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Meghan Rest
My name is Meghan Rest and I’m pursuing a degree in journalism. I’m also on the pre-law track and minoring in public relations with a certificate in sports media. I’ve worked at The Daily Illini since my freshman year. I started out as a beat reporter covering tennis and track, then spent most of my sophomore year writing about the women’s basketball and volleyball teams. My junior year I was lucky enough to work as one of our assistant sports editor. When I’m not at the DI, I'm either working out or binge-watching "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia". Even though I'm from central Illinois, I'm a die hard Indiana Pacers fan and love the Chicago Cubs. I’m super excited to take on the role sports editor! I look forward to aiding the production of some pretty amazing content.

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Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

Mar 24, 2020
A ‘no’ we need to listen to: Sports suspended for season (Story/Media)
Mar 17, 2020
This reminds me of “The Year Without a Santa Claus” (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Big Ten pulls plug on all conference, non-conference competitions through academic year (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
Big Ten cancels men’s conference basketball tournament (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
How I bit into sports journalism (Story)
Mar 12, 2020
NCAA releases statement on potential conference tournament cancellations amid COVID 19 outbreak (Story)
Mar 11, 2020
National basketball tournaments to be played without fans NCAA announces Wednesday (Story)
Mar 04, 2020
Concrete truck rolled over at Fourth Street, Kirby Avenue intersection (Media)
Mar 03, 2020
Illini host Chicago State Courgars in earliest-ever home opener Tuesday (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Underwood, coaching staff secure contract extensions, salary raises through 2026, 2022 (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Nwoko leads Illinois to 11th-place finish at Big Ten Indoor Championships (Story)
Mar 02, 2020
Wishing Wells: senior long-jumper proves to be cornerstone of Illini squad (Story)
Feb 10, 2020
Illinois takes on Michigan State Tuesday (Story)
Jan 30, 2020
Off-season changes propel team toward opening day (Story)
Jan 23, 2020
Women’s gymnastics shares pre-meet road trip rituals (Media)
Dec 12, 2019
Fall sports lose traction throughout season, some exceptions (Story)
Dec 07, 2019
Illinois secures invite to face California in RedBox Bowl (Story)
Dec 04, 2019
Maday earns United Soccer Coaches All-Region distinction (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
No. 24 Illinois earns at-large bid to NCAA Tournament (Story)
Nov 23, 2019
Women’s cross country finishes 22nd at NCAA Championships as a team (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
O’Brien earns Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors (Story)
Nov 16, 2019
Hana Inman-Grabow announces plans to press charges against Oladipo, sue University (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
Imatorbhebhe, Brown named Big Ten Players of the Week (Story)
Nov 11, 2019
Cockburn earns Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Illinois seeks first bowl game bid since 2014 (Media)
Oct 23, 2019
Former Illinois coach Mike Hebert passes away at 75 (Story)
Oct 21, 2019
Homecoming football notebook (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Illinois adds former MLB pitching coordinator Mark Allen to coaching staff (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Rayfield opens Big Ten season with win, earns 200th career victory (Story)
Sep 19, 2019
Illini look to win against Cornhuskers (Media)
Sep 18, 2019
Illinois adds depth, coins best regional ranking since 2012 (Story)
Sep 12, 2019
Illini to make most of fall semester (Story)
Sep 04, 2019
Ubben renovation project receives $1 million gift (Story)
May 07, 2019
Illinois prospect dies in deadly party shooting (Story)
Mar 12, 2019
Illinois sweeps series against Grand Canyon (Story)
Mar 06, 2019
Illini break winning streak in game against Chanticleers (Story)
Mar 04, 2019
Illini continue to climb in ranks (Story)
Feb 28, 2019
2018 MLB draft picks discuss choosing college (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
Women’s tennis breaks through to high rankings (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
Team off to best start since 2015 (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Illini compete across coasts to start season (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Illinois looks to stay undefeated in second series (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Baseball opening weekend notebook (Story)
Feb 18, 2019
Illinois sweeps opening weekend in North Carolina (Story)
Feb 14, 2019
Baseball more than a game for Massey family (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
Illini fall to Wildcats, Tar Heels (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Freshmen receive Big Ten honors (Story)
Feb 07, 2019
Redbirds defeated, Big Ten play next (Story)
Feb 04, 2019
Illini gain momentum before Wednesday match (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
Illinois players make list of top MLB prospects (Story)
Jan 30, 2019
REPORT: Thad Ward to leave Illini football program (Story)
Jan 28, 2019
Jon Davis breaks four-minute mile after injury (Story)
Jan 14, 2019
Dosunmu shines against Michigan as team focuses on growth (Story)
Dec 22, 2018
ICYMI: Illinois lands transfer wide receiver, Jeff Thomas (Story)
Dec 17, 2018
Top 5 Illinois sports moments of the semester (Story)
Dec 06, 2018
Volleyball stays on winning track (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
Swim and dive start regular season off strong (Story)
Nov 26, 2018
Aruba series ends with cup title (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Atkins donation to fund baseball training center (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Unexpected performance for cross country Big Ten championships (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
A quick look at head coach Lovie Smith’s salary (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
Exhibitions mark fall training start (Story)
Sep 24, 2018
Freshman runner finds his team (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
O’Brien comfortably settles into new team role as libero (Story)
