blog posts Illini bats erupt for 18 runs in dominant win at Penn State May 20, 2022 9:45 am Illinois scored 18 runs on 17 hits to take the series opener at Penn State on Thursday evening, 18-7. The Illini improve to 29-20 overall on the season and 15-7 in the Big Ten. Illini walk-off Nebraska on Senior Day in wild finish May 16, 2022 9:30 am The Illini came back from a four-run deficit to take the final game of the series against Nebraska, 5-4. Justin Janas singled home Branden Comia in the bottom of the ninth inning to give Illinois the series win. Illini Baseball wins Tuesday night battle with Indiana State May 4, 2022 9:00 am The Fighting Illini won the second game of the season against Indiana State on Tuesday night, 6-3. Jacob Campbell and Cam McDonald led the Illini at the plate, driving in a combined three runs while both tallied hits in the win. Men's Golf closes regular season with impressive tournament win Apr 26, 2022 8:45 am The win at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate at Columbus Country Club secures the Illini's third team title for the 2021-22 season. They now turn their attention to the championship season - starting with the B1G championship this weekend. Illini Softball completes sweep of Rutgers Apr 18, 2022 8:45 am In the Easter Sunday series finale, the Fighting Illini softball team secured their second-straight series sweep and tenth-straight victory, defeating Rutgers 9-1 at Rutgers Softball Complex. Illinois downs Illinois State in Tuesday night offensive battle Apr 13, 2022 10:30 am The Fighting Illini defeated Illinois State on Tuesday evening at Illinois Field, 11-9. Kellen Sarver led the way at the plate for the Illini, going 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI, and three runs scored. Illinois Baseball wins series finale, takes two of three at Iowa Apr 11, 2022 8:30 am The Illini scored nine runs on nine hits to take the final game of the series and improve to 7-2 in the conference, the best start to Big Ten play since 2015. Illini Softball surges past Redbirds Apr 7, 2022 9:00 am The Fighting Illini softball team recorded their second-straight run-rule midweek victory on Wednesday evening, defeating in-state rival Illinois State 11-3 in six innings behind a six-run fourth and five-run fifth inning. Illini Baseball sweeps Purdue, improves to 5-1 in B1G play Apr 4, 2022 9:15 am The Fighting Illini baseball team finished off the series sweep of Purdue on Sunday afternoon at Illinois Field by taking down the Boilermakers, 11-8. Illini defeat Billikens in Tuesday evening matchup Mar 30, 2022 8:30 am Illinois (15-12, 1-1 B1G) was led by senior Avrey Steiner, who added three hits and a run driven in, while freshman Stevie Meade extended her hitting streak to nine with a two-for-two night with an RBI. Illini defeat Purdue, split weekend series Mar 28, 2022 8:45 am The Illini jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first three innings and never looked back, beating Purdue 9-4. Up next: Illinois takes on Indiana State Wednesday evening, Mar. 30 at 5 p.m. CT at Eichelberger Field. Illini Baseball scores 13 in win over Wheaton Mar 24, 2022 10:45 am The Illini pitching staff held Wheaton to just five hits while the Illini offense registered 12 hits in the win. Cam McDonald kept his 16-game hitting streak alive. Branden Comia, Jacob Campbell, and Brody Harding each had multi-hit games. Illini escape with a win in first round game against Chattanooga Mar 19, 2022 8:45 am Illinois advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and will play Houston who advanced past UAB with an 82-68 win on Friday night. Illini Baseball dominant in win over Butler Mar 16, 2022 8:45 am The Fighting Illini took down Butler at Illinois Field Tuesday afternoon for their first home win of the season, 13-4. The Illini have now won three of the last four games and have scored 36 runs during that span. Comeback victory over Iowa secures championship Mar 7, 2022 8:30 am Fifth-year seniors Trent Frazier and Da'Monte WIlliams were met with thousands of Illini fans storming the court after securing a share of the regular season Big Ten Title on Senior Night. Williams leads Illini to victory over Nittany Lions Mar 4, 2022 8:00 am Illinois went down to the wire for the second time this week, this time against Penn State in the second to last game of the regular season. Their victory secures a top-3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, their third-straight year with a double-bye. Illini Women advance with B1G tourney win over Wisconsin Mar 3, 2022 8:45 am All five starters tallied double-figures scoring and the team set a tournament record by shooting 75% from beyond the arc, allowing the Illini to dispatch the Badgers for the second consecutive season and advance to today's second round. Frazier's heroics put Illini past Wolverines in Ann Arbor Feb 28, 2022 8:30 am While Illinois never trailed, Michigan nearly orchestrated a comeback, getting within two points in the final minutes. But after a layup from Kofi Cockburn and a strong defensive stand, Frazier buried a three with 45 seconds to play, for a 93-85 win. Illini Baseball kicks off Carolinas Coastline Classic with win over MTSU Feb 25, 2022 3:45 pm The Illinois Fighting Illini improved to 2-2 on the season with a 7-4 win over Middle Tennessee State on Friday at Springs Brooks Stadium in Conway, South Carolina. They take on Coastal Carolina on Saturday. Cockburn, Grandison lead Illini to victory in East Lansing Feb 19, 2022 5:45 pm While Frazier came had a big second half with 12 points, Kofi Cockburn and Jacob Grandison led Illinois' offensive attack against the Spartans. Grandison made six three-pointers and had 24 points. Cockburn led all scorers with 27. Illini fend off Wildcats comeback for 73-66 victory Feb 14, 2022 8:45 am The Wildcats made a second-half comeback to challenge the Illini, but Illinois held strong and ended Northwestern's four-game win streak with a 73-66 victory. The win keeps the Illini on top of the Big Ten with a 11-3 conference record. Frazier dominates in road victory against Hoosiers Feb 5, 2022 4:45 pm After a quiet first half from the Illini offense, Trent Frazier and Kofi Cockburn combined for 26 second-half points while Illinois' defense held Trayce Jackson Davis to six points, fueling a 74-57 win that keeps the Illini atop the Big Ten standings. Illini down Badgers for top spot in Big Ten Feb 3, 2022 9:00 am In a battle of top-ranked teams with first place in the Big Ten on the line, the No. 18 Fighting Illini took down the No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers 80-67 Wednesday evening, with Kofi Cockburn erupting for 37 points and 12 rebounds. Cockburn's return fuels Illini win at Northwestern Jan 30, 2022 12:00 pm A slow offensive started plagued both teams on Saturday. In the second half both offenses came alive, battling until the last second. But with Kofi Cockburn back and clutch shots from a pair of freshmen, the Illini beat the Wildcats 59-56. Illini beat No. 10 Spartans in thriller Jan 26, 2022 8:30 am Tuesday night's victory against the Spartans - despite missing stars Kofi Cockburn and Andre Curbelo - moves the Illini to first place in the Big Ten with seven conference wins.