blog posts Need Fighting Illini wallpaper for your desktop or phone? Nov 1, 2017 9:30 am Represent! Download Fighting Illini wallpapers here Eleven Illini to compete in U.S. Paralympics Track and Field World Championships Oct 14, 2015 11:30 am Eleven of the 84 athletes on Team USA are from our campus: Chelsea McClammer, Ray Martin, Hannah McFadden, Aaron Pike, Kelsey LeFevour, Jill Moore, Brian Siemann, James Senbeta, Susannah Scaroni, Jessica Rogers and Yen Hoang. What you need to know about the Grange Grove tailgating area for football gamedays Aug 18, 2016 9:45 am Grange Grove is a free, high-energy tailgating area directly west of Memorial Stadium on Fighting Illini football game days, starting with the 2016 season opener against Murray State on Sept. 3. Fighting Illini wallpapers and posters released Jul 3, 2017 1:45 pm 2017 football and Illinois Athletics walpapers are available for free download for desktops, tablets, Android and iOS phones as well as imagery for Facebook and Twitter. Illini's 2021 football schedule changed Feb 8, 2021 9:45 am The Big Ten announces revised 2021 football schedule with changes to the Wisconsin and Penn State dates for Illinois. Two weeks until Illini Football Aug 21, 2015 2:45 pm Friday marks two weeks until @IlliniFootball season. The Fighting Illini open in primetime on Friday, Sept. 4, with Kent State coming to Memorial Stadium for an 8 p.m. kick on BTN. Illini athletes dominate Team USA roster for Tokyo Paralympics Jun 28, 2021 9:45 am 18 Illini have been chosen to represent Team USA in the Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, and that number could rise as the women's wheelchair basketball team has not yet been selected. Illini Pride pass now available for Fighting Illini students Jun 5, 2017 11:45 am For $99, Illinois students get a ticket to all home football and men's basketball games (except over holiday break), access to Block I (football) and Orange Krush (men's basketball) sections Football season opener moved from Dublin to Champaign Feb 18, 2021 9:00 am The 2021 season opening football game between the Fighting Illini and Cornhuskers will not be played in Dublin, Ireland, due to COVID-19. The game will still be played on Aug. 28, but now it will be held at Memorial Stadium. Men's Basketball signs Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk Jun 12, 2019 9:00 am Benjamin Bosmans-Verdonk is a 6-foot-7, 220-pound forward from Lommel, Belgium. Brandon Lieb signs with Fighting Illini Basketball Jun 29, 2020 9:00 am 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. Big Ten Men's Basketball schedule released Sep 9, 2021 9:00 am The Big Ten announced the conference basketball schedule on Wednesday afternoon, completing the 2021-22 Illinois schedule. Illinois opens league play on a Friday night, hosting Rutgers on Dec. 3. Free student tickets for Illini Football vs. Murray State, September 3 Aug 12, 2016 11:45 am The Fighting Illini and Deloitte LLP are pleased to announce that all students, including student season ticket holders in Block I, will be able to access two complimentary tickets for the Fighting Illini football season opener against Murray State on Sept. 3 Kofi Cockburn, Ayo Dosunmu returning for 2020-21 Aug 3, 2020 9:15 am 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. Illini Volleyball opens 2019 season against Tennessee tonight Aug 30, 2019 9:15 am The Illini travel to Knoxville to take on the Vols in their season opener on Friday (7 p.m.) before returning to Huff Hall for the 2019 home opener on Sunday (1 p.m.). Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament bracket set Feb 27, 2018 8:45 am The bracket is set for the 2018 Big Ten Tournament, scheduled for Feb. 28-March 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame: George Halas Jun 19, 2017 9:15 am Before he helped create profressional football and started the Chicago Bears, George Halas played football, baseball and basketball at Illinois. Senior Night at State Farm Center: #5 Illini vs. Nebraska Feb 25, 2021 8:00 am It will be Senior Night in Champaign, with Trent Frazier, Da'Monte Williams and Zach Griffith set for their final game at State Farm Center. Tonight's game is Illinois' only home appearance over its final six Big Ten games. Dick Butkus recalls the 1964 Rose Bowl victory Aug 7, 2017 9:45 am Fighting Illini football legend and hall of famer Dick Butkus looks back on Illinois' 1964 Rose Bowl victory over UCLA. Free student tickets for Illinois vs. Nebraska Sep 16, 2019 3:30 pm Illinois students can receive free tickets for the Fighting Illini football game vs. Nebraska. Illini Softball to tour Europe in August Jun 13, 2019 8:30 am The Illinois softball team will take an 11-day European tour in the fall, traveling to the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England from August 6-16. Fighting Illini Basketball's Peoria pipeline Dec 15, 2016 11:00 am When Jerry Hester started his Illini career in '93-94, it started a 20 year run of Peoria players representing the Fighting Illini – including Sergio McClain, Marcus Griffin, Frank Williams, Jerrance Howard, and more Head Football Coach Bret Bielema arrives in Champaign Dec 21, 2020 10:15 am Illinois head coach Bret Bielema, his wife Jen, and daughters Briella and Brexli arrived in Champaign on Sunday. Bielema was hired on Saturday and began his duties as head coach immediately. How to watch Illini Football on ACC Network at Virginia Sep 8, 2021 11:45 am The ACC Network is not available on Comcast Xfinity. How can I watch if my provider does not carry ACC Network? Free student tickets for Illini Football vs. Ball State Aug 22, 2017 9:00 am The Fighting Illini and Deloitte LLP are providing all students two complimentary tickets for the Fighting Illini football season opener against Ball State on September 2. Wrestling’s Braunagel brothers: Born to be captains Jan 26, 2021 1:00 pm Illini wrestling features a pair of feisty identical twins from southern Illinois: Danny and Zac Braunagel. Early in the Fall of 2019, Coach Jim Heffernan confidently bestowed the title of co-captains to his then redshirt freshman phenoms. Illinois Athletics joins Green Bandana Project Jul 28, 2020 9:30 am 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. 