blog posts 111th Homecoming game next for Illini Football Oct 8, 2021 9:45 am The Illinois football team returns to Big Ten play when Wisconsin comes to Memorial Stadium on Saturday for a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff on the Big Ten Network. #11 Illini sweep Purdue for 10-game winning streak Apr 14, 2015 11:45 am No. 11 Illinois swept Purdue with a tight 2-1 win on Monday night, tying the longest active winning streak in the nation with 10 straight victories. 120 Illini student-athletes named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars Jul 2, 2021 9:45 am Distinguished Scholar Award recipients have each earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition and earned a minimum GPA of 3.70 or better during the previous academic year. #12 Illini at #19 Michigan State Saturday Feb 18, 2022 4:30 pm 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. #12 Illini at Rutgers tonight Feb 16, 2022 8:45 am 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. 15 questions with Giorgi Bezhanishvili May 7, 2020 10:15 am The cancellation of the tournaments, the suspension of classes, announcements of friends exploring opportunities in the pros. Giorgi Bezhanishvili stays positive, as always. 15 year reunion for 2001 Big Ten Football champions Jun 27, 2016 10:45 am The 2001 Fighting Illini football team celebrated the 15-year anniversary of their magical season over the weekend in Champaign-Urbana. 1,750 wins and counting for Illini basketball Dec 6, 2016 9:00 am Saturday's Fighting Illini win over VCU at the Hoophall Miami Invitational was the 1,750th in program history. #1 seed Illinois faces Indiana at the Big Ten Tournament Mar 10, 2022 4:15 pm 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. 2001 and 2002 Big Ten Champions to be honored Saturday Dec 14, 2021 10:15 am Illini Men's Basketball will hold an alumni reunion this weekend, in conjunction with Saturday's home game against St. Francis PA (12 p.m., BTN)., including special recognition to mark the 20-year anniversary of back-to-back Big Ten championships. 2001 Big Ten title team reunion set for Aug. 28 Jul 15, 2021 9:45 am Illinois went 10-2 in 2001 and finished the regular season with a seven-game winning streak to clinch the Big Ten title. The Illini had their best regular-season record since the 1983 Rose Bowl team. 2008 Rose Bowl team 10-year reunion Jul 23, 2018 9:15 am The 2007 Fighting Illini football team celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their Rose Bowl season over the weekend, July 20-21, in Champaign-Urbana 2017 Illinois Football season tickets are available now Feb 21, 2017 8:00 am Mark your calendar for these ticket sale dates. Right now 2017 season tickets are available to renew or purchase 2018 Illini Baseball schedule announced Sep 12, 2017 8:00 am Feb. 16 season opener at Lamar, March 14 home opener vs. Milwaukee, March 23 Big Ten opener at Northwestern, and March 30 Big Ten home opener vs. Iowa 2018 schedule set for Illini Volleyball Jul 17, 2018 12:30 pm This coming season the Illini will face off against 13 NCAA Tournament qualifiers, including six Sweet 16 teams, two Final Four foes and two matches against 2017 National Champion Nebraska 2020 Fighting Illini football season opener vs. ISU Nov 25, 2019 2:30 pm The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that it has moved Illinois' 2020 football season opener against Illinois State to Friday night, Sept. 4. 2020 Illini Football schedule announced Aug 5, 2020 10:45 am 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. 2020 Illinois Football schedule announced Sep 18, 2020 2:15 pm 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. 2020 Illinois 'Mr. Basketball' signs with Fighting Illini Apr 23, 2020 2:00 pm 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. 20 enhancements for 2018 Illini Football gameday Aug 31, 2018 3:00 pm This season the Illinois Athletics has made improvements in food service, customer service, pregame activities and in-stadium features. 20th season of Illini Softball opens at Houston Invitational Feb 8, 2019 9:30 am Fourth-year head coach Tyra Perry and the Illini will face No. 22/21 Oklahoma State, No. 13/15 Kentucky, host Cougars & Sam Houston State 25 wins in a row and a Big Ten Championship! May 15, 2015 11:30 am As Illinois Baseball finishes its final series against Nebraska this weekend, it is already the conference champion and holder of the longest winning streak in the NCAA. 26 Straight Wins for Big Ten Champion Illini Baseball May 18, 2015 10:30 am Big Ten champion Illinois is on a school-record 26-game winning streak, which is the longest winning streak in the country in 2015 and tied for the longest ever by a Big Ten team. 28 Illini athletes heading to NCAA Track & Field Regionals May 25, 2021 8:00 am College Station, Tex. will play host to 28 members of the Fighting Illini Track and Field team beginning Wednesday, May 26 to compete in the 2021 NCAA West Regionals hosted by Texas A&M. 50 days to kickoff. 50 photos of Butkus Jul 18, 2016 12:00 pm The Fighting Illini kickoff the 2016 season in 50 days. So, we put together 50 photos of Dick Butkus for your enjoyment. 