blog posts 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. McKenzie, Cook lead Illini to win over Rutgers Dec 8, 2022 9:30 am Behind a double-double from Adalia McKenzie and a 20-point performance from Makira Cook, Illinois fought off Rutgers, 80-62, at State Farm Center on Wednesday night to pick up its first Big Ten win of the season. Illini take down No. 2 Texas in overtime Dec 7, 2022 8:45 am Illinois fought back from a double-digit second-half deficit to force overtime and take down No. 2 Texas, 85-78. Freshman guard Jayden Epps scored the Illini's final five points of the second half to send the game to overtime. Lights-out three-point shooting gives Women's Basketball a big road win over Pitt Dec 1, 2022 9:45 am Sophomore Adalia McKenzie scored a career-high 25 points, shooting 81.8 percent. The Illini improved to 7-1 on the season, tying their win total from one season ago. Theu open Big Ten on Sunday afternoon at No. 5 Indiana. Hawkins' triple-double leads Fighting Illini past Syracuse Nov 30, 2022 9:45 am Coleman Hawkins registered the first Illinois triple-double in two seasons, recording 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Fighting Illini's 73-44 win over Syracuse. Terrence Shannon Jr. led all scorers with 17 points. Illini dominate Northwestern, 41-3, in regular season finale Nov 27, 2022 3:45 pm The Illini defense forced six turnovers, including a scoop and score and pick six from Sydney Brown, while Devon Witherspoon recorded two interceptions. With an 8-4 overall record, they'll learn their bowl destination next week. Fighting Illini Volleyball earns senior day sweep against Iowa Nov 21, 2022 12:45 pm On a sentimental Senior Day at Huff Hall on Sunday, Illini Volleyball triumphed over Iowa in straight sets to record the Illini's eighth sweep this season. Their fourth-straight victory helped the team improve to 15-13 overall, 11-8 in Big Ten play. Shannon Jr., Epps shine as Illini cruise to win over Monmouth Nov 15, 2022 9:15 am Terrence Shannon Jr. had a game-high and career-best 30 points, while Jayden Epps had 21 in their third regular-season contest with the Illini. Dain Dainja had 15 points off the bench, his third straight game in double figures. Strong guard play propels Illini Women in win over Alcorn State Nov 14, 2022 8:45 am Makira Cook led all scorers with 21, while Adalia McKenzie, Genesis Bryant, and Jada Peebles all finished in double figures. The Illini had an efficient day from deep, shooting 52.2% from beyond the arc. Fighting Illini shut down Nebraska for sixth-straight victory Oct 31, 2022 9:15 am Illinois took down Nebraska on the road, 26-9, to move to 4-1 in conference play and remain atop the Big Ten West standings. The Illini moved from #17 to #14 in the AP poll following the win. Illini Volleyball stuns No. 11 Penn State Oct 27, 2022 9:30 am In front of a rowdy crowd at Huff Hall, the Illinois volleyball team upset No. 11 Penn State in a four set battle on Wednesday night. The Illini victory was the team's first triumph over a nationally ranked opponent this season. Fighting Illini close ITA Regionals with doubles championship Oct 25, 2022 8:00 am Kate Duong and Megan Heuser concluded Illinois' action at the ITA Midwest Regionals on Monday with a win in the doubles finals. The duo racked up five of Illinois' 15 wins across regional play. Illini Men's Golf overcomes elements for Dayton Flyer Invitational title Oct 19, 2022 8:15 am Behind a third-consecutive top-five finish from senior Tommy Kuhl, the Illini recorded the low team score in Rounds 2 and 3 to move past WSU and hold off MU for the four-stroke win, the 80th of Coach Mike Small's career. Illinois Football moves up to #18 in the AP Poll Oct 17, 2022 8:45 am Following a 26-14 win over Minnesota, the 6-1 Illini team has moved up to #18 in the AP Poll. Illinois is also ranked in the Coaches Poll for the first time this season, coming in at #20. Nationally televised volleyball: Illini sweep Rutgers Oct 13, 2022 8:00 am Using its second-best hitting percentage of the season, Illinois swept Rutgers at home on Wednesday night in a match aired live on ESPNU. The team is now 9-8 overall, 4-3 reading in Big Ten play. Illinois Football ranked in the AP Top 25 Oct 10, 2022 10:15 am The Illinois football team comes in at #24 in this week's poll. Illinois (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) is tied for first in the Big Ten West standings thanks to the top scoring defense in the nation and the nation's leading rusher, Chase Brown.