Luke Stewart to move to full assistant position at NIU

Luke Stewart: from the Illini to the Huskies Now that the Hot Stove Banquet is over and done with, we can start focusing on the upcoming season which is two and half weeks away.  But first, a few things to wrap up.   First of all, on behalf of Illini baseball fans, I’d like to wish […]

Hal Morris keynotes a successful 2015 Hot Stove Banquet

Fighting Illini Dugout Club president Jon Swenson, keynote speaker Hal Morris and Coach Dan Hartleb It was a sold out crowd and there was a of fun to be had at Saturday’s Illinois Baseball Hot Stove Banquet at Champaign’s iHotel.  The Fighting Illini Dugout Club put on a spectacular production as everything fell into place […]

Live Auction items up for bid at Saturday’s Hot Stove Banquet

Hot off the presses!  The Illini Dugout Club has just announced the items available during the live auction at the 2015 Illinois Baseball Hot Stove Banquet on Saturday.  Get your checkbook ready!  LIVE AUCTION Chicago Blackhawks Blue Line Suite Sunday, March 8 vs. Rangers at the United Center – Includes 12 tickets, 4 Parking passes, […]

Illini baseball team takes first practice of 2015

Will Krug takes his cuts in the batting cage on Friday What best way to gear up for the 2015 Illinois Baseball Hot Stove Banquet than to watch the baseball team practice?  I stopped by the Irwin Indoor Facility today and took in some of the action.  Though they have been out on the field […]

Jan. 24th Hot Stove Banquet sold out!

For those of you planning to go to the 2015 Illinois Baseball Hot Stove Banquet, I hope you already bought your tickets.  Coach Dan Hartleb announced today that the event, with Hal Morris as keynote speaker has already been sold out.  That’s pretty amazing and overall a positive sign.  I’m glad to see interest in […]

Warm Illini baseball thoughts on a cold day

As the University of Illinois campus is suffering its coldest day of the year, I can only look forward to the Illinois baseball season in (hopefully) warmer weather.  It won’t be long though.  In a little more than five weeks, the Illini will start their season in Beaumont, Texas at the Lamar University Cardinal Classic.  […]

Happy Holidays from The Illinois Baseball Report!

I want to wish all the players, coaches and all the Illini baseball fans out there a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  Here’s hoping Santa brings us a Big Ten Championship for the Illini! Tom P.S. sorry Coach! :) Tags: fun Related posts No related posts.

Hal Morris to headline Hot Stove Banquet on Jan. 24th

Big news!  The keynote speaker for the Illinois Baseball Hot Stove Banquet has been officially announced.  The Illinois Baseball team and the Fighting Illini Dugout Club will have former MLB player Hal Morris as the main speaker.  Morris, who played most of his 13-year career with the Cincinnati Reds, had a lifetime .304 batting average […]

D-R trip: Illini players finish with five wins (and probably a whole lot more)

The players have pretty much wrapped up their trip to the Dominican Republic.  They played their last game yesterday.  And while wins, losses and stats are not the important thing in the grand picture, the Illini have done well.  They won five, lost two and tied once.  What is important though is that our players […]

DR trip: Warm weather suiting the Fighting Illini bats

photo via Twitter @IlliniBaseball The Illinois Baseball team has been in the Dominican Republic for two days and they have gotten three games in already.  They certainly have held their own winning all three.  Pat “The Bat” McInerney has a lot to do with their success as he’s homered twice in as many days.  He’s […]