blog postsIllini cruise in season opener against AggiesNov 26, 2020 9:45 am0 views The No. 8 Fighting Illini took down North Carolina A&T by a score of 122-60 led by preseason All-American Ayo Dosunmu and potential B1G Freshman of the Year Adam Miller.Illini Men's Basketball opens season Wednesday at 1pmNov 24, 2020 9:15 am1 views Fighting Illini Men's Basketball has three straight days of games to start the 2020-21 season, beginning Wednesday afternoon.Illini force five turnovers in dominant win at NebraskaNov 23, 2020 11:30 am0 views Illinois shows up on both sides of the ball in dominant win over Nebraska in Lincoln.Big Ten Conference schedule releasedNov 19, 2020 8:45 am5 views The Illini will play twice against Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin. Home singles are agianst Iowa, Maryland and Purdue, while its road singles are at Michigan, Michigan State and Rutgers.Quarterback Isaiah Williams: A record-setting first startNov 16, 2020 10:15 am0 views A redshirt freshman got his first start on Saturday, scored his first career touchdown, led his team to season victory number one, and, set a single-game rushing record for an Illini quarterback.Braggin’ Rights basketball scheduled for Dec. 12Nov 12, 2020 9:30 am92 views The two programs will play on campus at either Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo., or State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. A coin flip will determine the location.Illini Men's Basketball debuts at No. 8 in AP pollNov 9, 2020 1:45 pm20 views Illinois will open the 2020-21 season at No. 8 in the Associated Press Top 25 - its highest preseason ranking since starting off at No. 5 prior to 2004-05. It marks the first time Illinois enters a season ranked since 2010-11 (No. 13). Women’s sports pioneer Karol Kahrs passes awayNov 4, 2020 8:00 am6 views "Dr. Kahrs was a pioneer and transformational leader in establishing...women's collegiate athletics at the U of I, in the Big Ten, and nationally," Athletics Director Josh Whitman said. '(Her) contributions to the Fighting Illini cannot be overstated.'Illini will play at Duke in ACC/Big Ten ChallengeOct 30, 2020 2:30 pm1 views Pairings for the 2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge have been determined, and the Fighting Illini highlight one of the marquee matchups in this year's event. Illinois will play at Duke on Tuesday, Dec. 8. Dosunmu: CBS Sports Preseason First-Team All-AmericanOct 28, 2020 11:30 am3 views '...Dosunmu opting to return to campus to give Illinois its best outlook in a decade-plus might be the best,' according to the CBS Sports article. 'The heady, athletic, fearless lead guard has Illini fans dreaming of a Final Four.'Illinois looks to keep the cannon Saturday vs. PurdueOct 26, 2020 8:00 am2 views The Illinois football team kicks off its home schedule Saturday with the Battle for the Cannon against Purdue. Big Ten Network will carry the television broadcast at 11 a.m. CT.Illinois Football uniforms to promote social justice awarenessOct 22, 2020 2:45 pm2 views The players have been active in the area of social justice since returning to campus this summer, and these uniform changes are another example of their continued advocacy for social change. Illini Football travels to No. 14 Wisconsin for 2020 openerOct 20, 2020 10:00 am2 views The Illinois football team begins its 2020 season Friday evening (7 p.m., BTN) at Wisconsin, the first game of the season for any Big Ten teams.Fighting Illini fan cutouts available for 2020 football seasonOct 6, 2020 9:45 am16 views No fans will be inside Big Ten stadiums this football season, but you can get a piece of yourself represented in Memorial Stadium through the Fighting Illini Fan Cutouts packages. Former assistant coach Mark Coomes discusses Lou Henson's social justice legacySep 30, 2020 11:15 am5 views The nephew and assistant of the late Lou Henson talks to us about Henson's legacy on and off the court, and his work as a pioneer in the field if social justice.Basketball an outlet for Antigua to share Hispanic rootsSep 25, 2020 10:00 am2 views As an assistant coach with the Men's Basketball team at Illinois, Antigua has been instrumental in recruiting talented young men to represent the orange and blue.2020 Illinois Football schedule announcedSep 18, 2020 2:15 pm35 views The Fighting Illini are slated to start the abbreviated season at Wisconsin on October 24. Home game opponents for the Illini are Purdue, Minnesota, Ohio State and Iowa. The team will travel to Wisconsin, Rutgers, Nebraska and Northwestern. Basketball season start date announced: Nov. 25Sep 17, 2020 11:45 am3 views 'The new season start date...is a grand compromise of sorts and a unified approach that focuses on the health and safety of student-athletes competing towards the 2021 Division I basketball championships,' an NCAA executive said.Big Ten Football to resume October 23-24Sep 16, 2020 8:45 am2 views The Big Ten will require all on-field personnel to undergo daily antigen testing with results completed and recorded prior to each practice or game.Illini Basketball attendance Once again in top 25Aug 19, 2020 1:30 pm5 views Illinois ranked 24th nationally in men's basketball home attendance during the 2019-20 season, averaging 13,041 fans across 18 games at State Farm Center, for a total of nearly a quarter million spectators.Chen finishes fifth in China’s National Amateur Tour leg 1Aug 18, 2020 9:30 am4 views Illinois freshman Siyan Chen tied for fifth at the China Golf Association's National Amateur Tour Leg 1 held in Yangjiang, Guangdong, China.Big Ten Conference postpones all fall sportsAug 11, 2020 2:30 pm0 views The decision applies to all fall sports, including the football, volleyball, women's soccer and cross country programs. The Big Ten Conference will continue to evaluate the possibility of competition in the spring.Illini Pride membership available now for U of I studentsAug 7, 2020 10:00 am6 views Due to the announced reduced capacity at Memorial Stadium this season, student tickets for Illinois football will be available through a lottery system to only Illini Pride members.2020 Illini Football schedule announcedAug 5, 2020 10:45 am29 views The revised 2020 Illinois football schedule was released by the Big Ten Conference today, with the Fighting Illini opening the season September 3 with a Thursday Night Special against Ohio State at Memorial Stadium.Kofi Cockburn, Ayo Dosunmu returning for 2020-21Aug 3, 2020 9:15 am7 views Center Kofi Cockburn and guard Ayo Dosunmu have both announced their return to Illinois for the 2020-21 season. 'My dream is to play in the NBA. But first I need that national championship,' Dosunmu said.Messages pour in honoring Coach Lou HensonJul 31, 2020 12:45 pm3 views As the news of legendary Fighting Illini basketball coach and ambassador Lou Henson's passing broke, hundreds of posts on social media were shared with personal anecdotes about the man in an orange blazer. Michelle Bartsch-Hackley: Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020Jul 30, 2020 9:15 am1 views The many accomplishments of former Fighting Illini volleyball standout and 2020 Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Michelle Bartsch-Hackley.Illinois Athletics joins Green Bandana ProjectJul 28, 2020 9:30 am21 views The program offers student-athletes training that focuses on recognizing and learning how to respond when someone is experiencing a mental health crisis. This peer to peer response can help to encourage those in need to get help. Legendary Fighting Illini Lou Henson passes away at 88Jul 29, 2020 12:00 pm3 views Legendary Fighting Illini basketball coach and ambassador Lou Henson passed away peacefully in his Champaign home Saturday, July 25, the Henson family announced Wednesday, July 29.Fahey named among 100 Influential People in Women's College BasketballJul 22, 2020 6:30 pm2 views Fahey, who is entering her 35th year as a collegiate head coach overall and her fourth year at Illinois, became synonymous with excellence during her 31-year tenure at Washington University in St. Louis.