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  • illini baseball team along sideline in a casual team photo

    Illinois earns four seed in Big Ten Tournament

    The Fighting Illini baseball team is the No. 4 seed in the upcoming B1G tournament in Omaha (May 25-29), will play No. 5-seeded Michigan on Wednesday night in its first-round matchup at Charles Schwab Field.

  • informational graphic for the NCAA Tennis Championships hosted at Illinois

    U of I hosting 2022 NCAA Tennis Championships

    The NCAA Championships will take place at Illinois from May 19-28, with the team championship taking place on May 19-22 and individual bracket play taking place May 23-28.

  • Two Illini infielders 'high five' in celebration of a win last weekend against Miami (OH)

    Illini Baseball hosts Nebraska in final home series this weekend

    Illinois (26-19, 12-6) is currently in fifth place in the Big Ten and is coming off a series sweep of Miami (OH) last weekend. Nebraska is 19-27 (7-11 B1G) and won one of three at Minnesota last weekend.

  • composite image of the honorees

    Illini Softball: Seven named to All-Big Ten teams

    Avrey Steiner named First Team All-Big Ten. Sydney Sickels, Kailee Powell named Second Team. Paige Berkmeyer, Lauren Wiles, Stevie Meade named to the All-Freshman team. Lakyn Wagoner earned the Sportsmanship Award.

  • promotional photo of Kayla Burbage wearing an Illini uniform

    Kayla Burbage joins Illini Volleyball for Fall 2022

    A 6-4 opposite/outside hitter from Clayton, N.C., Burbage transferred to Illinois following a year at the University of Missouri, where she started 24 of their 28 matches as a Freshman and led the team in blocks.

  • composite photo of Illini Softball players in action

    Illini earn third seed in 2022 Big Ten softball tournament

    Illinois earned a first-round bye as the third seed, and will begin action in the quarterfinals on Thursday (May 12) at 12:30 p.m. CT, facing the winner of No. 6 Ohio State and No. 11 Purdue.

  • Fans tailgate before an Illini Softball game

    World's largest softball tailgate returns Saturday

    With a goal of filling every seat at Eichelberger Field, tailgating begins at 11:00 a.m. with inflatables, balloon artists, face painting, food trucks, and more. Fans are encouraged to stay to watch their Fighting Illini take on Penn State.

  • Four Illini Men's Golf team members earn All-Big Ten honors

    Among the awardees, Adrien Dumont de Chassart earned his second consecutive Player of the Year award and head coach Mike Small took home his 12th B1G Coach of the Year laurel overall, and his 11th of 13 dating back to 2009.  

  • Bielfeldt Athletics Administration building

    DIA discontinues exploration of Division 1 men’s ice hockey

    To date, we have been unable to generate the financial support necessary to greenlight the project — a concern that grew even more daunting through the pandemic, when we saw cost projections for the new facility increase by 30%. 

  • Illini Men's Golf team poses with Big Ten Championship trophy

    Illini Men's Golf wins seventh straight B1G Championship

    The team made history on Sunday, battling windy conditions in a back-and-forth contest to overtake Michigan State and secure the Big Ten Championship for a conference-record seventh consecutive season, and the 12th in the last 13 years.

  • Illini tennis players celebrate around freshman Kasia Treiber after she secured the team victory

    Illini Women's Tennis advances in B1G Tournament with win over Iowa

    The Illini battled  Iowa for over three hours until freshman Kasia Treiber sealed the 4-3 win with a three-set victory in the second round of the conference tournament. The Illini advance to the quarterfinals, playing Wisconsin Friday at 6 p.m. CT.

  • Junior tennis player Ashley Yeah featured on banner promoting the competition on April 28, 2022

    Fifth-seeded Illini Women’s Tennis ready for Big Ten Tournament

    After finishing the regular season in a tie for third place in the conference, the women's tennis team shifts its focus to the Big Ten Championships, held at the Hawkeye Tennis & Recreation Center in Iowa City, April 27-May 1.

  • close-up of players' hands raised in a team huddle

    Illini Baseball set to play Bradley in Peoria tonight

    The Illinois baseball team travels to Bradley for a midweek night game against the Braves. Illinois (20-17, 11-4) is coming off their first B1G series loss of the season against Maryland.

