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No. 9 Illini to face Maryland and Rutgers this weekend

No. 9 Illini to face Maryland and Rutgers this weekend

By Eli Schwadron

September 24, 2015

Rutgers and Maryland are out for revenge.Illinois swept Maryland and Rutgers at Huff Hall in the opening two matches of conference play last season. Double-doubles from outside hitter Jocelynn Birks (15 kills, 10 digs, .444 hitting percentage) and setter Alexis Viliunas (14 assists. 10 digs) spearhe...

UIPD release safety notice on sexual assault, address 'red zone'

By Daily Illini Staff Report

September 22, 2015

A Campus Safety Notice was issued by the University of Illinois Police Monday evening informing the campus community of a sexual assault which occurred Sunday. According to the notice, the assault occurred at an Urbana apartment and the offender was someone known to the victim. The last safety notice ...

Illinois football’s offense blows too many opportunities

Illinois football’s offense blows too many opportunities

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 21, 2015

Illinois football’s first drive against North Carolina on Saturday couldn’t have been drawn up any better. The offense traveled 73 yards over 11 plays in 4:07. Quarterback Wes Lunt looked efficient with his throws and running back Josh Ferguson ran productive routes in what would be a 133-yard rushing ...

Conversation with an Illini: Martinez Johnson

Conversation with an Illini: Martinez Johnson

By Kevin McCarthy

September 21, 2015

Martinez Johnson is a member of the wheelchair basketball team here at the University of Illinois. He sat down to talk with me, and by the end, completely inspired me. I hope reading his words can do the same for you.Kevin McCarthy: When did you start playing basketball?Martinez Johnson: My freshman y...

Old troubles haunt Illini in North Carolina loss

Old troubles haunt Illini in North Carolina loss

By Peter Bailey-Wells

September 20, 2015

In high school, I had a football coach that always used to say, “Somebody needs to make a play!”I never quite understood that: Obviously we were all trying to “make plays.” We wouldn’t have been on the field otherwise. Him exhorting us to do something we were already trying to do was confus...

Point guard Lucas chooses Illinois

Point guard Lucas chooses Illinois

By Alex Roux

September 16, 2015

Te’Jon Lucas, a point guard in the 2016 class from Milwaukee, has committed to Illinois.The 6-foot, 155-pound Lucas committed to head coach John Groce and the Illini Wednesday over Old Dominion and USC. He becomes the first member of Groce’s 2016 recruiting class. Lucas announced his choice at the ...

Illinois fans missed out on Saturday

Illinois fans missed out on Saturday

By Peter Bailey-Wells

September 6, 2015

Rainouts are pretty lousy.Yes, Illini fans, I know you spent three hours waiting for Friday’s Illinois season opener to start. I know you endured the wind and the rain and the lightning. I know you all came out to see the Illini Friday night and didn’t get to. I was waiting there right along wit...

Illinois football’s defense off to a hot start

Illinois football’s defense off to a hot start

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 6, 2015

Illinois linebacker Mason Monheim was ready for Kent State running back Nick Holley to run the ball on the first play of the Illini’s game against the Golden Flashes on Saturday. When the junior rusher attempted to press through the scrum at the line of scrimmage, Monheim appeared out of the ...

University executive officers call on Wilson, Killeen to reinstate Salaita

By Abigale Svoboda

August 24, 2015

In an open letter published Sunday, 41 executive officers at the University called on Acting Chancellor Barbara Wilson and President TImothy Killeen to facilitate the reinstatement of Steven Salaita. “It is necessary to remedy clear violations of procedure in the decision to revoke Dr. Salaita’s ...

City of Champaign to host reuse, recycle event

By Chris Reinhart

August 2, 2015

The city of Champaign will hold a recycling event on Aug. 7 and 8 at 512 S. Third St. across from Scott Park for people moving in and out of their apartments.Donations will go to places like the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.They will be accepting...

USDA-funded program aims to improve Hispanic community health

USDA-funded program aims to improve Hispanic community health

By Senait Gebregiorgis

August 2, 2015

University researchers have established a program that aims to decrease obesity-related health threats and improve healthy lifestyle habits in the Hispanic community. Abriendo Caminos: Clearing the Path to Hispanic Health is a USDA-funded, six-week, community-based workshop where Hispanic-heritage fa...

Two students awarded new scholarship for students of Native American heritage

By Alicia Lee

August 2, 2015

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...

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