Tian Li

Tian Li

Staff Photographer

Tian Li is an international student from Beijing, China, and a School of Arts and Sciences senior majoring in journalism and media studies and minoring in Japanese. He has been taking pictures for the Daily Targum since December of 2012 and became the associate photo editor in February of 2014. During his Targum career, he has shot approximately 23,586 pictures for the sports section alone. He set a Targum record of having 45 photos published in a single week. According to Buzzfeed, he is a double-chocolate chocolate chip cookie. Every production night he only does two things: selecting office-friendly metal songs to play and trying not to laugh at Adam’s pronunciation of “Michelle” (“Me-scheill”).  


Recent media:

The Rutgers football team celebrates its 45-23 Senior Day win Saturday at High Point Solutions Stadium against Indiana. The Knights’ sixth victory ensures the team is eligible for a bowl game after its inaugural Big Ten season concludes in two weeks. 


Following a freshman campaign where she grew into the role of a main facilitator, sophomore guard Tyler Scaife has lofty expectations entering her second year. She eased into the role of a starter last season, posting an average of 14.1 points per game as Rutgers’ second-leading scorer.


Rutgers features five seniors this season after having none last year. Senior wing Betnijah Laney said she hopes to lead by example for the younger players in her final season.


Head coach C. Vivian Stringer discussed the excitement surrounding the welcoming of junior college transfer guards Cynthia Hernandez and Natalie Parsons. The Knight shot just 28 percent from three-point territory last year, but Stringer expects Hernandez and Parsons to make an immediate impact as shooters.


Stringer said Hernandez and Parsons add a new element to Rutgers’ offense and create opportunities in the middle for post players such as junior center Rachel Hollivay.


Sophomore wing Junior Etou raised eyebrows with his tenacious defense and rebounding as a freshman after missing the first six games because of NCAA violations. Etou now looks to complement seniors Kadeem Jack and Myles Mack with increased scoring from all over the floor in the Big Ten this year.


The Livingston Theater Company presents its first production of the year, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” at the Livingston Hall in the Livingston Student Center. The play kicked off the company’s 17th season. Performances continue until Nov. 9. 


The Livingston Theater Company presents its first production of the year, “The Drowsy Chaperone,” at the Livingston Hall in the Livingston Student Center. The play kicked off the company’s 17th season. Performances continue until Nov. 9.


The Rutgers University Programming Association and Douglass Residential College present a screening of “Obvious Child” yesterday at the Douglass Student Center.


Head coach Kyle Flood said he cannot place blame for the lack of production in the running game on any one person, or position, but rather the burden falls on every offensive position. Flood said he expects more from blocking unit, and it starts up front with the offensive line and other blockers.


Junior midfielder Mael Corboz returns to New Jersey as a member of the Terrapins after spending his first two seasons with the Knights, where he served as a team captain his sophomore year. Corboz has seven goals this year.


Members of the Catholic Student Association show their homecoming spirit as they try to race their decorated beds across the College Avenue Student Center for the seventh annual “Homecoming Bed Races” organized by the Rutgers University Programming Association.


Rutgers hosts the Big Ten’s top rushing offense Saturday on Homecoming. Wisconsin is averaging 338.4 yards per game on the ground through seven games this season.


Sophomore forward Rachel Yaney scored the first goal during the Knights’ 2-1 win Sunday against James Madison.


Junior defensive tackle Darius Hamilton and the Knights looked to clean up open-field tackling during practice this week. Nebraska operates a similar spread system to Ohio State.


The Rutgers football team walked off the turf at Ohio Stadium dazed and confused after its 56-17 blowout loss at Ohio State last Saturday. The Knights have the chance to make amends this Saturday at No. 16 Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium, which is expected to host another hostile road environment for Rutgers.


Sophomore running back Desmon Peoples has earned increased carries after the injury to junior Paul James. Peoples is part of the tandem of running back replacements, splitting time with fellow sophomore Justin Goodwin.


Senior guard Syessence Davis and the Knights expect to make the NCAA Tournament this season after falling short last year.


Athletic Director Julie Hermann was born and raised in Nebraska City before playing volleyball at the University of Nebraska, where she will return with RU this weekend.


Junior wing Kahleah Copper is one of 10 upperclassmen on Rutgers’ roster this season following last year’s WNIT Championship. Copper averaged 16.1 points per game last year to lead the team in scoring.