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  • sophomore Jackson Buchanan watches a shot our of the rough

    Fighting Illini run away with Folds of Honor Collegiate title

    The Illini used another strong start to open Wednesday's final round, and continued to push throughout the day en route to a 54-hole team tally of 854 (-10), led by sophomore Jackson Buchanan's closing 68 (-4).

  • Illini wide receiver Pat Bryant celebrates a touchdown

    Illini dominate Chattanooga in 31-0 shutout

    Illinois closed non-conference play with a resounding 31-0 win against Chattanooga in the first Thursday night fame at Memorial Stadium, moving the Fighting Illini to 3-1 on the season.

  • Illini volleyball players celebrate in EIU's gym

    Illini Volleyball secures fourth straight win with sweep at EIU

    Wednesday's win pushed Illinois to a 5-3 record on the season including a 3-1 mark in true road matches. The victory moved the Orange and Blue to 20-4 in all-time meetings against Eastern Illinois.

  • two Illini players celebrate

    Illini Football handles Virginia, 24-3

    The Illini scored 24 unanswered points, while the defense held the Cavaliers to 1-for-16 on third down, 1-for-4 on fourth down, and racked up five sacks on the day.

  • unidentified Illini Baseball player looks and points to the sky as he touches home plate to score

    Illini bats erupt for 18 runs in dominant win at Penn State

    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 baseball players mob Justin Janas after his game-winning hit

    Illini walk-off Nebraska on Senior Day in wild finish

    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.

  • senior right-handed pitcher Tommy Green delivers a pitch

    Illini Baseball wins Tuesday night battle with Indiana State

    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 team poses with championship trophy

    Men's Golf closes regular season with impressive tournament win

    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.

  • junior Delaney Rummell awaits a pitch at the plate. She went 2-for-4 with her second grand slam of the season in the third

    Illini Softball completes sweep of Rutgers

    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.

  • first baseman and catcher Kellen Sarver swings at the plate on his way to a 3-for-4 day, with a home run, three RBI, and three runs scored.

    Illinois downs Illinois State in Tuesday night offensive battle

    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.

  • Illini player slides head-first into home plate at the throw approaches the catcher.

    Illinois Baseball wins series finale, takes two of three at Iowa

    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.

  • Junior outfielder Kelly Ryono stands ready at the plate

    Illini Softball surges past Redbirds

    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.

  • Junior infielder Brody Harding stands on second base with hands raised after a successful double and RBI

    Illini Baseball sweeps Purdue, improves to 5-1 in B1G play

    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 batter at the plate against the Billikens

    Illini defeat Billikens in Tuesday evening matchup

    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 infielders huddle on the pitching mound

    Illini defeat Purdue, split weekend series

    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.

  • Game winning pitcher Crayton Burnett on the mound

    Illini Baseball scores 13 in win over Wheaton

    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.

  • Kofi Cockburn is hounded by two Chattanooga defenders as he looks to pass the ball

    Illini escape with a win in first round game against Chattanooga

    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 catcher Jacob Campbell at bat

    Illini Baseball dominant in win over Butler

    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.

  • graphic features team members with text, B1G Champs

    Comeback victory over Iowa secures championship

    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.

  • Kofi Cockburn looks fierce as he celebrates on court

    Williams leads Illini to victory over Nittany Lions

    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.

  • sophomore forward Erika Porter puts up a short shot inside against Wisconsin

    Illini Women advance with B1G tourney win over Wisconsin

    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.  

  • Trent Frazier shoots a jump shot

    Frazier's heroics put Illini past Wolverines in Ann Arbor

    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.

  • a baseball flies off the bat of an Illini player

    Illini Baseball kicks off Carolinas Coastline Classic with win over MTSU

    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.

  • Jacob Grandison drives with the ball against Michigan State

    Cockburn, Grandison lead Illini to victory in East Lansing

    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.

  • R.J. Melendez delivers a jump shot

    Illini fend off Wildcats comeback for 73-66 victory

    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.

  • Trent Frazier handles the ball on offense against an Indiana defender.

    Frazier dominates in road victory against Hoosiers

    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.

  • Kofi Cockburn dunks against two Wisconsin defenders

    Illini down Badgers for top spot in Big Ten

    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.

  • close up image of a slam dunk by Kofi Cockburn

    Cockburn's return fuels Illini win at Northwestern

    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.

  • Omar Payne dunks against Michigan State

    Illini beat No. 10 Spartans in thriller

    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.