blog postsCockburn dominant again as Illini cruise against The CitadelNov 21, 2019 9:45 am0 views Kofi Cockburn scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Illinois past The Citadel 85-57 on Wednesday night. It was the fourth double-double for the 7-foot freshman.Joey Gunther named Big Ten Wrestler of the WeekNov 20, 2019 10:00 am0 views Redshirt senior Joey Gunther earned the honor with his come-from-behind victory at 174-pounds that helped lead Illinois to a, 19-14, upset over No. 13 Missouri last Thursday, O'Brien named Big Ten Defensive Player of the WeekNov 19, 2019 8:15 am0 views Morgan O'Brien was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week after leading the No. 25 Illinois volleyball team in two matches over the weekend. Illini Men's Basketball back home vs Hawaii tonightNov 18, 2019 8:45 am0 views After a week off, Illinois begins a five-game homestand tonight, hosting Hawaii (7 p.m.). Illini Wrestling takes down Missouri in thriller, 19-14Nov 15, 2019 9:15 am0 views The match came down to the heavyweight bout, and Illini freshman Luke Luffman delivered with a come-from-behind victory over Rodrigo Diaz to send the Illini to 2-1 on the season. Women's Basketball: Illini top Austin Peay, 76-62Nov 14, 2019 8:30 am2 views Redshirt junior Petra Holešínská and freshman Jada Peebles led Illinois on Wednesday night, in a 76-62 victory over the Austin Peay Governors.Board to consider extending AD Josh Whitman's contract through 2023-24Nov 13, 2019 2:30 pm1 views 'Under Josh’s leadership we have seen our athletic programs move steadily forward and upward,' said Chancellor Robert J. Jones. 'We want to ensure that this momentum continues for years to come.'Cockburn named Big Ten Freshman of the WeekNov 12, 2019 10:00 am1 views Illinois' Kofi Cockburn had an impressive debut with the Fighting Illini, averaging a double-double on the week while helping lead the team to a 2-1 record.Lovie: 'We're going bowling!'Nov 11, 2019 8:45 am7 views Illinois' improbable come-from-behind 37-34 victory at Spartan Stadium against Michigan State gave Coach Lovie Smith's club its sixth win of the season, assuring itself of bowl eligibility for the first time in five years.Harding named Nagurski National Player of the WeekNov 7, 2019 8:30 am0 views Linebacker Dele Harding was named the Bronko Nagurski Trophy National Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday by the Football Writers Association of America. He was also the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week.Illini Women run past Chicago State in season openerNov 6, 2019 8:45 am0 views In the 96-66 victory, redshirt junior Petra Holešínská led all scorers with a career-high 29 points, and freshman Kennedi Myles closed the contest with 17 points, 15 rebounds in her career debut. Illini open 115th season of Men's Basketball tonightNov 5, 2019 8:15 am2 views Illinois opens its 115th season of men's basketball on tonight at State Farm Center, hosting Nicholls State. The Fighting Illini have posted an all-time record of 100-14 in season openers. Defense keys second-half surge as Illini bury RutgersNov 4, 2019 8:30 am0 views The Illini forced three turnovers and scored two defensive touchdowns to turn a tight contest into their third straight win.No. 19 Illinois volleyball welcomes Michigan and Michigan State this weekendNov 1, 2019 12:30 pm4 views The No. 19 Illinois volleyball team continues its homestand this weekend as Illinois hosts Michigan on Friday before taking on Michigan State on Saturday.Illini Swimmer Molly Hein uses ROTC to boost leadershipOct 30, 2019 8:00 am1 views Think you have a demanding schedule? Try classwork, tutoring for a highly technical Engineering major, along the student-athlete's practices, travel, and competition. Now add in ROTC...Illini Football hosts Military Appreciation Day, Nov. 2Oct 29, 2019 9:30 am8 views Illinois will honor current, veteran military servicemen and women during the Rutgers game, Nov. 2. Military-themed events are planned, inlcuding a special tribute to Illini women in the militaryMaday scores twice in Illini Soccer win over MinnesotaOct 28, 2019 8:30 am2 views Fighting Illini Soccer closed the 2019 regular season slate on Sunday, earning a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Illinois vs. Purdue: The battle for the cannonOct 24, 2019 3:15 pm7 views Fighting Illini Football travels to Purdue Saturday with a rivalry trophy on the line. The game is at 11 am CT nad will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.Men's Basketball: Meet the newcomersOct 23, 2019 10:00 am3 views Head coach Brad Underwood, entering his third season at Illinois, welcomes five newcomers to the 2019-20 squad - three freshmen and two transfers. Lovie Smith named Dodd Trophy Coach of the WeekOct 22, 2019 11:45 am2 views The award honors a football coach who led his team to a significant victory during the previous week, while also embodying the award's three pillars of scholarship, leadership and integrity.Illini Exposure: A 'signature win'Oct 21, 2019 8:45 am4 views It was a happy Homecoming, as James McCourt kicked a 39-yard field goal as time expired. The Illini pulled off the biggest upset of the college football season, knocking off No. 6 Wisconsin 24-23.Watch the Illinois Homecoming welcome narrated by Dick ButkusOct 18, 2019 11:00 am5 views See the stirring video featuring Dick Butkus on the Homecoming tradition at Illinois.BTN Tailgate: Live from Grange Grove SaturdayOct 16, 2019 11:30 am4 views The live broadcast originates from Grange Grove this Saturday prior to Illinois' 109th Homecoming game, and one of the hosts is former Illini Howard Griffith.Fighting Illini Football heading to Ireland in 2021Oct 15, 2019 8:00 am31 views The Illini will travel to Ireland for a Week Zero game (August 21, 2021) against Nebraska as part of the Aer Lingus College Football Series in Dublin. Breslin's goal lifts Illini Soccer over Michigan State, 2-1Oct 14, 2019 8:45 am1 views A penalty kick from Illini junior Hope Breslin lifted the Orange and Blue over the Michigan State Spartans, 2-1, in double overtime on Sunday afternoon at Demirjian Park.Volleyball suffers midweek setback to MinnesotaOct 9, 2019 3:15 pm0 views The No. 17 Illinois volleyball team had its three-match conference win streak snapped on Wednesday night as No. 6 Minnesota defeated the Illini in four sets in Huff Hall.Football Game Week: Illinois vs MichiganOct 9, 2019 1:45 pm6 views The Fighting Illini will host the Michigan Wolverines for first time since 2011 on Saturday at 11 a.m.Fighting Illini Women's Golf finishes third at MedinahOct 8, 2019 4:30 pm6 views The No. 19 Illinois Women's Golf team finished the Illini Women's Invitational at Medinah in third place after carding a three-round score of 860.Illini Volleyball runs past Boilermakers in road winOct 7, 2019 9:30 am0 views The Illinois volleyball team earned its third-straight Big Ten Conference win and second-straight road victory as the Illini defeated Purdue, 3-1 to sweep their Indiana road swing.Men's Basketball: Dosunmu voted Preseason All-Big TenOct 3, 2019 9:15 am0 views Sophomore Ayo Dosunmu is one of 10 players voted to the Preseason All-Big Ten team, selected by a Big Ten media panel. His preseason accolades also include All-Big Ten selection by Blue Ribbon Year Book.