Alumni & Campus Stories

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...

Illini Replay: Jamie Fairbanks

UI junior Jamie Fairbanks ’94 averages 71 strokes per round to win the ’93 men’s Big Ten championships, allowing Illinois to score quite a coup: winning individual titles in both men’s and women’s championships...

Illini Replay: Renee Slone

University of Illinois senior Renee Heiken Slone ’02 BUS, the most decorated golfer in UI history, caps her 1993 season by taking women’s honors at the Big Ten championships. She was named 1993 National...

Illini Replay: Dana Howard

The pride of East St. Louis is getting his due in recognition of a legendary college gridiron career. Illinois all-time great Dana Howard, ’94 LAS, is one of 10 former standout players and three...

Illini Replay: Kara Kapernekas

Kara Kapernekas, ’05 ACES, was a two-time All-Big-Ten performer (2003, 2005) and team captain (2004-05) for the Fighting Illini women’s gymnastics team. More than a decade after the conclusion of her standout career in Orange...