Hello and goodbye: It’s the beginning of the school year

Today is the first day of classes at the University of Illinois.  Students are getting into the swing of things here in Champaign-Urbana and that includes the returning Illinois baseball players as well as the incoming freshman.  Study hard, guys!  While there will be some new players joining the team, there are a couple of […]

Adam Christ to become assistant coach for Illinois baseball

Join us in welcoming Adam Christ to the Fighting #Illini Family! Assistant Coach @achrist16: http://t.co/xUgZXB4nbR pic.twitter.com/fgbp2bNg2Y — Illinois Baseball (@IlliniBaseball) July 29, 2015 I’ve come back from vacation and whoa, Illinois Baseball now has a new assistant coach!  That’s right, the University of Illinois has hired Adam Christ, formerly of Minnesota State, to work with […]

High Five! Coach Hartleb gets extension till 2020

The wait is finally over.  Illinois head coach Dan Hartleb will be back as head coach with the Illinois baseball team for the 2015-16 season.  Pending UI Board of Trustees approval, Hartleb received a five-year extension which will keep him on the team through the 2020 season.  Fighting Illini Director of Athletics Mike Thomas announced […]

FightingIllini.com unveils new web design

If you go to FightingIllini.com today, don’t be surprised to see some changes.  The entire website went through an overhaul with a site redesign.    Change is hard, even for an IT person like myself.  Sometimes it  takes some getting used to where information is on a website especially one that you visit on a regular […]

No Illinois baseball game Tuesday

Tuesday’s baseball game after initially being delayed a few hours has been cancelled due to impending weather.  I’m glad I decided to check this afternoon before coming in.  “Why would they cancel it?”.my wife asked me.  “It’s starting to look nice out.”  Indeed, there always reasons.  I don’t pretend to know why.   No makeup game […]

Midweek game scheduled against Lindenwood-Belleville on Wednesday

“Did you hear?  There’s a game on Wednesday!” The Illinois baseball team just can’t wait till the weekend so they’ve scheduled a midweek game this week.  On Wednesday, March 18, they will host Lindenwood-Belleville at Illinois Field. The game will start at 4pm.  The Lindenwood-Belleville Lynx of the Midwest conference are based out of Belleville, […]

New season. New uniforms.

The Fighting Illini baseball team now has new uniforms.  FIRST LOOK: New #Illini orange & blue jerseys from the @Nike rebrand are here. pic.twitter.com/3JSC3ze7qi — Illinois Baseball (@IlliniBaseball) February 1, 2015 On Monday, the boys donned their new garb for the first time within the confines of the Irwin Indoor Athletic Facility where it was […]

Hudson returns to Illinois Field in a coaching role

A look back:  Kyle Hudson stretches at the 2007 Big Ten Baseball Tournament Again?  Another former Illini is coming back to the Big Ten.  Two days ago, the Indiana Hoosiers hired former Illini shortstop Shawn Roof to take on the role as coach.  And now, the Illinois baseball program has just announced that former centerfielder […]

Mark your calendar: Illinois Baseball announces 2015 schedule

Coach Dan Hartleb and the Illini Baseball program announced the 2015 Illinois Baseball schedule on Wednesday.  With the new, expanded Big Ten conference we have a very interesting lineup of games for the upcoming year. Here’s a link to the 2015 schedule on FightingIllini.com The season starts on February 15th at the Lamar University’s Cardinal […]

Big Ten Baseball Tournament to return to Omaha in 2016 and 2018

The Big Ten Conference has been busy arranging venues for future Big Ten Baseball Tournaments, it seems.  With record breaking crowds at this year’s tournament at the TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, the conference has decided to return in two years and locked up dates for the 2016 and 2018 tournaments.  TD Ameritrade is the […]