The Daily Illini

Illinois tops Louisville, heads to Sweet 16

Illinois tops Louisville, heads to Sweet 16

By Brain Binz, Staff writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports Top Stories, Top Stories, Volleyball

After breezing through Eastern Michigan during the first round of the NCAA tournament at Huff Hall, the No. 1-seed Illinois volleyball team faced a more challenging test in round two. Fresh off a three-game sweep of Dayton, the Louisville Cardinals found themselves in a position very similar to one ...

Illini compete in Las Vegas

Illini compete in Las Vegas

By Brendyn Jones, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports Top Stories, Wrestling

The Illini wrestling team traveled to Las Vegas over the weekend to compete in the Cliff Keen Invitational. The last time Illinois competed, the team had a strong showing, with nine wrestlers placing at the Lindenwood Open. Illinois sent eight wrestlers to the tournament with a wrestler in every weight c...

Illinois allows late-game goals, drops two

Illinois allows late-game goals, drops two

December 3, 2018


Filed under Club Sports

In two matches, both decided late in the third period, the Illinois club hockey team suffered back-to-back losses against Davenport. The Illini got on the board early during Friday’s match, with sophomore Thomas Kolaz’s first goal of the evening three minutes into the first period. However, after ...

Underwood searches for perfect lineup

Underwood searches for perfect lineup

By Brian Binz, Staff writer

December 3, 2018


Filed under Basketball

During Brad Underwood’s time at Illinois, only one thing has been constant: change. Whether it’s a change in culture with the installation of a high-pressure aggressive defense or a change in personnel with eight new players joining the team, the program is dramatically different now than it was ...

Illinois blocks NCAA competition in home victories

Illinois blocks NCAA competition in home victories

December 3, 2018


Filed under Volleyball

It is unlikely any team wants to face the Illini at Huff Hall. While the venue is known for its various fan nights — including the ever-popular Stuff Huff and IlliNOISE Night — the crowd for Friday’s NCAA tournament match was nothing short of impressive. Attendance was just over 4,000 and a major...

Illinois takes care of Eastern Michigan in first round

Illinois takes care of Eastern Michigan in first round

December 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

Another packed crowd filled Huff Hall but this time Illinois volleyball team’s season was on the line against Eastern Michigan. Nevertheless, to senior setter Jordyn Poulter, it felt like just another game for the Illinois women’ volleyball team. “I’m gonna be honest it felt like a preseason...

Volleyball to take on Eastern Michigan in first round of NCAA Tournament

Volleyball to take on Eastern Michigan in first round of NCAA Tournament

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018


Filed under Sports, Volleyball, Women's Sports

This year’s first round of the NCAA volleyball tournament is full of new experiences for the Illini. Last year, Illinois was on the road and traveled to the University of Washington to face off against the University of Hawaii, a team well outside Illinois' normal Big Ten competition. However, th...

McNicholas’ first basket is three years in making

McNicholas’ first basket is three years in making

By Gabby Hajduk, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Sports

She’s the only walk-on player on the 15-person roster for the Illinois women’s basketball team, but junior Meagan McNicholas earned her spot just like every other team member. McNicholas knows her role on head coach Nancy Fahey’s squad, and while she isn’t a starter or the first player off the bench...

College basketball has recent swing of bad beats

College basketball has recent swing of bad beats

November 29, 2018


Filed under Columns, Sports

Sunday’s contest on the hardwood between Mississippi Valley State and Illinois was hardly competitive, but it did feature a significant event in its waning moments. Leading up to it, the Illini were in control. The team began to pull away with seven minutes left in the first half and did not look ...

No. 3 volleyball enters NCAA tournament

By Rachel Spencer, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized, Volleyball, Women's Sports

It’s been only 355 days since the Illini volleyball team has played in an NCAA tournament match. But this year’s postseason play couldn’t look more different from the year before. For starters, the Illini will be hosting the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament after clinching a No....

Illini hockey gives back to community with teddy bear toss

Illini hockey gives back to community with teddy bear toss

By Jared Farmer, Staff Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Club Sports

December is only days away, but Illini Hockey is already getting into the spirit of giving. In the series opener against Davenport on Friday, the Illini will host their own teddy bear toss. “Each one has netted us over 200 animals each weekend, so it’s been really successful from that standpoint,” ...

Swim and dive start regular season off strong

Swim and dive start regular season off strong

By Meghan Rest, Assistant sports editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Swim & Dive, Women's Sports

The Illinois swimming and diving team hasn’t had a 5-2 start to a season during all of senior Gabriele Seriunte’s time with the program. But the team’s accomplishments this year have put the freestyle and breast stroke swimmer in a position to succeed in the preliminary rounds of USA Winter Nationa...

« Previous PageNext Page »

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871