blog postsCurbelo named Big Ten Freshman of the WeekMar 2, 2021 10:00 am0 views Andre Curbelo earns the award after helping lead the Illini to a road win at Wisconsin and a Senior Night victory over Nebraska at State Farm Center with his first double-double as an Illini. Illini Softball sweeps No. 17 MichiganMar 1, 2021 8:45 am2 views Illinois won both games of the doubleheader, 2-1. The Illini pitching staff and defense held the Wolverines to a combined two runs on the afternoon. The Illini jump out to a 5-1 start for the first time since the 2017 season.Pasquale leads Illini Soccer over IowaFeb 26, 2021 8:30 am0 views The Fighting Illini women's soccer team recorded a second straight shutout, and redshirt-freshman Kendra Pasquale added two goals to lead the Illini to a 3-0 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes at Demirjian Park. Senior Night at State Farm Center: #5 Illini vs. NebraskaFeb 25, 2021 8:00 am160 views It will be Senior Night in Champaign, with Trent Frazier, Da'Monte Williams and Zach Griffith set for their final game at State Farm Center. Tonight's game is Illinois' only home appearance over its final six Big Ten games. No. 5 Illini downed at Michigan StateFeb 24, 2021 8:00 am0 views The Orange and Blue got off to a slow start in the game, shooting just 24 percent from the field in the first half.#5 Illini at Michigan State tonightFeb 23, 2021 9:30 am5 views Winners of seven straight, No. 5 Illinois begins a stretch with four games in eight days tonight at Michigan State (6 p.m. CT, FS1). Illinois' 12-3 conference record is its best since 2005 when the Illini went 15-1 to win the Big Ten.No. 5 Illinois dominates MinnesotaFeb 21, 2021 7:30 pm0 views Illinois was led by the second triple-double in four games from junior Ayo Dosunmu (19 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) and 22 points and six rebounds from sophomore Kofi Cockburn.Illini Volleyball hosts Ohio State at Huff this weekendFeb 19, 2021 9:30 am0 views After a week off due the postponement of both Northwestern matches last week, the Illinois volleyball team returns to action as it hosts Ohio State in a two-match series on Feb. 19-20 in Huff Hall.Football season opener moved from Dublin to ChampaignFeb 18, 2021 9:00 am236 views The 2021 season opening football game between the Fighting Illini and Cornhuskers will not be played in Dublin, Ireland, due to COVID-19. The game will still be played on Aug. 28, but now it will be held at Memorial Stadium. Defense, dynamic duo lead Illini over NorthwesternFeb 17, 2021 8:45 am2 views The Illini were led by double-digit performances from four different players, including Ayo Dosunmu's 13 points and five assists, and Kofi Cockburn's 17 points and 10 rebounds. Both Adam Miller and Georgi Bezhanishvili dropped 10 points. #5 Illini Men's Basketball home tonight vs. NorthwesternFeb 16, 2021 9:45 am4 views Illinois returns home to face Northwestern on Tuesday night (8 p.m. CT, BTN). Illinois' 10-3 conference record is its best through 13 games since the 2005 Big Ten championship team started 13-0 en route to a 15-1 league record.Illini Men's Tennis battles back to beat VirginiaFeb 15, 2021 9:45 am2 views llini men's tennis stormed back to beat Virginia 4-3 in their final match of the ITA Indoor Championships. It was the second win on the weekend for Illinois, who upset No.1 USC on Friday nightIllini aim to extend four-game win streak tonight at NebraskaFeb 12, 2021 9:00 am2 views The Illini have won three consecutive road games during league play for the second year in a row. With a win at Nebraska, Illinois can mark its longest streak since setting a school record with 13 straight Big Ten road wins in 2005.Illinois hosts ITA Indoor Championships this weekendFeb 11, 2021 12:30 pm2 views The 46th annual ITA Division I National Men's Team Indoor Championship showcases eight of the top men's Division I teams in the three-day tournament to crown an indoor national champion at Atkins Tennis Center.Foursome of Black Women’s Gymnasts use confidence and unity to propel IlliniFeb 10, 2021 9:30 am0 views Junior Shaylah Scott and the sophomore trio of Lexi Powe, Arayah Simons and Mia Townes are four young Black athletes who've helped raise this year's Illini prospects to championship expectations.Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament moved to IndianapolisFeb 10, 2021 9:15 am43 views Men's Basketball Tournament relocated from United Center in Chicago to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Hosting both the men's and women's tournaments in the same city allows for cohesive testing and medical protocols for both events.Dosunmu named Naismith Trophy and Big Ten Player of the WeekFeb 9, 2021 9:00 am2 views The awards rolled in for Illinois junior point guard Ayo Dosunmuon Monday. He is the Jersey Mike's Naismith Trophy Player of the Week as well as Big Ten Player of the Week for the second week in a row and fourth time this season.Illini Men's Basketball schedule updatesFeb 9, 2021 9:45 am15 views Rescheduled games are being added to the calendar - at Nebraska, at Michigan State, and hosting Nebraska at the State Farm Center.Illini's 2021 football schedule changedFeb 8, 2021 9:45 am4 views The Big Ten announces revised 2021 football schedule with changes to the Wisconsin and Penn State dates for Illinois. Dosunmu records triple double in dominant win over WisconsinFeb 8, 2021 8:45 am2 views Ayo Dosunmu notched a triple double and Kofi Cockburn added a double double in a dominant 75-60 win over No. 19 Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon at State Farm Center.Illini Volleyball travels to Penn State for weekend seriesFeb 4, 2021 1:30 pm0 views The Illini and the Nittany Lions open the two-match series with a Big Ten Network-broadcasted match on Friday (Feb. 5) at 8 p.m. CT, before finishing up the weekend with a 5:30 p.m. CT contest on Saturday (Feb. 6). Illini outlast Hoosiers in overtime, 75-71Feb 3, 2021 8:30 am2 views Sophomore Kofi Cockburn paced the Illini with a double-double of 16 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. He leads the NCAA with 12 double-doubles this season. Senior Trent Frazier added a game-high-tying 19 points.Fighting Illini at Indiana tonightFeb 2, 2021 8:00 am7 views No. 12 Illinois is on the road for the first time since Jan. 7, playing at Indiana Tuesday night (8 p.m. CT, ESPN). Illinois is looking for its first win in Bloomington since 2010.Illinois Athletics’ African American PioneersFeb 1, 2021 9:00 am10 views As we begin Black History Month, Illini fans should know the names of Hiram Hannibal Wheeler and Roy Mercer Young - two of the men who were instrumental in changing the course of intercollegiate athletics at Illinois.Fighting Illini take down No. 7 IowaJan 30, 2021 10:30 pm4 views The No. 19 Fighting Illini beat No. 7 Iowa 80-75 Friday night at State Farm Center. Illinois was led by Ayo Dosunmu and Trent Frazier who scored a combined 49 points.Illini Men's Basketball returns to action at home tonight vs IowaJan 29, 2021 10:45 am2 views The Fighting Illini come into tonight's game against the seventh-tanked Hawkeyes with a 1-3 seasaon record against top-25 match-ups - 95-93 all-time, and 35-11 at State Farm Center. Women's Tennis kicks off season at Purdue invitational on FridayJan 28, 2021 9:30 am5 views Illinois returns eight athletes from last year's squad, adding one newcomer in freshman Kate Duong. Senior Asuka Kawai enters this weekend as the No. 107 ranked single's player in the nation by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.Wrestling’s Braunagel brothers: Born to be captainsJan 26, 2021 1:00 pm33 views Illini wrestling features a pair of feisty identical twins from southern Illinois: Danny and Zac Braunagel. Early in the Fall of 2019, Coach Jim Heffernan confidently bestowed the title of co-captains to his then redshirt freshman phenoms.Rylee Hinton earns B1G Defensive Player of the Week honorsJan 26, 2021 8:45 am3 views After a dominating performance at the net during the opening weekend of the spring season, sophomore Rylee Hinton was named Big Ten Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday.Illini Volleyball sweeps Hawkeyes with weekend winsJan 25, 2021 9:30 am2 views Next up, the Illini return to Huff Hall to open their home schedule against No. 1 Wisconsin on Friday (Jan. 29) at 4 p.m. CT, followed by efore an 11 a.m. CT contest airing on BTN on Saturday (Jan. 30).