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  • Kofi Cockburn, Ayo Dosunmu returning for 2020-21

    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 Henson

    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 2020

    The many accomplishments of former Fighting Illini volleyball standout and 2020 Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Michelle Bartsch-Hackley.

  • Legendary Fighting Illini Lou Henson passes away at 88

    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.

  • Illinois Athletics joins Green Bandana Project

    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. 

  • Fahey named among 100 Influential People in Women's College Basketball

    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.

  • Jake Hansen named to Butkus Award watch list

    Illinois senior linebaker Jake Hansen has been named to the Butkus Award watch list. It is the second career watch list for Hansen, who is on the Bednarik 2020 watch list and was a Butkus Award semifinalist in 2019.

  • COVID-19 Briefing Series: Athletics

    Division of Intercollegiate Athletics Director Josh Whitman and sports medicine head Randy Ballard discuss plans for 2020-21 Illinois Athletics.

  • Edwards named NCAA Woman of the Year nominee

     Taylor Edwards, a standout pitcher for the Fighting Illini softball program for four seasons before joining the women's basketball team for her final year of eligibility in 2019-20, has been named as a nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year.

  • Fall sports: DIA's statement on Big Ten Conference announcement

    Teams will compete against only Big Ten Conference opponents, and participation in sports is voluntary, with scholarship and financial aid protected for all student-athletes regardless of their participation. 

  • House of 'Paign upsets top seed, advances to TBT Quarterfinals

    The Illinois alumni team House of 'Paign knocked off No. 1 seed and defending champion Carmen's Crew (Ohio State alumni), 76-68, in Wednesday's round of 16 action at The Basketball Tournament (TBT).

  • Mercilus named to BTN All-Decade Second Team

    Mercilus was a consensus All-American and won the Hendricks Award (top DE in the nation) at Illinois in 2011 after one of the best seasons by a defender in Fighting Illini history. 

  • Atkins Group gives Stone Creek Golf Club to Illinois Athletics

    The golf club will remain closed for the 2020 season while undergoing improvements, and re-open as a championship-caliber public course and the home of the Fighting Illini men's and women's golf programs. The gift value exceeds $15 million.

  • Brandon Lieb signs with Fighting Illini Basketball

    Lieb is a 7-0, 210-pound center from Deerfield, Illinois. 'Brandon's skill level and shooting ability stand out right away; he can really space the floor at the 5,' said Illini Head Coach Brad Underwood.

  • Latest Atkins Baseball Training Center rendering released

    Illinois has released an updated rendering of the state-of-the-art Susan and Clint Atkins Baseball Training Center. The project is scheduled for completion by January 2022. 

  • IHSA Boys State Basketball Tournament will return to Champaign

    The Illinois High School Association announced that its Boys State Basketball Tournament will return to the State Farm Center in Champaign for three years, through 2023.

  • Football student-athletes begin return to campus

    Players returning for voluntary works begin with viral and antibody testing, initial quarantining, and contact tracing. Arrangements will be made for extended quarantine and care of any student-athlete testing positive for COVID-19.

  • Feliz, Biondi receive Big Ten Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

    The Big Ten announced on Wednesday that Illinois' Andres Feliz (basketball) and Nicole Biondi (gymnastics) were named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2019-20 academic year. 

  • Illinois Athletics plans for safe return of student-athletes to campus

    The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is preparing to return groups of student-athletes to campus for voluntary summer training, with staggered arrivals beginning as early as June 3.

  • Three Illini named to Men's Tennis All Big Ten teams

    Senior Aleks Kovacevic, junior Alex Brown, and sophomore Siphosothando Montsi have been named to the Men's Tennis All-Big Ten teams.

  • Kawai, Rabinowitz named to All-Big Ten team

    Illinois women's tennis juniors Asuka Kawai and Mia Rabinowitz were named to the 2020 All-Big Ten Team, as announced by the conference office Wednesday, May 20.

  • Paradise, Edwards earn Big Ten Medals of Honor

    The Big Ten Medal of Honor is awarded annually to one male and one female student-athlete from the graduating class of each institution for excellence on and off the field throughout their college career. 

  • Quade, Dosunmu named Dike Eddleman Athletes of the Year

    As Fighting Illini Athletes of the Year, Dosunmu and Quade become Illinois' nominees for Big Ten Athlete of the Year honors, which will be announced later this spring.

  • Takekawa, Cockburn named Illinois Freshmen of the Year

    Mia Takekawa (gymnastics) and Kofi Cockburn (basketball) have been named winners of the annual award, presented to the top male and female freshman competing for the Fighting Illini.

  • Edwards, Feliz, Brown win Fighting Illini Spirit Awards

    Taylor Edwards (women's basketball), Andres Feliz(men's basketball), and Dre Brown (football) are winners of the 2020 Fighting Illini Spirit Awards for best exemplifying spirit, courage, effort and dedication.

  • 15 questions with Giorgi Bezhanishvili

    The cancellation of the tournaments, the suspension of classes, announcements of friends exploring opportunities in the pros. Giorgi Bezhanishvili stays positive, as always.

  • Kameno Bell: Illini hero, American hero

    Since 2007, Kameno Bell has served as an emergency medicine physician at New Jersey's Hackensack University Medical Center, just 10 miles from the world's COVID-19 epicenter in New York City.

  • 2020 Illinois 'Mr. Basketball' signs with Fighting Illini

    Consensus top-40 recruit Adam Miller has signed a national letter of intent. A two-time Illinois Gatorade Player of the Year, Miller is a 6-foot-3-inch, 180-pound combo guard from Peoria.

  • AD Whitman's update on Illini Athletics

    With an unforeseeable return date, Whitman is encouraged by the resilience of student-athletes and athletic staff. 'I'm always amazed at the creativity and ingenuity that people can show in the face of challenge.'

  • How Illini Tennis helped rekindle Gandawidjaja's passion

    As a junior-year walk-on, Madeleine Gandawidjaja's path to Big Ten tennis team was certainly unconventional.