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  • image of Kofi Cockburn on graphic with text, "Number 11"

    Illini Men's Basketball ranked 11th in AP preseason poll

    It's the first time the Illini appear in the AP preseason rankings in back-to-back seasons since 2009-10 (No. 23) and 2010-11 (No. 13). Last year, they were ranked in the Top 25 every week and ended the year at No. 2.

  • volleyball players in on-court huddle at Huff Hall

    Time change for Saturday volleyball vs Michigan at Huff

    First serve for the Illinois volleyball match on Saturday, 10/23 against Michigan has been moved to 3 p.m.  But first, the Illini have a midweek match at Northwestern on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT, before returning home to face the Wolverines.

  • Illini Soccer team's 1997 team photo

    Illini Soccer celebrates 25th anniversary

    In the early years, Illini Soccer played on the recreational fields on Peabody Avenue. The fields didn't even have turf - or any real locker rooms. Today they play at Demirjian Park, one of the nation's top facilities for the sport.

  • Illini setter Diana Brown central in a photo of team's on-court celebration

    Illini Volleyball sweeps Iowa

    The Illinois volleyball team needed just an hour and 25 minutes to earn its first sweep in Big Ten Conference action as the Illini defeated Iowa, 3-0 (25-12, 25-20, 25-20) Wednesday night in Huff Hall.

  • graphic for Illinois vs Penn State with ABC logo and featuring grinning football player

    Illini Football vs Penn State to air on ABC

    The Illinois football game at Penn State will be broadcast on ABC on Oct. 23, the Big Ten conference office and television partners announced Monday. The game is currently scheduled as an 11 a.m. CT kickoff.

  • team huddles on court at Wisconsin

    Volleyball: Illini drop 3-1 decision to No. 4 Wisconsin

    The Illinois volleyball team won the opening set of the match, before falling 3-1 to No. 4 Wisconsin on Saturday night at the UW Field House.

  • senior lineman Owen Carney Jr. in gameday action against Charlotte on Oct. 1

    111th Homecoming game next for Illini Football

    The Illinois football team returns to Big Ten play when Wisconsin comes to Memorial Stadium on Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff on the Big Ten Network. 

  • Kennedy Collins and Diane Brown go up for a block agaiinst Purdue

    Illini Volleyball drops five-set battle with No. 6 Purdue

    For the fourth time in the last five matches the Illinois volleyball team went to a fifth set as the Illini dropped a tough 3-2 decision to Purdue on Wednesday. Megan Cooney led the Illini with 18 kills, 11 digs and two service aces.

  • wide shot of State Farm Center during a Fighting Illini game

    Men’s Basketball open practice Saturday at State Farm Center

    Fighting Illini fans can get an early look at Coach Brad Underwood's fifth squad this Homecoming weekend as Illinois continues preparing for the highly anticipated 2021-22 season.

  • running back Chase Brown carries the ball against Charlotte

    Brown named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week

    After running for the fourth-most rushing yards in a game in Illini history on Saturday, Chase Brown was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.  He had 257 yards with two rushing touchdowns against Charlotte.

  • sophomore running back Chase Brown rushes for yardage against Charlotte

    Brown's career day rushes Illini past Charlotte

    A career day of 257 yards from  Chase Brown led the Illini to a 24-14 victory against Charlotte Saturday afternoon. The win wraps up the non-conference schedule for the Illini, who next host Wisconsin for Homecoming next Saturday.

  • Illini Soccer moves the ball against Purdue in an earlier match.

    Fighting Illini Soccer's Hispanic Heritage Day, October 3

    Demirjian Park will be transformed into a celebration of Hispanic culture Sunday at noon, with flags from Hispanic nations displayed, churros at the concession stand, and announcements in both English and Spanish. Free admission and parking.

  • game action close-up photo of Illini Kendall Smith looking at camera and pointing finger

    Illini Football hosts Charlotte on Saturday

    Illinois (1-4, 1-2) is looking to end a four-game losing streak after falling at Purdue, 13-9, last week. Three of the Illini's losses have come when either tied or trailing by fewer than one score with the ball in the final minute.

  • players on court celebrate after a tough win at Iowa

    Volleyball opens Big Ten play with hard-fought five set win at Iowa

    Illini Volleyball's victory over Iowa marks the eighth-straight season the team has won its league opener, but it took five sets -- and a lot of grit.

  • Big Ten freshman of the week banner

    Jackson named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week

    Goalkeeper Naomi Jackson was named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Tuesda. She recorded 13 saves on 35 shots faced against No.21 Michigan, tying an Illinois record for most saves in a game by a freshman.

