blog postsIllini arrive in San Francisco for Dec. 30 Redbox BowlDec 27, 2019 11:00 am5 views The Fighting Illini arrived at their hotel on Thursday afternoon ahead of their Redbox Bowl match with with California, scheduled for Monday, Dec. 30, at Levi's Stadium (3 CT). Illini fan events announced for Redbox BowlDec 23, 2019 8:45 am17 views Illini fans traveling to the Bay Area for the Redbox Bowl on Dec. 30 can enjoy a number of activities prior to the game against Cal, including a pep rally, 'Bowl Bash at the Bay,' and a pregame party.Game notes for the 39th annual Braggin' Rights gameDec 20, 2019 9:45 am1 views Following a one-week break in the game schedule for final exams, the Illini return to action Saturday for the annual border war game against Missouri.Remembering some of the great Braggin' Rights gamesDec 19, 2019 8:45 am0 views With the Illini heading to St. Louis this Saturday to face Missouri in the annual rivalry game (Noon CT, it seems like a good time to look back at some memorable games in the rivalry.Braggin' Rights BreakdownDec 18, 2019 8:30 am5 views The Fighting Illini head to St. Louis this Saturday to face Missouri in the annual Braggin' Rights rivalry game (Noon CT).Kennedi Myles named Big Ten Freshman of the WeekDec 17, 2019 8:45 am10 views Myles broke Illinois' 43-year freshman record for rebounds in a game Sunday when she had 20 against Evansville. Her 20 rebounds is tied for the most by a Big Ten player this season.Women's Basketball: Illini close out Evansville, 59-44Dec 16, 2019 8:30 am1 views Petra Holešínská led Illinois with 25 points and set a career high with seven three-pointers made. The Illini (8-2) outscored the Purple Aces (2-7) 11-0 over the game's final five minutes to seal the victory.Upset in Champaign: Illini take down #5 Michigan, 71-62Dec 12, 2019 8:45 am0 views Kofi Cockburn had 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in first Illini top-5 win since 2013.Illini hang on to defeat MerrimackDec 11, 2019 8:30 am1 views Illinois Women's Basketball defeated Merrimack 75-72 at State Farm Center on Tuesday. Freshman Kennedi Myles recorded her fourth career double-double with a career-high 23 points with 12 rebounds.Cockburn named Big Ten Freshman of the Week tor third timeDec 10, 2019 8:45 am0 views Cockburn earns the award after averaging 16 points and 6 rebounds while shooting 80% from the field (12-15) and nearly 89% from the line (8-9) in a pair of games last week.Redbox Bowl invite sends Fighting Illini to Bay AreaDec 9, 2019 11:15 am11 views Illinois will face California at 3 p.m. CT on Dec. 30 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Illini Volleyball prepped for NCAA tournament opener tonightDec 6, 2019 10:30 am0 views The Illini (16-13, 11-9 conference) will face the Brigham Young Utes (22-9, 14-6 PAC-12) at 5 p.m. CT in the first match on Friday (December 6) in the Smith Fieldhouse, Provo, Utah.Four Illini earn volleyball All Big Ten honorsDec 5, 2019 8:45 am0 views Jacqueline Quade repeated as a First-Team selection, Ashlyn Fleming repeated as a Second-Team selection, Diana Brown was named to the All-Freshman Team, and Beth Prince was named a Sportsmanship Award recipient.Hayes named Big Ten Punter of the YearDec 4, 2019 8:45 am8 views Illinois junior punter Blake Hayes was named the Big Ten's Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday. In addition, Hayes was voted All-Big Ten first team by coaches and media. Comeback falls short against HurricanesDec 3, 2019 8:30 am0 views Freshman Kofi Cockburn scored 23 points and the Fighting Illini nearly erased a 27-point deficit before falling to Miami, 81-79, Monday night in the B1G/ACC Challenge. Illini Volleyball earns bid to 2019 NCAA ChampionshipDec 2, 2019 8:00 am1 views The Illini will be making their 26th appearance in program history and the third-straight under head coach Chris Tamas. They will travel to Provo to face Utah in the first round of the tournament. Former Sports Illustrated writer Lars Anderson on Red GrangeNov 27, 2019 10:15 am2 views At Illinois' Sapora Symposium, former Sports Illustrated writer Lars Anderson discusses his book about Red Grange, the Illini football star who helped validate college football and the NFL.Offense stays hot in 117-65 win over LindenwoodNov 27, 2019 8:45 am1 views Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, and five other Illini scored in double-digits as the Illini Men's Basketball team rolled over Division-II Lindenwood 117-65 Tuesday.Cockburn sweeps Big Ten weekly honorsNov 26, 2019 8:15 am0 views Kofi Cockburn averaged 17.7 points & 14.7 rebounds in 3 wins to earn Big Ten Player AND Freshman of the Week honors.2020 Fighting Illini football season opener vs. ISUNov 25, 2019 2:30 pm22 views The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that it has moved Illinois' 2020 football season opener against Illinois State to Friday night, Sept. 4. No. 25 Illini Volleyball hits the road for B1G tripNov 22, 2019 9:45 am1 views The two-match swing starts with a Friday (11/22) night meeting with Maryland at 7 p.m. CT in College Park, then travels to Columbus to take on Ohio State on Sunday (11/24) at noon CT.Cockburn dominant again as Illini cruise against The CitadelNov 21, 2019 9:45 am1 views Kofi Cockburn scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Illinois past The Citadel 85-57 on Wednesday night. It was the fourth double-double for the 7-foot freshman.Joey Gunther named Big Ten Wrestler of the WeekNov 20, 2019 10:00 am5 views Redshirt senior Joey Gunther earned the honor with his come-from-behind victory at 174-pounds that helped lead Illinois to a, 19-14, upset over No. 13 Missouri last Thursday, O'Brien named Big Ten Defensive Player of the WeekNov 19, 2019 8:15 am3 views Morgan O'Brien was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after leading the No. 25 Illinois volleyball team in two matches over the weekend. Illini Men's Basketball back home vs Hawaii tonightNov 18, 2019 8:45 am1 views After a week off, Illinois begins a five-game homestand tonight, hosting Hawaii (7 p.m.). Illini Wrestling takes down Missouri in thriller, 19-14Nov 15, 2019 9:15 am1 views The match came down to the heavyweight bout, and Illini freshman Luke Luffman delivered with a come-from-behind victory over Rodrigo Diaz to send the Illini to 2-1 on the season. Women's Basketball: Illini top Austin Peay, 76-62Nov 14, 2019 8:30 am4 views Redshirt junior Petra Holešínská and freshman Jada Peebles led Illinois on Wednesday night, in a 76-62 victory over the Austin Peay Governors.Board to consider extending AD Josh Whitman's contract through 2023-24Nov 13, 2019 2:30 pm2 views 'Under Josh’s leadership we have seen our athletic programs move steadily forward and upward,' said Chancellor Robert J. Jones. 'We want to ensure that this momentum continues for years to come.'Cockburn named Big Ten Freshman of the WeekNov 12, 2019 10:00 am3 views Illinois' Kofi Cockburn had an impressive debut with the Fighting Illini, averaging a double-double on the week while helping lead the team to a 2-1 record.Lovie: 'We're going bowling!'Nov 11, 2019 8:45 am12 views Illinois' improbable come-from-behind 37-34 victory at Spartan Stadium against Michigan State gave Coach Lovie Smith's club its sixth win of the season, assuring itself of bowl eligibility for the first time in five years.