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  • Marcus Domask shoots over a Penn State defender on Feb. 21, 2924

    Illini falter late at Penn State

    The Fighting Illini led by as many as 14, but the Nittany Lions scored the final eight points of the night in the Orange and Blue's fifth Big Ten loss of the season. 

  • Quincy Guerrier featured on a graphic promoting the basketball game against Penn State on Feb. 21,2024

    Illini on the road against Penn State tonight

    Illinois is one win away from its fifth consecutive 20-win season. Coach Brad Underwood looks to become just the second coach in Fighting Illini history with five straight 20-win seasons, joining the legendary Lou Henson.  

  • Terrence Shannon, Jr. drives on his way to the basket against Maryland defenders

    Shannon named Big Ten Player of the Week

    Shannon earns the award after averaging 29.0 points on 54.8% shooting from the field, 40% from 3-point range, and 85.7% from the free throw line while leading the Illini to a home victory over Michigan and road win at Maryland. 

  • Illini players in a quick on-court huddle wearing pink trimmed uniforms

    Trip to Penn State tonight for Fighting Illini Women's Basketball

    Illinois (11-12, 5-8 B1G) visits Penn State (16-8, 7-6 B1G) for a 5 pm (central) tip-off. PSU is 11-2 at home this season, but have lost their last three games. 

  • freshman guard Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn featured on graphic promoting the game against Michigan on Feb. 13, 2024

    Illini face Michigan tonight at sold-out State Farm Center

    The Big Ten rematch with Michigan tips off at 6 p.m. CT (Peacock). Illinois enters this week in sole possession of second in the Big Ten standings at 8-4, behind No. 2 Purdue (11-2).

  • Former Illini Nick Allegretti poses with his family members following Super Bowl LVIII

    Allegretti wins Illini-record third Super Bowl

    Allegretti's three Super Bowl wins is the most ever by a former Illini. He passed Jim Grabowski, Ray Nitschke, Preston Pearson, Howard Griffith, Eugene Wilson, Dave Diehl, and Ted Karras, who all have two Super Bowl rings.  

  • Players huddle on court wearing blue uniforms

    Fighting Illini host Northwestern for Pride Game tonight

    The Illini Women's Basketball team partners with local organizations for Pride Night, a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community. Tipoff is at 6 pm against Northwestern, which is 8-14 overall on the season, 3-8 in the Big Ten. 

  • Illini players are all smiles as they cheer from the bench

    Illinois Volleyball unveils spring schedule

    The Illini open the spring schedule with a match against DePaul on March 8. First serve from Huff Hall is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CT. Admission is free. 

  • Kendall Bostic speaks to teammates in a quick on-court huddle with the Illini wearing white uniforms with pink trim

    Fourth-quarter comeback not enough in Illinois' overtime road loss to Purdue

    Illinois overcame a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime, though the Fighting Illini's valiant effort did not prove to be enough in a 77-72 road loss to Purdue on Monday night. 

  • Laski to Serve as Honorary Captain vs. Duke

    Illinois men's tennis all-time great Jeff Laski will be the Fighting Illini's honorary captain when Illinois takes on Duke on Friday at Atkins Tennis Center. The Illini and Blue Devils compete at 6 p.m. CT.

  • Stripe State Farm Center Saturday

    No. 10 Illinois' next home game against Indiana on Saturday afternoon is Stripe State Farm Center, presented by Invesco QQQ.

  • Illini players high-five each other during a game break

    Illini host Ohio State for Pack the House on Thursday

    Illinois (8-9, 2-5 B1G) vs. #12 Ohio State (15-3, 6-1 B1G). 6 pm start time at State Farm Center. Illinois trails 20-57 in the all-time record with the Buckeyes, who claimed last season's meeting in Columbus, 87-81. 

  • graduate student Quincy Guerrier featured on a promotional graphic for Wednesday's basketball game at Northwestern

    Fighting Illini Men's Basketball at Northwestern tonight

    The No. 10 ranked Fighting Illini defeated Northwestern, 96-66, in their first meeting of the season Jan. 2 at State Farm Center, and are coming off of back-to-back Big Ten wins last week at Michigan (88-73) and vs. Rutgers (86-63). 

