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Team looks to bounce back against Nittany Lions

Team looks to bounce back against Nittany Lions

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

The Illini figured out how to start strong; Now it’s about the finish. Illinois football is back for a Friday night under the lights game against undefeated No. 10 Penn State. The teams have met a total of 23 times with the Nittany Lions claiming 18 of the wins. Penn State won the last meeting 39-0 at ...

Former Illini in the NFL

Former Illini in the NFL

September 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

While they didn't take conventional routes to either college or professional football, Clayton Fejedelem and Geronimo Allison have both carved out success at both stops. Clayton Fejedelem After playing two seasons at National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school Saint Xavier, Fejedelem joi...

McLaughlin off to impressive start this season

McLaughlin off to impressive start this season

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Football, Sports, Top Stories

Illinois has only played three games so far this season, but kicker Chase McLaughlin has used that time to make history. On Saturday at Soldier Field, The senior became the first Illinois kicker ever to make three 50-yard-plus field goals over three consecutive games. He’s tied for the lead in ...

Illinois vs. USF: Press Box Bundle

Illinois vs. USF: Press Box Bundle

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

September 18, 2018


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

As I begin to cover my fourth season of Illinois football, I wanted to try something new. After each Illinois game, I will be sharing what I like to call the Press Box Bundle. Here you can catch up on all the information you might have missed during The Daily Illini sports staff’s coverage of the ...

Soccer thrives, tennis and golf gear up

Soccer thrives, tennis and golf gear up

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Golf, Golf, Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports, Tennis, Tennis, Women's Sports

For the Illinois soccer, men’s golf and men’s tennis teams, the fall serves as a chance to shake the off-season rust. While the men’s tennis team starts up this coming weekend, the Illinois soccer and men’s golf teams are in full swing. Soccer Illinois soccer kicked off their regular Big Ten seaso...

Illinois vs. USF: Grades and game notes

Illinois vs. USF: Grades and game notes

By Daily Illini Sports Desk

September 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports

Quarterback play wasn't the problem AJ Bush was questionable heading into Saturday, after suffering a hamstring injury at the end of the first half in last week’s game. While Bush was suited up and throwing a football around during pregame, it served as  a way to play mind games with the USF coaching staff. True freshm...

Players need to retain confidence despite lows

Players need to retain confidence despite lows

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

Illini fans beware. After each game this season, I will put together something I like to call the Press Box Bundle. Typically, I share this in the days following Illinois football’s weekend matchup. It includes video footage, tweets, photos and observations. After watching the Illini find a way t...

Illini fall in second half at Soldier Field

Illini fall in second half at Soldier Field

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

September 17, 2018


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

With six seconds left on the clock, head coach Lovie Smith called the final time-out of the game. It was the final drive for Illinois, and the team was down 25-19 to South Florida. In that 60-second span, the Illini made a plan. The team had 25 yards to goal, and freshman quarterback M.J. Rivers need...

New head coach Sarah Havemen takes helm of both cross-country teams

New head coach Sarah Havemen takes helm of both cross-country teams

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2018


Filed under Cross Country, Cross Country, Men's Sports, Sports, Women's Sports

The men’s and women’s cross-country programs are no strangers to change. Last year, the Illinois Athletic Department announced the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs would be led by a single coaching staff. The reorganization came after the 2017 outdoor track seaso...

Last year’s loss fires up team

Last year’s loss fires up team

By Gavin Good, Staff writer

September 13, 2018


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

Illinois hasn’t lost in 2018, but last year’s 47-32 defeat at the hands of South Florida is still fresh in the minds of the team heading into this weekend’s 2:30 p.m. matchup at Soldier Field. Coming in, it’s unclear whether Illinois starter AJ Bush will be ready to play, after he came out i...

Rivers brings confidence, poise to quarterback position

Rivers brings confidence, poise to quarterback position

By Tatiania Perry, Staff writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Football, Men's Sports, Sports

M.J. Rivers grew up on football. From watching his father play to being on the field himself, football was his life. The freshman quarterback’s dream came true Saturday night against Western Illinois when Rivers received his first collegiate snaps at quarterback.  Rivers didn’t know prior to h...

Illinois vs. Western Illinois: Press Box Bundle

Illinois vs. Western Illinois: Press Box Bundle

By Eli Schuster, Sports Editor

September 11, 2018


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

As I begin to cover my fourth season of Illinois football, I wanted to try something new. After each Illinois game, I will be sharing what I like to call the Press Box Bundle. Here you can catch up on all the information you might have missed during The Daily Illini sports staff’s coverage of the ...

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