Illinois test their luck against Penn State this weekend

Catcher Jason Goldstein takes a team leading .377 batting average into this weekend This weekend, the Illini baseball team travel to State College to reverse their recent downward trend against Penn State (17-16, 5-3 Big Ten).  After winning ten of eleven games, Illinois (18-14, 6-3) has now lost three straight including a 6-2 loss on […]

Illinois Baseball to host Wolverines this weekend

Shortstop Adam Walton brings a 10-game hitting streak into this weekend After two Big Ten weekends, Illinois Baseball is off to a 5-1 conference start (17-11 overall).  That by the way, is the best Big Ten start under Coach Dan Hartleb’s reign.  Illinois hopes to continue their good luck against slightly stiffer competition at home […]

I-57 series: Illini take on Wildcats in Evanston this weekend

John Kravetz is back in the rotation this week Illinois Baseball makes its first road trip to a Big Ten school this weekend as they head up I-57 to Evanston to play the Northwestern Wildcats.  The Illini hope to keep the momentum going.  They are coming off a 7-2 home stand including a 2-1 series […]

Illini Baseball host Purdue for Big Ten opener

Ryan Castellanos scheduled to toe the rubber on Saturday As I’m fond of saying this time of year, it’s a whole new season.  Unless you follow the RPI rankings and such, the we start anew in the Big Ten and all games from here on out are what really count.  Not only is a new […]

Xavier visits Illinois for a four-game series

Rob McDonnell earns a spot in the weekend rotation After a quite successful home opener on Tuesday, the Illini are ready for their first home weekend of the year.  They will be hosting the Xavier Musketeers.  The Cincinnati-based team will be coming tomorrow for a four-game series.  There will be double the pleasure on Saturday […]

Illinois Baseball to help SIU inaugurate Itchy Jones Stadium this weekend

While every series with friendly rival Southern Illinois University is a little special, this weekend’s three-game set down in Carbondale holds a special meaning for both teams.  They will be breaking in the brand spanking new Itchy Jones Stadium, the new home for the SIU Salukis baseball team.  Itchy Jones (seen left coaching for the […]

Illinois Baseball on high momentum face WKU Hilltoppers this weekend

Drasen Johnson will be looking for win #3 on Sunday Coming off their surprise 4-0 performance last weekend down in Gainesville, the Illinois baseball team hopes to build on their momentum.  This weekend, they’ll taking on the Hilltoppers of Western Kentucky.  The Illini have plenty of history with the Hilltoppers, currently a member of the […]

Illinois baseball squad head to Gainesville for a four-game series

After six games, David Kerian leads the team in hitting with a .391 average This weekend, the Illinois baseball go south once again down to Gainesville, Florida.  This time, they’re playing four games in a round robin tournament against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles and the Florida Gators. The four game format will give fans […]

Illini Baseball travel to SC for the Baseball at the Beach Tournament

[Update:  Note schedule changes due to weather.] Reid Roper already has two dingers and seven rbis for the season Admittedly, it’s getting a little warmer here in Champaign-Urbana but this weekend, the Illinois baseball players get a chance to go the beach.  Specifically, they’re going to the Baseball at the Beach Tournament (sponsored by Caravelle […]

Illini baseball opens season Friday against Georgia State Panthers

Sunday’s probable starter Drasen Johnson Friday is opening day!  It’s only appropriate that the team we love open the season on Valentine’s Day.  While we hometown fans are stuck in the cold weather of Champaign-Urbana, the guys get a respite of sorts.  They’re traveling to Atlanta for a three game set with the Georgia State […]