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Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team ready to make a run at nationals

Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team ready to make a run at nationals

By Thomas Polcyn

March 9, 2016

Tweet- [email protected] men prepared to chase ultimate goal of national championshipSince the start of its season, the Illinois men’s wheelchair basketball team considered winning the national championship a reasonable goal.Now, nationals are here, and the Illini have the chance to achieve tha...

Even in down years, Braggin’ Rights remain sacred

Even in down years, Braggin’ Rights remain sacred

By Alex Roux

December 23, 2015

Tweet: Even in a down year for both teams, Braggin’ Rights remain sacred for Illini/MizzouWhen a season goes as it has so far for Illinois basketball, it can become harder to find games on the schedule with true importance and meaning.At 7-5, the Illini have suffered from some self-inflicted pain t...

UI students push for change on campus

By Marijo Enderle

December 9, 2015

By Marijo EnderleAssistant news editorThe creation of an “Illini White Student Union” Facebook page — created on Nov. 18 — gained national attention and sparked responses and new initiatives from University administrators.The Facebook page denounced black students and Black Lives Matter suppor...

UI students at solidarity event push for 'revolution'

UI students at solidarity event push for 'revolution'

By Charlotte Collins

November 19, 2015

Students congregated on the Main Quad Wednesday at noon for the black student solidarity rally, which was organized through social media, networking and word-of-mouth throughout the week.lbThe event did not introduce any formalized demands to University administration or other governing bodies. It was not organized...

Apps could help ease violence in schools

By Lilly Mashayek

November 17, 2015

Researchers are now looking to apps as a means to develop safer environments within high school communities.Project Student Opportunities for After-School Resources (SOAR) will be looking at ways to improve schools’ learning environments in the coming years due to a $1.5 million grant from the Department ...

Interim Chancellor Wilson responds to vigil held to discuss racism and discrimination

Interim Chancellor Wilson responds to vigil held to discuss racism and discrimination

By MaryCate Most

November 17, 2015

Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson released a statement Monday in response to the vigil held by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and a number of other student organizations on the Main Quad on Thursday.The vigil was held to discuss racism and discrimination present at the University. Students shared stories,...

University of Missouri Police Department apprehend suspect in Yik Yak threats

By Abigale Svoboda

November 11, 2015

The University of Missouri Police Department apprehended a suspect early Wednesday morning in a string of Yik Yak threats made against students at the school’s Columbia campus, according to a  press release from MU Alert. Matt Pearce, of The Los Angeles Times, reported around 9:00 a.m. t...

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...

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 ...

Braggin’ Rights game will be special, as always

Braggin’ Rights game will be special, as always

December 20, 2014

As Illinois head coach John Groce has said, when it comes to the Braggin’ Rights game, you can throw the teams’ records out the window.  Illinois enters the annual contest at 8-3, while Missouri sits at a mediocre 5-5. But everyone knows both squads will bring it when they meet in St. Louis for...

Illini basketball fans might as well be patient — for now

Illini basketball fans might as well be patient — for now

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...

10 days that defined the Illinois men’s basketball season

10 days that defined the Illinois men’s basketball season

May 14, 2014

Oct. 1 — Transfer Ahmad Starks denied waiver by the NCAA to play the 2013-14 season. The guard from Oregon State who transferred to Illinois to be closer to his grandmother was told by the NCAA that he could not play this season, leaving Illinois with a hole at point guard behind starter Tracy Abr...

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