The Daily Illini

Illini of the Week Nov. 12: Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon

Illini of the Week Nov. 12: Tim Kopinski and Ross Guignon

November 12, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

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. Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski entered the fall season as the na...

Illini of the Week Nov. 5: Jocelynn Birks

Illini of the Week Nov. 5: Jocelynn Birks

November 5, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Jocelynn Birks is a terminator. At least that’s one of head coach Kevin Hambly’s nicknames for her. Hambly, who comes up with creative nicknames for the junior outside hitter, called Birks a “terminator” earlier this season in regards to her ability to put away kills, but she means so much mo...

Illini of the Week Oct. 29: Reilly O’Toole

Illini of the Week Oct. 29: Reilly O’Toole

By Charlotte Carroll

October 29, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

The first time Reilly O'Toole celebrated Saturday's win over Minnesota, he was goofing around with running back Donovonn Young.  But a penalty quieted Illinois' rowdy sideline. After the Gophers unsuccessfully heaved a pass for the end zone on the game's last play, Illinois got a second chance to cele...

Illini of the Week Oct. 22: Joe Olen

Illini of the Week Oct. 22: Joe Olen

By Daniel Dexter

October 22, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Goalie Joe Olen needed his teammates to bail him out. Midway through the third period, the Illinois hockey team found itself down by two goals against Michigan-Dearborn at the Illinois Ice Arena. Then with less than four minutes to go in the game, the Illini clawed their way back. Defenseman Austin Z...

Illini of the Week Oct. 15: Jocelynn Birks

Illini of the Week Oct. 15: Jocelynn Birks

October 15, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

A visiting team winning at Rec Hall, the home court of the Penn State volleyball team, is a rare occurrence. Coming into last Saturday’s match against Illinois, the Nittany Lions had won 44 of their last 45 at home, and 94 of the last 96. There must have been a blue moon in the sky on Saturday as th...

Illini of the Week Oct. 8: Dana Gattone

Illini of the Week Oct. 8: Dana Gattone

October 8, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

At first glance, Dana Gattone appears to be a freshman with little experience, but on the course, she is an emerging superstar for the Illini women’s golf team. Her early season achievements include winning Big Ten Player of the Week, making a hole-in-one and, most recently, tying for first place a...

Illini of the Week Oct. 1: Jack Soneson

Illini of the Week Oct. 1: Jack Soneson

By Daniel Dexter

October 1, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

In his first ever game at the Big Pond, left wing Jack Soneson looked right at home. He started the Illinois hockey team’s scoring barrage with a goal just a minute into the game. The goal prompted a steady chant of “It’s all your fault!” from the home crowd directed right at Michigan State goal...

Illini of the Week 9/24: Jannelle Flaws

Illini of the Week 9/24: Jannelle Flaws

September 24, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Jannelle Flaws has had this interview dozens of times before: she talks of her injuries, her recovery and her climb to glory. With five goals in two games, and 11 goals in 10 total games this season, that glory is well warranted. The accolades are nothing new either; Big Ten Player of the Week, College Spo...

Illini of the Week Sept. 17: Dylan Meyer

Illini of the Week Sept. 17: Dylan Meyer

September 17, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

For Dylan Meyer, there’s always room for improvement in his golf game. Even after Meyer, a freshman on the Illinois men’s golf team, medaled in his first collegiate tournament over the weekend, he was back at practice on Monday, ready to focus on his putting. Meyer shot a 3-over-par 213 in the Olympia ...

Illini coach of the year: men’s tennis’ Brad Dancer

Illini coach of the year: men’s tennis’ Brad Dancer

May 14, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Entering his ninth season as the men’s tennis head coach at Illinois, Brad Dancer was standing firmly at the crossroads of high expectations and glaring questions.  His roster possessed no seniors, but he did have the reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Jared Hiltzik, returning and Second-Team All Big Te...

Farris Gosea’s unlikely road to the top

Farris Gosea’s unlikely road to the top

April 30, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down 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. Farris Gosea has taken a far different path to Illinois than any other ...

Melissa Kopinski ends the season on a high note

Melissa Kopinski ends the season on a high note

By Thomas Donley

April 23, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down 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. After a humbling 4-3 loss to Iowa on April 12 to extend their losing str...

« Previous PageNext Page »