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

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Illinois starting pitcher Quinn Snarskis throws a pitch during the Big Ten season opener at Illinois Field Friday against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Iowa won the game 8-5.

Illinois falls 2-1 in extras at Indiana

By Gavin Good, Staff writer April 29, 2018
Assistant coach Casey Fletcher smiles in the dugout. Fletcher played at Illinois for two seasons before a brief stint with the Frontier league.

Fletcher glad to give back to Illinois

By Gavin Good, Staff writer April 26, 2018
Illinois catcher Jeff Korte (32) swings and misses during the game against Milwaukee at the Illinois Field on Wednesday, March 14, 2018.

Korte settling into starting catcher role

By Gavin Good, Staff writer April 19, 2018
Illinois infielder Michael Massey takes a swing at the ball in the Illinis Big Ten home opener against Iowa on March 30.

Illini fall to Iowa 4-2 on Easter Sunday

By Gavin Good, Staff writer April 1, 2018
Illinois infielder Bren Spillane (9) runs to first during the game against Indiana State at Illinois Field on Saturday, September 24.

Illini squeeze past Northwestern in extras

By Gavin Good, Staff writer March 25, 2018
No. 24 Illinois set for home opener against Milwaukee

No. 24 Illinois set for home opener against Milwaukee

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor March 14, 2018
New Illinois offensive coordinator Rod Smith answers questions from the media at his introductory press conference on Jan. 26. Smith’s Arizona team was ranked fifth in points per game (41.3) and 12th in yards per game (489.5).

Miller, Reinkemeyer take advantage of spring opportunities

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor March 12, 2018
Illinois infielder Bren Spillane hits the ball during the game against Indiana State at Illinois Field on Sept. 24. Spillane has helped carry the Illini through a five-game winning streak.

Spillane leads Illini to hot start

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor March 8, 2018
Mark Smith drives towards the basket during Illinois 72-66 win over Nebraska in a sold out State Farm Center on February 18.

Mark Smith to transfer from Illinois after one season

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor March 5, 2018
Illinois outfielder Doran Turchin waits for the pitch during the game against Indiana State at Illinois Field on Sept. 24. Turchin was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 14th round of the MLB Draft.

IOTW: Turchin’s steady approach leads to early season success

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor February 28, 2018
Illinois infielder Bren Spillane hits the ball during the game against Indiana State at Illinois Field on Sept. 24. Spillane has helped carry the Illini through a five-game winning streak.

Illinois baseball set for road trip to Minneapolis

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor February 28, 2018
Illinois guard Trent Frazier  celebrates after hitting a three during the game against Purdue at the State Farm Center on Thursday, Feb. 22. The Illini lost 93-86.

Frazier, Black earn Big Ten honors

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor February 26, 2018
Illinois Jaclyn Switkes gets ready to return the ball during the match against Texas at Atkins Tennis Center on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. The Illini won 4-2.

Illinois wins Blue Gray National Tennis Classic

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor February 26, 2018
Illinois outfielder Doran Turchin swings at the pitch during the game against Indiana State at Illinois Field on Saturday, September 24, 2017

Illinois splits on opening weekend after cancellations

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor February 22, 2018
Illinois Carly Thomas bats in the game against Rutgers at Eichelberger Field on Sunday, Apr. 3, 2016.

Softball splits weekend games with North Carolina, Pittsburgh

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor February 19, 2018
Illinois third baseman Annie Fleming (99) looks to throw the ball to first during the game against Minnesota at Eichelberger Field on Saturday, April 1. The Illini won 4-3.

Illinois softball looks to rebound after rough opening weekend

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor February 15, 2018
Illinois baseball set to open 2018 season in Texas

Illinois baseball set to open 2018 season in Texas

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor February 15, 2018
Illinois football announces Class of 2018 signees

Illinois football announces Class of 2018 signees

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor February 7, 2018
Junior outfielder Doran Turchin takes a swing during batting practice on Jan. 26. Turchin started 48 games for the Illini last season, batting .275 with eight home runs.

Illinois baseball opens practice ahead of 2018 season

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor January 29, 2018
Karen Howell performs her floor routine during Illinois meet against Michigan on Friday January 19, 2018. Illinois lost to Michigan 194.325 to 194.975.

Women lose, men win in gymnastics home openers

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor January 22, 2018
The Rokhman sisters: twins, students, Olympians

The Rokhman sisters: twins, students, Olympians

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor January 22, 2018
Iowa Hawkeyes pull away in second half

Iowa Hawkeyes pull away in second half

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor October 9, 2017
Stats from Illinois footballs loss to South Florida

Stats from Illinois football’s loss to South Florida

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor September 18, 2017
Illinois Katie Murray (26) dribbles the ball during the game against Loyola at the Illinois Soccer Stadium on Saturday, April 1. The Illini won 2-1.

Illinois soccer falls on the road to Oklahoma State, Oklahoma

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor September 11, 2017
Lining up before the race begins, runners Joe Crowlin, Garrett Lee, Luke Brahm, and Caleb Hummer stand ready to run the Illini Open at the Arboretum on Oct. 21, 2016.

Men’s cross country wins John McNichols Invite

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor September 10, 2017
Illinois Patricia George dribbles the ball down the field during the game against Illinois State at Illnois Soccer Stadium on Sunday, August 21. The Illini won 1-0.

Soccer continues road stretch at Evansville, Miami (Ohio)

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor September 1, 2017
Slovenian player Vesel signs with Illinois basketball

Slovenian player Vesel signs with Illinois basketball

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor June 13, 2017
Dylan Meyer takes a practice swing at the Demirjian Golf Practice Facility on April 6. Meyer led the Illini to a Big Ten championship last weekend.

Men’s golf captures third-straight Big Ten title

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor May 1, 2017
The Illinois womens golf team will head to Cincinnati this weekend for the Big Ten championship.

Women’s golf finishes seventh at Big Ten championships

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor April 25, 2017
Dylan Meyer takes a practice swing at the Universitys outdoor facility April 6. Meyer and Nick Hardy were recently named semifinalists for the 2017 Ben Hogan Award.

Hardy, Meyer named 2017 Ben Hogan Award semifinalists

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor April 12, 2017
Junior Dylan Meyer’s individual title win at the 3 a.m. Augusta Invitational was not enough for an Illini first-place finish this past weekend.

Despite Meyer’s win, Illini leave in fourth

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor April 2, 2017
Illinois Louise Kwong gets ready to return the ball during the match against Nebraska at the Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday, April 3.

Kwong named Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor March 29, 2017
Illinois Alexis Casati gets ready to return the ball during the match against Nebraska at the Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday, April 3. The Illini won 4-1.

Women’s tennis earns three wins over the weekend

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor March 27, 2017
Illinois Luke Guthrie and other members of the Illinois team practice at the driving range at Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

Illinois men’s golf takes second at Lone Star Invitational

By Gavin Good, Assistant sports editor March 24, 2017
Illinois’s head coach Mike Small tees off from the first hole during a team practice at the Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana on April 18, 2012.

Giovanni Tadiotto adjusts to life, golf in America

By Gavin Good, Contributing writer November 1, 2016
Illinois golfer Patrick Nack practices at Urbana Golf and Country Club Thursday, September 14, 2006.  Mens golf will play at Olympia Fields September 24-25.

Men’s Golf To Open East Lake Cup Title Defense

By Gavin Good, Contributing writer October 31, 2016
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