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:

Junior forward Amanda Devolk and the Knights look to win with conviction against Indiana to send a message to the Big Ten.


Sophomore backer Erin Smith said the Knights are happy to be back in New Brunswick following a two-game road trip in which they won both games. Rutgers is undefeated in five games at Yurcak Field this season.


Sophomore midfielder Elyse Broderick said the team is improved from last year.


Healthy dining options are available at Rutgers dining halls. The Rutgers University Healthy Dining Team offers students advice on nutritious food options.


Freshman keeper Casey Murphy plays a key role in success of Knights defense.


Sophomore midfielder Elyse Broderick said Rutgers can learn from the losses to the top Big Ten teams it faced this weekend.


Sophomore midfielder Madison Tiernan notched her third goal of the season in the 50th minute to lead Rutgers past Iowa, 1-0.


Don Heilman, director of Student Legal Services at Rutgers, discusses the legal services the University offers at the Rutgers University Student Assembly’s meeting last night at the Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus.


Junior wide receiver Leonte Carroo has come a long way since his first collegiate game against Tulane two years ago, when he played exclusively on Rutgers’ special teams.


Sophomore forward Madison Tiernan stressed the Knights need to remain focused against Nebraska in order to keep the wins coming and to maintain their recent top-25 ranking. Rutgers is 1-1 on the road this season and 2-1 in its inaugural campaign in the Big Ten, with another conference game looming today.


Head coach Mike O’Neill said the coaching staff has planned for both Nebraska and Iowa entering the Knights’ second and third games on the road. O’Neill is 6-1 overall and 2-1 in conference in his first season as head coach.


LEGOS FOR LEISURE Colorful student-made lego models can be found at the Lego playing station at Rutgers Art Library. The project was inspired by a serious Lego play workshop in Manchester, England, in March 2014.


Colorful student-made lego models can be found at the Lego playing station at Rutgers Art Library. The project was inspired by a serious Lego play workshop in Manchester, England, in March 2014.


Sophomore forward Jessica Puchalski is a key contributor coming off the bench.


Sophomore forward Jessica Puchalski fights for possession of the ball. Puchalski scored the game-winning goal vs. Michigan.


Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi responded to faculty’s complaints about compensation and contract bargaining policies at Friday’s senate meeting, held at the College Avenue Student Center.


Junior midfielder Samantha Valliant stressed the need to keep composure.


If Rutgers is to pull off a home upset Sunday, it will have to slow down No. 9 Iowa’s high-octane offense. Sophomore midfielder Alyssa Bull said the Knights need to match the Hawkeyes’ energy level on the field. 


Head coach Mike O’Neill hired assistant coach Lubos Ancin back on Sept. 4.


Sophomore running back Justin Goodwin said he was happy to return back to offense after beginning the season as one of the starting cornerbacks. Goodwin joins a tandem of running backs who have had success this season.