blog postsAthleticsCampus LifeIllinois' Adam Bleakey named Team U.S.A.'s Paralympic National Coach of the YearJun 22, 2017 8:30 am0 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...'AthleticsIllinois has changed plans for a multimillion-dollar football facilities projectJun 21, 2017 11:45 am0 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.SesquicentennialAthleticsIllinois Athletics Hall of Fame: George HalasJun 19, 2017 9:15 am0 views Before he helped create profressional football and started the Chicago Bears, George Halas played football, baseball and basketball at Illinois.AthleticsEvans, Martinez named Dike Eddleman Athletes of the YearJun 16, 2017 12:00 pm0 views All-American softball player and wrestling superstar selected as Illinois' best in 2016-17AthleticsWalsh named Fighting Illini Women’s Gymnastics CoachJun 13, 2017 11:15 am1 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.AthleticsB1G/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 showdownSesquicentennialAthleticsGeorge Huff, the Father of Illini AthleticsJun 12, 2017 9:45 am2 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 AssociationAthleticsMartinez, 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. AthleticsCoach Underwood announces Greg Eboigbodin as latest Men's Basketball signeeJun 8, 2017 8:00 am4 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)AthleticsIllini Pride pass now available for Fighting Illini studentsJun 5, 2017 11:45 am0 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) sectionsAthleticsThree Illini greats on the College Football Hall of Fame ballotJun 2, 2017 9:15 am1 views Moe Gardner, Dana Howard and Simeon Rice are among the 75 FBS greats on the 2017 ballot. All three are repeat candidates. AthleticsNebraska 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.AthleticsIllini Volleyball recruiting class ranked No. 7 in nationMay 31, 2017 4:15 pm5 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.AthleticsFollow 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. AthleticsFighting Illini Athletics to honor inaugural Hall of Fame classMay 25, 2017 9:00 am2 views Join Fighting Illini Athletics in celebrating its history and honoring the inaugural Hall of Fame class on June 23 in Chicago. AthleticsIllini 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.AthleticsIllini 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. AthleticsLate push sends Men's Golf to 10th straight NCAA ChampionshipMay 18, 2017 8:00 am2 views Fighting Illini men's golf will make its 10th consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships May 26-31 after a third-place finish at the NCAA West Lafayette Regional.AthleticsBaseball: 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.AthleticsIllinois Football mini-plans are available nowMay 16, 2017 12:30 pm0 views Both the two- and three-game mini-plans offer seats in the Horseshoe seating area of Memorial Stadium and limited quantities are availableAthleticsIllini Softball makes it back-to-back NCAA Tournament berthsMay 15, 2017 9:00 am0 views For the sixth time in program history and the second consecutive season, the Illinois softball team earned a berth into the 2017 NCAA Tournament and was selected as one of the 32 at-large bidsAthleticsWomen's Golf: Liu, Park lead Illinois at Albuquerque RegionalMay 11, 2017 8:00 am1 views The Illinois women's golf team finished in 11th place at the Albuquerque Regional on Wednesday, recording a 901 (+37) after three rounds of play.AthleticsIllini Softball earns four seed in Big Ten tournamentMay 9, 2017 9:15 am0 views The Illini will have a first-round bye after securing one of the top four seeds and will play the winner of fifth-seeded Nebraska and No. 12 seed Penn State on Friday (May 12)AthleticsSkonieczny’s walk-off homer sends Illinois to series winMay 8, 2017 10:45 am0 views Skonieczny's second homer of the season came with two outs on a 0-2 count and the teams already seven minutes past Maryland's predetermined travel curfew.AthleticsIllini Football teams up wtih Garth Brooks for youth campMay 4, 2017 9:30 am5 views Teammates will continue to partner with Brooks to hold youth sports camps at every city on his World Tour.AthleticsIllinois sweeps Big Ten Men's Golf honorsMay 3, 2017 8:30 am2 views Head Coach Mike Small, Big Ten Men's Golf Coach of the Year; junior Dylan Meyer, Player of the Year; Michael Feagles, Freshman of the Year.AthleticsDonnelly selected to U.S. Collegiate National Volleyball teamMay 2, 2017 9:00 am0 views Illini junior Brandi Donnelly is one of 36 players who will train and complete as part of the U.S. Collegiate National Team-Minneapolis program, USA Volleyball announced Monday.AthleticsMen's Golf wins third straight Big Ten championshipMay 1, 2017 9:45 am0 views The Illini finished 16 strokes ahead of runner-up Northwestern to earn the program's eighth Big Ten title in the last nine seasons. The team score marks a new Big Ten Championships recordAthleticsIllinois tennis begins Big Ten tournament play FridayApr 28, 2017 9:30 am2 views The Illinois Fighting Illini begins play at the 2017 Big Ten Tournament on Friday at 3:30 p.m. CT from the Schwartz Tennis Center in West Lafayette, Ind.AthleticsCoach Underwood’s first signee is Mr. Basketball Mark SmithApr 27, 2017 9:30 am0 views Less than six weeks on the job, new Illinois head coach Brad Underwood has made a major first statement on the recruiting trail with the signing of 6-4 guard Mark Smith (Edwardsville, Illinois) to a national letter of intent.