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Dorm life turns strangers to family

Dorm life turns strangers to family

February 24, 2015

Stepping into the doors of Allen Hall on Aug. 19, I had no idea what to expect. For the first time in my life I would be living alone. With no one to tell me to do my work or to come home, it was just me, myself and I. This of course is 10 times more exciting than it is scary. Freedom is liberating, an...

Illinois men’s gymnastics edges Buckeyes despite weakened lineup

By Daniel Collins

January 26, 2015

The Illinois men’s gymnastics team proved to have depth in its 434.400-431.300 win over Ohio State. Due to extensive training with the national team the week prior to the meet, head coach Justin Spring decided to limit the events of junior C.J. Maestas and freshman Bobby Baker. Neither competed for the a...

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 ...

Moving on from Jawun Evans: Where John Groce goes from here

Moving on from Jawun Evans: Where John Groce goes from here

October 2, 2014

Shortly after Jawun Evans picked Oklahoma State over Illinois Wednesday, Sports Illustrated released a story on Illini head coach John Groce. The article provided some solid insight into how Groce approaches these high-stakes recruitments, and how he deals with his prized targets committing elsewhere....

University DotA 2 tournament promotes competitive PC gaming

Players get ready to play at the Union Ballroom in eSport tournament, organized by University student Qianbo Liu. Final teams competed for a prize of $400. 

By Andrew Yoon

April 17, 2014

University students competed on April 6 in the UIUC Ultimate Championship, a gaming tournament featuring the PC game Defense of the Ancients 2, or DotA 2.  Electronic sports, more commonly known as eSports, has evolved over the last decade to become more competitive. Electronic gamers have gone from p...