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Former Illini Michelle Bartsch-Hackley dives to save the ball July 27 during the Tokyo Olympics. All eight former Illini at the Olympics have been working hard.

Illini at the Olympics: Poulter, Bartsch-Hackley advance to quarterfinals with Team USA volleyball

By Claire O'Brien, Sports Digital Content Editor August 2, 2021

Last Friday, the Tokyo Olympics kicked off. Eight former Illini are competing. Here’s how the Illini did this week. Tyson Bull (Gymnastics, Australia) Bull is competing for Australia in artistic...

These five rings represent the five main regions that have been brought together by the Olympic Movement. The Olympics start July 23 and will run through to August 8.

Eight Illinois alumni to attend Tokyo Olympic Games

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor July 21, 2021

After being postponed for one year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Tokyo Olympics are set to begin Wednesday, with opening ceremonies slated for Friday. Despite the uncertainty around the...

Fifth-year senior Michael Feagles hits the ball in the third round of play at the NCAA Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona. Illinois fell to Oklahoma in match play quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Illinois falls to Oklahoma in NCAA Championship match play quarterfinals

By Jackson Janes, Sports Editor June 1, 2021

In 2019, the Illini entered the NCAA Championship in Fayetteville, Arkansas as the 24th-ranked team in the nation and coming off back-to-back wins at the Big Ten Championship and the NCAA Myrtle Beach...

Junior Adrien Dumont de Chassart watches the ball after taking a shot at the NCAA Stillwater Regional. The Illini hope to have a strong performance at their 13th straight Championship appearance after finishing 27th in 2019.

Illini set to compete in 13th straight NCAA Championship

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

The Illinois men’s golf team has been a constant in the NCAA Championship since 2009. With their second-place finish at the Stillwater Regional, they booked their ticket once again. This year the Championship...

Junior Adrien Dumont de Chassart pauses before a swing at NCAA Regional tournament on May 18. Four Illini golfers earned All-Big Ten honors.

Four Illini earn All-Big Ten honors, maintain focus on NCAA Championship

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer May 21, 2021

The Illinois men’s golf team had another successful season: It won the Big Ten Championship title for the sixth straight season and clinched a NCAA Championship berth earlier this week. When the All-Conference...

Brian Campbell swings during a round of golf on May 9. Ten players will be traveling to Oklahoma for the NCAA Stillwater Regional Championship.

Illinois travels to Oklahoma for NCAA Stillwater Regional

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer May 16, 2021

The men’s golf team will travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma for the NCAA Stillwater Regional Championship following the Illini's win at the Big Ten Championship two weeks ago. The event, hosted by the Cowboys...

The Daily Illini sports staff votes on men's player, women's player, coaches of the year

The Daily Illini sports staff votes on men’s player, women’s player, coaches of the year

By The Daily Illini Sports Staff May 10, 2021

Men's player of the year: Ayo Dosunmu (basketball) In an unanimous vote, junior Ayo Dosunmu was selected as The Daily Illini’s men’s player of the year. The Chicago native put together a historic...

Junior Adrien Dumont De Chassart swings his club at the Big Ten Championship Sunday.

Illini of the week: Small continues to build his legacy after sixth straight Big Ten title

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer May 6, 2021

Illinois men’s head golf coach Mike Small’s list of achievements is long: He is a 2013 Illinois golf Hall of Fame inductee, five-time NCAA Regional Champion and 11-time Big Ten Coach of the Year. He’s...

The Illinois men's golf team stands with their trophies after a big win on Sunday. They bring home their sixth consecutive Big Ten title.

Illini win sixth straight Big Ten Championship after tournament comes down to final hole

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer May 2, 2021

The Illinois men’s golf team ran a close race with Iowa, but in the end, the Illini walked away as Big Ten men's golf champions for the sixth straight year. The Illini finished one stroke ahead of the...

The Illinois men's golf team poses for a photo at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate tournament in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday. The team is headed to Carmel, Indiana this weekend in hopes of winning their sixth straight Big Ten Championship.

Illini seek sixth straight Big Ten Championship

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Since Mike Small became the head coach of the Illinois men’s golf team in 2009, the Illini have won 10 Big Ten championships. This weekend they have the opportunity to win their sixth straight, but Small...

Sophomore Jerry Ji observes as his ball flies through the air during competition. Ji and other members of the men’s golf team have used golf as an outlet for stress relief during the pandemic.

Illini use golf as escape from stress during pandemic

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

Golf is an inherently mental sport. Without defenders waiting to swat putts off the green or raucous crowds whose only goal is to overload auditory senses, all that’s left is the golfer and their mind. It’s...

Senior Michael Feagles swings his club on a sunny day. The men's Illinois golf team won the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate tournament Sunday in Columbus, Ohio.

Illini win Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, final tournament before Big Ten Championship

By Christian Jones, Staff Writer April 25, 2021

The Illinois men’s golf team won the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, holding off Penn State and tournament host Ohio State in the final round. “In team golf, wins are achieved...

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