The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16

Crime: Arrests plagued three Illini athletics programs in 2015-16

May 8, 2016

The majority of Illinois student-athletes made headlines for the right reasons in 2015-16, but six arrests stained several Illini athletic programs in the last year. Four members of the Illini men’s...

Kendrick Nunn was arrested for domestic battery late Thursday afternoon.

Kendrick Nunn arrested for domestic battery

By The Daily Illini Staff Report March 17, 2016

For the second time in less than a week, an Illini men's basketball player has been charged with domestic battery. Junior Kendrick Nunn turned himself in to Champaign Police on Thursday afternoon after...

Illinois Malcolm Hill drives to the basket around Purdues Rapheal Davis in the quarterfinal of the Big Ten Tournament. The Illini lost 89-59. 

Purdue learned from past mistakes and crushed Illinois in the BTT quarterfinal

By Alex Roux March 12, 2016

Tweet: Illinois’ season ends in BTT in a blowout quarterfinal loss to PurdueIllinois couldn’t afford to come out sluggish in the quarterfinal of the Big Ten Tournament Friday, but they took the floor...

Illinois Malcolm Hill dribbles around Indianas OG Anunoby during the game against Indiana at the State Farm Center on February 25. The Illini lost 74-47.

Illinois hoops gets another shot at Maryland upset

By Eli Schwadron March 3, 2016

On Jan. 7, 2015, swingman Malcolm Hill dropped 28 points en route to a 64-57 win over heavy favorite and then-No.11 Terrapins.chWith leading scorer Rayvonte Rice out due to a broken hand, Hill, a sophomore...

Malcolm Hill throws down a two handed dunk in the second half of Illinois victory over Rutgers on Tuesday Night. Hill recorded his sixth double-double of the season Tuesday.

Illinois routs Rutgers at home

By Joey Figueroa February 16, 2016

tweet: The #Illini kept Rutgers winless in the Big Ten with a 82-66 win on Tuesday.Malcolm Hill gingerly raced down the court for an easy lay-in after a Rutgers pass went straight into his arms on the...

Illinois Maverick Morgan takes a short jumper during the game against Rutgers at the State Farm Center on February 17. The Illini won 82-66.

?Illinois coasts to 82-66 win over Rutgers

By Alex Roux February 16, 2016

Tweet: Illinois coasted to an 82-66 win over Rutgers Tuesday, and it was hard to find fault in their performanceSomething unique happened Wednesday while Illinois took on Rutgers at State Farm Center.No,...

Illinois D.J. Williams drives to the basket during the game against Iowa at the State Farm Center on February 7. The Illini lost 77-65.

Illinois, Rutgers to rematch after "classic" triple overtime game

By Eli Schwardon February 15, 2016

Tweet: #Illini and @RutgersMBB to rematch Tuesday night in Champaign after "classic" triple overtime game on Feb. 3.Illinois-Rutgers on Feb. 3 was a toddler on Red Bull in the form of a basketball...

Illinois Malcolm Hill brings the ball up the court during the game against Ohio State at the State Farm Center on Thursday, January 28. The Illini lost in overtime 68-63.

Battered and bruised Illini get extra time off to regroup

By Eli Schwadron February 10, 2016

It’s no secret: The Illinois basketball team has been riddled with injuries and sickness since the start of the 2015-16 season.With one week between games and a couple days off from practice during that...

Illini center Maverick Morgan grabs a rebound during the Illinis 77-65 loss to Iowa on Sunday, Feb. 7 at State Farm Center. 

Illinois dismantled by No. 5 Iowa, 77-65

By Alex Roux February 7, 2016

Tweet: Iowa is a far superior team, and the Hawkeyes dismantled Illinois Sunday, writes @aroux94The red flags appeared early.Illinois missed a combination of six layups and inside looks in the first ten...

Illinois edges Rutgers in triple overtime behind Hill's 32 points

By Eli Schwadron February 4, 2016

It took three overtimes for the Illini to finish off the worst team in the conference.Illinois (11-12, 3-7 Big Ten) beat Rutgers (6-17, 0-10 Big Ten) 110-101 in a sloppy-yet-entertaining contest between...

Malcolm Hill (21) rises up for jumper during Illinois 68-63 loss to Ohio State on Thursday, Jan. 28 at State Farm Center. Hill shot 3-for-14 and Illinois went 18-for-56 from the field in the overtime defeat.

Illinois escapes bonkers affair in triple overtime at Rutgers

By Alex Roux February 4, 2016

Someone had to win Wednesday evening between Illinois and Rutgers, even if it looked for most of the game like neither team wanted to. After coming within a free throw of defeat at the end of regulation...

Between injuries and losing records, Illinois-Rutgers is the saddest game of the year

Between injuries and losing records, Illinois-Rutgers is the saddest game of the year

By Alex Roux February 3, 2016

Tweet: The banged-up #Illini versus a terrible Rutgers team might be the saddest game you watch all year, writes hoop columnist @aroux94 I think we’ve reached the abyss.Everyone associated with Illinois...

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