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Unique RSOs offer alternative workout option

By Lillian Barkley

August 19, 2015

Among the performances on Quad Day, two athletic RSOs tend to garner more whispers and sideways glances. Illini Pole Fitness and Bellydance UIUC members will take the stage on Aug. 23 in an effort to draw attention and increase membership.“The pole definitely drags people in and piques their curiosit...

A letter from Director of Athletics Mike Thomas

Athletic director Mike Thomas

July 26, 2014

Dear Fighting Illini Students, On behalf of the entire Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Illinois, I would like to welcome you to campus for the beginning of another great school year! I’m very excited to see what 2014-2015 holds after the many successes of the past year. I h...

Spectator’s choice: where to watch the game

Illinois' Ryan Lankford runs in a touchdown at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 7. Memorial Stadium is just one of many places Illini fans choose to watch and support the team as they play. 

By Kayla Burns

July 26, 2014

Fall semester means many things for a large university. Students are back on campus, classes are back in session and a new season of football begins. Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself a football fan, game days have a way of bringing the campus community together on a common ground. Fr...

UI’s historical football legacy among the best

The Illinois football team will play its season opener against Kent State on September 4, a Friday night. The Illini are trying new methods to increase attendance.
Illinois played under the lights against Arizona State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011. The Illini won 17-14.

July 26, 2014

Football as we know it was invented at the University of Illinois, though you may not know it if you went to Memorial Stadium on Game Day. In 1913, Robert Zuppke took over as head coach of the Illinois football team. When he left in 1941 — 28 years and four national championships later — the game...

Four Illini athletes to watch in the 2014-15 season

Four Illini athletes to watch in the 2014-15 season

July 26, 2014

Even casual Illini sports fans know who Dee Brown and Juice Williams are. But it’s been seven years since either of them suited up in orange and blue. The diehard fans will know the more recent names: Brandon Paul, Nathan Scheelhaase and Adrienne GodBold, to name a few. But which Illini should you be...