  • illini senior Nic Meister appears to scream in celebration on court

    Men's Tennis snags senior day win over Purdue

    'It felt good to go out there and get the win on senior day,' said head coach Brad Dancer. 'We've won four in-a-row now and have some good momentum heading into the tournament later this week.'

  • No. 25 Illini women’s golf set for 2022 Big Ten Championships

    The No. 25 Illinois women's golf team will be on the hunt for a Big Ten title this weekend as the Illini travel to Pittsburgh, Pa., for the 2022 Big Ten Women's Golf Championships.

  • Illini junior Aiden Ouimet.

    Ouimet breaks decathlon program record as Illini open weekend action

    The Illinois women's and men's track and field teams saw historic performances at both the Mt. SAC Relays and the Bryan Clay Invitational on Thursday, highlighted by a new school record in the decathlon from junior Aiden Ouimet.

  • image of Skyy Clark wearing an Illinois jersey

    Illinois signs Skyy Clark

    Clark is a 6-foot, 3-inch, 200-pound guard from Los Angeles who currently attends Montverde (Fla.) Academy. He is a five-star prospect by 247Sports Composite and the highest-ranked recruit to sign with the Fighting Illini in the last 20 years. 

  • graphic promoting April 8 and 10 tennis matches features freshman Kasia TREIBER

    Women's Tennis hosts Purdue, travels to Penn State this weekend

    Women's tennis looks to continue its four-match win streak in the B1G this weekend, first hosting Purdue today at 1 p.m. CT in Atkins Tennis Center, before traveling to University Park, Pa., for a match against Penn State on Sunday.

  • Illinois juniors Mia Takekawa and Mia Townes, in separate images, react after their routines

    Takekawa and Townes qualify for nationals

    Illinois juniors Mia Takekawa and Mia Townes have qualified for the 2022 NCAA National Championships as individual qualifiers on bar and vault, respectively, the NCAA announced Monday afternoon.

  • Junior Mia Takekawa poses before the audience as she finishes an event

    Women's Gymnastics wraps season with second-highest score in program history

    Although they did not advance to the regional final, 'This team had the meet of their life tonight and did a phenomenal job. The energy was great, the unity was great, and the gymnastics was great,' said head coach Nadalie Walsh. 

  • Coach Brad Underwood cuts down a basketball net in a post-game celebration

    Underwood set to receive contract extension through 2027-28 season

    This year, Illinois went 23-10 overall and won the Big Ten Championship, with Underwood recording his third-straight 20-plus win season. The Illini ended the year at No. 19 in the AP poll to register a third-straight Top 25 finish.

  • graphic reads, "Illini Softball at St. Louis, Tuesday, March 29, 6:30 p.m.

    Illini Softball travels to St. Louis for midweek match up

    After opening the Big Ten schedule this past weekend splitting a pair of games with Purdue, Illini softball plays the first of two midweek games this week. Illinois takes on the Billikens on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. CT.

  • Graphic promoting the weekend matches includes photo of junior Ashley Yeah

    Women's Tennis welcomes Maryland, Rutgers in B1G Weekend

    The Illini conclude their four-match homestand this weekend by hosting Maryland on Friday (March 25) at 4 p.m. CT and welcoming in Rutgers on Sunday (March 27) at 11 a.m. CT. Both matches will be held at Atkins Tennis Center.

  • Image of Coach Shauna Green superimposed over a picture of the State Farm Center at Illinois

    Shauna Green named Fighting Illini Women’s Basketball coach

    Green comes to Illinois following six successful seasons as the head coach at the University of Dayton, where her teams captured five Atlantic 10 regular season championships and qualified each year of her tenure for postseason play.

  • Trent Frazier, Kofi Cockburn, Coleman Hawkins and other Illini players celebrate a three point shot on the sidelines during a recent game

    NCAA First Round Preview: Illinois vs. Chattanooga Friday

    Fighting Illini Men's Basketball enters the weekend aiming to advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2005, when it went on to play in the national championship game. The game is scheduled for 5:50 p.m. CT.

  • Illinois junior Kofi Cockburn goes up with the ball under the basket against a Wisconsin defender

    Cockburn named AP First-Team All-American

    Kofi Cockburn is just the second Illinois player ever to earn first-team All-America honors by the AP, after Ayo Dosunmu became the first Illini to do so last season. The Big Ten conference has three players on this year's AP first team.

