blog postsAn open letter from Athletics Director Josh WhitmanAug 29, 2017 9:30 am4 views (On discontinuing the 'War Chant') '...it would have been far easier to maintain the status quo. But leading is not always about doing what is easy.' Athletic director search officially underwayDec 4, 2015 11:45 am2 views The new hire will be the U. of I.’s 14th director of intercollegiate athletics in the program’s 126 years of competition, overseeing an annual budget of $110 million and a staff of 275 employees.Athletics announces plans for Hall of Fame weekend in SeptemberJul 17, 2019 9:45 am0 views A star-studded Fighting Illini Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend is planned for Sept. 20-21 when the Class of 2019, including athletes and coaches from 11 different sports, will be inducted.Athletics asks you to wear white for Saturday's football game against WIUSep 9, 2015 11:30 am28 views Fighting Illini football encourages fans to help create a WHITE OUT at Memorial Stadium by wearing a white shirt to the game.Athletics makes history with first NCAA football broadcast in Mandarin ChineseSep 11, 2015 11:00 am9 views Take a look inside the Chinese broadcast booth with Liaohan He and Yekai Lu‘Awestruck by our potential’: A-D Whitman not taking foot off pedalJun 11, 2018 8:45 am1 views Illini Athletic Director Josh Whitman outlines developments with the Football Performance Center, the next steps to add hockey to the fold, moreB1G/ACC Challenge set: Men's Basketball at Wake ForestJun 12, 2017 10:00 am0 views Illini will have first meeting against Demon Deacons since epic 2004 showdownBaker named Big Ten Co-Gymnast of the WeekJan 22, 2018 3:30 pm0 views This is the first conference weekly honor of the season for Bobby Baker and the fourth of his careerBaseball Coach Dan Hartleb discusses the nine players drafted in 2015Oct 9, 2015 12:00 pm0 views Illini had nine drafted following the 50-win 2015 seasonBaseball Coach Dan Hartleb signs a five-year contract extensionJul 16, 2015 9:00 am6 views The Big Ten's Coach of the Year will remain at Illinois through the 2020 season under the new deal.Baseball: Final regular season home series is Thursday-SaturdayMay 17, 2017 12:30 pm0 views The Illinois baseball team finishes the regular season Thursday-Saturday with a three-game series against visiting Iowa.Baseball home opener: Free pennants Friday at Illinois FieldMar 24, 2016 11:00 am5 views The Illinois baseball team will give away free pennants to the first 250 fans in attendance at Friday's home opener against Penn State.Baseball home opener moved to WednesdayMar 12, 2018 8:00 am0 views The Illinois baseball team's home opener against Milwaukee has been moved to Wednesday at 3 p.m.Baseball: Illini, Gophers to meet in Minnesota, Sunday on BTNApr 11, 2019 9:00 am0 views Illinois looks to rebound from a slow start in Big Ten play. The Illini are 3-7 overall in the last 10 games after a 17-4 start, but still sit No. 25 in the RPI, the best ranking of any Big Ten team.Baseball schedule altered for Big Ten opener, weekend games against SpartansMar 24, 2017 9:15 am2 views The first two games will be played as a doubleheader Friday at 3 p.m. The third game remains scheduled for 2 p.m. on BTN - but could change with the forecast.Bastianelli nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year awardJun 27, 2019 12:30 pm1 views Illinois volleyball's Ali Bastianelli has been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, the organization announced on Wednesday. Baumgarten named Big Ten Golfer of the WeekFeb 28, 2019 8:15 am7 views Bryan Baumgarten tied for a runner-up finish in the Louisiana Classics tournament, carding a 5-under par 67 in the final round to climb the individual leaderboard, help Illinois to a second-place team finish.Behind the Scenes: Lovie at Wrigley FieldJul 28, 2017 9:30 am2 views Coach Lovie Smith was mic'd up for his visit to Wrigley Field Sunday night to present the lineup card prior to the Cubs-Cardinals Sunday night baseball game on the eve of Big Ten Media Days. Bella Loya named Big Ten Softball Player of the WeekFeb 26, 2019 8:15 am5 views After a dominating offense performance to lead Illini softball at the Mardi Gras Invitational, sophomore designated player/catcher Bella Loya was named Big Ten Conference Player of the Week.Bench boosts Illinois to 75-62 win at RutgersFeb 26, 2018 8:15 am0 views Michael Finke and Aaron Jordan came off the bench to combine for 34 points and lead Illinois past Rutgers 75-62 on SundayBentley sets career kick return mark in Illini Football victorySep 28, 2015 9:45 am0 views Senior CB V'Angelo Bentley became Illinois' all-time kickoff return yardage leader during Saturday's victory over Middle Tennessee.Bezhanishvili, Dosunmu sweep B1G weekly honorsFeb 11, 2019 3:15 pm1 views Giorgi Bezhanishvili was named Big Ten Player of the Week and fellow freshman Ayo Dosunmu was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week, the conference announced on MondayBezhanishvili leads the way in loss to BadgersJan 24, 2019 8:30 am0 views Illini fall at home 72-60 despite 20 points from freshman big manBig Apple, Big Win: Illini top Maryland at Madison Square GardenJan 28, 2019 10:15 am0 views Ayo Dosunmu scored 20 points to help the Illini snap a two-game skid by handing the Terrapins their second straight conference loss. Tevian Jones had 18 points, and Andres Feliz had 15Big fourth inning leads Illini Softball to 5-2 win over SIUEApr 13, 2017 9:00 am0 views The Fighting Illini softball team earned their fourth-straight Wednesday night. A four-run fourth inning propelled Illinois to a 5-2 win over SIUE at Eichelberger FieldBig inning sparks Illini Baseball at Illinois StateMar 23, 2016 10:15 am0 views The Redbirds opened a 3-0 lead but Illinois charged back and the Fighting Illini bullpen held ISU scoreless in five innings of work.Big Ten announces baseball TV scheduleMar 15, 2017 3:45 pm1 views The Illinois baseball team will have at least 12 games aired on Big Ten Network or available on BTN Plus, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday.Big Ten announces conference opponents for Illini Men's BasketballAug 1, 2017 8:15 am3 views In the 18-game conference schedule, the Illini play five teams both home and away, and eight teams once (four home, four away)BigTen Basketball schedule starts a week earlier than previous seasonsAug 17, 2017 8:30 am17 views Illinois opens at Northwestern (Dec. 1) in Rosemont because the Wildcats are playing their home games at Allstate Arena this season during the renovation of Welsh-Ryan ArenaBig Ten basketball tournament game notesMar 8, 2017 11:45 am0 views Illinois has won their opening BTT game three times in the first four years under Coach John Groce.