blog posts Volleyball: Illini drop 3-1 decision to No. 4 Wisconsin Oct 11, 2021 8:45 am 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. 111th Homecoming game next for Illini Football Oct 8, 2021 9:45 am 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. Illini Volleyball drops five-set battle with No. 6 Purdue Oct 7, 2021 9:45 am 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. Men’s Basketball open practice Saturday at State Farm Center Oct 6, 2021 9:00 am 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. Brown named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week Oct 4, 2021 3:30 pm 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. Brown's career day rushes Illini past Charlotte Oct 4, 2021 8:30 am 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. Fighting Illini Soccer's Hispanic Heritage Day, October 3 Sep 30, 2021 5:30 pm 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. Illini Football hosts Charlotte on Saturday Sep 27, 2021 10:30 am 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. Volleyball opens Big Ten play with hard-fought five set win at Iowa Sep 23, 2021 9:00 am 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. Jackson named Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Week Sep 22, 2021 8:45 am 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. Illini Volleyball opens Big Ten play at Iowa on Wednesday Sep 21, 2021 10:30 am 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 Sep 13, 2021 1:30 pm The Illinois football game at Purdue on Sept. 25 is set to kick off at 2:30 p.m. CT on Big Ten Network. Big Ten Men's Basketball schedule released Sep 9, 2021 9:00 am 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. How to watch Illini Football on ACC Network at Virginia Sep 8, 2021 11:45 am 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 rallies to share title at Hoosier Collegiate Sep 7, 2021 9:00 am 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. Illini Ray Martin wins gold in men's 100-meter at Paralympics Sep 3, 2021 10:45 am 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. Illini Volleyball hosts Big Ten/Pac-12 challenge this weekend Sep 3, 2021 9:15 am 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. Volleyball set to welcome back 2011 team, USA Olympians on Friday Sep 1, 2021 9:00 am 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 Illini Football hosts UTSA on Saturday Aug 31, 2021 9:30 am 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. Illinois Volleyball tops Valparaiso to start the season 3-0 Aug 30, 2021 8:30 am 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. Illini Football GameDay information Aug 26, 2021 12:30 pm 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. Hat trick, brace lead Illini Soccer over Redbirds Aug 23, 2021 9:30 am 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. Fighting Illini Football names six team captains Aug 20, 2021 1:30 pm The captains, selected by a vote of the players: Tony Adams, Owen Carney Jr., Jake Hansen, Blake Hayes, Doug Kramer, and Vederian Lowe. Kovacevic receives wild card for US Open qualifying tournament Aug 19, 2021 12:45 pm '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.' Illini near end of fall training camp with productive scrimmage Aug 18, 2021 8:45 am 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. Illinois alum Nick Hardy secures PGA tour card Aug 16, 2021 8:45 am 'He is an outstanding player and person, and I know that he will represent the University of Illinois well as he continues the tradition of Fighting Illini competing at the highest level of the sport,' Illini head coach Mike Small said. Meet 'The Lads': Illinois' international specialists combo Aug 13, 2021 11:30 am The support from Head Coach Bielema was visible from the moment the lads met him and was a defining factor in their return as super-seniors. But the two also felt they had goals left as a team to accomplish at Illinois. Illini Paralympians get sendoff before heading to Tokyo Aug 10, 2021 8:45 am The 21 Illini Parlympians include Tatyana McFadden and Daniel Romanchuk. McFadden already has 17 Paralympic medals, including seven gold. Romanchuk has previously won the New York City, Chicago and Boston Marathons. Volleyball alums help Team USA to first-ever Olympic gold Aug 9, 2021 8:45 am A trio of former Illini volleyball greats are Olympic gold medalists as Michelle Bartsch-Hackley, Jordyn Poulter, and USA Volleyball assistant coach Erin Virtue, helped lead Team USA to its first-ever gold medal in women's volleyball. Small earns 11th Midwest Region Coach of the Year honor Aug 6, 2021 9:00 am In 2020-21, Mike Small again guided the Illini to the pinnacle of the sport: a sixth consecutive Big Ten Championship, a second-place showing at the NCAA Stillwater Regional, and a top-five finish in the NCAA Ch Championships.