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Graduate student Jon Davis runs during a match for cross country. Jon Davis started off his season with a first place win.

Men’s, women’s cross country teams take home first in Red Bird Invite

By Renato Arteaga, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

In just their second meet of the season, the Illini's depth was on full display. The cross country team traveled to Normal, Illinois for the Red Bird Invite hosted by Illinois State, which saw the Illini...

Junior Katie Hohe runs during a meet. The teams continue with their strong start as they compete this weekend at the Red Bird Invitational.

Illinois men’s, women’s cross country teams look to continue strong start at Red Bird Invite

By Renato Arteaga, Staff Writer September 16, 2021

The Illini men and women’s cross country teams will be traveling to Normal, Illinois, on Sept. 17 for their second regular-season meet of the year: the Red Bird Invite. Illinois State will be hosting...

Graduate student Allison McGrath runs in a Championship race. McGrath and other graduate students will be running for the upcoming season.

Illini graduate students look forward to leadership roles, return to normal competition

By Renato Arteaga, Staff Writer September 7, 2021

There are a few familiar faces that will be sticking out in the crowds during this year’s cross country regular season meets.  COVID-19 postponed all 2020 regular season sports for a whole semester...

Mens and womens cross country teams huddle up during their first meet in Walt Crawford Open at Eastern Illinois on Sept 3. The season has now started for both teams and they both are off to a strong start.

Cross country begin where they left off with first meet in the books

By Renato Arteaga, Staff Writer September 5, 2021

Both Illinois cross country teams secured a second place finish at the Eastern Illinois University Walt Crawford Open this past Friday.  Two top five finishers for both teams included junior Eddie...

Jon Davis runs cross country during a Big Ten meet. Jon Davis, and many others, prepare for the upcoming season.

Illinois returns to normal schedule with Eastern Illinois Walt Crawford Open

By Renato Arteaga, Staff Writer September 3, 2021

The Illini men's and women's cross country teams will be competing at the Eastern Illinois Walt Crawford Open in Charleston, Illinois on Friday. This meet will showcase the Illini facing off against Eastern...

Cross country season preview: Illini look to build off past success, return to normal schedule

By Renato Arteaga, Staff Writer August 23, 2021

Clunk after clunk. Cleat after cleat. Together they sound like a stampede of wildebeests running through a valley. They run through grassy fields and are elbow to elbow during this intense battle of endurance....

Redshirt senior Jon Davis competes in a cross country race. Davis recently placed second in the Big Ten Championship and made significant gains in the stock market.

Illini of the Week: Davis makes gains on field, stock market

By Carson Gourdie, Assistant Sports Editor February 4, 2021

Everyone in America became their own Jordan Belfort over the past week.  Taking advice from WallsStreetBets, a subreddit where participants discuss stock and options trading, Robinhood users flooded...

Sophomore Alexander Babbington competes in the shotput event during the Heptathlon at the meet at the Armory on Friday.

Illini women shine in Big Ten title with 3rd place finish

By Carson Gourdie, Assistant Sports Editor January 30, 2021

After being on the road for back-to-back weeks to kick off the 2021 season, the Illini hosted the Illini Big Ten Multi-Meet while the cross country team was in Shelbyville, Indiana for the conference championship. For...

The Illinois volleyball team huddles up in a match against Michigan on Nov. 1, 2019. The volleyball team was one of the many Illinois programs to have players sign National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.

Illinois athletics receives National Letters of Intent from dozens of athletes on Signing Day

By Daily Illini Sports Staff November 11, 2020

The NCAA’s national signing period for high school athletes of all sports except football began on Nov. 11. Today, dozens of athletes from across the country signed their National Letter of Intent to...

Then seniors Ashlyn Fleming and Jacqueline Quade attempt to block the ball during the game against the Pacific Tigers on Sept. 20, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.

NCAA board approves postponement of fall championships to spring

By Gabby Hajduk, Sports Editor September 22, 2020

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved the postponement of fall sports championships to the spring, with the exclusion of football, on Tuesday. The postponement was originally recommended by the...

Women’s cross country and track head coach Sarah Haveman claps at a cross country meet,

Cross country, track and field teams deal with postponed competition, possible season overlap

By Luca Ripani, Staff Writer September 15, 2020

As the Big Ten sports world continues to reel from the conference’s decision to postpone fall athletics in August, many coaches and players are dealing with the logistical issues raised by playing fall...

Redshirt freshman Isaiah Williams throws the ball during a drill at football practice on Aug. 7.

Illini sports continue practice following postponement of season

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer August 25, 2020

Huff Hall, Demirjian Park and Memorial Stadium are going to be empty this fall. The Illini won’t be competing against other Big Ten schools after the conference announced the cancellation of all fall...

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