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  • graphic announcing Florida State at Illinois game features image of a basketball

    Women's Basketball to host Florida State for Big Ten/ACC Challenge

    The matchup, slated for Thursday, Dec. 2, will mark just the second meeting in the series between the Illini and the Seminoles. FSU captured the first contest, 78-66, in a neutral-court battle played Dec. 7, 1990 in Charlottesville, Va.

  • Student-athletes run plays on the first day of fall training camp in shorts, no pads

    Happy New Year! Bielema, Illini begin fall training camp

    Day one of training camp is like New Year's Day for Illinois head coach Bret Bielema. It marks the official start of a new season and Bielema's first at the helm in Champaign.

  • beautiful flowers and landscaping outside the Bielfeldt Athletics Administration building

    With sprint to $1 Million in 48 hours, Illini fundraising hits milestone

    Athletics Development has secured more than $30 million in new business production for the fourth consecutive year. To hit that mark, they had to do another thing that had not happened before: securing $1 million dollars in two days.

  • graphic features black and white photo of Dosumnu in Illinois  uniform

    Dosunmu selected 38th by Chicago Bulls in NBA Draft

    Coach Underwood: 'The Bulls are getting a young man of the highest character with unparalleled work ethic, and above all else, a winner. We are thrilled for Ayo...and proud that he will be representing Fighting Illini Basketball at the highest level.'

  • graphic using U of I and Tokyo Olympics logos

    Fighting Illini Tokyo Olympics Central

    Nine former Fighting Illini student-athletes are representing their countries in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Follow the here.

  • Tristyn Nowlin portrait

    Nowlin named NCAA Woman of the Year nominee

    The award recognizes graduating female college athletes who have exhausted their NCAA eligibility and distinguished themselves in academics, athletics, service and leadership throughout their collegiate careers.

  • Jake Hansen on the defensive line anticipating a play

    Hansen named to Bednarik watch list

    This is the fourth career watch list for Illinois linebacker Jake Hansen, who was named to the Bednarik, Butkus and Nagurksi watch lists last season and a Butkus Award semifinalist in 2019.

  • five returning players to the Illini squad, graphic text "The Boys are Back"

    Basketball season tickets available now

    Coach Underwood's fifth Illini squad returns three starters and six of its top nine players from last year's rotation, including Kofi Cockburn, Andre Curbelo, Trent Frazier, Da'Monte Williams and Jacob Grandison.

  • Kofi Cockburn celebrates Big Ten championship with teammates

    Cockburn announces return to Fighting Illini

    The Illini now return three starters and six of its top nine players from last year's rotation, led by Cockburn, who enters his junior season as a national player of the year candidate.

  • members of the 2001 Illini Football team hoist the Big Ten championship trophy

    2001 Big Ten title team reunion set for Aug. 28

    Illinois went 10-2 in 2001 and finished the regular season with a seven-game winning streak to clinch the Big Ten title. The Illini had their best regular-season record since the 1983 Rose Bowl team.

  • side-by-side images of Hoffman and Lavender following through on their delivery

    Illini pitchers Hoffmann, Lavender selected on day three of MLB draft

    Andrew Hoffmann was selected in the 12th round by the Atlanta Braves and Nathan Lavender was selected in the 14th round by the New York Mets.

  • popcorn boxes line a shelf in a Memorial Stadium suite

    Illinois Athletics incentivizes vaccinations with suite sweepstakes

    Get a COVID-19 vaccination before the upcoming football season and you'll have a chance to win a Memorial Stadium suite for the Illinois football season opener against Nebraska on Aug. 28.

  • coach Gary Wieneke

    Legendary Illini Track & Field Coach Gary Wieneke passes away

    On May 22, the new track surface at Demirjian Park was dedicated as Gary R. Wieneke Track. The naming was a joint gift among several of Wieneke's former Fighting Illini student-athletes to show their loyalty and admiration for their head coach.

  • artist's exterior view of expanded Ubben Basketball Complex

    Illini Basketball alum Steve Lanter gives $2.5M to Ubben project

    Expansion will add 40,000 square feet and remodel much of the existing building. New coaches' office spaces,  a grand entry, two new half courts, new strength and conditioning space, bigger locker rooms and a state-of-the-art sports medicine area.

  • The Alma Mater statue at Illinois

    120 Illini student-athletes named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars

    Distinguished Scholar Award recipients have each earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition and earned a minimum GPA of 3.70 or better during the previous academic year.

