4:16 PM EDT, Mon May 23, 2022
6 hours ago

Illinois Football: Illini receive Crystal Ball Prediction for 2023 lineman

Top 1000 recruits seem to be a trend for the Illinois football team, and they could be adding to that trend shortly. On Saturday, the Illini added to their class of 2023 with a commitment from offensive lineman, TJ McMillen. This was a big addition for the Illini, as McMillen gave the program their third […] Illinois Football: Illini receive Crystal Ball Prediction for 2023 lineman - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
7 hours ago

Illinois Basketball: Illini offer 2023 New Zealand power forward

Illinois basketball is looking to bulk up its size with an offer to New Zealand’s Tafara Gapare. The Illini are looking ahead toward future success with more Big Ten titles and the potential to bring home a national title when all said and done. Though this feat has not been accomplished under head coach Brad […] Illinois Basketball: Illini offer 2023 New Zealand power forward - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
7 hours ago

Illinois Football: TJ McMillen gives Illini another in-state commitment

Illinois football had a pretty big weekend with another top recruit pledging to the program. Entering the weekend, the Illini had two players committed for the class of 2023, but those two players have been committed since late March. There was a bit of a dry spell for the Orange and Blue the last couple […] Illinois Football: TJ McMillen gives Illini another in-state commitment - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
May 21, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Ayo Dosunmu continues to rack up accolades

When Ayo Dosunmu was coming out of the Illinois basketball program, many people undervalued him. Where is the proof that people undervalued the Illini star? Well, there were 37 players selected ahead of Ayo in the 2021 NBA Draft. He went with the No. 38 pick, also known as the eighth pick in the second […] Illinois Basketball: Ayo Dosunmu continues to rack up accolades - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
May 21, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Illini extends scholarship to 2024 Georgia center

Last week, the Illinois basketball coaching staff offered a center from the state of Georgia. A new reality is, that after each season, the Illini roster will look different. This is why Brad Underwood and his coaching staff are looking for talent in the class of 2024. Illinois is trying to make sure they fill […] Illinois Basketball: Illini extends scholarship to 2024 Georgia center - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
May 19, 2022

A look at Illinois baseball and softball heading into the College World Series

Illinois baseball and softball are gearing up for the home stretch of the 2022 campaign. Illinois Baseball The Illini baseball team has had an up and down season, but they are hoping to turn it around heading into the Big Ten Tournament. After a slow start, going 3-7 in the first ten games, the Illini […] A look at Illinois baseball and softball heading into the College World Series - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
May 19, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Kofi Cockburn on display at the NBA Combine

Kofi Cockburn was one of the most legendary big men to ever come through the Illinois basketball program. Career averages of 17.2 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game helped propel Kofi to numerous accolades while with the Illini. He would start his career off being the 2019-20 Big Ten Freshman of the Year […] Illinois Basketball: Kofi Cockburn on display at the NBA Combine - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
May 18, 2022

Illinois Football: Former Illini are cashing in on rookie contracts

For the first time since 2016, the Illinois football team had three players selected in the NFL Draft. That is a nice accomplishment for the Illini considering there was a span of time in the last five years where having a draft pick wasn’t a sure thing. Now, we have three players getting picked and […] Illinois Football: Former Illini are cashing in on rookie contracts - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
May 17, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Top 5 Illini players to ever wear the No. 1

There have been a ton of legends come through the Illinois basketball program, but not many donned the No. 1 during their time in Champaign. Looking back in the Illini records and team photos, you will be hard-pressed to find many players who wore the single No. 1. Just in recent years has the trend […] Illinois Basketball: Top 5 Illini players to ever wear the No. 1 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
May 17, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Illini targeting versatile 2023 forward out of Oklahoma

Illinois basketball is looking to build for the future, as they offered talented 2023 prospect, Trent Pierce. The Illini are looking to reach bigger heights next fall and in the years to come, as the program looks out west to help them fill the small forward position. Illinois offered talented 2023 Oklahoma standout, Trent Pierce […] Illinois Basketball: Illini targeting versatile 2023 forward out of Oklahoma - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
May 16, 2022

Illinois Football: June is going to be a big month for the Illini

This is going to be a crucial summer for the future of the Illinois football program. For most high school kids, the summer should be a time to relax, swim, hang out, and just enjoy not being tied down by the burden of schoolwork. But this isn’t just a regular summer for a certain group […] Illinois Football: June is going to be a big month for the Illini - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
May 16, 2022

Illinois Football: Local defensive lineman announces Illini official visit

Illinois football head coach Bret Bielema and the coaching staff have a major opportunity to make a quality pitch to a local monstrous defensive lineman. 2023 three-star defensive lineman Roderick “Trey” Pierce announced on Friday that the Illini will receive his first official visit, which will take place June 17-19. Champaign
May 15, 2022

Illinois Football: Illini trying to get into the mix for a top 150 recruit

Illinois football is trying to land a big fish late in the recruiting cycle for the class of 2023. It isn’t late for the 2023 class as far as commitments go, but by offering a player right now, it is going to be tough to get in the mix. The Illini actually have a great […] Illinois Football: Illini trying to get into the mix for a top 150 recruit - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
May 13, 2022

Illinois Basketball: Top 5 Illini players to ever wear the No. 13

One would think it wouldn’t be difficult to put together a top five list of Illinois basketball players to ever wear the No. 13. Those people would be wrong, though. This was a tremendously difficult list to put together considering the history of No. 13 wearers isn’t long, and most of the players who donned […] Illinois Basketball: Top 5 Illini players to ever wear the No. 13 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
May 12, 2022

Illinois football: Illini among the top 50 in most NFL Drafts picks since 2000

There is an argument to be made that the Illinois football team has been a laughingstock of the college football world for much of the past couple of decades. Granted, I believe Bret Bielema is going to turn the Illini into a perennial bowl team with the hopes of sneaking into the Big Ten Championship […] Illinois football: Illini among the top 50 in most NFL Drafts picks since 2000 - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.