The State of Fighting Illini Basketball

A Storm is Coming The 2018-2019 season has been an emotional roller coaster for not only the team but the best fan base in the country. Having spoken to certain players' families during the rough stretch, I was moved by how much they believed this group would turn it around. It's not just about nepotism … Continue reading The State of Fighting Illini Basketball

Illinois Looks to Win its 6th Straight in the Annual Braggin’ Rights Game against the Missouri Tigers

The Illinois Fighting Illini and the Missouri Tigers will face off yet again at the Enterprise Center in Saint Louis, Missouri for the annual Braggin' Rights game. This series first began in the 1980's with the Illini winning the matchup 84-62. Since then there have been some fantastic games like the 108-107 triple-overtime game where … Continue reading Illinois Looks to Win its 6th Straight in the Annual Braggin’ Rights Game against the Missouri Tigers

New look Illini get the better of Illinois Wesleyan

A 7 pm ET tip-off time. A sea of orange and blue. Illinois basketball is less than a week away from their season opener against the Evansville Aces at the State Farm Center in Urbana-Champaign. Tonight provided a glimpse at the possibilities of various lineups that Coach Underwood could employ throughout the season. The starting … Continue reading New look Illini get the better of Illinois Wesleyan

Illini Volleyball Continues Stellar Season, Eyes NCAA Tournament

The fourth-ranked University of Illinois Fighting Illini volleyball team made yet another headline-worthy moment to add onto their (frankly, giant) pile of moments for the season. That’s right, not only in this season has Illini-star Ali Bastianelli set the record for most blocks in Illinois history, but the team tied yet another mark this week. … Continue reading Illini Volleyball Continues Stellar Season, Eyes NCAA Tournament

Illinois Basketball; Illinois Wesleyan Matchup Preview/Prediction

Illinois Fighting Illini basketball is back this Friday and I, like many fans, can't wait to see how Brad Underwood's new group looks come game time. Brad Underwood's first season in charge didn't exactly get off to a "Flying Illini" start as his team went 14-18 overall and 4-14 in conference play. This came as … Continue reading Illinois Basketball; Illinois Wesleyan Matchup Preview/Prediction