The Daily Illini

A neutral observer’s rooting guide to the Final Four

A neutral observer’s rooting guide to the Final Four

By Dan Escalona

March 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: .Who should you root for in the Final Four? Check out @danescalona77's column to find out.Yet another wild, unpredictable NCAA tournament has produced a Final Four that very few people can claim they predicted. Now, if you are a neutral observer with no strong interest in any of the rema...

Ngai’s age isn’t holding the Illinois gymnast back

Ngai’s age isn’t holding the Illinois gymnast back

By James Boyd

March 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: Age doesn’t faze #Illini 17-year-old Brandon Ngai, @lbrad5 gears up for his final #B1G title run.Sophomore Brandon Ngai’s rise to pommel horse prominence has been one of the most talked about stories of the Illinois men’s gymnastics team this season.Aside from his one missed routine at home against Michigan, the...

Illinois men’s gymnastics team falls to Oklahoma

By James Boyd

March 20, 2016


Filed under Sports

Tweet: @IlliniMGym competed well, but still fell to No. 1 Oklahoma on senior nightFour years, more than 1,400 days and almost 34,000 hours. Then it’s over.Saturday was the final regular season competition before the Illinois men’s gymnastics team heads to the Big Ten Championships in Columbu...

Spartans drive and reach toward playoff, setting up Big Ten-SEC showdown with Crimson Tide

Spartans drive and reach toward playoff, setting up Big Ten-SEC showdown with Crimson Tide

By Dan Escalona

December 8, 2015


Filed under Sports

Michigan State and Iowa were preparing for a fourth-and-goal situation with a College Football Playoff spot at stake. However, before that could occur, LJ Scott reached across the goal line, driving the Spartans past the Hawkeyes and into the CFP.In might be time to start referring to the play as “T...

Two students awarded new scholarship for students of Native American heritage

By Alicia Lee

August 2, 2015


Filed under News

Two students from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) have received the first-ever Illinois Heritage Scholarship, a full-tuition transfer scholarship awarded to students of Native American heritage for up to six semesters of study.The scholarship, announced in February, is the product of a collabora...

Illinois women’s gymnastics returns to Minneapolis for Regionals

Illinois women’s gymnastics returns to Minneapolis for Regionals

April 3, 2014


Filed under Uncategorized

The No. 11 Illinois women’s gymnastics team last competed at Minneapolis on Jan. 25, where it suffered its first loss of the season against a lower-ranked Minnesota team. The Illini will be back in Minneapolis this Saturday for NCAA Regionals, and they will be a No. 2 seed for the first time in school...