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

Sophomore Piercen Hunt follows through on his swing after hitting the ball at the 15th annual OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational on Sunday. The team finished in 11th with a debut from freshman Dylan Keating and TJ Barger.

Illinois finishes 11th in Fighting Illini Invitational, freshmen make debuts

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer September 20, 2021

Illinois has already had one competition in the month of September, and this past weekend the Illini took a short trip to Olympia Fields for the 15th annual OFCC/Fighting Illini Invitational. The three-day...

Senior Tommy Kuhl follows through on his swing after hitting the ball at the Hoosier Collegiate Invitational in Bloomington, Indiana. Kuhl finished tied for third in the Illinis first tournament of the fall season.

Illinois stage comeback to secure share of Hoosier Collegiate Invitational title

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer September 7, 2021

No one is born or comes into this world a champion because everything is earned. Well, the Illinois men’s golf team winning its first tournament of the season over Labor Day weekend is the perfect example...

Junior Jerry Ji follows through on his swing during the 2021 NCAA Golf Championship at Grayhawk Golf Club Scottsdale, Arizona May 31. The Illinois men’s golf team will travel to Bloomington, Indiana, for the Hoosier Collegiate Invitational over the Labor Day weekend.

Illinois opens fall schedule with trip to Bloomington for Hoosier Collegiate Invitational

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer September 5, 2021

The weekend is finally here, which means the men's golf season is here. The men’s team will travel to Bloomington, Indiana for the Hoosier Collegiate Invitational which will be taking place at the Pfau...

Sophomore Jerry Ji swings at a golf ball during a game. Jerry Ji was one of several who won the Big Ten Championship.

Three Illini named Big Ten Preseason Honorees

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer August 31, 2021

There are so many words you can use to describe a team, but none of these words come even close to an award.  Awards give players the tangible reward for all their hard work while increasing self-esteem.  Three...

The Illinois mens golf team poses with their Big Ten trophy after winning the 2021 Big Ten Mens Golf Championship May 2. The team hopes to continue their past momentum as the new season starts.

Men’s golf season preview: Illini look for seventh straight Big Ten title, continued NCAA Championship success

By Andre Thomas, Staff Writer August 30, 2021

Every year, the Illini prepare for a fall semester full of sports and late-night tournaments. Illinois men's and women’s golf teams are two of those teams that start to in fall as well. With COVID-19...

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 mens player, womens 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...

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