Illinois Fighting Illini

May 7, 2019

Matt Fink Transfer Decision: USC QB Heading To Big Ten

Former USC quarterback Matt Fink has made his transfer decision. According to a report from Brady McCollough of the Los...

May 26, 2018

Illinois Football Players Accused Of Stealing Deer Sculpture

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Sep 15, 2017

Illinois vs. USF Live Stream, Start Time, Odds & TV Info

Illinois vs. USF live stream, start time, betting odds and TV information for Friday’s game between the Fighting Illini and...

Ex-Illinois Football Player Settles Abuse Claim For $250,000

The Illinois football program has settled its lawsuit with Simon Cvijanovic, the player who claimed abuse in 2015. His compliant...

May 30, 2017

Illinois Football: Lovie Smith Addresses Armed Robbery Incident

Illinois football coach Lovie Smith hasn’t had the easiest beginning to his tenure as head coach for the Fighting Illini....

May 10, 2017

Illinois Football Player Charged With Home Invasion, Armed Robbery

Illinois football player Darta Lee is in trouble with the law. Early Wednesday morning, Scout.com reported the sophomore offensive lineman...

May 10, 2017

Apr 11, 2017

Illinois Basketball: Top Recruit Jeremiah Tilmon Released From NLI

The Illinois basketball program will not have the top member of its Class of 2017. On Tuesday, it was announced...

Mar 11, 2017

Illinois Basketball: Head Coach John Groce Gets Fired

John Groce is the Illinois basketball coach no more. On Saturday, the university announced the Fighting Illini head coach has...

Nov 17, 2016

Illinois basketball lands five-star recruit Jeremiah Tilmon

The Illinois basketball program received some great news on Thursday afternoon when five-star recruit Jeremiah Tilmon announced he would be...

Nov 16, 2016

Ellie Ordonez overcame four ACL injuries to play for Illinois

If you don’t know the story of Ellie Ordonez, you should. The Illinois senior battled her way back from four...

Nov 9, 2016

Illinois cancels future games vs. Northwestern at Soldier Field

The Illinois Fighting Illini have decided against future neutral site games with Northwestern at Soldier Field. Instead of playing Northwestern...

Nov 5, 2016

Video: Ref rules obvious touchdown for Illinois as a touchback

Lovie Smith and his Illinois Fighting Illinois have had a difficult season. Earlier in the year, reporters were asking Smith...

Nov 5, 2016

Illinois honors the loss of Michigan State punter Mike Sadler

In advance of a game against Michigan State this week, Illinois has donated an autographed jersey in memory of former...

Nov 4, 2016

Illinois drops hype video for Michigan State game

Ahead of Saturday’s Big Ten clash between the Illinois and Michigan State, the Fighting Illini took to social media to...

Nov 1, 2016

Illinois receiver Malik Turner placed in concussion protocol

Illinois Fighting Illini headcoach Lovie Smith confirmed that his leading wide receiver Malik Turner has been placed in the concussion...

Oct 29, 2016

Minnesota DB Duke McGhee delivers brutal hit, Illinois WR leaves game on stretcher

The NCAA continues to crack down on hits it feels are too dangerous to remain legal. Defensive back for the...

Oct 10, 2016

Lovie Smith responds to question at press conference: Are you freaking kidding me?

The Illinois Fighting Illini have fallen to 1-4 under head coach Lovie Smith. While the coach is not in a...

Oct 3, 2016

Illinois announces $132 million renovation project for Memorial Stadium

On Monday, the University of Illinois athletic department announced the continuation of the Illinois Renaissance project. The latest addition is ...

Oct 1, 2016

Video: Illinois football players gift Nebraska signed Sam Foltz jersey

One of the best moments of Week 5 came prior to kickoff of the Nebraska vs. Illinois football game. Prior...

Aug 22, 2016

Four-star PG Trent Frazier commits to Illinois

The Illinois men’s basketball program continues to add promising young talent. Over the weekend, four-star point guard Trent Frazier became...

Aug 10, 2016

Illinois loses QB Jimmy Fitzgerald to transfer

The Illinois Fighting Illini backup quarterback competition just narrowed down by one player after second-year quarterback Jimmy Fitzgerald announced his...

Aug 5, 2016

Video: Illinois AD shows off impressive catching skills

If the Illinois wide receivers have any problem catching passes this year, they may want to take some advice athletic...

Jul 30, 2016

Illinois football players still haven’t heard Lovie Smith yell, but it’s coming

The Illinois football program is set to begin a new era during the 2016 season as Lovie Smith takes over...

Jul 26, 2016

Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald apologizes for ‘snubbing’ Illinois’ Lovie Smith

When Big Ten Media Days kicked off on Monday, Northwestern Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald opened up his time at...

