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:

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. TIAN LI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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.

Jennifer Stuart, manager of transportation planning, addresses student concerns at last night’s town hall meeting at Livingston Student Center.

Senior strong safety Lorenzo Waters said that each offense presents something unique that the Rutgers defense has to prepare for each week.

Head coach Mike O’Neill had high praise for Skroski’s versatility on the field and off of it. Since her arrival to Rutgers, Skroski was viewed as a team leader.

Senior middle linebacker Kevin Snyder (right) and the Knights will try to rebound this week from a blowout loss against Ohio State. The last time RU lost in a Big Ten game, it rattled off three straight wins. Snyder admitted the OSU defeat was easier to flush than Rutgers’ 13-10 loss to Penn State.

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett evades pressure in the pocket as senior linebacker Kevin Snyder (right) misses a tackle Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Rutgers failed to record a sack in a game for the first time this season as Barrett led the No. 13 Buckeyes' 56-17 rout with 368 all-purpose yards and five touchdowns.

Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa records one of his two sacks of senior quarterback Gary Nova. The Buckeyes brought Nova to the ground four times Saturday as the Knights struggled to keep pace with the Buckeyes' offensive onslaught.

Sruthi Suresh (left) and Ashvathi Raghavakaimal (right), both School of Engineering first-year students, paint Halloween-themed mason jars at Rutgers University Programming Association’s “Fright Night” yesterday at Trayes Hall on Douglass campus.

The Knights (5-1, 1-1) will meet with one of college football’s most prestigious programs in No. 13 Ohio State (4-1, 1-0) for the first time in history on Saturday. Ohio Stadium, also known as the Horseshoe, can seat 104,944 fans, which is the fourth-largest stadium capacity in the nation. 

Sophomore running back Desmon Peoples is averaging 4 yards per carry, while the Knights as a whole are averaging only 88 rushing yards per game in Big Ten play. 

Junior left tackle Keith Lumpkin said his experience playing basketball since he was 10 years old has prepared him for Ohio Stadium, which seats more than 100,000 fans. 

Senior defensive end David Milewski could be matched up with 6-foot-6 and 6-foot-7 Ohio State offensive tackles this Saturday when the Knights travel to Columbus.