blog postsMen's Track opens season at the Border Battle with Iowa, MissouriJan 6, 2017 10:45 am0 views The Border Battle has seen the Illini go 3-1 in the first two meets. In the inaugural meet two years ago, the Illini beat both Missouri and Iowa. Last year the Illini split,defeating Missouri but losing to Iowa at the UI Armory.Illini Men's Basketball gets a win against PurdueJan 11, 2016 9:45 am0 views Malcolm Hill scored 30 points and Kendrick Nunn added 22 to lead Illinois past No. 20 Purdue 84-70 on Sunday.Hot-shooting Illini down Wolverines, 85-69Jan 12, 2017 9:30 am0 views Illinois coach John Groce saw the change he had hoped for from his team Wednesday night in the Illini's 85-69 win over Michigan.Women's Basketball's annual Pack the House game, SundayJan 13, 2017 1:45 pm0 views Admission is free for all fans, and the Illini will host a Teddy Bear Toss at halftime. Fans are encouraged to bring a new, stuffed toy to toss on the court at halftime as a donation to Toys for Tots.Previewing Illini Men's Basketball game tonight against PurdueJan 17, 2017 9:45 am0 views Illinois returns to action for its third game in six days, traveling Lafayette to take on No. 21 Purdue (6 p.m. CT, BTN).Hiltzik named Big Ten Tennis Player of the WeekJan 18, 2017 10:45 am0 views Aron Hiltzik is coming off a strong performance at the MLK Invitational in Atlanta over the three-day weekend. The honor is the second of Hiltzik's career and first for the Illini this season.Women's Basketball plays at Minnesota tonightJan 18, 2017 12:30 pm0 views The Illini women are will head out for back-to-back road trips this week, traveling to Minnesota and Ohio State. The Illini and the Gophers play Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.Illini men's basketball head to Bloomington to face Hoosiers tonightJan 19, 2016 9:45 am0 views Illinois faces its fourth Top 25 opponent of the season on Tuesday at No. 25/23 Indiana (7 pm ET/6 CT on ESPN).Mens Basketball game notes at MichiganJan 20, 2017 12:00 pm0 views The Fighting Illini and Wolverines play Saturday in Ann Arbor (1:15 pm CT on BTN)Freshmen lead Women's Basketball in loss at No. 16 Ohio StateJan 23, 2017 9:00 am0 views Sophomore Alex Wittinger earned her seventh double-double of the season on Sunday.Men's Basketball home to take on the Hawkeyes tonightJan 25, 2017 11:30 am0 views Illinois plays three of its next four games at home, beginning with Wednesday night's match-up against Iowa at State Farm Center (8 p.m., BTN)Catch Illini Women's Basketball at Minnesota tonight on BTNJan 26, 2016 11:15 am0 views The Illini are back on the road for a televised matchup at Minnesota on Tuesday. The game is set for a 7 p.m. and will air on the Big Ten Network.Men's Basketball: Illini take down Hawkeyes, 76-64Jan 26, 2017 8:15 am0 views Offense was not a problem in a game where Illinois looked dominant, shooting 55 percent from the field in the first halfCareer performances carry Women's Gymnastics over Penn StateJan 30, 2017 8:45 am0 views The Illini had six gymnasts tally season-high marks, led by freshman Karen Howell, who won the first event title of her career on bars. Sophomore Lizzy LeDuc earned two event titles in the all-around and on floor.Illini wrestlers complete comeback against BadgersFeb 1, 2016 9:30 am0 views In a match that the Orange and Blue trailed for most of the afternoon, Coach Heffernan's grapplers showed great resolve in fighting back. Trailing 13-8, the Illini swept the final four bouts of match to defeat the Badgers 21-13.Smith locks up stellar first recruiting classFeb 2, 2017 10:30 am0 views "We are very excited about this recruiting class as it firmly sets the foundation for Fighting Illini football moving forward. Our staff did an outstanding job identifying young men who fit our culture and fill position needs." Strong shooting sends Illinois past Rutgers, 66-54Feb 4, 2015 3:15 pm0 views Kendrick Nunn scored 21 points and Malcolm Hill added 15 to help Illinois survive a late rally against struggling Rutgers, 66-54 on Tuesday (Feb. 3, 2015).Women’s Basketball hosts Northwestern tonight at State Farm CenterFeb 4, 2016 2:45 pm0 views The Illini stay home to host Northwestern at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4. The game will mark Dads & Daughters Date Night, featuring a ticket deal: $20 for two tickets, two concessions vouchers and two Fighting Illini packs.Illini Women's Gymnastics sweep Golden Gophers on SaturdayFeb 6, 2017 9:30 am0 views Illinois women's gymnastics posted a season-high 196.025 team tally to defeat the Minnesota Golden Gophers (193.375) on Saturday afternoon at Huff Hall. The Illini swept all event titles.Leduc earns second Big Ten Gymnast of the Week honorFeb 7, 2017 8:00 am0 views The weekly honor is the third of Illini sophomore Lizzy LeDuc's career and second for the Illini this season.Illini Men's Basketball pulls away late to beat Northwestern, 68-61Feb 8, 2017 10:00 am0 views Malcolm Hill scored 14 points and Illinois beat Northwestern 68-61 on Tuesday night. Te'Jon Lucas, Maverick Morgan and Michael Finke each had 11 points, while Hill added nine rebounds for IllinoisIllini men hold off Spartans 59-54, win third straightFeb 9, 2015 1:30 pm0 views See highlights from the Fighting Illini's 59-54 win at Michigan State on Feb. 7, 2015. Illini Softball preview: Puerto Rico Di TournamentFeb 9, 2017 8:30 am0 views Hear from head coach Tyra Perry, senior Nicole Evans and sophomore Taylor Edwards as they preview the Illini's season-opening Puerto Rico DI Tournament this weekend in San JuanIllini Wrestling routes Hoosiers on Senior DayFeb 13, 2017 8:15 am0 views Illinois wrestling sent off its seniors with a 28-9 victory on senior day against Indiana. Illini seniors Zane Richards and Zac Brunson both picked up victories in their final matches at Huff Hall.Illini Baseball pitchers previewFeb 14, 2017 7:00 am0 views Third in a series of Illini Baseball preview videos. Includes links to previews of infielders and outfielders.Vukic named Big Ten Tennis Athlete of the WeekFeb 15, 2017 8:00 am0 views Aleks Vukic is coming off a strong performance over the weekend against Indiana and Notre Dame, where the junior went 3-0 in doubles and singles.Fast start for Illini BaseballFeb 16, 2015 2:15 pm0 views Junior Tyler Jay dazzled in his first career start and the offense dominated the day with 19 hits in a 9-3 win over Lamar. Illinois swept its opening weekend at the Lamar Cardinal Classic and began the season 4-0 for the first time since 2000.Season opens Friday for Fighting Illini BaseballFeb 16, 2017 11:45 am0 views Illinois baseball opens its season Feb. 17-19 in Beaumont, Texas, against Milwaukee and Lamar. The Illini will play each opponent twice during the Lamar Cardinal Classic over the weekend.Defense leads Illinois over Northwestern, 66-50Feb 22, 2017 8:45 am0 views Illinois coach John Groce could only say one thing after his team defeated Northwestern 66-50 on Tuesday night. "That was exhausting, another war."Illini stay hot with blowout of NebraskaFeb 27, 2017 9:30 am0 views Malcolm Hill scored 19 points and Illinois (17-12, 7-9) went on a 3-point shooting spree in the second half in a 73-57 victory over Nebraska on Sunday.