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  • Lovie Smith, Illini Adapting During COVID-19 Pandemic Mar 27, 2020
    Illinois head coach Lovie Smith joined a conference call with media members to talk about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Mercilus Wowed by Smith Football Center Mar 25, 2020
  • Fighting Illini Football Season Ticket Deadline Extended Mar 24, 2020
    The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has announced the deadline for renewing season ticket prices for the 2020 Fighting Illini football season has been extended until Friday, April 24. Those who renew by April 3 can still take advantage of the payment plan option, breaking up the total cost into three installments.
  • Football Student-Athletes Staying Prepared During COVID-19 Mar 23, 2020
    Illinois rising seniors LB Jake Hansen and C Doug Kramer talked to the media during a teleconference about the COVID-19 situation.
  • Statement Following the Decisions Cancelling Competitions March 12 Mar 12, 2020
    CHAMPAIGN, IL – The University of Illinois supports decisions by the Big Ten Conference and NCAA in cancelling all remaining winter and spring athletic competitions through the end of the current academic year.
  • Big Ten Cancels All Competitions Through End of Academic Year Mar 12, 2020
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  • Statement On Attendance and Event Restrictions and COVID-19 Mar 11, 2020
    CHAMPAIGN, IL – Following today's announcements by the NCAA and the Big Ten Conference regarding event management protocols for certain regular season and postseason competitions, including attendance restrictions on the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament and upcoming NCAA championship events, the UI Division of Intercollegiate Athletics issues the following statement:
  • Illini Put on a Show for NFL Scouts at Pro Day Mar 9, 2020
    A total of six former Fighting Illini football players took part in Illinois' annual NFL Pro Day Monday morning, March 9, at the Smith Football Center and Irwin Indoor Practice Center in front of 30 NFL scouts.
  • Future Football Series with Mizzou Extended Mar 6, 2020
    The University of Illinois announced Friday the addition five games to future schedules, including a four-game home-and-home series with Missouri from 2032-2035 that adds to the previously announced four-game series for 2026-2029. The Illini also have added a home game with Ohio in 2025, completing that schedule.
  • Moe Gardner: Helping Scholars Study the African Diaspora Feb 28, 2020
    As a youngster in Indianapolis, Moe Gardner frequently found enjoyment in the intellectual tranquility of a library. His mother, Mynelle, a kindergarten teacher in Indy's school system, would often drop him off at the family's local library for an afternoon of exploring books. Moe loved Ray Bradbury's science fiction books, devoured J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. […]