51 Illini named to Big Ten Distinguished Scholar Award list Jul 11, 2018 11:30 am The list recognizes student-athletes with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 3.7 or higher for the 2017-18 academic year that were also named Academic All-Big Ten #5 Illini at Michigan State tonight Feb 23, 2021 9:30 am 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. #5 Illini Men's Basketball home tonight vs. Northwestern Feb 16, 2021 9:45 am 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. 69 spring sport Illini athletes named as Academic All Big Ten selections May 28, 2015 2:45 pm The number of spring Academic All Big Ten honorees is up from 64 in 2014, as the Illini continue to improve steadily every year. #8 Illini cruise to 14 straight with Tuesday night win over EIU Apr 22, 2015 11:15 am With 14 consecutive wins, the Fighting Illini baseball team continues the best start in school history (33-6-1) and the longest active winning streak (14) in the nation. A busy season-opening weekend for Illini Volleyball Aug 26, 2016 10:30 am Illini to welcome in Arkansas, Xavier and Missouri State this weekend Acton breaks saves record in 5-2 win over Indiana State May 2, 2019 9:45 am Garrett Acton worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning Tuesday night, earning his 15th save and breaking the Illinois record for saves in a season previously held by Tyler Jay (2015) and Joey Gerber (2018). Adam Miller named Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week Dec 1, 2020 9:15 am Miller had an impressive debut with the Fighting Illini, averaging 18 points and setting a school record during the opening week of the season. A.D. Josh Whitman presents the state of Illinois Athletics Jun 18, 2021 9:30 am Outlining the past year from COVID to social justice to Name/Image/Likeness to in-state gambling, he emphasized what matters most to him: the student-athletes, coaches, and staff at the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. AD Whitman's update on Illini Athletics Apr 21, 2020 8:00 am 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.' Afternoon baseball at Illinois Field: Illini host Butler Mar 15, 2022 8:45 am 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. Aja Evans named US Olympic Bobsled Team alternate Jan 19, 2022 9:30 am Evans, a five-time Track & Field All-American and three-time Big Ten champion at Illinois, transitioned to bobsledding in March of 2012. By the end of her first season, she was named USA Bobsled's Rookie of the Year. Aleks Kovacevic earns ITA All-American status May 31, 2019 9:15 am Junior Aleks Kovacevic adds 2019 ITA All-America singles honors to his growing list of accomplishments. In Illini Women's Tennis, sophomore Asuka Kawai was also named an ITA All-America recipient. Alex Wittinger: 18 points, 10 rebounds, 11 blocked shots in loss at Penn State Jan 24, 2018 10:15 am Fighting Illini junior Alex Wittinger reached several milestones on Tuesday evening, including scoring her 1,000th career point on a last-second free throw Alex Wittinger earns her second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors Feb 2, 2016 9:00 am Wittinger is coming off of a standout performance in her home state of Minnesota, racking up a career-best 27 points and 15 rebounds. Alex Wittinger named Big Ten Freshman of the Week Dec 15, 2015 10:00 am Fighting Illini freshman Alex Wittinger was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Monday. The Illini are now 7-1 on the season and off the best start to a season for an Illinois team under head coach Matt Bollant. Ali Bastianelli named Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week Nov 20, 2018 10:45 am CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Following a week that saw the No. 4 Illinois volleyball team extend its winning streak to 11 matches after earning back-to-back 3-0 sweeps of Northwestern and Rutgers, senior Ali Bastianelli was named the Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday (November 19). All-Decade Moments from Illini Athletics Dec 31, 2019 5:00 pm The best moments from the Illini in the 2010s Allegretti becomes 32nd Illini Super Bowl champion Feb 3, 2020 10:15 am Kansas City Chief and former Fighting Illini offensive lineman Nick Allegretti finished off his rookie NFL season as a Super Bowl Champion, helping the Chiefs to a 31-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV Sunday in Miami. Allegretti, Corbin earn All-Big Ten honors Nov 29, 2018 10:30 am Illinois senior offensive lineman Nick Allegretti and junior running back Reggie Corbin both earned All-Big Ten honors, All-time leading scorer Deon Thomas joins Fighting Illini development team Jul 24, 2019 10:15 am Thomas will cultivate and solicit Chicago area donors, communicate DIA fundraising efforts and help expand the Illini network in the Chicagoland area. Altenberger to join Illini Basketball broadcast team Oct 6, 2016 10:15 am Illini great will split analyst duties with Deon Thomas Alumna Aja Evans in medal contention after day one of Olympic bobsledding Feb 20, 2018 11:00 am Former Illini track and field star turned U.S. bobsledder Aja Evans, alongw with pilot Jamie Greubel Poser, is in fourth place at the midway point of the two-women bobsleigh competition Anderson re-ignites Illini Nation with Wimbledon run Jul 16, 2018 10:00 am Former Illini All-American, Kevin Anderson, finishes runner-up at his first Wimbledon finals Sunday morning A new tailgating experience is coming to Illini Football games Jul 7, 2015 11:30 am The Grange Grove will transform what was previously Lot 36, the parking lot directly west of Memorial Stadium, into a high energy tailgating area.