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  • Betty Mood Smith, Smith Center Namesake Passes Away At 90 Apr 8, 2020
    Longtime University of Illinois athletics fan and donor and one of the namesakes of the Henry Dale and Betty Smith Football Center, Betty Mood Smith, passed away on March 25 in Springfield, Illinois, at the age of 90. Honoring their late father, Henry Dale, and mother, Betty, and their great passion for Illinois football, the […]
  • Fighting Illini Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Announced Apr 7, 2020
    CHAMPAIGN, IL – A sparkling group of legends are all part of the 15-person Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2020. The class includes athletes and coaches from nine different sports and covers athletes from 1901 through 2013. Football is represented by Pro Football Hall of Famer Ray Nitschke, 1995 Butkus Award winner Kevin […]
  • Illini Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs Mar 30, 2020
    Over the almost century and a half that athletics has been on the scene at the University of Illinois, American life has been interrupted by monumental challenges. World wars, economic crises, and troubling health pandemics have periodically reared their ugly head, but nearly every time the Fighting Illini have fought through those tragedies with a […]
  • 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: