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Illinois Fighting Illini Baseball Continuing Best Season Ever

By the time this baseball season is complete, the most successful team in the state of Illinois just may be the University of Illinois Fighting Illini. The #12 ranked Illini are off to their best start in school history. After a win on Sunday against the Purdue Boilermakers, the Illini have now won an impressive nine games in a row. The secret of their success is simple; solid pitching...
Via Baseball Essential
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Illinois WR Mike Dudek suffers torn ACL in spring practice

The Illinois Fighting Illini offense took a hit during spring practice on Wednesday, after an injury to the team’s top wide receiver. During a non-contact practice at Memorial Stadium, Mike Dudek suffered a torn ACL. The injury puts Dudek’s status for the 2015 season in jeopardy. However, despite the serious nature of the torn ACL, Illinois seems hopeful that their star receiver...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Have Beckman, Illinois Fighting Illini turned corner in recruiting?

How do you turn around a football program? The formula seems pretty simple — recruit players and coach ‘em up. For the Illinois Fighting Illini, that formula hasn’t blossomed over the first few years of the Tim Beckman era. But, something happened right last season and the Illini managed to get to .500 in regular season play. Positive momentum can be a good thing, and for Beckman...
Via Talking 10
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Michigan delivers 2nd round KO to Illinois’ NCAA tournament hopes

Illinois needed a good game or two during the Big Ten tournament in order to impress the NCAA selection committee, or at least that’s what most bracketologists thought. Rather than take destiny in to their own hands, Michigan delivered an emphatic knockout punch to the Illini’s hopes of dancing in the big dance. The Wolverines took care of any Illinois hopes, winning 73-55, and...
Via Talking 10
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice Volleyball Spiked An Opponent’s Layup Attempt

Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice finished off an alley-oop in rather impressive fashion in the first half of today’s game against Purdue. In the second half against the Boilermakers, it was Rice’s turn to produce a highlight-reel play on defense.  Purdue’s Rapheal Davis attempted to be fundamentally sound and finish with his left hand on the left side. Rice, apparently, has little...
Via College Spun
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Vine: Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice Finishes Nasty Alley-Oop vs. Purdue

We’ve seen a number of incredible dunks so far today, and Illinois’ Rayvonte Rice has definitely earned his place on the list of the day’s best slams. With his Illini up 20-10 against Purdue in a crucial game for both teams, Rice skied to finish an awesome alley-oop to extend the team’s lead to 12.  Rice is off to a blistering start and leads all scorers with 14 points...
Via College Spun
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Illini part ways with guard Aaron Cosby

The writing seemed to be on the wall as of late. Both Aaron Cosby and RayVonte Rice were suspended earlier in February, but Rice has already returned to the team. On Friday the Illini announced that they had parted ways with Cosby, who was in his redshirt junior season. “After having further discussions with Aaron and evaluating the situation from both sides, he and I have mutually...
Via Talking 10
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Illini stars RaVonte Rice & Aaron Cosby suspended by Groce

RayVonte Rice and Aaron Cosby had a chance to return to action for the Illinois basketball team on Saturday. That chance turned in to a fat chance, as it’s being reported that both players have been suspended indefinitely by head coach John Groce. Big news from Champaign- Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby have been suspended indefinitely by John Groce per press release. #illini @wqad...
Via Talking 10
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Illinois Is Breaking Out Its Throwbacks Again For Game vs. Indiana

Earlier in the season, Illinois wore throwback uniforms for its game against Missouri. The Illini won that December game 62-59, and now they’ll be looking to go 2-0 in the throwbacks, when Indiana comes to the State Farm Center this afternoon.  With Hoosiers in town, seems appropriate to break these out again today. #FlyinIllini #Throwbacks #Illini
Via College Spun
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tim Beckman makes changes to Illinois coaching staff

Illinois is on the rise…at least that’s what making a bowl game will tell you. However, a 6-7 season would suggest there are still plenty of things to work on. That has led to much speculation over changes coming to the Illini staff. The speculation can end as of Thursday afternoon, as head coach Tim Beckman announced he was letting assistant coaches Tim Salem and Greg Colby...
Via Talking 10
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Clubhouse: Top-Ranked Illinois Men’s Golf Coach Mike Small

It may be extremely cold in Illinois, but that hasn’t stopped the Fighting Illini from being the No. 1 men’s golf team in the nation. Head coach Mike Small joins John Maginnes and Jeff Rude on The Clubhouse to talk about his team. Former PGA Tour pro John Maginnes, longtime Golfweek Senior Writer Jeff Rude, and extreme sports champion Will Christien co-host Back9Network’s...
Via Back9Network
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighting Illini Basketball Targeting Duke Transfer

Duke forward Semi Ojeleye has announced that he will be transferring from the school. The Fighting Illini are one of many schools pursuing the sophomore. Originally a member of the Class of 2013, Ojeleye was rated a four star recruit by ESPN. He chose Duke over Oregon, Indiana, and Stanford, but limited playing through one and half seasons with the Blue Devils has forced him to look...
Via Sports Mockery
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: Illinois Is Wearing Awesome Throwback Uniforms For Today’s Rivalry Game vs. Missouri

For the Illinois men’s basketball team, today is one of the biggest games of the year.  It’s just a non-conference contest, but the Fighting Illini are taking on their rival, Missouri. The game has already tipped off and is being televised on ESPN.  For the game, Illinois is wearing awesome throwback uniforms. Check them out:  How about these #Illini throwback unis for #BragginRights...
Via College Spun
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois to wear special 'Gray Ghost' uniforms against Gophers

The Illinois Fighting Illini football program -- a loser in 18 of 19 Big Ten games in three years under head coach Tim Beckman -- can use all the help it can get these days. And, on cue, Illinois will get a motivational assist this Saturday, as it stirs memories of one of college football's most legendary figures, Harold "Red" Grange. Illinois will honor alum Grange -- a.k.a. "the...
Via Fox Sports North
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois Unveils "Gray Ghost" Uniforms for Oct. 25 Game Against Minnesota

Illinois has a new uniform design for 2014, but the Fighting Illini have unveiled a special look for the Oct. 25 game against Minnesota.The “...
Via Athlon Sports
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois To Debut ‘Gray Ghost’ Uniforms During Homecoming Game (Photos)

Illinois will honor arguably the best college football player of all time when it takes the field during Homecoming. The Fighting Illini will debut their “Gray Ghost” uniforms to represent Harold “Red” Grange, who earned the nickname “The Galloping Ghost” during his tenure at Illinois. This is the 90th anniversary of his historic Homecoming performance against Michigan...
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Illinois Fighting Illini to debut Gray Ghost uniforms on Oct. 25

The Illinois Fighting Illini will be breaking out new uniforms on October 25 for their homecoming game against Minnesota. The Fighting Illini will be debuting the Gray Ghost unis, which will honor former player Harold “Red” Grange, the Galloping Ghost. More Gray Ghost uniform detail. #Illini — Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) October 14, 2014 Grange...
Via Total Sports Live
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Illinois Football Teases A ‘Gray Ghost’ Uniform That Will Debut Oct. 25

Illinois football has a bye this weekend, but the Fighting Illini are already starting to attempt to get people excited about their Oct. 25 contest against Minnesota.  This afternoon, Illinois football’s Twitter account tweeted out a photo of a “Gray Host” uniform that the Illini will wear against the Golden Gophers.  Check it out:  Debuting Oct. 25. #Illini Gray Ghost...
Via College Spun
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Word On The Street: The Latest Illinois Recruiting Rumors

Word On The Street is a new series covering the latest news and rumors of recruiting for the Fighting Illini. It will be posted every Friday, or as needed for breaking updates. Enjoy It has been an incredibly busy week for Illinois’ athletics on the recruiting trail, probably the busiest week so far in 2014. Let’s start with the football team, who added a new recruit to the Fighting...
Via Sports Mockery
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-2015 ITH season preview: Illinois Fighting Illini

With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’ll be taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster over the next month. Today, we continue our look at the Big Ten with the Illinois Fighting Illini. As John Groce enters year three in Champaign, an intriguing mix […] The post 2014-2015 ITH season preview: Illinois Fighting Illini appeared...
Via Inside the Hall
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2015 PG Landry Shamet Will Be Taking Official Visit To Illinois

Landry Shamet, a point guard in the Class of 2015, is the latest player to schedule an official visit to Illinois. He is now the ninth player that will be taking an official to Champaign. Shamet took an unofficial visit to Illinois on August 16th, and has since cut his list of schools down to four. Some of the schools cut from Shamet’s list include Creighton, Minnesota, and Nebraska...
Via Sports Mockery
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Another Commitment Coming for Fighting Illini?

On the same day the Fighting Illini got a commitment from in-state tight end Caleb Reams, 247Sports Director of Recruiting Steve Wiltfong is reporting that Illinois may get another commit on Sunday. In Wiltfong’s words: A source with knowledge of the situation indicated that Illinois would add another football commitment Sunday. Although it is unknown who the commit may be, many...
Via Sports Mockery
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jawun Evans To Visit Illinois in September

Posted to Fighting Illini RecruitingAt last, Jawun Evans will be visiting Illinois. Marcus Jackson of The News Gazette responded to a fan question about official visits saying that Jawun Evans will be visiting Illinois the weekend of September 13th. Evans is likely the key to Illinois’ future success. If Evans joins the Fighting Illini and fills the gaping hole that will be left...
Via Sports Mockery
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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