  • The Illini baseball team huddles with fists in the air after a win at Coastal Carolina ealier this year

    Afternoon baseball at Illinois Field: Illini host Butler

    Illinois is coming off their first weekend series win at Western Kentucky, taking the first two games of the weekend and dropping the third. The Illini scored a combined 21 runs on 27 hits in the first two games of the series at Western Kentucky.

  • Kofi Cockburn, Trent Frazier, and Alfonso Plummer huddle on court during a previous game

    No. 4 seed Illini open NCAA Tourney Friday vs. No. 13 Chattanooga

    The Big Ten regular-season champions are the No. 4 seed in the South region and will open their NCAA Tournament run against No. 13 seed Chattanooga (27-7) in the first round on Friday in Pittsburgh, Pa. Game time is set for 5:50 p.m. CT.

  • graphic advertising quarter-final game Friday morning against Indiana features image of Andre Curbelo

    #1 seed Illinois faces Indiana at the Big Ten Tournament

    The defending Big Ten Tournament champion Illini have a double-bye to the quarterfinal round for the third year in a row, the only Big Ten team to earn a double-bye in each of the last three seasons. They face Indiana Friday at 10:30 a.m.

  • graphic announcing awards features three Illini players, Kofi Cockburn, Trent Frazier and Alfonso Plummer

    Three Illini earn All-Big Ten honors

    The Big Ten champion Fighting Illini program is well represented on the list of league honors. Illinois had three players claim spots on the All-Big Ten teams, the most for the program since 2005.

  • 'fish eye' camera view of Illinois field from behind home plate

    Illinois Field set for today's home opener

    Illini baseball will host Eastern Illinois for the team's home opener at 4 p.m. The Illini picked up their first ranked win of the season on Saturday, a 6-2 victory over No. 25 West Virginia.

  • University of Illinois Paralympian Travis Dodson skates for Team USA

    U of I's Dodson leads Team USA Sled Hockey into Beijing Semifinals

    Team USA earned a bye into the semifinal round and will next play on Friday, March 11, at either 12:05 p.m. or 8:05 p.m. local time.

  • Zac Braunagel's arm raised in victory

    Three Illini Wrestlers place at 2022 Big Ten Championships

    Zac Braunagel (third place, 184-pounds), Lucas Byrd (fourth place, 133-pounds), and Luke Luffman (sixth place, 285-pounds) each earned top-eight finishes at the 2022 Big Ten Championships at Pinnacle Bank Arena this weekend.

  • composite image of former Illini women's athletes and administrators

    The 50th anniversary of Title IX and Fighting Illini Athletics

    In 2022—the golden anniversary of the Title IX Amendment—the University of Illinois celebrates this historic moment, recognizing not only athletic achievements by Illini women, but also celebrating their wide-ranging career successes.

  • Illini player shoots a jump shot from three point territory against the Buckeyes on Thursday night

    Illini comeback efforts narrowly fall short against Buckeyes

    With just under six minutes to play, Illinois faced a 16-point deficit against Ohio State. But Coleman Hawkins, Trent Frazier, Jacob Grandison and Alfonso Plummer rallied to bring Illinois back within two points with two minutes to play. 

  • sophomore Andre Curbelo featured on promotional graphic

    Orange Out: Illini host Ohio State tonight at State Farm Center

    No. 15 Illinois takes on No. 22 Ohio State (8 p.m. CT, FS1). Illinois is seeking its 20th victory, which would mark three straight 20-win seasons for the first time since 2009 through 2011, and the 35th 20-win season in school history.

  • redshirt sophomore Jaelyn Vickery gets 'high-fives' from teammates during a recent Illini Softball game

    Illini Softball's Vickery named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

    After a red-hot weekend at the plate, redshirt sophomore Jaelyn Vickery was named co-B1G Player of the Week. Vickery went 8-for-16 at the plate this weekend with three doubles, two home runs, and four RBIs, plus three steals.

  • left-handed pitcher Tori McQueen on the mound

    Illini Softball downs #10 Arkansas in late inning rally

    The win marks Illinois' first win over a top-10 program since the Illini defeated #6 Minnesota in 2017, and the ninth overall top-10 win in program history.

