Sunday's UI roundup | Illinois dominates Purdue

CHAMPAIGN — A busy weekend schedule didn't bother Illinois.

Not in the least bit.

Playing their second match in three days — which included a six-hour roundtrip bus ride to and from Bloomington, Ind., not to mention inclement weather — the seventh-ranked Illini completed a sweep of Hoosier State opponents with a 5-2 victory over Purdue on Sunday at Atkins Tennis Center.

UI Men's Tennis vs Purdue

University of Illinois Tennis vs Purdue, Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Atkins Tennis Center. 

Hodan wins Big Ten beam title

CHAMPAIGN — Bridget Hodan is a Big Ten champion.

Hodan collected the title on balance beam with a 9.900.

Illini baseball wins Big Ten opener at Northwestern

EVANSTON — The Illini quelled a three-run, eighth-inning surge from the Wildcats and hung on for a 5-4 victory on Friday night in Evanston to open Big Ten play.

Junior Bren Spillane, the reigning Big Ten Player of the Week, stayed hot at the plate and cranked a solo home run over the right-field fence in the second inning to give the Illini a 1-0 lead.

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.