blog postsEleven Illini to compete in U.S. Paralympics Track and Field World ChampionshipsOct 14, 2015 11:30 am425 views Eleven of the 84 athletes on Team USA are from our campus: Chelsea McClammer, Ray Martin, Hannah McFadden, Aaron Pike, Kelsey LeFevour, Jill Moore, Brian Siemann, James Senbeta, Susannah Scaroni, Jessica Rogers and Yen Hoang.Free student tickets for Illini Football vs. Murray State, September 3Aug 12, 2016 11:45 am165 views The Fighting Illini and Deloitte LLP are pleased to announce that all students, including student season ticket holders in Block I, will be able to access two complimentary tickets for the Fighting Illini football season opener against Murray State on Sept. 3What you need to know about the Grange Grove tailgating area for football gamedaysAug 18, 2016 9:45 am103 views Grange Grove is a free, high-energy tailgating area directly west of Memorial Stadium on Fighting Illini football game days, starting with the 2016 season opener against Murray State on Sept. 3.Fighting Illini wallpapers and posters releasedJul 3, 2017 1:45 pm100 views 2017 football and Illinois Athletics walpapers are available for free download for desktops, tablets, Android and iOS phones as well as imagery for Facebook and Twitter.Illini Pride pass now available for Fighting Illini studentsJun 5, 2017 11:45 am95 views For $99, Illinois students get a ticket to all home football and men's basketball games (except over holiday break), access to Block I (football) and Orange Krush (men's basketball) sectionsFree student tickets for Illini Football vs. Ball StateAug 22, 2017 9:00 am91 views The Fighting Illini and Deloitte LLP are providing all students two complimentary tickets for the Fighting Illini football season opener against Ball State on September 2.Watch seven Illini in the Rio Olympic gamesAug 4, 2016 9:45 am66 views One current and six former Fighting Illini student-athletes are set to represent their countries in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Opening Ceremonies are on Friday, Aug. 5. No joke: $10 tickets to the 2016 llini Football opener if you act nowApr 1, 2016 11:15 am60 views From Friday, April 1 at 12:01am until Sunday, April 3, at 11:59pm, fans who wish to be part of Lovie Smith's first game as head coach can order $10 tickets (min. four) for the home opener against Murray State on Sept. 3.Women's Basketball welcomes Cydnee Kinslow for 2016Jul 6, 2016 9:30 am52 views A 6-foot-2 native of Oakley, California, Kinslow was a varsity captain all four years of her high school career and helped her club team, the Cal Stars, to a 56-1 record during her career.Dee Brown's open letter to Illini NationFeb 9, 2016 9:45 am50 views Special Assistant to the Director of Athletics and @Illini Basketball great Dee Brown has a message for Fighting Illini fans.Jan. 10 is Lou Henson Bobblehead night at State Farm CenterJan 6, 2016 9:45 am45 views When the Fighting Illini host No. 20 Purdue it will be Lou Henson Bobblehead night at State Farm Center. The first 6,000 fans to enter State Farm Center will receive a scratch-off card, with 1,500 fans receiving a Lou Henson bobblehead doll.Illini Baseball's Cody Sedlock off to impressive startFeb 24, 2016 10:30 am42 views Sedlock was the only opening day starter in the nation to strikeout 10 or more against a ranked opponentTwo weeks until Illini FootballAug 21, 2015 2:45 pm42 views Friday marks two weeks until @IlliniFootball season. The Fighting Illini open in primetime on Friday, Sept. 4, with Kent State coming to Memorial Stadium for an 8 p.m. kick on BTN.Brooks Black's pin wins thriller for Illini WrestlingFeb 8, 2016 9:00 am41 views With their backs against the wall two different times at Huff Hall, the Fighting Illini grapplers showed grit and determination to win a wild finish against Northwestern'Gray Ghost' uniforms return for HomecomingOct 25, 2017 12:15 pm38 views For the fourth straight year, Illini football will honor Harold "Red" Grange by wearing special "Gray Ghost" alternate uniforms for Homecoming 2017 Illinois Football season tickets are available nowFeb 21, 2017 8:00 am37 views Mark your calendar for these ticket sale dates. Right now 2017 season tickets are available to renew or purchaseIllini Track alumna Ashley Kelly qualifies for Rio OlympicsApr 13, 2016 12:30 pm35 views Former Fighting Illini sprinter Ashley Kelly qualified for this summer's Rio Olympic Games in the 200m.Lovie Smith named Illini Football coachMar 7, 2016 1:45 pm34 views Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman took a major step in elevating Fighting Illini football in the national landscape with the hiring of longtime NFL coach Lovie Smith as head football coach.Big Ten conference schedule released for Men's BasketballAug 25, 2016 2:45 pm28 views Illinois will open conference play on the road, traveling to Maryland on Dec. 27. The Illini then welcome Ohio State to State Farm Center on New Year's Day.Grange Grove concert series for 2016 announcedAug 10, 2016 12:00 pm25 views Fighting Illini Athletics is excited to announce the pregame concert series – including Jerrod Niemann and Parmalee – that will take place in Grange Grove, free of charge, before football games during the 2016 season.Illini Volleyball recruiting class ranked No. 7 in nationMay 31, 2017 4:15 pm24 views The 2017 Illinois volleyball recruiting class has been ranked as the seventh-best class in the country as rated by PrepVolleyball.com's John Tawa.Illini wrestling claim five individual titles in RenoDec 21, 2015 11:00 am24 views In the team's first tournament-style competition of the season, five Illini won an individual title, while three others placed second at the Reno Tournament of Champions.Illini Softball season kicks off with tournament at Florida International UniversityFeb 12, 2016 10:30 am23 views The Illinois softball is set to open the 2016 with its first of five tournaments this season: The JuiceBlendz FIU Invitational, hosted by Florida International on Feb. 12-14 at the FIU Softball Stadium.Illini women gymnasts earn five All-America honorsMar 31, 2015 1:45 pm23 views The NACGC/W announced the regular-season All-American honors with the Illini picking up five awards. Illinois totaled one First Team and four Second Team honors, as Mary Jane Horth, Sunny Kato and Giana O'Connor each earned recognition for their stellar seasons.The Gray Ghost Ticket Package: 7 games for $77Apr 8, 2016 9:00 am23 views A limited number of these ticket packages will be made available until April 30Big Ten's cross-country Freshman of the Year is Illini Jesse ReiserNov 5, 2015 1:00 pm22 views TIllini cross-country runner Jesse Reiser was unanimously selected as the 2015 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. It's the first an Illini has been honored with this recognition.Former Illini tennis player Rajeev Ram won his second Hall of Fame Tennis Championships SundayJul 20, 2015 9:00 am21 views Ram will move into the ATP top 100 and secured a spot in the US Open.Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremonyAug 31, 2017 10:15 am21 views Illinois will induct members of the inaugural Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame class during a public ceremony at State Farm Center on Saturday, September 30 at 2 pmIllinois Athletics Hall of Fame: George HalasJun 19, 2017 9:15 am20 views Before he helped create profressional football and started the Chicago Bears, George Halas played football, baseball and basketball at Illinois.Family friendly activities at the new 'Grange Grove'Jul 13, 2015 10:30 am20 views Fans will be able to enjoy a family fun zone with inflatables, face painting, and activities for kids, including a football toss.