Illini softball sweeps UIC in home-opening doubleheader

URBANA — Illinois softball put on quite the show for its first home crowd of 2018.

The Illini cranked out seven home runs en route to a doubleheader sweep of UIC in Tuesday’s home opener at Eichelberger Field.

The Illini (18-9) won the first game 6-4 before winning 16-5 in the second game.
Illinois has now won nine of its last 10 games.


Happy 34th Birthday to former Illini tennis and current ATP World Tour standout Rajeev Ram.

He's currently the world's 21st-ranked doubles player, once rated as high as 11th in July 2017. As a singles player, Ram rose to a ranking of fifty-sixth in April 2016.

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore | March 11

One-hundred-fifty years ago today — March 11, 1868 — the Illinois Industrial University (University of Illinois) celebrated its opening of nine days earlier with inaugural ceremonies. President John Milton Gregory, both members of his faculty, 77 students and a bevy of town folk gathered in a large hall on the third floor of University Hall, known by its moniker "The Elephant."

UI Roundup | Illini's Davis finishes in 15th

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Jon Davis knew he would be an All-American before he stepped on the track on Saturday.

It was a matter of whether it would be first or second-team recognition.

It was the latter.

UI roundup | Illini upend Virginia

CHAMPAIGN — There's something about Virginia that brings out the best in the Illinois men's tennis team.

For the second time in the span of three years at Atkins Tennis Center, the Illini knocked off Virginia. This time, Illinois was the higher-ranked team — even though the Cavaliers are the defending national champions.

Illinois Men's Tennis vs Virginia

University of Illinois Men's Tennis vs Virginia, Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Atkins Tennis Center. Illinois won 4-2. 

What to watch for in Illini Olympic sports

Yes, basketball season is over for Illinois. But that doesn't mean the Illini are done with sports this school year. 


UI roundup: Three Illini selected for U.S. volleyball tryouts

CHAMPAIGN — Three Illinois volleyball players will be among the 234 athletes competing at the U.S. Women’s National Team Open Tryout from March 2-4 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Set to compete are setter Jordyn Poulter, rising opposite Megan Cooney and libero Morgan O’Brien.

Illinois announces latest Hall of Fame class

The second Illinois athletics Hall of Fame class already featured Lou Henson.

That much was known when Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman announced last summer that Henson, the all-time winningest men’s basketball coach in Illinois history, would headline the latest class.

Tate: Watch out for these athletes

Can spring be around the corner? The Champaign-Urbana temperature topped 60 degrees Thursday. Dan Hartleb's UI baseball team has a home game in 23 days. And Feb. 28, when the Big Ten tournament opens in New York City, could mark the end for Brad Underwood's first UI basketball season.