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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


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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...

University Housing issues hoverboard ban, safety reminders

By Joeseph Longo

January 7, 2016


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University housing issued a press release Monday with new changes and requests for the upcoming spring semester, including a ban on hoverboards, which are battery-operated self-balance scooters. Amid recent fire risk concerns, hoverboards will not be permitted in any University-owned facilities. Students liv...

University alumnus elected Georgian Prime Minister

By Christin Watkins

December 31, 2015


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University alumnus Giorgi Kvirikashvili was elected Georgian Prime Minister Wednesday. Kvirikashvili received his Master’s degree in Finance from the University. Morgan Lynge, Professor Emeritus of Finance who taught Kvirikashvili in his time at the University, was “amazed" to hea...

University Director appointed to a National Panhellenic Committee

By Lilly Mashayek

December 23, 2015


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Andrew Hohn, the Associate Director of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs at the University, has been appointed to the Fraternity and Sorority Advisory Committee of the National Panhellenic Conference, or NPC. Hohn is one of seven members on the committee serving two-year terms. He will work as ...

"Love and solidarity" event to be held Wednesday

By Daily Illini Staff Report

November 30, 2015


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A coalition of students, faculty and community members will hold a "Love and Solidarity" gathering for black students and activists on campus."We call on campus and county communities to join us ... as we express our love and solidarity for Black Students for Revolution, Black Lives Matter Champaign-Urbana,...

Illinois needs better starts to compete in Emerald Coast Classic

Illinois needs better starts to compete in Emerald Coast Classic

By Alex Roux

November 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

The numbers don’t lie.Illinois basketball has suffered from extremely poor starts in five games so far this year on its way to a 2-3 record. The Illini have trailed at halftime in each game and have fallen behind by double digits against every opponent except Providence. They’ve been outscored 197-156 ...

Illini basketball's Kendrick Nunn to have thumb surgery

Illini basketball's Kendrick Nunn to have thumb surgery

By Peter Bailey-Wells

October 20, 2015


Filed under Sports

The latest Illinois basketball injury is going to have lasting effects.Junior shooting guard Kendrick Nunn will have surgery Wednesday to repair a ligament in his left thumb. He injured the thumb during practice on Oct. 13. The program initially announced Nunn's injury on Oct. 15, the same day he was sch...

By Peter Bailey-Wells

October 9, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Franczek Radelet investigation of the Illinois football team is over. And everyone but Tim Beckman has been cleared.WHAT DID THE REPORT SAYOn Aug. 28, about a week after receiving the initial findings of the report, Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas fired head coach Tim Beckman after the initial findings from the report indicated Beckman mistreated players ...

WATCH: The best cars and the best wings in the C-U in one place

By Abraham Koshy

October 5, 2015


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The Sundowners Car club and the Fluid Event Center hosted a car show this past Sunday. Citizens of the C-U got a chance to look at some of the finest cars in the area, some even worth $2 million, while also enjoying a wings contest and some local music....

Illini football celebrates a different kind of win

Illini football celebrates a different kind of win

By Peter Bailey-Wells

October 4, 2015


Filed under Sports

print headline: Win over Huskers worthy of extra celebrationCelebrations in sports are funny things. They’re rarely for the sake of posterity — a spontaneous outburst isn’t about legacy.Illinois football’s win over Nebraska Saturday sparked a different kind of celebration. In the seconds and minute...

WATCH: Famous mind reader Eric Dittelman visits Illini Union

By Hannah Auten

September 30, 2015


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The Courtyard Cafe at the Illini Union brought nationally known mind reader, Eric Dittelman, to the Union for a performance on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Dittelman is known for his performance as a semi-finalist on "America's Got Talent" and for appearing on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show"....

Illini soccer steps up to challenge

Illini soccer steps up to challenge

By Jon Joffe

September 27, 2015


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A statement-making performance this week is just what the Illinois soccer team needed to prove that it still means business.The Illini returned home for two matches after a disappointing showing in Indiana last weekend.On that road trip, Illinois tied 0-0 with a Hoosiers team that they were expected to be...

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