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. Braggin’ Rights basketball scheduled for Dec. 12 Nov 12, 2020 9:30 am The two programs will play on campus at either Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo., or State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. A coin flip will determine the location. Cockburn named Big Ten Freshman of the Week Nov 12, 2019 10:00 am 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. Welcome back to the State Farm Center for Illinois vs. Notre Dame Dec 2, 2015 9:30 am Check out the visitor's guide for the refurbished State Farm Center Illini Pride membership available now for U of I students Aug 7, 2020 10:00 am Due to the announced reduced capacity at Memorial Stadium this season, student tickets for Illinois football will be available through a lottery system to only Illini Pride members. Free Illini Football student tickets for Western Illinois game Aug 24, 2018 3:15 pm The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics will offer free tickets to all students, including student season ticket holders, for the football game vs. the Western Illinois Leathernecks on September 8 Illinois Football adopts clear bag policy for 2018 Aug 15, 2018 11:45 am A clear bag policy for entrance into Memorial Stadium is being initiated for the 2018 football season. Illinois joins the other 13 Big Ten schools with either a clear bag or no bag policy Thoughts at 40: A letter from Illini AD Josh Whitman Jul 26, 2018 9:30 am We will bring people together. We will motivate them toward greatness. We will instill pride and encourage them toward action. And we will win, in every sense of the word Kameno Bell: Illini hero, American hero Apr 27, 2020 10:00 am 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. Men's Basketball season tickets on sale now Jun 19, 2018 10:45 am Fighting Illini Basketball season ticket renewals are available at this time and are being emailed to season ticket holders. New season tickets also are on sale now to the public Why do Illini Football players wear 'Grey Ghost' uniforms for Homecoming? Oct 11, 2018 9:45 am Facts and history from the Illini Football Homecoming games Jan. 10 is Lou Henson Bobblehead night at State Farm Center Jan 6, 2016 9:45 am When the Fighting Illini host No. 20 Purdue it will be Lou Henson Bobblehead night at State Farm Center. The first 6,000 fans to enter State Farm Center will receive a scratch-off card, with 1,500 fans receiving a Lou Henson bobblehead doll. Former Illini Basketball Assistant Coach Jimmy Collins passes away Dec 14, 2020 8:45 am The Fighting Illini basketball family is grieving the loss of revered, long-time assistant basketball coach Jimmy Collins, who passed away early Sunday morning, December 13, in Chicago. He was 74 years old. Illini take back the hat on Senior Day Nov 28, 2021 8:45 am Illini Football put up a dominant performance against Northwestern on Saturday evening, securing a 47-14 Senior Day victory. Illinois' win brings the Land of Lincoln Trophy back to Champaign after a six-year drought. Illini Men's Basketball schedule updates Feb 9, 2021 9:45 am Rescheduled games are being added to the calendar - at Nebraska, at Michigan State, and hosting Nebraska at the State Farm Center. Illini Soccer to play first match at Demirjian Park on Sunday vs. Colorado College Sep 10, 2019 10:00 am Illini Soccer's first match at Demirjian Park is Sunday at 1 p.m. Currently in the process of construction, Demirjian Park is located at 606 St. Mary's Road. Women's Basketball welcomes Cydnee Kinslow for 2016 Jul 6, 2016 9:30 am A 6-foot-2 native of Oakley, California, Kinslow was a varsity captain all four years of her high school career and helped her club team, the Cal Stars, to a 56-1 record during her career. Athletics asks you to wear white for Saturday's football game against WIU Sep 9, 2015 11:30 am Fighting Illini football encourages fans to help create a WHITE OUT at Memorial Stadium by wearing a white shirt to the game. 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 Illini Women's Basketball hosts No. 16 Ohio State on Thursday Jan 6, 2021 1:00 pm Tipoff between the Illini and the Buckeyes is set for 6 p.m. (BTN). The Illini are looking to snap a seven-game Buckeyes win streak. The last Illini win the series was Feb. 14, 2015, a 66-55 decision in Champaign. Watch seven Illini in the Rio Olympic games Aug 4, 2016 9:45 am One current and six former Fighting Illini student-athletes are set to represent their countries in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Opening Ceremonies are on Friday, Aug. 5. Swimming & Diving opens season with dual meet in West Lafayette Jan 14, 2021 4:45 pm Illini Swimming & Diving opens its abbreviated season this week with a double dual meet on Saturday, January 16. The team will take on Purdue and Michigan State starting at 1 p.m. (CT. ) Illinois’ TailGREAT returns Sept. 21 after 30-year hiatus Aug 6, 2019 8:30 am TailGREAT, the popular 1980s tradition of competitive tailgating, returns Saturday, Sept. 21 when the Illini take on Nebraska. Fans will compete for the Best BBQ and Most Creative Tailgate.