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?A win over Michigan would put a tumultuous nonconference further behind the Illini

?A win over Michigan would put a tumultuous nonconference further behind the Illini
December 30, 2015

The story of the 2015 nonconference season has been written, and it's one Illini basketball fans would like to leave in the past.They know all about the injuries that threatened to derail the season before...

Our kind of thing: the Fighting Illini family

November 15, 2015

Being a student-athlete is a tricky thing. It’s an emotional thing, it’s a mental thing and it’s a physical thing.And as surprising as this may sound, I haven’t found many outside of college sports...

Brown named special assistant to the athletic director

Former Illinois basketball star Dee Brown is introduced at the Alumni Basketball Game, Sept. 13 at Assembly Hall.
September 9, 2015

Dee Brown was back in Champaign for the summer, and per the request of Mike Thomas, isn't leaving any time soon.The former Illini men's basketball guard has been permanently named special assistant to...

Illinois fans missed out on Saturday

Wes Lunt prepares for a snap during Illinois' 52-3 victory over Kent State in their season-opener at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 5.
September 6, 2015

Rainouts are pretty lousy.Yes, Illini fans, I know you spent three hours waiting for Friday’s Illinois season opener to start. I know you endured the wind and the rain and the lightning. I know you all...

Lou Henson Court to grace renovated State Farm Center

Illinois' head coach Lou Henson shaking hands with Indiana coach Bobby Knight following a 70-53 victory for the Illini in Champaign on March 4, 1984.
August 24, 2015

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas announced Monday that the renovated State Farm Center will feature Henson Court, named for legendary Illini head basketball coach Lou Henson.The logo features Henson's...

Busy summer concludes for Illini baseball

August 17, 2015

The Illinois baseball team has been busy this summer.After being knocked out by Vanderbilt in Illinois’ first-ever NCAA Super Regional appearance, the Illini had nine players selected in the 2015 MLB...

The guy: Mason Monheim and the Illini defense

Illinois’ Mason Monheim tackles Iowa’s C.J. Beathard during a game at Memorial Stadium on Nov. 15. Monheim enters his senior year with a spot on multiple preseason watch lists.
August 17, 2015

A few weeks ago, Illinois linebacker Mason Monheim showed up with a unique look to the Big Ten Media Days in Chicago.With his long hair pulled back in a bun, cowboy boots and a suit complete with a bolo...

Illini men's golf moving forward after Final Four finish

Illini men's golf moving forward after Final Four finish
August 17, 2015

After last season’s defeat in the NCAA semifinals, Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small proclaimed the team’s run “the greatest season in Illinois golf history.”Last year was a season of highlights...

Illini columnist: A message for the people of Quad Day

Illinois' Isaiah Martinez attempts to bring down Nebraska's James Green during the wrestling match vs. Nebraska at Huff Hall on Jan. 23. The Illini lost 22-9.
August 17, 2015

If your Quad Day experience is anything like my Quad Day experience, the crowd of eager and electrified freshmen will soon become a mass of overwhelmed, sweat-soaked students being pushed through...

New leadership looking to break Illinois women's tennis out of tourney drought

Illinois' Alexis Casati reaches for a return during the tennis match v. Marquette at Atkins Tennis Center on Sunday, Feb. 15. Illinois won 5-2.
August 17, 2015

The Illinois women’s tennis team will move forward under new leadership this season.Not only does it lose former All-American Melissa Kopinski — a team captain last year — to graduation,...

Illinois volleyball aiming national title once again

Illinois' Joceynn Birks (7) goes for an attack during the Sweet 16 match against Florida at Hilton Coliseum on Friday.
August 17, 2015

The Illinois volleyball team is determined to kick off the 2015 season with a higher tempo and tighter defense.Illinois finished third in the Big Ten last season with a 26-8 record and trip to the Sweet...

A reminder about Fighting Illini sports

Illinois' Mason Monheim (43) raises his helmet after the homecoming game against Minnesota at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. The Illini won 28-24.
August 17, 2015

Illinois sports are not about you. Once or twice over the summer you might have thought they were. Even if you’re an innocent fan. For example: “Why did Tracy Abrams get hurt? Why are my favorite teams’...

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