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Wheelchair hoops player Michael Mitchell returns from broken femur

By Thomas Polcyn

February 3, 2016

In Michael Mitchell’s first wheelchair basketball practice of the season, the Illini sophomore took a hard fall. The tumble was hard enough to break his left femur. And given the fact that the femur is the strongest bone in the bodyRB, Illinois head coach Matt Buchi was pretty rattled. “I...

Conversation with an Illini: Martinez Johnson

Conversation with an Illini: Martinez Johnson

By Kevin McCarthy

September 21, 2015

Martinez Johnson is a member of the wheelchair basketball team here at the University of Illinois. He sat down to talk with me, and by the end, completely inspired me. I hope reading his words can do the same for you.Kevin McCarthy: When did you start playing basketball?Martinez Johnson: My freshman y...

Men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams open with preseason tourney

Illinois’ Nik Goncin shoots the ball during the game against Milwaukee at the Activities and Recreation Center on Saturday.

By Eli Schwadron and Drake Pena

November 10, 2014

Hard hitting, intense, violent. These might be words you use to describe a sport like football or rugby, but there is another sport being played in Champaign-Urbana that is the epitome of these descriptions: wheelchair basketball.  Everything you expect to see when watching basketball can be found in wheelchair play. ...

Wozniak firing shows that tenure not limitless

By Daily Illini Editorial Board

November 18, 2013

In April 1960, then-assistant biology professor Leo F. Koch published a letter in The Daily Illini in response to a piece titled “Sex Ritualized,” written by two students. They outlined scenes from a sorority house to highlight the predetermined rituals of male-female relationships, dating and ...