The Daily Illini

University of Missouri president resigns following student demand

By Abigale Svoboda

November 9, 2015

The University of Missouri system president, Tim Wolfe, resigned Monday, following outcry over his handling of racist and bias incidents on the Columbia campus.Wolfe announced his decision to resign at an emergency meeting called by the university’s Board of Curators — the eight-member body that ove...

Two trombonists making a name in jazz

By Sarah Foster

January 29, 2015

Jim Pugh has a variety of extraordinary experiences to share with his students.Throughout his half-century-long musicianship, the trombonist and professor of jazz studies has written and directed pieces for symphonies. He’s soloed on soundtracks for feature films, and he’s had his head smashed in a tr...

Rice turns frustration to elation for Illini fans

Rice turns frustration to elation for Illini fans

December 21, 2014

ST. LOUIS — As Saturday’s Braggin’ Rights game in St. Louis between Missouri and Illinois ticked down to its final minutes, Illinois fans were frustrated. Frustrated that the Illini were letting an inferior Mizzou team hang around. Frustrated that the Tigers seemed to hit every tough shot they ...

Rice’s buzzer-beater lifts Illinois over Missouri

Illinois' Rayvonte Rice (24) takes the game-winning shot during the game against Missouri at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on Dec.20, 2014. The Illini won 62-59.

By Sean Neumann

December 21, 2014

ST. LOUIS – There was little doubt the ball was going to be in Rayvonte Rice's hands. As the seconds faded off the clock, Rice fell back from beyond the arc to put up a long three. The senior guard buried a shot over two Missouri defenders as the clock ran out, igniting an eruption on, and off, the...

Illini, Mizzou feed off Braggin’ Rights crowd

Missouri's Keith Shamburger (14) attempts to rile the crowd during the game against Missouri at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri on Dec.20, 2014. The Illini won 62-59.

December 20, 2014

ST. LOUIS — Rayvonte Rice was quiet for most of the first half. The Scottrade Center crowd was not. After finishing the first half with eight points, Rice carried the Illini offensively for stretches in the second half and finished the Braggin’ Rights game off on a high note with a fade away buz...

Illini basketball fans might as well be patient — for now

The Illini men's basketball team is introduced before the game against Oregon at United Center in Chicago on Saturday. The Illini have plenty of issues to address if they want to compete in Big Ten play, but the remaining nonconference matchups don't offer much chance for a resume-building win. 

December 17, 2014

We’re 10 games into the season, and Illini fans have more questions than answers in regards to what John Groce’s Illinois basketball team is capable of this year.  Following Saturday’s loss to Oregon at United Center, many Illini fans were left disappointed. The primary sources of that disap...

Seven University students selected for prestigious graduate fellowship

Landon Marston

September 24, 2014

Roughly 3,000 students applied to the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, only 189 received the award and seven of those attend the University.  Graduate students from 48 universities around the country received the fellowship, which covers the fellows’ full tuition ...

Illini men’s Cross Country kick off season with Illini Challenge

By Christopher Kennedy

August 28, 2014

The Illini men’s cross-country team has won the season opening Illini Challenge nine years in a row. After a long summer of training, they’ll try to make it ten. “Even though it’s a first early season meet, we still want to win,” said junior Paul Zeman. “Big summer of training ... We’re r...

Illini start strong but falter at end of break games

January 16, 2014

Illinois basketball was on top of the world on Dec. 21. After the Illini snapped a four-game losing streak in the 33rd annual Braggin’ Rights game against No. 23 Missouri, how could they not be? They not only knocked off one of their fiercest rivals, but also garnered their best win of the season. Ill...

1993 Braggin’ Rights game was a classic

By Dave Matter and Stu Durando

December 21, 2013

COLUMBIA, Mo. — When the latest installment of the Missouri-Illinois Braggin' Rights game tipped off Dec. 22, 1993, at The Arena on Oakland Avenue, Norm Stewart's Tigers were still smarting from a 120-68 loss at Arkansas. Three days earlier, Mizzou had survived a scare from Coppin State and won by...

Illinois impressive defensively, Dartmouth up next

Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice (24) attempts a layup during the game against Chicago State at State Farm Center on Nov. 23. The Illini won 77-53.

December 10, 2013

John Groce’s team looked a lot like the 2012-13 Illinois squad Sunday when it knocked down 12-of-23 3-point attempts in an 81-62 win over Auburn in Atlanta. Groce said the first half might have been the best his team has played all season. The Illini held a 41-17 advantage at halftime. Junior Rayvont...