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  • graphic featuring portrait of Chester Frazier

    Chester Frazier returns to llinois as assistant basketball coach

    A former starting point guard for the Fighting Illini, Frazier returns to his alma mater bringing nearly a decade worth of experience as an assistant coach at the high-major level.

  • Adrien Dumont de Chassart carrying an Illini golf bag

    Illini Golfers garner All-Big Ten accolades

    Junior Adrien Dumont de Chassart shared Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Year honors and was one of a trio of Illini – along with fifth-year senior Michael Feagles and sophomore Jerry Ji – to earn first-team All-Big Ten accolades. 

  • Graphic text: 2021 Big Ten Tournament Champions

    Gritty play wins Men's Tennis the Big Ten Championship

    The Fighting Illini are the 2021 Big Ten Tournament Champions. They held off Ohio State, winning the match 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. The match came down to court four, where senior Zeke Clark defeated Kyle Seelig in a third set tiebreaker.

  • Coaches and team members hold a Big Ten Title banner

    Illini Men’s Golf perseveres for Big Ten Title win

    The win marks the sixth-consecutive Big Ten title for the Illini program, which has also won 11 of the last 12 and has now captured 18 Big Ten titles in its history.

  • Da'Monte Williams shoots a three pointer agianst Purdue

    Da'Monte Williams returning for fifth season of Illini Basketball

    Williams is the second Illini senior returning for an extra year of competition, joining Trent Frazier, who announced his decision April 17.

  • Illini golfers Adrien Dumont de Chassart of Villers la Ville, Belgium, Tommy Kuhl of Morton, Illinois, and Jerry Ji of Hoofddorp, Netherlands,

    A Really ‘Kuhl’ Experience

    There's a big dose of that Illini Family feeling in this heartwarming story from Illini Men's Golf.

  • Riley Gowens in his wind-up.

    Gowens selected as a Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week

    Gowens (7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 6 SO) started Sunday's 1-0 combined no-hitter victory over Purdue. This is Gowens' first season pitching collegiate baseball after missing the last two seasons due to Tommy John surgery.

  • right handed pitcher Riley Gowens in his windup

    Illini Baseball records 11th no-hitter in program history

    It was the first ever no-hitter on the road Sunday afternoon at Purdue. The combination of Riley Gowens, Ryan O'Hara and Cole Kirschsieper were the trio that etched their names in the record book.

  • text-only graphic reads "B1G 2020-21 Championship - Women's Golf"

    Women's Golf swings for Big Ten Championship this weekend

    A Big Ten title will be on the line for Illini women's golf at TPC River's Bend in Maineville, Ohio. Illinois is led by senior Tristyn Nowlin and junior Crystal Wang, who are both ranked among the top 10 of Big Ten golfers.

  • graphic: Congrats Mike Poeta

    Mike Poeta named head wrestling coach

    Mike Poeta, one of Illinois's all-time greatest wrestlers and top assistant coaches in the nation as a member of the Fighting Illini staff, was named head wrestling coach today by Illinois Director of Athletics Josh Whitman.

  • Delaney Rummell bats against Purdue

    Rummell earns NFCA and B1G Player of the Week honors

    Illini Softball third baseman Delaney Rummell hit .750 (9-for-12) with 10 RBI, helping the Illini to three Big Ten wins over Purdue last weekend. She recorded three multi-hit and multi-RBI games, with four extra-base hits, and slugged 1.250. 

  • Kofi Cockburn wearing a Big Ten Tournament championship tee shirt, celebrating with teammates

    Kofi Cockburn declares for NBA draft

    Cockburn is the first center in Illinois history to achieve consensus All-America status, earning a spot on the Wooden Award All-American Team and garnering second-team All-America accolades from the AP, NABC, USBWA, Sporting News, CBS Sports and USA Today.

  • infielders regroup in a meeting at the pitcher's mound during a previous game

    Illini Softball hosts Purdue this weekend

    This series against the Boilermakers will be the second series at Eichelberger Field this season. Illinois is ranked fourth in the Big Ten conference standings, while Purdue is ranked 12th.

  • image of Jon Davis running with graphic congratulating him on Athlete of the Week honors

    Jon Davis is Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week

    Jon Davis was named the Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week and Manning Plater was named the Big Ten Field Athlete of the Week the conference office announced on Wednesday. 

  • Men's tennis team huddles on court

    Zeke Clark earns 100th singles win as Illinois takes B1G West crown

    The Illini captured their first Big Ten division championship to go along with 15 overall conference titles, the most recent coming in 2015. Illinois also earned the No. 1 seed in the West for the Big Ten Men's Tennis Championships.