  • outside hitter Jessica Nunge featured in graphic advertising Wednesday's match

    Illini Volleyball opens Big Ten play at Iowa on Wednesday

    After finishing its nonconference portion of the schedule at 8-3 - the best start to a season since starting the 2018 season at 14-0 - the Illini look to continue their success as they head into Big Ten Conference play this week. 

  • Illinois at Purdue set for 2:30 p.m. CT on Sept. 25

    The Illinois football game at Purdue on Sept. 25 is set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on Big Ten Network.

  • Graphic shows Fighting Illini Men's Basketball schedule for 2021-22

    Big Ten Men's Basketball schedule released

    The Big Ten announced the conference basketball schedule on Wednesday afternoon, completing the 2021-22 Illinois schedule. Illinois opens league play on a Friday night, hosting Rutgers on Dec. 3.

  • a crowd, nearly all dressed in orange, watch an Illini football game pre-COVID

    How to watch Illini Football on ACC Network at Virginia

    The ACC Network is not available on Comcast Xfinity. How can I watch if my provider does not carry ACC Network?

  • Illini Men's Golf team poses with trophies from the Hoosier Collegiate Invitational tournament

    Illini Men's Golf rallies to share title at Hoosier Collegiate

    The Fighting Illini men's golf team rallied on the back nine in the final round of the Hoosier Collegiate Invitational on Monday, catching Day 1 leader Cincinnati to secure a share of the team title at the Pfau Course at Indiana University.

  • Raymond Martin with gold medal. Photo by Mark Reis, USOPC

    Illini Ray Martin wins gold in men's 100-meter at Paralympics

    Martin, who has won two silver medals at the Tokyo Paralympics, won his first gold Friday in the men’s 100-meter dash.  He now has 10 total Paralympic medals.

  • graphic shows dates, times of this weekend's matches

    Illini Volleyball hosts Big Ten/Pac-12 challenge this weekend

    Ilini Volleyball returns to Huff Hall to host the Big Ten/Pac-12 Challenge for the seventh-straight season as it welcomes in No. 11 Washington, Colorado and Iowa on Sept. 3-4. 

  • 2011 Illini Volleyball team poses with National Runner Up trophies

    Volleyball set to welcome back 2011 team, USA Olympians on Friday

    The 2021 home schedule kicks off this weekend, including a 10-year reunion for the Fighting Illini's 2011 National Runner-Up team, and welcoming back alums, U.S. Olympic gold medalists Michelle Bartsch, Jordyn Poulter and Erin Virtue

  • Tight End Luke Ford celebrates a touchdown on Saturday, Aug. 28

    Illini Football hosts UTSA on Saturday

    The 1-0 Fighting Illini return to Memorial Stadium on Saturday to take on the University of Texas at San Antonio. The Illini are fresh off a Big Ten Conference win over Nebraska last week to kickoff the college football season.

  • Illini players huddle on court after a scoring play

    Illinois Volleyball tops Valparaiso to start the season 3-0

    Megan Cooney led the way for the Illini, racking up a game-high 13 kills en route to a 3-0 win over the Beacons. Taylor Kuper led all players with 14 digs and a service ace, while Diana Brown notched 35 assists.

  • memorial stadium at Illinois

    Illini Football GameDay information

    Football fans at Memorial Stadium will notice several changes while attending games in 2021. Illinois opens Bret Bielema's first season as Fighting Illini head coach by hosting Nebraska on Aug. 28 with a 12:20 pm CT kickoff.

  • Smiling Illini Soccer players run off the field

    Hat trick, brace lead Illini Soccer over Redbirds

    Hope Breslin recorded the first Illini hat trick since 2015 when Janelle Flaws scored three goals vs. Saint Louis. Makena Silber finished with a brace for the second time in her Illini career.

  • compiled image of the six team captains in uniform

    Fighting Illini Football names six team captains

    The captains, selected by a vote of the players: Tony Adams, Owen Carney Jr., Jake Hansen, Blake Hayes, Doug Kramer, and Vederian Lowe.

  • Aleks Kovacevic celebrates a scoring volley as an Illini

    Kovacevic receives wild card for US Open qualifying tournament

    'We're tremendously excited for Kova to join the other Illini participating at the US Open,' said Illinois coach Brad Dancer. 'Growing up in NY it's always been on his wish list. He will cherish this opportunity and continue to prepare for more.'

  • white uniforms vs. blue uniforms in the Illini Football scrimmage

    Illini near end of fall training camp with productive scrimmage

    The Illini were able to rotate all the quarterbacks through the potential starting group, giving head coach Brett Bielema and Offensive Coordinator Tony Petersen an even look at their talent.