener

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

After a slow start to last Friday’s exhibition game against Lewis, Illinois showed flashes of how the rest of the season could look in a 33-point blowout win. The Illini officially begin their season on Tuesday when they host the Nicholls State Colonels. A member of the Southland Conference, Nichol...

Why we love Illinois

Why we love Illinois

By Tatiania Perry, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

We don’t care that Illinois isn’t doing well right now. We say we don't care, but if we actually didn't, we would stop watching the games. We care about the amazing place that is Illinois, and we care about the family that comes with being an Illini fan. We didn’t go to the homecoming game wi...

Illini must become cohesive unit to succeed

Illini must become cohesive unit to succeed

By Tatiania Perry, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

I am not going to say this was unexpected; we knew the outcome of this game before it even started. Everyone predicted it; Michigan is a good team. Brandon Peters was our best bet against a team like Michigan, and he was out for the game on concussion protocol. Matt Robinson and Isaiah Williams...

Illinois continues to preach greatness, still isn’t doing enough

Illinois continues to preach greatness, still isn’t doing enough

By Tatiania Perry, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Each week it’s the same old story: Illinois starts off the game strong, something spectacular happens, then they eventually start to choke, and in the end, they lose. I am sick and tired of watching it happen, and I am sure everyone is sick and tired of reading the same thing. The only thing that ever c...

Defensive failures continue to plague Illini entering week six

Defensive failures continue to plague Illini entering week six

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

September 30, 2019

“Defense wins championships” is how the old saying goes. But when the defense comes up short, there often is a need for revision. Illinois Football head coach Lovie Smith said since the end of training camp, improving the defense was a top priority. “A lot of us, including me, need to do a better job,” Smi...

Illini make progress, still choke from pressure against Cornhuskers

By Tatiania Perry, Columnist

September 23, 2019

Before ESPN could even send out their game-start alert, Reggie Corbin was in the endzone after a 66-yard run. In those 48 seconds, the student section was as full as I’ve seen it in my four years. In 48 seconds, all the doubt fans had on twitter vanished, and for once fans wondered if the Illini had been...

Illini fans acknowledge unrealistic expectations after devastating loss

Illini fans acknowledge unrealistic expectations after devastating loss

By Tatiania Perry, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, according to Einstein. Example: Saying the Illini will begin their season 3-0 for the fourth straight year only to be disappointed. Disappointment: Sadness or displeasure caused by the nonfulfillment of one’s hopes o...

Football is a negotiation

By Tatiania Perry, Staff Writer

September 9, 2019

Have you ever bought a car or negotiated anything? At first, you see the original price and you aren’t happy at all. You then send back a lower price, and the company pretends to be upset but ends up lower the price. There is a pull and tug until eventually, both you and the car dealership are a little...

Play for injured players

Play for injured players

By Tatiania Perry, Staff Writer

September 5, 2019

Illinois *insert name here* was carted off the field due to *insert injury here.* Dear Bobby Roundtree … “Illinois defensive end Bobby Roundtree remains hospitalized in Florida after surgery for a severe spinal injury suffered in a May 18 swimming accident,” according to the Chicago Tribune. D...

Augusta National: The LPGA’s Final Frontier

Augusta National: The LPGA’s Final Frontier

By Rachel Spencer, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2019

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

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...

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