Jul 26, 2016

Lovie Smith calls Illinois ‘Chicago’s team’

When it was announced that Lovie Smith would be returning to the college football world for the first time since...

Jul 11, 2016

Illinois lands 2017 five-star F Jeremiah Tilmon

The Illinois Fighting Illini look like they can be a great team on the basketball court, but they just haven’t...

Jun 14, 2016

Illinois DT Jarrod Clements signs second-chance agreement after battery charge

It looks like Illinois defensive tackle Jarrod Clements will be given a second chance with the team after he was...

Jun 10, 2016

Illinois guard Tracy Abrams gets sixth season

Two years ago, Illinois guard Tracy Abrams seemed like a promising player for the Fighting Illini. However, he has missed...

Jun 2, 2016

Illinois, Northwestern headline State Farm Chicago Legends event

Another of the many in-season college basketball tournaments was announced on Thursday when the field for the State Farm Chicago...

May 21, 2016

Jaylon Tate rejoins Illinois after charges are dropped

The Illinois Fighting Illini are hoping to return to prominence. In order to do that, they will need everyone to...

May 7, 2016

Illinois F Leron Black reinstated, suspended six games

The Illinois Fighting Illini are looking to get back into contention in the college basketball world next season and they...

May 2, 2016

Former Illinois coaches, players save local shop

Jarling’s Custard Cup is a well-known shop to those who have spent any time in Champaign, Illinois. So when the...

Apr 27, 2016

2016 NFL Draft: Illinois DT Jihad Ward could go No. 29 overall

Illinois defensive tackle Jihad Ward has not necessarily been in the spotlight in the time leading up to the draft....

Apr 23, 2016

Cal LB Hardy Nickerson Jr. transfers to Illinois to play for father

The Illinois Fighting Illini are looking to have a reboot over the next few years and that started with them...

Apr 20, 2016

Illini RB Dre Brown suffers ACL tear, out 2016 season

Sometimes, an athlete has to look at a certain situation and ask what they did wrong to deserve such a...

Apr 12, 2016

Tim Beckman reaches settlement with Illinois

The University of Illinois has reached a settlement with former coach Tim Beckman and will pay him $250,000, according to...

Apr 9, 2016

Illinois WR Mike Dudek tears ACL again

Illinois wide reciever Mike Dudek will miss a second consecutive season after re-tearing the ACL in his right knee during...

Apr 7, 2016

Wes Lunt ready to roll with Lovie Smith, Garrick McGee

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt’s college career has been a rocky one, but now he is determined as ever to hit...

Apr 6, 2016

Mike Dudek held out of practice with knee injury

Illinois star wide receiver Mike Dudek was held out of practice yesterday and all that Illini coach Lovie Smith would...

Mar 22, 2016

Illinois tabs Thad Ward as running backs coach

Illinois didn’t have to look far to fill their running backs coach vacancy, turning to nearby in-state neighbor Northern Illinois...

Mar 17, 2016

Kendrick Nunn arrested for domestic battery

Illinois star guard Kendrick Nunn has been arrested and charged with domestic battery, according to a report from The News-Gazette....

Mar 16, 2016

Lovie Smith keeps another Bill Cubit assistant on Illini staff

When it was announced that Lovie Smith would be taking over as head coach of the Illinois Fighting Illini football...

Mar 14, 2016

Illinois football confirms hiring of Hardy Nickerson as defensive coordinator

There has been plenty of excitement surrounding the Illinois football program since the Fighting Illini announced former NFL coach Lovie...

Mar 12, 2016

Illinois G Jaylon Tate arrested for domestic battery

On Friday, the Illinois Fighting Illini suffered a blowout loss to the Purdue Boilermakers in the Big Ten Tournament. On...

Mar 10, 2016

Illinois upsets Iowa in Big Ten Quarterfinal

Illinois dug deep and took advantage of a flat-looking Iowa team to pull off a 68-66 upset in an absolute...

Mar 9, 2016

Illinois sells 2,000 season tickets after hiring Lovie Smith

The University of Illinois recently announced that they have officially hired Lovie Smith as their new football head coach. There...

Mar 9, 2016

Illinois hires Louisville OC/QB coach Garrick McGee

New Illinois head coach Lovie Smith’s staff is starting to take shape, namely in that Louisville offensive coordinator and quarterbacks...

Mar 8, 2016

Lovie Smith targeting Mike Sherman as OC

New Illinois head coach Lovie Smith is putting together his coaching staff and is targeting former Green Bay Packers and...

Mar 8, 2016

Lovie Smith wants to finish his career at Illinois

The Illinois Fighting Illini made a huge coup earlier this week by locking up former Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay...

Mar 7, 2016

Bill Cubit ‘in shock’ over firing from Illinois

Illinois fired head football coach Bill Cubit over the weekend despite his just signing a two-year contract extension and speaking...