The Daily Illini

Congress lends a paw to veterans

By Hayley Nagelberg, Columnist

August 9, 2016

Dog is man’s best friend. This has been common knowledge for years, but it’s taken on new meaning recently. Being man’s best friend no longer just means standing loyally nearby. Lawmakers are now recognizing these best friends because of their therapeutic benefits for individuals with special needs,...

Rob McDonnell’s long road back to the mound

Pitcher Rob McDonnell winds up for a pitch during the Fighting Illini Baseball game against Nebraska on March 23. The Fighting Illini won the first game 8-7 but lost the second game 6-4. After intermittent injuries, McDonnell is finally getting back to the mound. 

May 7, 2014

Fifteen pitches. Fifteen pitches were all it took for Rob McDonnell to strike out the side in the second inning against Indiana State on March 18. Those 15 pitches translated to a feeling of relief for the lefty, who walked off the mound at Illinois Field after getting all three Sycamore batters he ...