  • Coleman Hawkins featured on graphic promoting Saturday's game at Michigan State

    #12 Illini at #19 Michigan State Saturday

    The Illini finish a stretch of four out of five games on the road on Saturday afternoon at No. 19 Michigan State. Illinois has won nine of its last 13 games against top 25 teams, but is looking for its first win at Michigan State since 2015.

  • Left handed pitcher Cole Kirschsieper delivers a pitch

    Illini Baseball begins 143rd season in Texas this weekend

    Illinois baseball begins its season with a trip to Corpus Christi, Texas, where they'll play a three-game series against Kansas at Whataburger Field. The Illini have 24 players returning from last season, plus 13 newcomers, including four transfers.

  • graphic promoting women's basketball vs Purdue on Thursday, Feb. 17, features an Illini player laying down for some reason that is not apparent

    Illini Women's Basketball ready for road matchup at Purdue

    The Fighting Illini face their penultimate road test of the 2021-22 regular season, traveling to West Lafayette, Ind., for rematch against Purdue. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT at Mackey Arena. 

  • graphic promoting basketball game at Rutgers features image of Kofi Cockburn

    #12 Illini at Rutgers tonight

    The Illini are back on the road for two games this week to wrap up a stretch with four out of five away from home, beginning at Rutgers (6 p.m. CT, BTN). Rutgers is on a three-game winning streak.

  • aaliyah Nye shoots a three point shot for the Illini Monday night

    Nye, Bostic post standout performances in loss to Ohio State

    Aaliyah Nye poured in a career-high 25 points and Kendall Bostic tallied her fifth double-double of the season with 12 points and 16 rebounds, but No. 18 Ohio State's potent offense and full-court press led them to a win at State Farm Center.

  • graphic promoting basketball game features freshman guard Keana Rembert

    Women's Basketball welcomes Nebraska Saturday

    The Fighting Illini continue a three-game home stand - all against foes ranked or receiving top-25 votes - hosting the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday afternoon. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. CT at State Farm Center. 

  • Illini wrestler Danny Braunagel grapples with an Indiana athlete

    Illini Wrestling travels Wisconsin, Nebraska for final duals

    The Illini travel to No. 13 Wisconsin (7 p.m. CT on Friday evening) and No. 12 Nebraska (11 a.m. CT on Sunday) for weekend dual meets prior to the start of the  postseason. 

  • Illini Tennis player Josie Frazier is in her junior year

    Women's Tennis still undefeated at home, Braggin' Rights match coming Sunday

    Illinois continues its three-match homestand with a Braggin' Rights match against Missouri on Sunday in Atkins Tennis Center following a 7-0 sweep of Illinois State this past weekend to remain undefeated at home.

  • Andre Curbelo drives toward the basket against a Purdue defender

    Illini fall to Boilermakers in Mackey Arena

    The Illini dropped their first game in nearly three weeks to the Boilermakers, 84-68. While Illinois entered the game atop the Big Ten conference, it is now tied with Purdue and Wisconsin for the number one spot. 

  • image of grinning Kofi Cockburn on graphic reading Big Ten Player of the Week Kofi Cockburn

    Cockburn collects honors after big week

    Kofi is Big Ten Player of the Week. Also selected National Player of the Week by the Naismith Trophy, NCAA March Madness, and Dick Vitale. He averaged 27 points, 10 rebounds in a pair of victories that kept the Illini atop B1G standings.

  • Andre Curbelo (Belo) featured on graphic advertising Saturday's matchup against Indiana

    Game Preview: Illini Men's Basketball at Indiana Saturday

    Illinois plays four of its next five games on the road, beginning Saturday at Indiana. And, Illinois' next four road opponents are a combined 43-5 on their home courts. The Illini, meanwhile, have won seven of their last eight B1G road games.

  • Illini wrestler Lucas Byrd prepares to wrestle

    Illini host Minnesota, Indiana for a pair of weekend B1G duals

    Illini wrestling is set to host a pair of weekend dual meets - Minnesota comes on Friday night, followed by Indiana on Sunday afternoon. Prior to Sunday's dual, the seniors on the Fighting Illini wrestling team will be recognized.