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Illinois’ Diab named Big Ten still rings champion

Alex Diab at his practice.
April 5, 2016

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...

Illini of the Week 12/2: Chatrice White

Center Chatrice White takes a three point shot during the game against Tennessee State at Parkland College on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Illinois won 98-43.
December 1, 2015

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...

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

(left) Naya Crittenden and (right) Ali Bastianelli jump to block and attack during the game against Michigan State at Huff Hall on Friday, Oct. 30. Illinois won 3-1.
November 4, 2015

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...

Illini of the Week September 8: Wes Lunt

Illini of the Week September 8: Wes Lunt
September 9, 2015

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...

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy

Illini of the Week 4/29: Nick Hardy
April 29, 2015

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...

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

Gianna O'Connor has finished out her junior season with an All-American performance at the NCAA Championships.
April 22, 2015

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,...

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

Illini of the Week April 15: C.J. Maestas
April 15, 2015

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...

Illini of the week Mar. 18: Stephanie Richartz

Senior Stephanie Richartz started as a walk on to the team freshman year and was recently named to the first team All-American for the second time in her career.
March 18, 2015

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...

Illini of the Week Feb. 4: Malcolm Hill

Malcolm Hill has emerged as a leader and point-scorer for the Illini men’s basketball in the absence of Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby.
February 4, 2015

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...

Illini of the Week Jan. 28: Isaiah Martinez

Illinois’ Isaiah Martinez pins down Nebraska’s James Green and gestures for the crowd to cheer during the wrestling match vs. Nebraska at Huff Hall on Friday. The Illini lost 22-9.
January 28, 2015

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...

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

C.J. Maestas, junior gymnast clinches 3 individual titles as Illini earn top spot at Windy City Invitational over two-time defending national champ Michigan.
January 21, 2015

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...

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

Illini of the Week Dec. 3: Reilly O’Toole
December 3, 2014

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...

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