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Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

By James Boyd

April 5, 2016


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BY Tweet: [email protected]’s @alex_diab10 is our #IOTW after being named Big Ten still rings champion. #IlliniJames BoydStaff WriterHis teammates call him a dad. His school calls him an Illini. The Big Ten calls him a still rings champion.Following a weekend in which the Illinois men’s gymnastics team cam...

Illini of the Week 12/2: Chatrice White

Illini of the Week 12/2: Chatrice White

By Matt Gertsmeier

December 1, 2015


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Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success.In 2003, the University of Illinois’ in-state tuition was about $5,...

Illini volleyball freshman Ali Bastianelli used to fighting for what she wants

Illini volleyball freshman Ali Bastianelli used to fighting for what she wants

By Eli Schwadron

November 5, 2015


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Freshman Ali Bastianelli is a 6-foot-3, tough-as-nails middle blocker who leads the Illinois volleyball team with 98 blocks on the season.The source of Bastianelli’s toughness behind the net may come as a surprise. She’s a black belt in Karate.The Marysville, Michigan native participated in martial arts fo...

Illini of the Week September 8: Wes Lunt

Illini of the Week September 8: Wes Lunt

By Charlotte Carroll

September 9, 2015


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Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success. Wes Lunt sat in his pads at his locker. He waited an hour. Then, he wa...

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

By Drake Pena

April 29, 2015


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As the Illinois men’s golf season winds down, every member of the starting five has had at least one signature moment. At the Boilermaker Invitational April 20-21 in West Lafayette, Indiana, junior Charlie Danielson finished tied for first with teammate junior Thomas Detry. Danielson totaled a 65 in the s...

Illini of the Week 4/22: Giana O’Connor

Illini of the Week 4/22: Giana O’Connor

April 22, 2015


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One event stood in the way of Giana O’Connor and the end of her junior season on the Illinois women’s gymnastics team: the uneven bars. As an individual all-around competitor at NCAA Championships, O’Connor competed at the end of every rotation, following a team’s lineup. She was rotating with U...

Illini of the Week April 15: C.J. Maestas

Illini of the Week April 15: C.J. Maestas

April 15, 2015


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After completing his final routine for the Illinois men’s gymnastics team Saturday at the NCAA Championships in Norman, Oklahoma, senior C.J. Maestas was lifted up in celebration by assistant coach Ivan Ivankov. The routine had won him the national high bar title. While he is an all-around competitor...

Illini of the week Mar. 18: Stephanie Richartz

Illini of the week Mar. 18: Stephanie Richartz

By Alex Wallner

March 18, 2015


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Editor’s Note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success. Coming to the University of Illinois, Illini pole vaulter Stephanie ...

Illini of the Week Feb. 4: Malcolm Hill

Illini of the Week Feb. 4: Malcolm Hill

February 4, 2015


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Editor’s Note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success.  As Malcolm Hill caught the pass from Jaylon Tate and surveyed the defens...

Illini of the Week Jan. 28: Isaiah Martinez

Illini of the Week Jan. 28: Isaiah Martinez

By Ethan Swanson

January 28, 2015


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Editor’s Note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success. For the past two years, Illinois has claimed a national champion in w...

Illini of the Week Jan. 21: C.J. Maestas

Illini of the Week Jan. 21: C.J. Maestas

By Daniel Collins

January 21, 2015


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Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down on Sunday nights and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success. As one of the leaders and top performers on the Illinois men’...

Illini of the Week Dec. 3: Reilly O’Toole

Illini of the Week Dec. 3: Reilly O’Toole

By Sean Neumann

December 3, 2014


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Editor's Note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success. Limping toward the crowd of media awaiting him in the concourse at Ryan Fiel...

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