Sep 17, 2018
Soccer thrives, tennis and golf gear up (Story)
Sep 13, 2018
New head coach Sarah Havemen takes helm of both cross-country teams (Story)
Sep 04, 2018
Men’s golf team stays strong after roster change (Story)
Aug 27, 2018
Volleyball adds talents and refines skills heading into new season (Story)
Jul 25, 2018
Big Ten Media Day: A look at some of the Illini’s biggest talking points (Story)
Jul 17, 2018
Sporting events to go to before graduating (Story)
May 03, 2018
Nick Hardy setting the course (Story)
Apr 23, 2018
Walkoff helps grab series win against Iowa (Story)
Apr 16, 2018
Morgan O’Brien makes US national team (Story)
Apr 16, 2018
Spring volleyball update (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Minnesota quiets Illini bats in double-header sweep (Story)
Mar 29, 2018
Illini men’s golf win at BIGHORN Invitational (Story)
Mar 19, 2018
Perry gets 500th career win in strong weekend for Illinois softball (Story)
Mar 12, 2018
Oestreich no-hitter highlights weekend for Illinois softball (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
Women’s basketball seaches for first Big Ten win (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
Women’s basketball falls once again on the road (Story)
Feb 01, 2018
Illinois aiming to get first Big Ten win at Nebraska (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Holešínská, Andritsopoulou find their ways amidst American culture (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
Wittinger reaches 1,000 point threshold, records triple-double in loss to Penn State (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
Women’s basketball continues losing streak (Story)
Jan 16, 2018
Nebraska fends off Illini late (Story)
Dec 11, 2017
End of the road for Illinois volleyball in NCAA Tournament third round (Story)
Dec 07, 2017
Illinois Volleyball ready for Sweet 16 revenge against Spartans (Story)
Dec 04, 2017
Illinois volleyball moves on to the Sweet 16 (Story)
Dec 03, 2017
Ball is Ballin’ (Story)
Nov 27, 2017
Illini thankful for perfect 2-0 record over fall break (Story)
Nov 27, 2017
Donnelly’s final act with Illinois volleyball (Story)
Nov 26, 2017
Strong finish earns Illini a tournament bid (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
Volleyball falls to No. 12 Wisconsin (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
Illinois volleyball set for last regular season homestand (Story)
Nov 13, 2017
Volleyball recap: Illinois’ rough weekend in Michigan (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Fahey building a grittier team in preseason (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
Helping the Illini battle the best (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
Illinois defeats Northwestern with the return of lone senior (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Illinois volleyball prepares for Northwestern, final stretch of regular season (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Where Illinois volleyball stands as the postseason approaches (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Illinois swept by No. 1 Penn State at home (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
New faces shining for Illinois volleyball team (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Cooney named Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week (Story)
Oct 18, 2017
SAAC lets volleyball players lead off the court (Story)
Oct 11, 2017
IlliNOISE Night is loudest yet (Story)
Oct 07, 2017
Illinois volleyball prepares for weekend matchups against Purdue, Indiana (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
It’s a small (club) world for Illinois volleyball (Story)
Sep 25, 2017
Illini of the Week: Prince gets her time to shine (Story)
Sep 18, 2017
Going undefeated not enough for Illinois Volleyball (Story)
Sep 07, 2017
Illinois volleyball looks to continue undefeated start (Story)
Aug 30, 2017
IOTW: Family comes first for Illinois volleyball middle blocker Bastianelli (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
Illini volleyball sweeps Bobcat Classic to open season (Story)
Aug 27, 2017
The Illini are ready to go back-to-back (Story)
Aug 27, 2017
Illinois women’s cross country has a new face (Story)
May 08, 2017
Women’s track season in review (Story)
May 04, 2017
Illinois heads to Big Ten championships (Story)
May 01, 2017
Regular season comes to end; Stewart earns personal record (Story)
Apr 26, 2017
Illinois’ wheelchair track program continues to thrive (Story)
Apr 25, 2017
Illini take first at Illinois Twilight (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
Illinois women’s track and field seniors compete at home for last time (Story)
Apr 17, 2017
Three Illini set personal records during weekend competition (Story)
Apr 13, 2017
Bobart looking forward to weekend competition (Story)
Apr 10, 2017
Women’s track leaves Houston with four event titles (Story)
Apr 06, 2017
Illinois women’s track and field to compete in Houston Alumni Invite (Story)
Apr 03, 2017
Illinois men’s tennis splits weekend series against Wisconsin and Minnesota (Story)
Mar 28, 2017
Illinois men’s tennis drops two matches out west (Story)
Mar 23, 2017
Vukic’s upset victory not enough for Illinois men’s tennis (Story)
Mar 06, 2017
Illinois begins to improve, now 2-1 in the Big Ten (Story)
Feb 27, 2017
First home double header brings mixed results, concerns coaches (Story)
Feb 24, 2017
Illinois men’s tennis ready for matches with NIU and UK (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
Illinois men’s tennis splits Tuesday’s doubleheader (Story)
Feb 12, 2017
Illinois men’s tennis earns first Big Ten win against Indiana (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
Illinois men’s tennis opens conference play Friday (Story)
Feb 03, 2017
Illinois men’s tennis hopes to rebound from latest loss (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
Men’s tennis team takes a swing at first dual match of the season (Story)
Jan 23, 2017
Hiltzik earns title of Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Week (Story)
Jan 19, 2017
Illinois men’s tennis serves up success at MLK Day Tournament (Story)
Nov 30, 2016
Aron Hiltzik takes fighter’s mindset to the tennis court (Story)
Nov 14, 2016
Illinois recruits five-star and four-star for 2017 (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
Hiltzik heads to professional tournament in Houston (Story)
Oct 03, 2016
Two Illini remain in ITA All-American Championship Tournament (Story)