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Athletics Hall of Fame

This fall, the University will induct 16 new members into the UI Athletics Hall of Fame. Athletes and coaches from 11 sports are represented. Among those honored are football greats J.C. Caroline, Bobby Mitchell,...

Illini Sports: Gridiron prep

Soon the required headgear in the new Henry Dale & Betty Smith Football Center will switch from construction hard hats to gridiron helmets. Scheduled for completion before the upcoming fall season, the new 107,650-square-foot...

Focused

Even before his senior season began, four-time NCAA All-American Alex Diab had racked up a list of accomplishments that most would call a successful career. But Diab still had unfinished business on his mind,...

Going for the glory

The road to the 2019 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships ends in Champaign this year, when top collegiate powers will vie for the sport’s highest honors at the State Farm Center on April 19 and...

Record Breakers

Entering the Fall 2018 campaign with a preseason ranking of 12th in the nation—after a 2017 NCAA Sweet 16 run—the Illinois volleyball team crushed expectations all the way to the 2018 NCAA Final Four...

Illini Replay: Big Ten Champions

It’s been 15 years since the Fighting Illini football team hoisted the outright Big Ten Championship trophy after a 34-28 victory over Northwestern University at Memorial Stadium on Thanksgiving Day 2001. With captains such...

Hall of Fame

This fall, the University will induct the Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018. The 21 inductees include some of greatest athletes and coaches in Fighting Illini history. “These men and women represent all...