Welcome to Writing Illini, the Illinois Fighting Illini news and opinions site brought to you by the FanSided Network. Writing Illini is dedicated to providing top-notch Fighting Illini news, views, and original content. This site also serves as a community for like-minded fans to come together to catch up on the latest news and to discuss their passion.

Meet the Team

Rees Woodcock,Contributor

Golfer, Illini Follower, Writer

Zain Bando,Contributor

Zain Bando covers MMA and the Fighting Illini for FanSided. You can find him on all social media platforms - @zainbando99. All opinions are his own. You can email him at zainbando@comcast.net. Open to any and all feedback, as he is an aspiring journalism major at UIUC, and plans to graduate in 2022.

Collin Allen,Contributor

I am a lifelong Illinois Fighting Illini fanatic!

David Carey,Contributor

Washed up baseball player who lives out the rest of his career vicariously through writing.

Max Feldman,Contributor

Jalen Wilson,Contributor

I'm 18 and a die hard Illinois fan

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