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  • point guard Andre Curbelo handling the ball

    Curbelo named Big Ten Freshman of the Week

    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 players huddle on field during one of Sunday's games

    Illini Softball sweeps No. 17 Michigan

    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.

  • ecstatic Illini Soccer players run towards each other in celebration of a goal

    Pasquale leads Illini Soccer over Iowa

    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. 

  • xenior Da'Monte Williams featured on graphic promoting Illinois vs. Nebraska on Feb. 25

    Senior Night at State Farm Center: #5 Illini vs. Nebraska

    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. 

  • Trent Frazier takes a jump shot over Michigan State defenders

    No. 5 Illini downed at Michigan State

    The Orange and Blue got off to a slow start in the game, shooting just 24 percent from the field in the first half.

  • Freshman Adam Miller featured in graphic promoting Illinois vs Michigan State game on 2/23/2021

    #5 Illini at Michigan State tonight

    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.

  • Ayo Dosunmu alone at the rim as basket scores

    No. 5 Illinois dominates Minnesota

    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.

  • graphic promoting weekend volleyball games featuring freshman Maddie Whittington

    Illini Volleyball hosts Ohio State at Huff this weekend

    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.

  • Memorial Stadium, Home of Fighting Illini Football

    Football season opener moved from Dublin to Champaign

    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. 

  • close-up, head and shoulders image of Kofi Cockburn preparing to shoot over a Northwestern defender

    Defense, dynamic duo lead Illini over Northwestern

    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. 

  • Ayo Dosunmu promtional image used in graphic promoting the Feb. 16, 2021, game

    #5 Illini Men's Basketball home tonight vs. Northwestern

    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.

  • redshirt freshman Siphosothando Montsi celebrates a point

    Illini Men's Tennis battles back to beat Virginia

    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 night

  • redshirt freshman Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk featured on graphic promoting Illinois vs. Nebraska game on 2/12/202`

    Illini aim to extend four-game win streak tonight at Nebraska

    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.

  • redshirt junior Alex Brown featured in graphic promo for the event

    Illinois hosts ITA Indoor Championships this weekend

    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.

  • graphic uses portraits of gymnasts Shaylah Scott, Lexi Powe, Arayah Simons and Mia Townes

    Foursome of Black Women’s Gymnasts use confidence and unity to propel Illini

    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.

  • Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

    Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament moved to Indianapolis

    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.

  • Ayo Dosunmu drives against defenders

    Dosunmu named Naismith Trophy and Big Ten Player of the Week

    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.

  • Kofi Cockburn faces the camera as the team huddles during a game

    Illini Men's Basketball schedule updates

    Rescheduled games are being added to the calendar - at Nebraska, at Michigan State, and hosting Nebraska at the State Farm Center.

  • Memorial Stadium of a beautiful, pre-COVID gameday

    Illini's 2021 football schedule changed

    The Big Ten announces revised 2021 football schedule with changes to the Wisconsin and Penn State dates for Illinois. 

  • Ayo Dosunmu scores on a layup against Wisconsin defenders

    Dosunmu records triple double in dominant win over Wisconsin

    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 players huddle to celebrate a point in a previous game

    Illini Volleyball travels to Penn State for weekend series

    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). 

  • Kofi Cockburn elevated under the basket against Indiana defenders

    Illini outlast Hoosiers in overtime, 75-71

    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.

  • redshirt junior Jacob Grandison featured on the graphic promoting Illinois vs. Indiana matchup

    Fighting Illini at Indiana tonight

    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.

  • faces of 12 boundary-breaking Black athletes at UIUC

    Illinois Athletics’ African American Pioneers

    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.

  • Trent Frazier shoots a three point shot as scoreboard shows 4:46 to go in a tied game, 69-69

    Fighting Illini take down No. 7 Iowa

    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.

  • center Kofi Cockburn featured on the graphic promoting Illinois vs Iowa contest

    Illini Men's Basketball returns to action at home tonight vs Iowa

    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.  

  • senior Asuka Kawai prepares to return a volley

    Women's Tennis kicks off season at Purdue invitational on Friday

    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.

  • the identical twin Braunagel brothers, Zac and Danny. Or Danny and Zac?

    Wrestling’s Braunagel brothers: Born to be captains

    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.

  • image of Rylee Hinton defending at the net used in graphic announcing her Player of the Week honor

    Rylee Hinton earns B1G Defensive Player of the Week honors

    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.

  • redshirt freshman Ellie Holzman sets the ball for teammates

    Illini Volleyball sweeps Hawkeyes with weekend wins

    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).