blog postsHonors rolling in for red hot IlliniJan 29, 2020 8:45 am0 views Coming off a week with two road victories at Purdue and Michigan, and riding a six-game winning streak, the college basketball world is taking notice of the first-place Fighting Illini. Dosunmu's dagger leads Illini to victory at MichiganJan 27, 2020 8:45 am0 views Ayo Dosunmu finished the game with a career-high 27 points on 11-of-18 shooting.Illini picked fourth in Big Ten by Perfect GameJan 24, 2020 8:30 am0 views Senior closer Garrett Acton, a returning All-American, was named to the preseason All-Big Ten team. Women's Basketball hosts Pride Night tonight against MarylandJan 23, 2020 8:00 am5 views The Illini own a 10-8 overall record on the season after finishing off the nonconference portion of their schedule with a 9-2 record - the best 11-game start for Illinois since the 2006-07 season. Illini bury Boilers for 5th-straight winJan 22, 2020 8:30 am0 views The Fighting Illini (14-5, 6-2 Big Ten) have won five straight league games and are off to their best conference start since 2005-06. They also swept the Boilermakers for the first time since 2008-09.Men's Basketball travels to Purdue tonightJan 21, 2020 10:45 am0 views Carrying the Big Ten's longest active winning streak at four games – No. 21 Illinois is on the road for three of its next four contests, beginning Tuesday night at Purdue (6 p.m. CT).Illini Men's Gymnastics ready for annual Windy City invitationalJan 17, 2020 8:15 am0 views The Illini travel to Chicago for 50th annual invitational, held at Credit Union 1 Arena, seeking their sixth-straight Windy City title.Grange jersey makes trip to CFP title gameJan 15, 2020 9:00 am2 views After a full day of travel, the jersey was hand delivered to the ESPN crew at the Superdome on Monday, Jan. 13 for the momentous occasion.Illinois defeats Rutgers 54-51Jan 13, 2020 7:45 am0 views Illinois is 10-1 at State Farm Center this season.Women's Gymnastics still unbeaten after historic home openerJan 10, 2020 8:00 am5 views Less than a week after earning three titles in her career debut, freshman Mia Takekawa cemented herself in the Illini record books with a 10.0 on beam Thursday.Hartleb named D1 Baseball’s Big Ten Coach of the DecadeJan 8, 2020 8:45 am3 views Hartleb led Illinois to Big Ten titles (2011, 2015), and to four regionals during the decade - more than any other coach in the conference. Thirty of his players were MLB Draft picks during that time.The five former Illini on NFL divisional playoff teamsJan 7, 2020 8:45 am1 views Five Illini are still alive as the NFL heads into Divisional Round Weekend – Nick Allegretti (Chiefs), Geronimo Allison (Packers), Whitney Mercilus (Texans), Malik Turner (Seahawks) and Jihad Ward (Ravens). Defense dominates in 63-37 victory over BoilersJan 6, 2020 8:30 am0 views Alan Griffin scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds for his first career double-double. The sophomore, continues to impress despite limited playing time off the bench for Illinois.Dosunmu, Griffin lead Illini in road loss at Michigan StateJan 3, 2020 12:15 pm0 views Ayo Dosunmu had 18 points and 8 rebounds and Alan Griffin had 17 points and 9 rebounds but the Fighting Illini fell at No. 14/16 Michigan State Thursday night at Breslin Center. Game notes for Illinois at Michigan State tonightJan 2, 2020 11:30 am0 views Illinois opens 2020 on the road, resuming Big Ten play Thursday at No. 14 Michigan State. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT.All-Decade Moments from Illini AthleticsDec 31, 2019 5:00 pm4 views The best moments from the Illini in the 2010sIllini arrive in San Francisco for Dec. 30 Redbox BowlDec 27, 2019 11:00 am5 views The Fighting Illini arrived at their hotel on Thursday afternoon ahead of their Redbox Bowl match with with California, scheduled for Monday, Dec. 30, at Levi's Stadium (3 CT). Illini fan events announced for Redbox BowlDec 23, 2019 8:45 am17 views Illini fans traveling to the Bay Area for the Redbox Bowl on Dec. 30 can enjoy a number of activities prior to the game against Cal, including a pep rally, 'Bowl Bash at the Bay,' and a pregame party.Game notes for the 39th annual Braggin' Rights gameDec 20, 2019 9:45 am1 views Following a one-week break in the game schedule for final exams, the Illini return to action Saturday for the annual border war game against Missouri.Remembering some of the great Braggin' Rights gamesDec 19, 2019 8:45 am0 views With the Illini heading to St. Louis this Saturday to face Missouri in the annual rivalry game (Noon CT, it seems like a good time to look back at some memorable games in the rivalry.Braggin' Rights BreakdownDec 18, 2019 8:30 am5 views The Fighting Illini head to St. Louis this Saturday to face Missouri in the annual Braggin' Rights rivalry game (Noon CT).Kennedi Myles named Big Ten Freshman of the WeekDec 17, 2019 8:45 am10 views Myles broke Illinois' 43-year freshman record for rebounds in a game Sunday when she had 20 against Evansville. Her 20 rebounds is tied for the most by a Big Ten player this season.Women's Basketball: Illini close out Evansville, 59-44Dec 16, 2019 8:30 am1 views Petra Holešínská led Illinois with 25 points and set a career high with seven three-pointers made. The Illini (8-2) outscored the Purple Aces (2-7) 11-0 over the game's final five minutes to seal the victory.Upset in Champaign: Illini take down #5 Michigan, 71-62Dec 12, 2019 8:45 am0 views Kofi Cockburn had 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in first Illini top-5 win since 2013.Illini hang on to defeat MerrimackDec 11, 2019 8:30 am1 views Illinois Women's Basketball defeated Merrimack 75-72 at State Farm Center on Tuesday. Freshman Kennedi Myles recorded her fourth career double-double with a career-high 23 points with 12 rebounds.Cockburn named Big Ten Freshman of the Week tor third timeDec 10, 2019 8:45 am0 views Cockburn earns the award after averaging 16 points and 6 rebounds while shooting 80% from the field (12-15) and nearly 89% from the line (8-9) in a pair of games last week.Redbox Bowl invite sends Fighting Illini to Bay AreaDec 9, 2019 11:15 am11 views Illinois will face California at 3 p.m. CT on Dec. 30 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. Illini Volleyball prepped for NCAA tournament opener tonightDec 6, 2019 10:30 am0 views The Illini (16-13, 11-9 conference) will face the Brigham Young Utes (22-9, 14-6 PAC-12) at 5 p.m. CT in the first match on Friday (December 6) in the Smith Fieldhouse, Provo, Utah.Four Illini earn volleyball All Big Ten honorsDec 5, 2019 8:45 am0 views Jacqueline Quade repeated as a First-Team selection, Ashlyn Fleming repeated as a Second-Team selection, Diana Brown was named to the All-Freshman Team, and Beth Prince was named a Sportsmanship Award recipient.Hayes named Big Ten Punter of the YearDec 4, 2019 8:45 am8 views Illinois junior punter Blake Hayes was named the Big Ten's Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year, the conference announced Tuesday. In addition, Hayes was voted All-Big Ten first team by coaches and media.