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

Josh Pietsch

Josh Pietsch, Assistant On-air Editor

Coach Bret Bielema and quarterback Brandon Peters high five before the game against Maryland on Sept. 18. Illini football needs to make some changes to improve during the rest of their season.

Column | It’s time for Illinois football to make some changes

By Josh Pietsch, Assistant On-Air Editor September 28, 2021
Redshirt freshman Isaiah Williams (white) throws a pass during the Orange and Blue Spring Game Monday night at Memorial Stadium. Williams and senior Brandon Peters continue to compete for the starting quarterback spot.

Peters, Williams compete for starting spot at spring game

By Josh Pietsch, Assistant On-Air Editor April 22, 2021
Redshirt freshman Isaiah Williams throws the football during practice on March 23.

Peters, Williams battle for starting quarterback spot

By Josh Pietsch, Assistant On-Air Editor April 15, 2021
Lovie Smith stands near the Illini during warmups in the Redbox Bowl on Dec. 30. Smith has been fired as Illinois head coach, leaving uncertainty for the future.

Column: Illinois’ skid casts doubt on future

By Josh Pietsch, Staff Writer December 13, 2020
Sophomore Tarique Barnes looks forward as he stands on the line of scrimmage during the game against Wisconsin on Oct. 23. The Illini lost 45-7.

Illini adapt to injuries, COVID-19 setbacks

By Josh Pietsch, Staff Writer December 1, 2020
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith instructs during practice on Oct. 12. The season kicks off on Friday against Wisconsin in Madison.

Illinois slate ranked easiest to hardest

By Josh Pietsch, Staff Writer October 19, 2020
Senior offensive lineman Alex Palczewski defends the quarterback during the game against Nebraska on Nov. 10, 2018 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Illini lost 54-35.

Illini hopeful for rise in NFL Draft prospects

By Josh Pietsch, Staff Writer September 14, 2020