  • junior pole vaulter Tori Thomas running forward on their approach

    Women’s Track and Field ranked No. 1 nationally for first time ever

    The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released its first round of weekly national rankings on Monday. The Fighting Illini women debut as the national leaders, and the men close out the top-10 rankings at No. 10. 

  • graduate student Quincy Guerrier featured on a promotional graphic for Sunday's basketball game

    No. 14 Illini host rematch vs. Rutgers Sunday

    Illinois hosts its first Big Ten rematch vs. Rutgers, on Sunday at sold-out State Farm Center (noon, BTN). The Illini defeated the Scarlet Knights, 76-58, in the teams' 2023-24 Big Ten opener on Dec. 2 at Jersey Mikes Arena in Piscataway, N.J. 

  • sophomore forward Shay Bollin stands among Illini players cheering from the sidelines

    Illini host Rutgers for 'We Back Pat' night

    The 'We Back Pat' promotion honors legendary women's basketball coach and player Pat Summitt, who passed away in 2016 after a lengthy battle with early onset dementia and Alzheimer's. 

  • guard Justin Harmon featured on graphic promoting Illinois vs. Michigan State on Thursday, January 11, 2024.

    10th-ranked Illini face Michigan State Thursday at State Farm Center

    Illinois returns to State Farm Center to host Michigan State on Thursday (8 p.m. CT, FS1) in the first of two Big Ten home games this week. 

  • Marcus Domask shoots a fade-away jumper against Northwestern on January 2,2024

    Marcus Domask named Big Ten Player of the Week

    Domask earns the award after averaging 29 points, 5.5 assists and 4 rebounds while shooting 59.4% from the field, 66.7% from 3-point range, and 90% from the free-throw line in matchups vs. Northwestern and Purdue.   

  • Simpson swings the weight in preparation for her throw

    Simpson shatters weight throw school record in Illini debut

    The men's and women's track and field squads completed their first meet of the season on Saturday. 509 fans saw graduate student Amber Simpson shatter the weight throw program record with a 20.31m heave. 

  • Illini players in a quick on-court huddle

    Illini Women's Basketball back at home to host Wisconsin

    Illinois is 23-13 when hosting the Badgers. Head Coach Shauna Green is 2-0 all-time against Wisconsin. 

  • freshman guard Dra Gibbs-Lawhorn featured on graphic promoting the game on Jan. 5, 2024

    No. 9 Illini set for top-10 showdown at No. 1 Purdue

    The Illini are in search of the program's fourth win all-time over a No. 1-ranked team, and first ever away from home. The Orange and Blue are 0-8 in road games at No. 1, and 3-20 overall against No. 1 opponents.

  • sophomore Ty Rodgers featured on promotional graphic for the game against Northwestern on January 2, 2024

    No. 9 Illini host Northwestern tonight in return to B1G action

    Illinois opens 2024 at the State Farm Center in a return to Big Ten play after dominating their final non-conference game against Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday. Tonight's game against Northwestern is scheduled for an 8 pm tip.

  • sophomore guard A.J. Redd featured on graphic promoting tonight's men's basketball game

    Illini back in action tonight vs. Fairleigh Dickinson

    The sold out game at State Farm Center is scheduled for an 8 pm start. The Illini won the two teams' single previous meeting.

  • Illinois Football signs 19 on National Signing Day

    Coach Bret Bielema continued Illinois' rise in recruiting by signing his third-straight top-50 recruiting class, a feat achieved at Illinois for the first time since the beginning of recruiting rankings, according to 247Sports.

  • Sophomore forward Shae Bollin prepares to high-five senior guard Genesis Bryant during the team's Braggin' Rights game against Missouri on December 17th.

    Illini Women's Basketball set for Wednesday, Thursday games at West Palm Beach Classic

    Wednesday's 10am game marks the third all-time meeting against Arkansas; Illinois won on both teams' home courts in 1996 and 1997. Thursday's tilt against UTEP (12:15pm) will be the first meeting between the sides.