  • banner graphic announcing the matchup

    Illini to host Notre Dame in Big Ten/ACC Challenge

    2021 Big Ten/ACC Men's Basketball Challenge pairings have been announced, with Illinois set to host Notre Dame on Nov. 29. Illinois was victorious in its most recent Big Ten/ACC Challenge contest, has a 9-13 all-time record in the Challenge.

  • compsite of four images of Illini athletes competing

    Illini athletes dominate Team USA roster for Tokyo Paralympics

    18 Illini have been chosen to represent Team USA in the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, and that number could rise as the women's wheelchair basketball team has not yet been selected.

  • assembled portraits of the selected players in a congratulatory graphic

    Eight named Preseason All-Big Ten by Phil Steele

    Eight Fighting Illini football players were named to Phil Steele's All-Big Ten teams, led by first-team selections for LB Jake Hansen and OLB Owen Carney Jr. Hansen was also picked as a Preseason All-American by Phil Steele.

  • action pictures of the winners used in a graphic announcing Athlete the Year honors

    Dosunmu, Howell named Dike Eddleman Athletes of the Year

    Ayo Dosunmu captures the Eddleman Award for the second year in a row. Olivia Howell is the first athlete in school history to win both Eddleman and Illini Freshman of the Year awards in the same season. 

  • action pictures  of the winners used in a graphic announcing Freshman of the Year honors

    Olivia Howell, Anthony Curbelo voted Illinois Freshmen of the Year

     Olivia Howell (track & field) and Andre Curbelo (basketball) have been named winners of the annual award, presented to the top female and male freshman competing for the Fighting Illini. 

  • graphic depicting award  winners

    Nowlin, Carr earn Big Ten Medal of Honor

    Tristyn Nowlin (golf) and Mike Carr (wrestling) have been selected as 2021 recipients of the prestigious Big Ten Conference Medal of Honor for excellence on and off the field throughout their college careers.

  • U of I cheerleader waives a huge Block I flag in State Farm Center

    Dike Eddleman Athlete of the Year nominees

    Illinois has announced its nominees for Dike Eddleman male and female Athlete of the Year. Here is a look at the top achievements from the most accomplished Fighting Illini athletes this year. 

  • Josh Whitman at the podium for his presentation

    A.D. Josh Whitman presents the state of Illinois Athletics

    Outlining the past year from COVID to social justice to Name/Image/Likeness to in-state gambling, he emphasized what matters most to him: the student-athletes, coaches, and staff at the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics.

  • graphic uses school logos, Illinois vs. Wyoming

    Illini Football’s 2022 0pener moved to Week 0 vs. Wyoming

    Illinois will play during Week 0 in back-to-back seasons, as the Illini are scheduled to open the 2021 season on Aug. 28 against Nebraska on FOX - the first kickoff in college football in 2021.

  • Illini graduate student Jacob Grandison hangs on the rim after a dunk

    Grandison named to Finnish National basketball team

    'My commitment to be the best I can be will continue with training in Helsinki and culminating with competition in Japan. I'm excited to get a taste of international basketball while still in college, and then apply those lessons next season to help our team...'

  • University of Illinois rising senior, and 2021 Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Year, Adrien Dumont de Chassart

    Illinois’ Dumont de Chassart competes at Arnold Palmer Cup

    The 2021 Big Ten Co-Golfer of the Year competed for Team International in a hard-fought battle vs. Team USA at the 25th Arnold Palmer Cup held this weekend.

  • Big Ten announces 2021 volleyball schedule

    The Big Ten will be again competing in a 20-match conference schedule, with the Illini playing seven teams both home and away and six teams once (three home and three away).

  • Illinois opens 100% capacity for 2021-22 sports season

    The State of Illinois moved into Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois plan, allowing the University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics to announce 100% capacity for the 2021-22 sports season.

  • Track & field members prepare for NCAA Outdoor Championships

    Three members of the University of Illinois track and field squad will travel to Eugene, Oregon to take part in the 2021 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. 

  • Coach Mike Small walks with grad student golfer Michael Feagles on the links in Scottsdale AZ

    Men's Golf concludes season in NCAA quarterfinal battle

    The Illini men's golf team fell in a hard-fought battle with the No. 4-seeded and top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners, 3-2, in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Men's Golf Championship