blog posts Illinois opens Big Ten play with dominant road win over Rutgers Dec 4, 2023 8:15 am The Fighting Illini grabbed 55 rebounds, their fourth straight game with at least 50 boards. They got 19 offensive rebounds and registered 14 second-chance points, and they finished with a +28 rebounding margin on the glass. Five Illini score in double figures in win over Canisius Nov 27, 2023 8:30 am The Fighting Illini began a five-game homestand with a 32-point triumph over head coach Shauna Green's alma mater, a school she played at for four years. Illinois dominates the paint in blowout win over Southern Nov 20, 2023 8:30 am The Fighting Illini recorded 62 points in the paint, their most since 2019. Their 88 points is the season high, shooting a season-best 57.1% from the field. Luke Goode had his third straight game scoring at least three treys. Illini take down Indiana in overtime behind historic offensive explosion Nov 13, 2023 8:15 am John Paddock, making his first start with the Orange and Blue, put together one of the greatest passing performances in program history, totaling 507 passing yards - a Memorial Stadium record and the second-most in program history. Bryant scores 32 points as Illini defeat Morehead State in season opener Nov 8, 2023 10:30 am Behind a career-high 32-point performance from Genesis Bryant, Illinois took down Morehead State, 81-61, in its season opener at State Farm Center on Tuesday night. The Fighting Illini have won seven consecutive season openers dating back to 2017. Gibbs-Lawhorn scores game-high 18 as Illini defeat EIU in season opener Nov 7, 2023 12:15 pm Illinois used multiple big scoring runs to secure an 80-52 win over Eastern Illinois to open the men's basketball team's 2023-24 regular-season campaign at State Farm Center on Monday night. Illinois takes down Minnesota behind late-game heroics from Paddock, Williams Nov 6, 2023 8:15 am Trailing by five points with under two minutes to play, Illinois needed to go 85 yards and find the end zone if it wanted to secure the victory. That is exactly what the Illini did. Fighting Illini tame Wildcats to earn sixth-straight win Nov 2, 2023 10:15 am Illinois volleyball picked up its sixth-straight victory when the team swept Northwestern at Huff Hall on Wednesday night. With the win, the Fighting Illini own a 13-10 on the year with a 8-5 mark in Big Ten play. Fighting Illini Volleyball powers past Indiana in five-set thriller Oct 27, 2023 11:45 am With the victory, the Fighting Illini own a 11-10 on the year with a 6-5 mark in Big Ten play. The Orange and Blue tallied 55 kills and 66 digs in the match. The team added 49 assists and 10 strikes from the service line. Griffin drills walk-off field goal to give Illinois road win over Maryland Oct 15, 2023 12:45 pm Caleb Griffin hit a 43-yard field goal as time expired as Illinois secured its first Big Ten victory of the season, taking down Maryland, 27-24, at SECU Stadium on Saturday. Illini slay Scarlet Knights in four-set home win Oct 16, 2023 10:00 am Illinois used a team-high 24 kills from Raina Terry to take down Rutgers, 3-1, at Huff Hall on Sunday afternoon. The Fighting Illini improved to 8-10 on the season and 3-5 in Big Ten play. Fighting Illini Volleyball sweeps Iowa Oct 2, 2023 9:00 am Illinois volleyball broke out the brooms during the team's Big Ten match against Iowa on Saturday, topping the Hawkeyes in straight sets. The Illini moved to 7-7 on the year with the victory and own a 2-2 record against league opponents. Illini Volleyball takes down Spartans in five-set thriller Sep 25, 2023 1:00 pm The Fighting Illini improved to 6-6 on the year with a 1-1 record in league play. Michigan State dropped to 9-4 this season and 1-1 against conference opponents. The team's 17 blocks were a season-high for the Orange and Blue. Fighting Illini Volleyball triumphs over UIC Sep 7, 2023 12:15 pm Illinois volleyball topped UIC in a four-set battle at Credit Union 1 Arena on Tuesday night, improving to 4-1 this season including a 2-0 record on the road. Fighting Illini Volleyball tops Northern Illinois in season opener Aug 28, 2023 9:00 am Illinois volleyball began its season with a victory against Northern Illinois on Saturday evening. Illinois posted 54 kills with a .280 hitting percentage during the triumph over the Huskies. Raina Terry led the way offensively with 19 kills. Davis grand slam powers Illini to upset over Wisconsin at B1G tournament May 11, 2023 9:30 am With the win,  Illinois Softball advances to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament, with the Illini set to take on  Nebraska at Eichelberger Field on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Illini crush six home runs to complete sweep of