  • Illini Wrestling Coach Jim Heffernan with text, 'congratulations on your retirement'

    Illini Wrestling Coach Jim Heffernan announces retirement

    Jim Heffernan, who helped lead the U of I wrestling program to 13 Top-10 finishes at the NCAA Championships, announced his retirement today after 12 years as head coach and 29 years overall with the Illini wrestling program. 

  • Demirjian family and others pose on new track.

    Demirjian Park Grand opening: New home for U of I soccer, track and cross country

    Demirjian Park allows Illinois to host Big Ten and NCAA championship competition in both soccer and track and field. It is expected to become a destination location for training and competition by elite and youth athletes.

  • View from behind Ayo Dosunmu as he raises his arms in celebration. Text says, 'Thank you, Ayo'

    Dosunmu declares for NBA draft

    Dosunmu accumulated the most impressive single-season list of accolades ever by an Illini player, highlighted by USA Today National Player of the Year, Bob Cousy Point Guard of the Year, and consensus first-team All-American. 

  • Defensive Player of the Week in the Big Ten Taylor Kuper

    Kuper named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week

    After two standout performances during the final weekend of the regular season - including helping to lead Illinois volleyball to a five-set victory over No. 8 Purdue on Saturday, Taylor Kuper was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.

  • team members congratulate Katie Wingerter after her home run

    Illinois Softball defeats Wisconsin in Sunday series finale

    Sydney Sickels threw her second one-hit complete game shutout of the season. Katie Wingerter hit her second home run of the season. Illinois is now 14-6 on the season following Sunday afternoon's victory in Madison.

  • Redshirt sophomore Siphosothando Montsi

    Montsi named Big Ten Athlete of the Week, second time this season

    Siphosothando Montsi was named Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the Week. Montsi went undefeated in singles and doubles in Illinois' wins over No. 25 Michigan and Michigan State. 

  • an Illini player's swing capture just before she connects with the ball

    Illini take down Minnesota in Sunday series finale, 8-0

    The Illinois Fighting Illini softball team defeated Minnesota 8-0 on Sunday afternoon in the series finale of the four-game series at Eichelberger Field. The Illini are now 11-5 on the season.

  • Illini host Hoosiers for Senior Weekend

    The Illinois volleyball team is set to wrap up its 2020-21 home schedule this weekend as the Illini welcome in Indiana for Senior Weekend on March 26-27 in Huff Hall. 

  • action at Illinois Field on a warm, sunny day pre-COVID-19

    Baseball! Illinois Field opener set for Friday

    Illini Baseball is set to open its home slate this weekend against Northwestern at 4 p.m. Friday. Unfortunately, no fans are permitted in accordance with the local health department and campus COVID-19 operations restrictions.

  • promotional graphic for Women's Tennis games on March 26 & 28

    Illini head to Wisconsin, Minnesota for the weekend

    The Illinois Fighting Illini women's tennis squad will be on the road this weekend for two conference matches, against the Wisconsin Badgers on Friday at noon, and, against the Minnesota Gophers on Sunday morning.

  • Raina Terry featured on graphic announcing her selection as Big Ten Freshman of the Week

    Terry named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

    After leading the Illinois volleyball team to a weekend sweep with back-to-back wins over Maryland this past weekend, freshman Raina Terry was selected as the Big Ten Freshman of the Week.

  • Kofi Cockburn goes up for a shot under the basket against Loyola

    Illini Fall to Loyola Chicago in Round of 32

    The No. 1-seeded Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team fell to No. 8 Loyola Chicago in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday, 71-58

  • broad shot of the court as Ayo Dosunmu dunks

    Round one, done. Illinois takes care of Drexel

    The Illini were led by junior Ayo Dosunmu’s 17 points 11 rebounds and six assists as well as sophomore Kofi Cockburn’s 18 points and five rebounds on 8-of-11 shooting.

  • two volleyball players whisper to each other in promotional graphic

    Illini Volleyball hosts Maryland for two-match series

    The Illinois volleyball team returns to Huff Hall to open its final four-match homestand of the season this weekend as the Illini host Maryland in a two-match series on March 19-20. 

  • junior Ayo Dosunmu, shown from teh back with name and number showing, in graphic with text "USA Today National Player of the Year"

    Dosunmu named USA Today National Player of the Year

    Ayo Dosunmu is the first Illini to earn a National Player of the Year award since Dee Brown was selected by Sporting News in 2005. Dosunmu becomes the fifth Illini ever to receive Player of the Year recognition.