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

Alfonso Plummer drives to the basket during Illinois mens basketballs 86-51 win over Rutgers at State Farm Center on Friday. Plummer has been elite for the Illini this season, establishing himself as a primary scorer.

Alfonso Plummer continues to provide spark, offensive efficiency in Illinois’ Big Ten opener

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer

When Alfonso Plummer transferred to Illinois, it wasn't...

Illinois guard Alfonso Plummer guards Caleb McConnell during the game against Rutgers on Saturday at State Farm Center. Plummer led the Illini with a game-high 24 points in the 86-51 win.

Notes, player grades: Illinois men’s basketball handles Rutgers, earns 35-point victory at home

By Josh Pietsch, Sports On-Air Editor

Despite being without point guard Andre Curbelo for...

Jacob Grandison guards Caleb McConnell during the game against Rutgers tonight. The Illini won against Rutgers in the Big Ten opener.

Illinois men’s basketball dominates in Big Ten opener against Rutgers

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor

Illinois men’s basketball Big Ten home opener against...

Punter Blake Hayes on the sidelines during the second half of the game against the Rutgers on Oct. 30. Hayes and other players from the team receive All-Big Ten Honors.

Five Illini earn All-Big Ten honors

By Will Payne, Assistant Sports Editor

Illinois wrapped up their regular season with an outstanding...

Wide receiver Danny Navarro III (96) takes the ball up the field during the game against Northwestern on Nov. 27. Columnist Carson Gourdie believes that the Illini need a change in structure for next season.

Column | Illinois can’t replicate 2021 blueprint for future success

By Carson Gourdie, Staff Writer

This was a productive season for Illinois’ football...

Illinois junior Kofi Cockburn shoots a floater during the teams 82-72 win over Notre Dame at State Farm Center on Monday.

Player grades: Shorthanded Illinois shows promise in 10-point victory over Notre Dame

By Josh Pietsch, Sports On-Air Editor

In the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and without point guard...

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood walks down the court during the teams game against St. Francis (Ill.) on Oct. 23. The Illini will be missing several key players against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Monday night.

Undermanned Illinois set to battle Notre Dame in Big Ten/ACC challenge

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer

No. 14 Illinois will host Notre Dame in the 23rd annual...

Illinois defensive back Tony Adams flexes in celebration during Illinois 47-14 win over Northwestern on Saturday. Adams and the Illini defense dominated, forcing two turnovers while allowing just 14 points in the emphatic win.

Solid defensive performance key in Senior Day victory against Northwestern

By Will Payne, Assistant Sports Editor

During this season’s bye week, Illinois extended...

Illinois wide receiver Isaiah Williams runs with the ball during the game against Northwestern at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Illini offense excelled in every sense, using a balanced aerial and ground game to dominate the Wildcats and secure a 33-point win.

Illini offense dominates in first half, uses strong game plan to tame Wildcats

By Wes Hollenberg, Staff Writer

Throughout the season, Bret Bielema has echoed the...

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