Michigan State May 8, 2023 8:30 am Fighting Illini Baseball will be back in action on Friday when they begin their final Big Ten series of the season at Rutgers. First pitch for the series opener is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. CT. Illini\ Men's Golf wins eighth straight B1G championship May 1, 2023 8:45 am The No. 3-ranked Fighting Illini men's golf team claimed the 2023 Big Ten Championship on Sunday, cruising to the title by a 17-stroke margin, Women's Golf wins first Big Ten title in program history Apr 24, 2023 1:00 pm Wang got off to a blistering start, collecting birdies on the first four holes and in five of the first seven, and she didn't slow down on the back, picking up five birdies on holes 10-15 to give her a total of nine birdies on the day. Schroeder's walk-off blast caps dramatic sweep of Minnesota Apr 24, 2023 8:15 am Fighting Illini baseball (18-18, 7-8) completed a series sweep of Minnesota (10-27, 4-8) with a dramatic 6-5 walk-off victory at Illinois Field on Sunday. Illini score 16 runs in dominant win over Illinois State Apr 12, 2023 8:00 am Fighting Illini baseball (14-15) got back into the win column in a big way on Tuesday night, scoring 16 runs on 17 hits in a 16-5 victory over Illinois State (10-17) at Duffy Bass Field. Women's Tennis 4-3 comeback win at Maryland Apr 10, 2023 8:15 am Down 3-1 at Maryland, Illinois Women's Tennis battled all the way back to secure a 4-3 victory on Sunday from the Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Maryland. Hartleb: Winningest coach in Illini Baseball history with victory over Michigan Apr 3, 2023 8:45 am Dan Hartleb is now Illinois baseball's winningest coach in program history. With Sunday's victory over Michigan, Hartleb overtook Lee Eilbracht, who finished his Illini career with 518 wins. Bats come alive during Illini’s run-rule victory over SIUE Mar 29, 2023 10:30 am Five home runs powered Fighting Illini softball past SIUE on Tuesday as Illinois topped the Cougars, 13-4, in a five-inning run-rule affair. Hartleb matches Eilbracht's 518 wins with 10-7 victory over Nebraska Mar 27, 2023 8:45 am The Fighting Illini will be back in action on Tuesday, where they will take on the Missouri Tigers in the Braggin' Rights Game at GSC Credit Union Ballpark in Sauget, Ill. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Westcott powers Illini Baseball to 6-4 win over Bradley Mar 22, 2023 9:15 am The Illini's first home win of the season was No. 517 in head coach Dan Hartleb's career, putting him just one win behind Lee Eilbracht for the most in program history. Olivia Howell: NCAA National Champion in Indoor Mile Mar 13, 2023 4:30 pm Olivia Howell closed out the 2023 indoor track season on top of the mile podium. She crossed first with a 4:34.00 to earn her first NCAA Indoor Championship Title and claim her second-straight Indoor First Team All-American nod. Illini beat Michigan in double overtime thriller Mar 3, 2023 10:45 am As the Fighting Illini honored the contributions of Terrence Shannon Jr. and Matthew Mayer on Senior Night, the duo did what they have done all season in leading the Illini to a 91-87 double-overtime victory over Michigan. Illini Men's Golf rallies for big win at Southern Highlands tournament Mar 1, 2023 10:45 am The No. 7-ranked Illini men's golf team rallied from 10 shots down during Tuesday's final round to secure an incredible, come-from-behind win against one of collegiate golf's premier fields at the Southern Highlands Collegiate. Four starters finish in double figures in 75-53 road win over Rutgers Feb 27, 2023 9:00 am No. 25 Illinois Women's Basketball set the tone early and dominated from start to finish en route to a 75-53 road win over Rutgers in the team's final game of the regular season. Illini rally for win over Northwestern Feb 24, 2023 8:30 am Illinois overcame a 16-point deficit in the final 11 minutes to defeat Northwestern, 66-62, on Thursday night. The Illini trailed by as many as 18 in the contest, but outscored the Wildcats 47-25 in the second half. Illini run past Penn State for 20th win Feb 20, 2023 9:00 am Illinois Womens Basketball cruised to victory on Sunday afternoon, using 20-point outings from Kendall Bostic and Genesis Bryant to take down Penn State, 85-62, in front of a big State Farm Center crowd. Illinois Men's Tennis takes down No. 13 Georgia Feb 16, 2023 8:00 am The Illinois men's tennis team defeated No. 13 Georgia on Wednesday night at the XS Tennis Village in Chicago, Ill. 'The theme of the day was focus,' head coach Brad Dancer said. 