blog posts#11 Illini sweep Purdue for 10-game winning streakApr 14, 2015 11:45 am1 views 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.15 year reunion for 2001 Big Ten Football championsJun 27, 2016 10:45 am1 views 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 basketballDec 6, 2016 9:00 am2 views Saturday's Fighting Illini win over VCU at the Hoophall Miami Invitational was the 1,750th in program history. 2017 Illinois Football season tickets are available nowFeb 21, 2017 8:00 am35 views Mark your calendar for these ticket sale dates. Right now 2017 season tickets are available to renew or purchase2018 Illini Baseball schedule announcedSep 12, 2017 8:00 am0 views 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. Iowa25 wins in a row and a Big Ten Championship!May 15, 2015 11:30 am3 views 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 BaseballMay 18, 2015 10:30 am4 views 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.50 days to kickoff. 50 photos of ButkusJul 18, 2016 12:00 pm0 views The Fighting Illini kickoff the 2016 season in 50 days. So, we put together 50 photos of Dick Butkus for your enjoyment. 69 spring sport Illini athletes named as Academic All Big Ten selectionsMay 28, 2015 2:45 pm1 views 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 EIUApr 22, 2015 11:15 am4 views 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 VolleyballAug 26, 2016 10:30 am3 views Illini to welcome in Arkansas, Xavier and Missouri State this weekendAlex Wittinger earns her second Big Ten Freshman of the Week honorsFeb 2, 2016 9:00 am6 views 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 WeekDec 15, 2015 10:00 am11 views 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. Altenberger to join Illini Basketball broadcast teamOct 6, 2016 10:15 am0 views Illini great will split analyst duties with Deon ThomasA new tailgating experience is coming to Illini Football gamesJul 7, 2015 11:30 am13 views The Grange Grove will transform what was previously Lot 36, the parking lot directly west of Memorial Stadium, into a high energy tailgating area.An Illini Volleyball tradition: Stuff Huff this FridayAug 26, 2015 10:45 am8 views "Stuff Huff" will return for the 10th season on Friday, Aug. 28, prior to the season opener against Louisville. A pre-match carnival outside Huff Hall will feature inflatables, free food, giveaways and more.An open letter from Athletics Director Josh WhitmanAug 29, 2017 9:30 am3 views (On discontinuing the 'War Chant') '...it would have been far easier to maintain the status quo. But leading is not always about doing what is easy.' Athletic director search officially underwayDec 4, 2015 11:45 am2 views The new hire will be the U. of I.’s 14th director of intercollegiate athletics in the program’s 126 years of competition, overseeing an annual budget of $110 million and a staff of 275 employees.Athletics asks you to wear white for Saturday's football game against WIUSep 9, 2015 11:30 am6 views Fighting Illini football encourages fans to help create a WHITE OUT at Memorial Stadium by wearing a white shirt to the game.Athletics makes history with first NCAA football broadcast in Mandarin ChineseSep 11, 2015 11:00 am8 views Take a look inside the Chinese broadcast booth with Liaohan He and Yekai LuB1G/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 showdownBaseball Coach Dan Hartleb discusses the nine players drafted in 2015Oct 9, 2015 12:00 pm0 views Illini had nine drafted following the 50-win 2015 seasonBaseball Coach Dan Hartleb signs a five-year contract extensionJul 16, 2015 9:00 am3 views The Big Ten's Coach of the Year will remain at Illinois through the 2020 season under the new deal.Baseball: Final regular season home series is Thursday-SaturdayMay 17, 2017 12:30 pm0 views The Illinois baseball team finishes the regular season Thursday-Saturday with a three-game series against visiting Iowa.Baseball home opener: Free pennants Friday at Illinois FieldMar 24, 2016 11:00 am2 views The Illinois baseball team will give away free pennants to the first 250 fans in attendance at Friday's home opener against Penn State.Baseball schedule altered for Big Ten opener, weekend games against SpartansMar 24, 2017 9:15 am2 views The first two games will be played as a doubleheader Friday at 3 p.m. The third game remains scheduled for 2 p.m. on BTN - but could change with the forecast.Behind 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. Bentley sets career kick return mark in Illini Football victorySep 28, 2015 9:45 am0 views Senior CB V'Angelo Bentley became Illinois' all-time kickoff return yardage leader during Saturday's victory over Middle Tennessee.Big fourth inning leads Illini Softball to 5-2 win over SIUEApr 13, 2017 9:00 am0 views The Fighting Illini softball team earned their fourth-straight Wednesday night. A four-run fourth inning propelled Illinois to a 5-2 win over SIUE at Eichelberger FieldBig inning sparks Illini Baseball at Illinois StateMar 23, 2016 10:15 am0 views The Redbirds opened a 3-0 lead but Illinois charged back and the Fighting Illini bullpen held ISU scoreless in five innings of work.