blog postsIllini Football hosts media day, fan eventJul 31, 2017 9:00 am0 views The Illinois football team hosted local and national media outlets at Memorial Stadium on Sunday, followed by an autograph session on the field and a movie night for Illini fansBehind the Scenes: Lovie at Wrigley FieldJul 28, 2017 9:30 am0 views Coach Lovie Smith was mic'd up for his visit to Wrigley Field Sunday night to present the lineup card prior to the Cubs-Cardinals Sunday night baseball game on the eve of Big Ten Media Days. Men's tennis earns ITA All-Academic Team awardJul 27, 2017 9:30 am1 views Vuk Budic, Zeke Clark, Aron Hiltzik, Alex Jesse, Noe Khlif and Pablo Landa were each named ITA Scholar-Athletes. Football Coach Lovie Smith press conference Q+AJul 25, 2017 9:30 am0 views 'Players have been working extremely hard... We've seen marked improvements, strength- and conditioning-wise, just concept-wise on how we're going to win football games...'Illini Soccer and Track Stadium updatesJul 20, 2017 3:30 pm3 views With less than a month until the Illini open play at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium, the Orange and Blue wll debut a new look to the facility this season.San Antonio Spurs sign former Illini Brandon PaulJul 17, 2017 12:45 pm0 views Former Illini will get another NBA shot after impressive overseas & summer league playMen's Basketball earns NABC Team Academic awardsJul 13, 2017 8:15 am0 views The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced the 2016-17 Team Academic Excellence Awards to recognize teams with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better for the season.Men's basketball season ticket renewals available nowJul 10, 2017 10:00 am0 views Fighting Illini Basketball season ticket renewals are now available. They can be renewed online, by phone, or in person at the ticket officeFighting Illini wallpapers and posters releasedJul 3, 2017 1:45 pm100 views 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 Soccer announces 2017 scheduleJun 30, 2017 1:45 pm1 views Fighting Illini Soccer and head coach Janet Rayfield announced the 2017 Illini Soccer slate on Thursday. The Illini are set for an exciting year, highlighted by seven opponents ranked or receiving votes among the 2016 final NSCAA Coaches Top 25. The Orange and Blue kick off the 2017 campaign with a three-game home stretch before heading out on a challenging road schedule.Football single-game tickets on sale nowJun 28, 2017 1:30 pm17 views Single-game tickets for Fighting Illini football's 2017 season went on sale to all fans Wednesday, June 28, at 9 a.m.Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame Gala video recapJun 26, 2017 9:15 am2 views Some of the biggest names in Fighting Illini Athletics gathered at the Field Museum in Chicago on Friday to honor the 28-member inaugural class of the Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame.Gia Lewis-Smallwood wins fourth U.S. discus titleJun 23, 2017 9:30 am2 views The former Illini won her fourth U.S. Track and Field discus title in five years. The Champaign native marked 205'6" (62.65m) to win the event on Thursday in Sacramento, CAIllinois' Adam Bleakey named Team U.S.A.'s Paralympic National Coach of the YearJun 22, 2017 8:30 am2 views 'Bleakney further established himself as one of this best wheelchair racing coaches in the world after leading the U.S. women to a podium sweep in the 1,500- and 5,000-meter events...'Illinois has changed plans for a multimillion-dollar football facilities projectJun 21, 2017 11:45 am3 views Chicago Tribune (June 20) Renovation of the south horseshoe of Memorial Stadium will be put on hold in favor of a new building attached to an indoor practice facility.Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame: George HalasJun 19, 2017 9:15 am20 views Before he helped create profressional football and started the Chicago Bears, George Halas played football, baseball and basketball at Illinois.Evans, Martinez named Dike Eddleman Athletes of the YearJun 16, 2017 12:00 pm1 views All-American softball player and wrestling superstar selected as Illinois' best in 2016-17Walsh named Fighting Illini Women’s Gymnastics CoachJun 13, 2017 11:15 am4 views Nadalie Walsh moves to Illinois after four years at the helm of Utah State, where she guided the Aggies to four-consecutive NCAA Regional appearances.B1G/ACC Challenge set: Men's Basketball at Wake ForestJun 12, 2017 10:00 am0 views Illini will have first meeting against Demon Deacons since epic 2004 showdownGeorge Huff, the Father of Illini AthleticsJun 12, 2017 9:45 am3 views Huff, a member of Illinois’ first varsity football team in 1890, became coach and athletics director during the first 46 years of the Athletic AssociationMartinez, three former Illini wrestlers compete at world team trialsJun 9, 2017 8:00 am1 views Current Illini, and two-time NCAA champion, Isaiah Martinez and former Illini B.J. Futrell, Jimmy Kennedy and Jesse Delgado compete this weekend at the U.S. men's freestyle World Team Trials in Lincoln, Nebraska. Coach Underwood announces Greg Eboigbodin as latest Men's Basketball signeeJun 8, 2017 8:00 am6 views Eboigbodin is a 6-foot-9-inch, 220-pound frontcourt player who hails from Benin City, Nigeria. He moved to the United States in high school (University of Detroit Jesuit)Illini Pride pass now available for Fighting Illini studentsJun 5, 2017 11:45 am95 views 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) sectionsThree Illini greats on the College Football Hall of Fame ballotJun 2, 2017 9:15 am2 views Moe Gardner, Dana Howard and Simeon Rice are among the 75 FBS greats on the 2017 ballot. All three are repeat candidates. Nebraska primetime and Homecoming football game times setJun 1, 2017 1:15 pm0 views Illinois' Homecoming matchup with Wisconsin on Oct. 28, will start at 11 a.m. CT, while the Friday night home game vs. Nebraska on Sept. 29 has been set for 7 p.m. CT on FS1.Illini Volleyball recruiting class ranked No. 7 in nationMay 31, 2017 4:15 pm22 views The 2017 Illinois volleyball recruiting class has been ranked as the seventh-best class in the country as rated by PrepVolleyball.com's John Tawa.Follow Men's Golf at the NCAA Championships todayMay 30, 2017 9:15 am1 views Live Golf Channel coverage will begin at 10 a.m. Illinois has advanced to the match play quarterfinals at the NCAA Championship in six of the last seven seasons. Fighting Illini Athletics to honor inaugural Hall of Fame classMay 25, 2017 9:00 am6 views Join Fighting Illini Athletics in celebrating its history and honoring the inaugural Hall of Fame class on June 23 in Chicago. Illini golf set for 10th straight NCAA championship appearance May 26May 23, 2017 10:00 am0 views The 2017 NCAA Men's Golf Championship will be held at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, May 26-31.Illini in NicaraguaMay 22, 2017 10:00 am0 views At the stadium, we interacted and played with the local girls as the Nicaraguan SWB coaches ran practice. We did passing patterns, scrimmages, and technical dribbling drills.