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University archaeologists uncover ancient settlement

The University excavation crew works at the dig site while the St. Louis skyline looms in background.

By Dixie Limbachia

February 10, 2016

When a team of archaeologists began a routine review of the site marked for potential construction plans on Interstate 70, one of the last things they expected was to find a city untouched for a millennium.The Illinois State Archaeological Survey at the University discovered of 1,000-year-old city and...

Relish this rare opportunity for Illini baseball

By Alex Roux

May 31, 2015

Illinois baseball kind of sneaks up on you every year.Not the team; the season itself. It will begin in some warm-weather state, like Texas, Florida, or Georgia, where the weather is suitable for baseball while Midwesterners are still in the middle of a February freeze.By the time the Illini even ge...

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

Missouri's Johnathan Williams III reaches for a loose ball against Illinois' Kendrick Nunn and Jon Ekey in the second half of the 2013 Braggin' Rights game at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Illinois won last year's eidtion, 65-64. The teams will meet again Saturday.

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...

Spotlight Survivor: Maureen Parks

Spotlight Survivor: Maureen Parks

By Alice Smelyansky, Staff writer

October 30, 2014

In the pouring rain, Maureen Parks hurried from the parking lot to her office at the Henry Administration Building. As soon as she walked through the door, she put the umbrella down and swung her hood off. But along with her hood, Parks’ wig fell off, revealing her bald head.  President Emerit...

Koto Ramen brings authentic Japanese-style ramen to campustown

Koto Ramen employee, Calvin Law, serves a fresh bowl of ramen beside manager, Amy Chook.

By Jasmine Dinh

October 14, 2014

Campustown recently introduced one of its newest restaurants — Koto Ramen — this September. Located at 508 E. Green St. in Champaign, Koto Ramen serves Japanese-style ramen with a variety of twists. The restaurant is open all week from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., except Fridays and Saturdays when it’s...

10 days that defined the Illinois men’s basketball season

With renovations to State Farm Center still ongoing, the Illinois men’s basketball team will host the first-ever #ILLINIALLIN event. The event will take place at the Ubben Basketball Practice Facility on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1-3:30 p.m. and will consist of an exclusive scrimmage only open to a select few Illini fans.

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...

With formal weeks come dressed-up Greeks

With formal weeks come dressed-up Greeks

By Christen McGlynn

April 16, 2014

While April showers bring May flowers, the Greeks anticipate formal weeks. Here at the University, April marks the start of Greek life’s formal season, which can include everything from traditional events on campus to trips to other states for the weekend. Each fraternity and sorority will hold thei...

After 10 years with program, Spring wins national title

April 23, 2012

"Illinois head coach Justin Spring":https://www.dailyillini.com/index.php/article/2010/03/illini_of_the_decade_2_justin_spring> stood off to the side, smiling and shaking his head watching his athletes go ballistic. It was Friday night and his team had just won the "NCAA men’s gymnastics Championsh...