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UPDATED: Illini women's basketball investigation: no evidence of racism, abuse

UPDATED: Illini women's basketball investigation: no evidence of racism, abuse

By Masaki Sugimoto

August 3, 2015

And just like that, one of the investigations into the Illinois athletic department is over.Editor's note: read the entire report here.The law firm of Pugh, Jones and Johnson has determined that the allegations of several former women's basketball players are not supported by evidence, Cha...

Ferguson ready to make some noise in final year in Illini backfield

Ferguson ready to make some noise in final year in Illini backfield

By Charlotte Carroll

July 31, 2015

CHICAGO — At 22 years old, Josh Ferguson is older and wiser than his 18-year-old self.“He was a little punk,” said Ferguson, referring to his younger self with a laugh. “Nah, he was a cool dude. He was small and fast, naïve. It was a long time ago, it went by fast. I’m just happy I h...

Richartz and Bloch-Jones head to the NCAA Outdoor Championship

Richartz and Bloch-Jones head to the NCAA Outdoor Championship

By Zoe Kaler

May 31, 2015

The Illinois women’s track and field team traveled to Austin this past weekend for the NCAA Division I Track and Field West Preliminary Round.Senior Stephanie Richartz and sophomore Kandie Bloch-Jones were the only two Illini out of eight to advance to the NCAA Outdoor Championships that will take pl...

Scheelhaase returning to Fighting Illini

By Daily Illini Staff Report

May 20, 2015

Nathan Scheelhaase will return to the Fighting Illini, this time as the assistant director of football operations.Scheelhaase will take over the position after turning down an offer a year ago. The position was held by another former Illini quarterback, Juice Williams. Williams left the position aft...

Illini men’s tennis sweeps Buckeyes

Illini men’s tennis sweeps Buckeyes

By Christopher Kennedy

March 30, 2015

The tide is turning for the Illinois men’s tennis team against the Ohio State Buckeyes. It’s been a one-sided rivalry between the Big Ten’s top two teams for the last few years, dominated by the Scarlet and Grey. But on Sunday, the No. 3 Illini swept the No. 11 Buckeyes for their second win over...

Illinois women’s hoops travels to Seton Hall

Illinois women’s hoops travels to Seton Hall

By Joey Figueroa

December 9, 2014

After traveling a mere 200 miles for its first true road game, the Illinois women’s basketball team will make the long trip to South Orange, New Jersey, for a matchup against Seton Hall on Tuesday. The Illini (7-2) will arrive in South Orange on a two-game winning streak that includes a pair of 20-...

New King Dad to be crowned on Dads Weekend

New King Dad to be crowned on Dads Weekend

November 13, 2014

Fathers may call their daughters “princesses” and treat their children like royalty, but not many children get the chance to call their fathers a “king.” The King Dad Award is awarded every year to one father who shows exemplary support for their children, and gives his sons and daughters a c...

Champaign native Finke at home with Illinois

Champaign native Finke at home with Illinois

By Sean Neumann

November 4, 2014

Michael Finke doesn’t have to travel far to get to the State Farm Center. His home in Champaign is only about four miles from Illinois basketball’s home court. The Champaign native is one of two incoming freshman joining the Illini in 2014-15, looking to find playing time behind more established bigs, ...

Following ACL tear, Abrams adjusting to the bench

Following ACL tear, Abrams adjusting to the bench

November 4, 2014

At first, Tracy Abrams didn’t think the injury was that bad. He was in shock and a few seconds later he felt the pain. “I knew something was wrong,” Abrams said. As he lay on the court near one of the baskets at Ubben Basketball complex with pain shooting through his right knee, his thoughts turned t...

If Illini reach potential, they will be a tournament team

If Illini reach potential, they will be a tournament team

November 4, 2014

Last season, Illinois basketball was defined by a series of “ifs”. The 2013-14 Illini had nine newcomers on its roster, and head coach John Groce had to throw his unbalanced roster together and do what he could to help them succeed. After suffering an eight-game losing streak in Big Ten play, the Ill...

Illini men’s cross-country’s veteran squad full of potential

By Christopher Kennedy

August 25, 2014

Last year, the Illinois men’s cross-country team entered the national rankings for the first time in 16 years. Its stay in the polls only lasted two weeks.   Look for them to stick around much longer this year.  The entire top seven from the Big Ten Championship and NCAA Regional lineups returns...

Independent movie “Food” filming in Champaign

Independent movie “Food” filming in Champaign

By Kayla Burns

June 23, 2014

When most think of Memorial Stadium, thoughts of the Fighting Illini football team playing on Saturday afternoons come to mind. Yet, this summer, the stadium and other local areas are serving a different purpose. They are being used as locations for the filming of “Food.” “Food,” written and direct...

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