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

Illinois center Samba Kane fights for a position to rebound a free throw during the game against UNLV at the State Farm Center on Saturday. The Illini won 77-74.

Illini snaps losing streak with win over Rebels

By Brian Binz, Staff writer December 10, 2018
Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu goes up for a layup during the game against Mississippi Valley State at State Farm Center on Nov. 25. The freshman has been a key part of the Illini’s early season start.

New players are mainstays for Illini

By Brian Binz, Staff writer December 6, 2018
Illinois forward Kipper Nichols drives to the basket during the game against Mississippi Valley State at State Farm Center on Nov. 25. The Illini won 86-67.

Underwood searches for perfect lineup

By Brian Binz, Staff writer December 3, 2018
Illinois guard Trent Frazier (1) drives to the basket during the game against Evansville at State Farm Center on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. The Illini won 99-60.

Illini leave Maui Invitational empty-handed

By Brian Binz, Staff writer November 26, 2018
Illinois setter Jordyn Poulter (1) and middle blocker Ali Bastianelli (5) try to block the ball during the match against Purdue at Huff Hall on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018.

Team set for NCAA tournament after win

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer November 26, 2018
Illinois head coach Brad Underwood watches his team from the sideline during the game against Indiana at State Farm Center on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018.

Illini secure first recruit of 2019 class

By Brian Binz, Staff writer November 13, 2018
Members of the Spike Squad student section sing “Hail to the Orange” during a break in the match against Penn State at Huff Hall on November 10. The Illini won 3-2.

Volleyball takes down Penn State

By Brian Binz, Staff writer November 12, 2018
Trent Frazier, Leron Black and Te’Jon Lucas help up teammate Da’Monte Williams during Illinois’ 86-93 loss to No. 6 Purdue on Feb. 22.

Team relies on young talent as season nears

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer November 1, 2018
Illinois outside hitter Jacqueline Quade spikes the ball during the match against Michigan at Huff Hall on Oct. 19. The Illini won 3-2.

Comeback effort extends win streak

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer October 29, 2018
Illinois middle blocker Ali Bastianelli passes the ball during the match against Iowa at Huff Hall on Sept. 28 Bastianelli has recently achieved the school record in blocks and became the all-time block assist record leader in the Big Ten.

Bastianelli hits record books

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer October 25, 2018
Illinois forward Kipper Nichols (2) drives to the basket during the game against Iowa at State Farm Center on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018. The Illini lost in overtime 104-97.

Illini get heated in open practice

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer October 22, 2018
Illinois outside hitter Jacqueline Quade hits the ball from the back row during the match against Nebraska at Huff Hall on Sept. 29. The Illini lost 3-1.

Illini beat Badgers in away rematch

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer October 15, 2018
Illinois defensive specialist Morgan OBrien (16) passes the ball during the match against Northern Iowa at Huff Hall on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. The Illini won 3-0.

Coaching staff brings professional energy

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer October 11, 2018
Illinois setter Jordyn Poulter (1) sets the ball during the match
against Iowa at Huff Hall on Sept. 28. The Illini won 3-0.

Illini back on track after win

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer October 8, 2018
Illinois middle blocker Ali Bastianelli (5), outside hitter Jacqueline Quade (7) and defensive specialist Megan OBrien (16) celebrate after outside hitter Beth Prince (8) scored a kill during the match against Nebraska at Huff Hall in on Sept. 29, 2018. The Illini lost 3-1.

Illini bring top 10 battle to Stuff Huff

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer October 1, 2018
Prince brings impact on and off court

Prince brings impact on and off court

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer September 27, 2018
Illinois sets up first conference victory

Illinois sets up first conference victory

By Brian Binz, Staff writer September 24, 2018
Illinois head coach Chris Tamas watches his team from the sideline during the match against Northern Iowa at Huff Hall on Friday. Illinois now looks ahead to Big Ten play.

Illini hit the road to begin Big Ten schedule

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer September 20, 2018
Illinois setter Jordyn Poulter (left) and middle blocker Ali Bastianelli (right) attempt to block the ball during the match against Northern Iowa at Huff Hall on Friday. The Illini won 3-0.

Energy, teamwork lead Illinois to sweep

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer September 17, 2018
Illini come home to Huff Hall

Illini come home to Huff Hall

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer September 13, 2018
Junior Jacqueline Quade relays the ball against Washington on Saturday. The Illini went on to beat the No. 13 Huskies 3-1 and
sweep the Big Ten/Pac-12 challenge. Quade has been a go-to performer for the Illini early on this season.

Illinois sweeps Big Ten/Pac-12 challenge

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer September 6, 2018
Illinois head coach Chris Tamas watches his team from the sideline during the match against Stanford at Huff Hall on Friday, September 8. The Illini lost 3-0.

Tamas unifies team through social media pushes

By Brian Binz, Sports Reporter August 30, 2018
The Illini softball team celebrates at home plate after outfielder Carly Thomas (25) hit a home run during the game against Northwestern at Eichelberger Field on Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2018.

Illinois’ positive vibes infectious

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer April 19, 2018
Illinois right fielder Maddi Doane catches a fly ball during the game against Minnesota at Eichelberger Field on April 1. The Illini won 4-3.

Softball drops doubleheader to Badgers

By Brian Binz, Staff writer April 16, 2018
The Illini are a combined 96-53 since Perry took over the program.

Perry’s 500th win was business as usual

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer March 29, 2018
James McGing gains possession of the puck against Lindenwood and skates it up the ice at the Ice Arena on Friday, Dec. 1.  Illini won in overtime 2-1.

Ritondale, Illini, ready for playoffs

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer February 22, 2018
Drew Richter skates back to Illinois zone as McKendree gains possession of the puck at the Ice Arena on Friday, Oct. 13th. Illinois beat McKendree 4-2.

Richter finding his speed for men’s hockey

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer February 5, 2018
Joey Ritondale skates back into Illinis zone after Robert Morris gains possession of the puck at the Ice Arena on Saturday, Feb. 18. Illini fell to Robert Morris 3-2.

Defense leads Illinois hockey to weekend sweep

By Brian Binz, Staff writer January 29, 2018
Illini Of The Week: Aleks Vukic

Illini Of The Week: Aleks Vukic

By Brian Binz, Staff writer April 26, 2017
Illinois Isaiah Martinez wrestles with Michigans Logan Massa in the 165 pound weight class during the match at Huff Hall on Friday, January 20. Martinez won by decision and the Illini defeated the Wolverines 34-6.

Illinois wrestling look to continue streak

By Brian Binz, Staff writer January 27, 2017
Illini of the Week Jan. 25: Isaiah Martinez

Illini of the Week Jan. 25: Isaiah Martinez

By Brian Binz , Staff writer January 25, 2017
After retrieving the ball from the scrum, Mario Lozano drop kicks the ball down the field during the game against Minnesota at the Complex Fields on Saturday, October 17.

Illinois club rugby falls to Ohio State

By Brian Binz, Contributing writer October 10, 2016