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Illinois athletics receives National Letters of Intent from dozens of athletes on Signing Day

The Illinois volleyball team huddles up in a match against Michigan on Nov. 1, 2019. The volleyball team was one of the many Illinois programs to have players sign National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.
November 11, 2020

The NCAA’s national signing period for high school athletes of all sports except football began on Nov. 11. Today, dozens of athletes from across the country signed their National Letter of Intent to...

NCAA board approves postponement of fall championships to spring

Then seniors Ashlyn Fleming and Jacqueline Quade attempt to block the ball during the game against the Pacific Tigers on Sept. 20, 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
September 22, 2020

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors approved the postponement of fall sports championships to the spring, with the exclusion of football, on Tuesday. The postponement was originally recommended by the...

Cross country, track and field teams deal with postponed competition, possible season overlap

Women’s cross country and track head coach Sarah Haveman claps at a cross country meet,
September 15, 2020

As the Big Ten sports world continues to reel from the conference’s decision to postpone fall athletics in August, many coaches and players are dealing with the logistical issues raised by playing fall...

Illini sports continue practice following postponement of season

Redshirt freshman Isaiah Williams throws the ball during a drill at football practice on Aug. 7.
August 25, 2020

Huff Hall, Demirjian Park and Memorial Stadium are going to be empty this fall. The Illini won’t be competing against other Big Ten schools after the conference announced the cancellation of all fall...

Fall sports lose traction throughout season, some exceptions

Illinois quarterback Brandon Peters rolls to the right and looks for an open receiver during Illinois' game at Iowa Saturday. The Hawkeyes beat the Illini 19-10, snapping their four-game win streak. Captured at Kinnick Stadium on 23 Nov. 2019 by Jonathan Bonaguro.
December 12, 2019

This fall, Illinois experienced memorable victories and tragic losses at nearly every turn. Some Illini teams saw serious growth in the latter part of 2019, while others fell victim to expectation-shattering...

Haveman named USTFCCCA Midwest Region Women’s Coach of the Year

Women’s cross country and track head coach Sarah Haveman was named U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Midwest Region Women’s Coach of the Year. Haveman is the second Illinois coach to receive the award.
December 9, 2019

In November, Illinois head cross country coach Sarah Haveman was named the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Midwest Region Women’s Coach of the Year. Haveman is the second coach...

Illini place ninth at NCAA Midwest Regional

Illini place ninth at NCAA Midwest Regional
November 23, 2019

The Illinois men’s cross country team’s season has come to an end after six meets in 2019. The Illini's last competition was at the NCAA Midwest Regional playoff meet on Nov. 15, where they placed...

Men’s team places ninth at NCAA Midwest Regional Championship

November 17, 2019

The men's cross country team placed ninth at the 2019 NCAA Midwest Regional Championship meet with a score of 270 Friday. Illinois faced off against 31 teams at this meet for a chance to qualify for...

Illinois women’s cross country wins NCAA Midwest Regionals

The women’s cross country team poses together after winning the NCAA Midwest Regional at Stillwater, Oklahoma on Friday. The team hasn’t won the NCAA Regional since 2006 or participated since 2009.
November 16, 2019

Illinois women’s cross country won the NCAA Midwest Regional meet Friday in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and is heading to the NCAA National meet. The Illini last won the NCAA Regional in 2006 and have been...

Dale posts career-best finish at Big Ten Championships

Zach Dale runs at the UI arboretum for the Illini Open on Aug. 30.
November 15, 2019

In what was one of the last cross country meets of his collegiate career, redshirt senior Zach Dale posted career-best finish at the Big Ten Championships, where he placed 24th. After his senior year...

Illini hope to build off momentum gained at Big Ten Championships

Rebecca Craddock runs at the Illini Open at the UI Arboretum on Aug. 30.
November 13, 2019

The Illinois men’s and women’s cross country team will look to build off the momentum generated from the Big Ten Championships at the NCAA Regionals this Friday in Stillwater, Oklahoma.  The men’s...

Washington rises from ashes

Freshman wide receiver Casey Washington celebrates a first down during Illinois’ game against Michigan on Oct. 12. Washington was a key contributor in Illinois’ upset over No. 6-ranked Wisconsin Saturday.
October 24, 2019

Losing starting wide receiver Ricky Smalling midway through Saturday’s game was a tough blow for Illinois, but the injury allowed the precocious freshman Casey Washington an opportunity to play meaningful...

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