'It was a great way to start off Chicago.' Illini defense dominates in 69-60 win over Rutgers Feb 12, 2023 5:30 pm Illinois used a 19-0 second-half scoring run to defeat No. 24 Rutgers, 69-60, on Saturday afternoon. The Illini outscored the Scarlet Knights, 39-26, in the second half en route to the team's fourth win over an AP Top-25 opponent this season. Illini earn 72-64 win over Nebraska with dominant second-half play Feb 10, 2023 10:30 am Illinois Women's Basketball overcame a double-digit second-half deficit to take down Nebraska, 72-64, on the road at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday night. Cook, McKenzie lead Illini to 69-62 victory over Minnesota Feb 6, 2023 9:45 am Illinois used a 9-0 run late in the fourth quarter to secure its 11th home victory of the season in a 69-62 win over Minnesota at State Farm Center on Sunday afternoon. Illini use big second half to roll past Nebraska, 72-56 Feb 1, 2023 8:30 am A strong Illinois defensive stand in the final minutes of the game kept Nebraska without a field goal for the last six minutes of action, and four Illini finished in double figures in the 16-point victory. Team effort lifts Illini Women's Basketball over Michigan State Jan 30, 2023 10:45 am 'We got back to our identity about finding ways to win, making plays when we had to, and showing some toughness when we had to,' said head coach Shauna Green. 'This was a much, much, much-needed win in response to the Purdue loss.' Illini down Ohio State, 69-60 Jan 25, 2023 9:00 am Illinois brought the energy from start to finish in a bounce-back 69-60 win against Ohio State at State Farm Center on Tuesday night. Bostic, Bryant lead Illini to road win over Northwestern Jan 23, 2023 9:15 am No. 21/23 Illinois fought off a late comeback attempt and returned to winning ways with a narrow 67-64 road victory against Northwestern on Sunday afternoon. The Illini move to 16-4 overall and 6-3 in conference play. Dominant second half leads Illini to win at Minnesota Jan 17, 2023 7:00 am Illinois Men's Basketball extended its winning streak to four games with a 78-60 road win over Minnesota at Williams Arena on Monday night. Four different Illini finished with double figures. Balanced attack powers Illini to road win over Minnesota Jan 16, 2023 2:30 pm No. 24 Illinois (15-3, 5-2) went on the road Sunday to beat Minnesota, 70-57, for the Illini's fourth double-digit road win of the season. Four players finished in double figures in the 13-point victory. Illini cruise past Nebraska on the road, 76-50 Jan 11, 2023 8:45 am Five different Illini finished in double figures, and Illinois took advantage of a big second half, outscoring the Cornhuskers, 42-27, in the final 20 minutes of play, to cruise to victory in Lincoln. Illini Men's Basketball downs Wisconsin at State Farm Center, 79-69 Jan 8, 2023 8:45 pm The win halted a three-game skid in conference play for the Illini (10-5, 1-3 B1G), while the league-leading Badgers (11-3, 3-1) suffered their first loss since Nov. 29, snapping a string of six consecutive wins. Balanced scoring helps Illini beat Wildcats, first time since 2014 Jan 6, 2023 9:30 am The Illini's winning streak extends to seven games - its program-best start to the season, now sitting at 14-2 overall and 4-1 in conference play. Women's Basketball receiving AP Top 25 votes after upset of Iowa Jan 3, 2023 8:45 am Now out to a 13-2 start under Shauna Green, the Illini are coming off their biggest win yet - a New Year's Day upset of Iowa. The last time the Illini appeared in the Top 25 was Nov. 27, 2000, when the team was ranked 24th in the AP poll. McKenzie scores career-high 26 points in emphatic road win over Wisconsin Dec 30, 2022 12:45 pm The Illini sit above .500 in conference action for the first time since 2017, and they extend their winning streak to five games with their final game of 2022. Illinois now sits at 12-2 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten play heading into 2023. Bryant’s triple-double powers Fighting Illini past Florida Atlantic Dec 22, 2022 9:15 am Illinois women's basketball closed out its non-conference slate with an undefeated 7-0 mark at home as the Fighting Illini triumphed over Florida Atlantic, 81-46, on Wednesday afternoon. McKenzie, Bryant lead scoring as Illini win Braggin’ Rights over Missouri Dec 19, 2022 9:15 am Adalia McKenzie deliver a game-high 21 points, Genesis Bryant turned in a career-best 20 points, and Kendall Bostic turned in her third double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds to go along with three assists. Strong rebounding fuels Illini Women's Basketball win at Butler Dec 12, 2022 8:30 am Illinois narrowly took down Butler on the road, 65-63, on Sunday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Fighting Illini are now 9-2 overall, and the two-point victory marks the team's second true road win of the season.