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 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.

Head coach Kyle Flood said Goodwin is right in the mix at running back this week in practice, but it is still unclear how the reps will be distributed against Navy.

Junior forward Katie Champion said she is excited about starting Big Ten play and feels prepared for the challenge of competing in one of the top conferences.

Senior fullback Michael Burton said the Knights need to be more consistent with fundamentals in the run game to avoid negative rushes. Since the WSU game, RU is averaging only 3.0 yards per carry on the ground. The Knights’ lack of consistent running against Penn State led to unsustained drives. 

Senior right tackle Taj Alexander said he is over the fact that Penn State did not recruit him early like Rutgers. Alexander said he wants to prove to the Big Ten that the Knights belong to the conference.

Senior linebacker Kevin Snyder admits he thinks about how Penn State did not recruit him out of high school leading up to the game tonight, but said he has prepared as though it is just another opponent.

Head coach Kyle Flood expects an atmosphere tomorrow comparable to the 2006 upset game against Louisville. The Penn State game is expected to reach stadium capacity.

Sophomore defender Devon Freshnock said the Knights are looking to switch from three in the back to four in the back on defense against the No. 9 Virginia Cavaliers’ high-powered attack.

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Junior running back Paul James leads the nation with six total touchdowns through two games this year. PSU’s fourth-ranked run defense figures to pose a threat. 

Junior placekicker Kyle Federico has hit 11 out of his last 14 field goals dating back to last year. Federico said he is confident and comfortable moving forward. 

“Undercover Colors” is a nail polish that changes color when exposed to certain drugs. When dipped in an alcoholic drink, the nail polish can detect the presence of Xanax, GHB and Rohypnol.

Defensive tackle Darius Hamilton said PSU plays to its strengths on offense.

Head coach Kyle Flood announced sophomore Justin Goodwin, questionable for Penn State with an upper body injury, will play running back this week if available. 

Sophomore defender Devon Freshnock credited corner plays for the Knights’ success in their most recent win over Lafayette.

Head coach Kyle Flood said it was “difficult to watch” the video released yesterday by TMZ showing Ray Rice punching his fiancee inside of an elevator in February. The NFL has suspended him indefinitely. 

Taj Alexander said he cannot remember being this excited for game week.