blog postsGrange Grove: The place to be on Illinois Football gamedayAug 24, 2017 4:45 pm20 views Grange Grove is a high-energy tailgating area directly west of Memorial Stadium. Check it out, beginning with the 2017 season opener on September 2 against Ball StateEgwu ends career as top shot blocker in Illinois historyMar 19, 2015 3:45 pm19 views Senior Nnanna Egwu finished his collegiate basketball career with 201 blocked shots, making him the most prolific shot blocker in Fighting Illini history.New tailgating area opening at Memorial Stadium for 2015Mar 24, 2015 1:15 pm17 views The University of Illinois is excited to introduce plans that would transform what is currently Lot 36 on the west side of Memorial Stadium into a park setting that will be prime tailgating locations during Fighting Illini football game days.Doug Hayes throws one-hitter against Penn StateMar 29, 2016 10:30 am17 views Doug Hayes put up one of the best Illinois baseball pitching performances in recent years by throwing a one-hitter against Penn StateSee current, former Illini golfers in the US OpenJun 16, 2015 11:45 am17 views Fighting Illini Men's Golf will be represented well at this weekend's U.S. Open. Two former Illini, D.A. Points and recent graduate, Brian Campbell will join current Illini, Nick Hardy, in the ChampionshipFootball single-game tickets on sale nowJun 28, 2017 1:30 pm17 views Single-game tickets for Fighting Illini football's 2017 season went on sale to all fans Wednesday, June 28, at 9 a.m.Senior Golfer Stephanie Miller wins the Illinois Women's OpenJul 21, 2016 10:30 am16 views Miller finished 9-under par with a final reading of 207. A total of eight current and former Illini team members competed at the event, with six finishing in the top 15 at the Mistwood Golf Club.Game notes for Saturday's football game against Western IllinoisSep 8, 2015 11:45 am16 views Fighting Illini host the WIU Leathernecks Saturday, Sept. 12, at 11 am. Fans asked to wear white.Men's Tennis sweeps Purdue in first Big Ten home matchMar 28, 2016 9:30 am15 views The No. 10 ranked Fighting Illini men's tennis team swept Purdue, 4-0, in their first home conference match of the season Sunday afternoon. The Illini improve to 10-7 on the season and 2-1 in Big Ten play.Louise Kwong named Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the WeekMar 29, 2017 8:15 am15 views The Illinois senior Kwong won all five of the matches she finished last weekend, highlighted by the No. 1 singles match that clinched the 5-2 Illini victory over Maryland.Men's Gymnastics headed to Big Ten Championships this weekendMar 31, 2016 10:30 am15 views All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams will be present this weekend in Columbus, Ohio, as Ohio State hosts the Big Ten Championships.Big Ten coaches unanimous: Jocelynn Birks is Preseason All-Big TenAug 13, 2015 12:45 pm15 views A two-time All-Big Ten selection, Birks claims her third-straight preseason honor.See Lovie Smith's Illini at an open football practice tomorrowApr 15, 2016 11:30 am14 views The Fighting Illini will hold an open practice at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 16, at 1 p.m. Admission and parking are free.A new tailgating experience is coming to Illini Football gamesJul 7, 2015 11:30 am14 views The Grange Grove will transform what was previously Lot 36, the parking lot directly west of Memorial Stadium, into a high energy tailgating area.Need Fighting Illini wallpaper for your desktop or phone?Nov 1, 2017 9:30 am14 views Represent! Download Fighting Illini wallpapers hereGymnastics: Baker and Diab sweep Big Ten weekly honorsJan 12, 2016 10:00 am13 views Following Illinois Men's Gymnastics record-setting season opener this weekend, the Big Ten Conference office has announced that Bobby Baker and Alex Diab swept the weekly gymnastics honors.Men's Gymnastics defend home turf at Big Ten ChampionshipsApr 7, 2017 10:00 am13 views The Illinois men's gymnastics team host the 2017 Big Ten Men's Gymnastics Championships at State Farm Center on Friday and Saturday, April 7-8.New tailgate optionsJul 15, 2015 11:15 am13 views Renovated tailgate lot, Grange Grove, provides variety for Fighting Illini Football FansRibeiro promoted to associate head coach for men’s gymnasticsJul 29, 2015 11:45 am13 views In Daniel Ribeiro's four years as an assistant coach, the program has seen five national champions, eight Big Ten champions, two Big Ten Gymnasts of the Year, two Big Ten Freshmen of the Year and a Nissen-Emery award winner.BigTen Basketball schedule starts a week earlier than previous seasonsAug 17, 2017 8:30 am13 views Illinois opens at Northwestern (Dec. 1) in Rosemont because the Wildcats are playing their home games at Allstate Arena this season during the renovation of Welsh-Ryan ArenaHave you been following Illini Football at Camp Rantoul?Aug 20, 2015 1:00 pm13 views The Orange and Blue have only two practices left at Camp Rantoul before returning to campus for classes and game preparation. The Illini will practice at 10:45 a.m. in Rantoul Friday. As always, it's open to the public and free to attend. Henson to be guest of honor at Dynegy Shootout in ChicagoNov 27, 2017 9:15 am13 views Illini-New Mexico State game at United Center Dec. 16 will honor coaching legendFighting Illini Basketball's Peoria pipelineDec 15, 2016 11:00 am13 views When Jerry Hester started his Illini career in '93-94, it started a 20 year run of Peoria players representing the Fighting Illini – including Sergio McClain, Marcus Griffin, Frank Williams, Jerrance Howard, and moreIllini Football Class of 2016 highlightsFeb 5, 2016 9:45 am12 views University of Illinois head football coach Bill Cubit announced Wednesday the signing of 22 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play football for the Fighting Illini in 2016.Illini Track's Pedrya Seymour on being an OlympiansJul 13, 2016 11:00 am12 views With the Olympics beginning in 23 days, Pedrya Seymour explains what it means to her to be an Olympian and represent the Bahamas next month. Dick Butkus recalls the 1964 Rose Bowl victoryAug 7, 2017 9:45 am11 views Fighting Illini football legend and hall of famer Dick Butkus looks back on Illinois' 1964 Rose Bowl victory over UCLA.Progress on State Farm Center renovationNov 17, 2015 12:15 pm11 views The State Farm Center re-opens on Dec. 2 when the Fighting Illini men host Notre Dame in the B1G/ACC Challenge.Alex Wittinger named Big Ten Freshman of the WeekDec 15, 2015 10:00 am11 views Fighting Illini freshman Alex Wittinger was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday. The Illini are now 7-1 on the season and off the best start to a season for an Illinois team under head coach Matt Bollant. Cubit fills out football coaching staff with two additionsJan 4, 2016 9:00 am10 views New defensive backs coach Paul Williams just finished his fifth season at Miami and coached safeties at Western Michigan under Cubit from 2005-06. Tim McGarigle joins the Illini staff as linebackers coach after spending the last four seasons at Western Michigan.New AD Josh Whitman's message to Illini NationFeb 18, 2016 10:45 am10 views First, we will prepare our student-athletes to be leaders in our changing world. Second, we will build a prouder, stronger, and more passionate constituency of alumni, donors, and fans. And last, but not least, WE WILL WIN.