  • Coleman Hawkins featured on graphic promoting the game at Tennessee on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023

    Illini face ranked road test at Tennessee

    No. 20 Illinois wraps up a stretch of three straight games away from home over a one-week span, traveling to Knoxville, Tenn. for a Saturday showdown with No. 17 Tennessee (11 a.m. CT, CBS).

  • orange and blue graphic promoting tonight's basketball game against Florida Atlantic

    Top 20 matchup tonight: Illini vs Florida Atlantic in Jimmy V Classic

    No. 20 Illinois, fresh off its Big Ten-opening win Saturday at Rutgers, heads to New York City to take on No. 11 Florida Atlantic in the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday at Madison Square Garden (5:30 p.m. CT, ESPN).

  • graphic shows Dain Dainja holding a basketball rim. Text has game details for Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023

    Illini Men's Basketball opens Big Ten play Saturday at Rutgers

    No. 24 Illinois begins its 119th season of league play Saturday afternoon at Rutgers (3 p.m. CT, BTN). Illinois is opening B1G play on the road for the sixth time in the last eight seasons.

  • Jer'Zhan Newton in motion running forward

    Newton named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year

    Illinois defensive tackle Jer'Zhan Newton was named the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year and the Defensive Lineman of the Year. He's just the fourth Illini in history to earn the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award. 

  • Junior offensive line player Seth Coleman featured on a banner promoting the football game against Northwestern on November 25.

    Illini look to keep the hat, earn bowl berth against northwestern

    Illinois returns to Memorial Stadium to battle for The Hat in its regular-season finale and Senior Day game against Northwestern. Kickoff is slated for 2:30 p.m. CT on Big Ten Network. 

  • Illini Football travels to Iowa for final regular-season road trip

    Winners of three of their last four games, the Fighting Illini football team hits the road for a matchup with the Big Ten West-leading Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday. Illinois and Iowa are set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on FS1. 

  • 'Next Up' graphic promoting the basketball game against Marquette on 11/14/2023 features redshirt junior Dain Dainja

    #23 Illini Men's Basketball hosts #4 Marquette tonight

    In game 3 of a six-game, season-opening homestand, the Illini welcome No. 4 Marquette to sold out State Farm Center (7 p.m. CT, FS1) for the final year of the Gavitt Tipoff Games series between the Big Ten and Big East. 

  • DePaul transfer, senior Max Williams featured on graphic promoting the basketball game on 11/10/2023

    Men's Basketball hosts Oakland tonight

    Illinois continues a six-game, season-opening homestand on Friday night, hosting Oakland at State Farm Center (7 p.m. CT, B1G+). Oakland is coming off of narrow defeat, 79-73, to Ohio State.

  • graphic says 'Class of 24' and features images of signees Morez Johnson Jr., Jason Jakstys and Jase Butler

    Illinois Men’s Basketball signs top 20 class for 2024

    Head coach Brad Underwood announced Wednesday the signing of top-35 national recruit Morez Johnson Jr. and three-star prospects Jason Jakstys and Jase Butler to national letters of intent on the first day of the early signing period.  

  • volleyball players huddle on court wearing pink uniforms for breast cancer awareness in a file photo

    Illinois Volleyball welcomes Northwestern for midweek clash at Huff Hall

    Illinois volleyball goes for its sixth straight victory when the team hosts Northwestern at Huff Hall on Wednesday night. First serve on Big Ten Network is slated for 8 p.m. CT. 

  • text 'Next Up' on graphic advertising Saturday's game at Minnesota

    Illinois Football travels to Minnesota on Saturday

    Following its off weekend, the Illinois football team is back in action Saturday against Minnesota in Minneapolis. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. CT on Big Ten Network. 

  • Illinois Women's Basketball team photo in blue uniforms

    #23 Illini hosting Truman State for exhibition game tonight

     The Orange and Blue will host 16 total games across the season, beginning with tonight's exhibition against Truman State. All kids 12 and under dressed in a Halloween costume will get in free.

  • Terrence Shannon Jr. secures the ball as he moves toward the basket against Kansas defenders

    Illini close preseason slate with win over #1 Kansas in Maui Strong Relief Matchup

    No. 25 Illinois never trailed in the second half en route to an 82-75 victory over No. 1 Kansas at State Farm Center on Sunday night.  Terrence Shannon led the Illini with a game-high 28 points, a team-high five 3-pointers and two steals in the victory. 

  • Maui Strong Relief Matchup supports wildfire relief efforts

    U. of I. men’s basketball takes on No. 1 Kansas on Oct. 29 in the Maui Strong Relief Matchup.

  • Newton picking up national awards

    Jer'Zhan Newton has been named the Senior Bowl Defensive Player of the Week and the East-West Shrine Bowl Breakout Defensive Player of the Week.

  • Illini Women's Basketball ranked 23rd in AP preseason poll

    For the first time since the 1999-2000 campaign, Illinois women's basketball will be ranked in the Associated Press Preseason Poll, coming in at No. 23 to begin head coach Shauna Green's second season at the helm. 

  • runningback Kaden Feagin was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after making his first start and recording 19 carries for 84 yards and one touchdown in last week's victory over Maryland.

    Homecoming football Saturday against Wisconsin

    Illinois returns to Memorial Stadium to take on Wisconsin on Saturday in its 113th Homecoming game. The Badgers are coming off a 15-6 home loss against Iowa, with a current record of 4-2 overall, 2-1 in Big Ten play. 

  • redshirt freshman Cary Bohm raises a fist after a successful block

    Matches against Ohio State, Rutgers up next for Illini Volleyball

    Illinois volleyball has a pair of Big Ten matches this weekend. They travel to Ohio State for a match against the Buckeyes on Friday night at 6 p.m., then hosts Rutgers at Huff Hall on Sunday at 1 p.m. CT. Both matches will be streamed on B1G+. 

  • senior wide receiver Casey Washington featured on 'up next' graphic

    Illinois, Maryland meet Saturday on NBC

    The Fighting Illini and Terrapins play on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT at SECU Stadium in a game broadcast on NBC. Illinois (2-4, 0-3 Big Ten) is looking for its first Big Ten win after dropping a 20-7 decision to Nebraska last Friday. 

  • file photo from an earlier Illinois-Wisconsin football game

    Illinois' Homecoming game time announced

    Illinois' Homecoming game against Wisconsin on Saturday, Oct. 21 will kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT, the conference office announced on Monday. Television coverage for the game will be announced following games played on Oct. 14.  

  • orange and blue graphic promoting Friday's football game against Nebraska

    Illinois, Nebraska battle for first Big Ten win on Friday night

    The Fighting Illini are back in Memorial Stadium this week for its first home Big Ten West game of the season. Illinois squares off with Nebraska as both teams look to get in the win column in conference play for the first time this year. 

  • graphic promoting the game vs. Nebraska features junior defensive end Jer'Zhan Newton

    Friday night football: Illinois hosts Nebraska

    Illinois and Nebraska meet on Friday night at Memorial Stadium with the Illini looking to extend their three-game winning streak in the series. Both teams enter the game at 2-3 overall, and both seek their first Big Ten wins of the season.  

  • an Illini volleyball player high-fives other Illini volleyball players

    Illini Volleyball takes on Penn State, Iowa this weekend

    Illinois volleyball welcomes #15 Penn State and Iowa to Huff Hall. The Fighting Illini take on the ranked Nittany Lions tonight at 8 p.m., and the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday at 6 p.m. 

  • a menacing look from defensive tackle Keith Randolph Jr. on a graphic promoting Saturday's game against Purdue

    Illinois travels to Purdue for first Big Ten road game

    Illinois will be on the road in Big Ten play for the first time this season when the Fighting Illini travel to West Lafayette to take on Purdue on Saturday. The game is scheduled to kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on Peacock. 

  • Big Ten's Men's basketball schedule released

    Illinois is the Big Ten's most winning team in conference play over the last four years, with Head Coach Brad Underwood directing the program to a 55-25 record.