blog postsIllini Soccer pushes past Ramblers for season-opening victoryAug 23, 2019 8:45 am0 views Fighting Illini soccer defeated Loyola University Chicago, 3-1, on Thursday to open the 2019 campaign in style. Peters named Illinois starting quarterbackAug 21, 2019 8:30 am1 views Brandon Peters, a graduate transfer from Michigan, will start the Fighting Illini's season opener Aug. 31 against Akron at Memorial Stadium. World-class Smith Football Center opens for student-athletesAug 19, 2019 9:15 am1 views The new Illini football facility includes expanded strength, conditioning and sports medicine space, coaches' offices, position meeting rooms, locker rooms, and other areas for recruiting and prospect hosting.Men's Golf Coach Small wins third straight Illinois PGA pro titleAug 15, 2019 11:30 am1 views Mike Small won his third consecutive Illinois Senior PGA Professional title on Tuesday as he posted a 13-under par 36-hole tally at the Merit Club. Cross Country schedule and season previewAug 14, 2019 10:15 am4 views Cross Country starts the season by hosting the Illini Open at the UI Arboretum on Friday, August 30. The women's 5K is scheduled for 5 p.m., and the men's 8K will begin at 5:40 p.m. Women's Basketball in Australia: Exploring the Great Barrier ReefAug 13, 2019 9:30 am0 views Student-athletes, coaches and staff had the opportunity to snorkel along the Great Barrier Reef and check out what happens under the waves. See their photos.Illinois’ TailGREAT returns Sept. 21 after 30-year hiatusAug 6, 2019 8:30 am16 views TailGREAT, the popular 1980s tradition of competitive tailgating, returns Saturday, Sept. 21 when the Illini take on Nebraska. Fans will compete for the Best BBQ and Most Creative Tailgate.Hutcherson joins Illinois Men's Basketball programAug 5, 2019 9:30 am5 views Austin Hutcherson will joining Illini Basketball as a transfer from Weslyan University (CT). He'll sit out the upcoming season and have two years of eligibility remaining, beginning in 2020-21. Fighting Illini Football training camp centralAug 2, 2019 9:30 am4 views Training camp is underway at the Campus Recreation Fields, just blocks from Memorial Stadium. Training camp practices from Aug. 2-17 will be open to the public and free.Fan information for Illini Football training campAug 1, 2019 9:00 am1 views Training camp opens Friday, Aug. 2, at the Campus Recreation Fields, just blocks from Memorial Stadium. Training camp practices from Aug. 2-17 will be open to the public and free.Itinerary finalized for Illini Basketball Italy tourJul 31, 2019 2:00 pm17 views The Fighting Illini depart on Sunday for three nights in Milan, two nights in Florence and four nights in Rome before returning to Chicago and then the U of I campus on Wednesday, Aug. 14.Jonathan Wells places third in high jump at U.S. Outdoor ChampionshipsJul 29, 2019 9:30 am2 views The place-finish is a new personal-best for reshirt senior Jonathan Wells at the U.S. Championships meet. He earned a bronze medal with a height of 7'4.25". All-time leading scorer Deon Thomas joins Fighting Illini development teamJul 24, 2019 10:15 am13 views Thomas will cultivate and solicit Chicago area donors, communicate DIA fundraising efforts and help expand the Illini network in the Chicagoland area.Fan appreciation, open practice, movie night set for Aug. 10Jul 23, 2019 9:00 am11 views On Saturday, Aug. 10, Illini football invites you to an open practice., followed by photos and autographs with the team, capped with Movie Night at 7 p.m. And it's all free.Illinois will host inaugural NCAA Basketball AcademyJul 19, 2019 10:30 am8 views Games played at State Farm Center July 22 - 28 will be free and open to the public. There will be our games each on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and two games apiece on Thursday and Sunday. Athletics announces plans for Hall of Fame weekend in SeptemberJul 17, 2019 9:45 am0 views A star-studded Fighting Illini Athletics Hall of Fame Weekend is planned for Sept. 20-21 when the Class of 2019, including athletes and coaches from 11 different sports, will be inducted.Illini Soccer announces 2019 scheduleJul 16, 2019 10:00 am0 views The Illini will take on six 2018 NCAA Tournament teams in 2019, welcoming four of those opponents to Champaign. They'll kick off the season on Thursday, August 22, welcoming the Loyola Ramblers.New Illini Athletics hype video: Join the FightJul 10, 2019 9:45 am5 views This new Illini Productions video captures the excitement of approaching new athletic seasons. It's time to Join the Fight, Illini Nation! Illini Golf in the pros: Stricker wins U.S. Senior Open ChampionshipJul 1, 2019 9:30 am0 views Illinois alum Steve Stricker won his second major championship on Sunday, as he took a commanding six-shot lead over the tournament field at the Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame. Don't miss a moment: Basketball season tickets now on saleJun 28, 2019 11:00 am2 views Fighting Illini Basketball season ticket renewals are underway, and new season tickets are on sale now to the general public as well.Bastianelli nominated for NCAA Woman of the Year awardJun 27, 2019 12:30 pm1 views Illinois volleyball's Ali Bastianelli has been nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, the organization announced on Wednesday. Fighting Illini Kids Club All-American memberships now availableJun 24, 2019 12:00 pm5 views The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is now accepting applications for its annual Fighting Illini Kids Club program.Quinn, Poulter named Dike Eddleman Athletes of the YearJun 21, 2019 11:45 am1 views Illini Volleyball setter Jordyn Poulter and track and field sprinter Devin Quinn are recipients of the 2018-19 Dike Eddleman Awards presented annually to the top Fighting Illini female and male athlete. Dosunmu, Sukaree named Fighting Illini Freshmen of the YearJun 20, 2019 10:30 am1 views The Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced its 2018-19 Freshmen of the Year: Basketball's Ayo Dosunmu and golf's Kornkamol Sukaree.Illini closer Garrett Acton named to four All-America teamsJun 18, 2019 9:30 am3 views Acton was a first team All-American by Perfect Game/Rawlings and National Collegiate Baseball Writers, and a second-team pick by American Baseball Coaches Association and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper. Men's Basketball players begin workouts, prep for 2019-20 seasonJun 17, 2019 9:30 am1 views The Fighting Illini basketball team is hard at work with individual and team skill workouts, and incoming freshman Kofi Cockburn has joined the veteran Illini for workouts.MLB teams called, but Garrett Acton staying at IllinoisJun 14, 2019 8:00 am0 views Acton balanced the pros and cons before making up his mind. 'At the end of the day, I take so much pride in being a student-athlete at Illinois that it was a relatively easy decision to make.'Illini Softball to tour Europe in AugustJun 13, 2019 8:30 am3 views The Illinois softball team will take an 11-day European tour in the fall, traveling to the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England from August 6-16.Men's Basketball signs Benjamin Bosmans-VerdonkJun 12, 2019 9:00 am28 views Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk is a 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward from Lommel, Belgium.Devin Quinn: The fastest man in Big Ten historyJun 10, 2019 10:30 am4 views Move over Jesse Owens, Willie Williams and Andrew Riley. Make room for a new guy in your exclusive neighborhood of all-time fastest runners in Big Ten history.