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Illinois baseball opens up the season against top-25 competition

Illinois' Cody Sedlock (29) throws the ball to first base during the baseball game v. Indiana at Illinois Field on Friday, Apr. 17, 2015. Illinois won 5-1.
February 17, 2016

Season openers are typically a tune-up game for power five conference teams.Illinois football opened its season last Fall against Kent State and won 52-3. Illinois basketball squared up against University...

Young Illinois baseball team still aiming high

Illinois' Jason Goldstein (34) warms up before the start of the inning during the baseball game v. Indiana at Illinois Field on Friday, Apr. 17, 2015. Illinois won 5-1.
February 2, 2016

Tweet: "It is a goal of ours to win a national championship." - @IlliniBaseball coach Dan Hartleb.Within three days of Illinois baseball's season-ending super sectional loss to Vanderbilt last season,...

A Conversation with an Illini: Charlie Naso

The Illini baseball team huddles before the start of their game against Notre Dame on May 30 at Illinois Field.
October 12, 2015

Illini relief pitcher Charlie “Chuck” Naso is a savage. This week I sat down with the right-hander to talk about the team’s magical 2015 season, meeting David Price and my chances at touching his...

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...

Illini baseball celebrates record-breaking MLB draft

Illini baseball celebrates record-breaking MLB draft
June 14, 2015

The Illini baseball team's season ended on a bitter note after losing to Vanderbilt in the Champaign Super Regional on May 8.Despite the season ending, the Illini still made history. Nine Illinois...

UPDATE: Illini drafted into the MLB

June 9, 2015

Six more Illini players were selected on the final day of the MLB draft, bringing the total number of drafted players up to nine.The Illini tied for having the third most players drafted in...

Tyler Jay drafted by Minnesota Twins

June 8, 2015

Illinois lefty pitcher Tyler Jay was selected by The Minnesota Twins at the number six overall spot.Jay has shown himself to be one of the best closers in college baseball. He has gone...

Updated: Champaign Super Regional game postponed

June 7, 2015

Game two will be played on Monday at 3 p.m.***Inclement weather has forced the second game of the Champaign Super Regional to be postponed.There is no time set for the game on Monday.Tyler Jay will get...

Illinois baseball captures first regional championship in program history

Illini pitcher Tyler Jay during a shutout inning in Illinois' victory over Wright State at Illinois Field on June 1.
June 1, 2015

Tyler Jay’s only appearance at the NCAA Championship Champaign Regional for the Illinois baseball team couldn’t have been a more vital one. The southpaw entered the championship game in the sixth inning...

Relish this rare opportunity for Illini baseball

May 31, 2015

Illinois baseball kind of sneaks up on you every year.Not the team; the season itself. It will begin in some warm-weather state, like Texas, Florida, or Georgia, where the weather is suitable for baseball...

Illinois baseball to host first regional in school history

Illinois’ Pat McInerney celebrates his home run hit during the baseball game vs. Purdue at Illinois Field on April 11. The Illini were assigned the No. 6 national seed and will host a regional in the NCAA tournament.
May 25, 2015

The Illinois baseball team already won the Big Ten regular season title, ripped off a 27-game win streak and have the highest winning percentage in the country.Now the Illini shoot for Omaha.From May 29-June...

Work left for Illinois baseball in historic season

May 10, 2015

The players of the Illinois baseball team answered reporters’ questions inside the Irwin Indoor Practice Facility on a cold January day. Each player faced the same question: How good can this team...

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