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. 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. 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 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. 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 Illinois vs. Nebraska Sep 16, 2019 3:30 pm Illinois students can receive free tickets for the Fighting Illini football game vs. Nebraska. 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 changes 2022 football schedule Jan 13, 2022 9:15 am Illinois' crossover games with the Big Ten East Division now include Indiana, Michigan State, and Michigan. The trip to Indiana has been added to the 2022 schedule and a trip to Penn State has been removed. 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.). 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. 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. 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. 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 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 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 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. 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 Fighting Illini Football unveils new uniform designs Apr 6, 2018 11:00 am Lovie Smith’s squad will wear Nike Vapor Untouchable uniforms in 2018. Check out the new look 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. 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. 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? 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. 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 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. 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. Parking changes for Friday night football against Penn State Sep 19, 2018 9:45 am The unusual Friday night game comes with some changes to some parking lots and to street closure times 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 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 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 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. 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 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. 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. 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 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 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. Football student season ticket holders to get priority access to men’s basketball tickets May 24, 2023 11:15 am Illinois students who purchase Fighting Illini football season tickets will receive priority access to men's basketball season tickets. 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. No. 24 Women's Basketball headed to Minnesota, first test as ranked squad Jan 14, 2023 1:00 pm Illinois women's basketball is back in action at Minnesota on Sunday, Jan. 15, with a 2 p.m. CT tip. Illinois is off to a 14-3 start under first year head coach Shauna Green, one of the best starts in program history. 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. Illinois Athletics’ African American Pioneers Feb 1, 2021 9:00 am As we begin Black History Month, Illini fans should know the names of Hiram Hannibal Wheeler and Roy Mercer Young - two of the men who were instrumental in changing the course of intercollegiate athletics at Illinois. 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. 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. 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.