The Daily Illini

Illini basketball looking to bench against Villanova

Illinois' Maverick Morgan attempts a close-range shot during the game against American at State Farm Center on Dec. 6. Morgan scored eight points in 11 minutes, plus four rebounds

By Sean Neumann

December 9, 2014

Leaning over and pulling the base of the microphone up to his mouth, Maverick Morgan looked down and avoided eye-contact while he answered questions. The backup center was timid in his responses at the press conference following Illinois’ 70-55 win over American last Saturday. But if this season’s Illini...

Ten places to visit during your Champaign-Urbana summer stay

June 30, 2014

Living on campus in the summer is definitely an entirely different experience than living on campus during the school year. You can walk to class without having to dodge bike riders left and right, bars and restaurants are a lot less crowded and it feels like everyone is always looking for something...

Natural areas you need to see

May 28, 2014

Here’s a staggering statistic for you courtesy of the Illinois Natural History Survey: Before the settlers arrived in Illinois, more than 60 percent of the state was covered in prairie — that’s about 22 million acres. Today, just over 2,000 acres of that remain. That’s crazy, right? The good...