#6 Illinois gears up for pivotal series versus #23 Ohio State

Reid Roper hopes to add to his team-leading 38 rbis this weekend This weekend, two ranked Big Ten baseball teams are facing off. It’s being billed as the Clash in Columbus.  #6 ranked Illinois (37-6-1, 13-1 Big Ten) and #23 Ohio State (31-10, 12-3 Big Ten) are taking on each other in what is probably […]

#8 Illini take streak on the road to face Penn State

Drasen Johnson will take the hill on Saturday vs the Nits #8 ranked Illinois baseball takes their 14-game winning streak on the road.  For seven games, they will be on the road beginning with Penn State this Friday.  Read all about it in the Fighting Illini weekend preview.  The starting pitchers are the same with […]

Bleacher Bum BBQ kicks off 3-game set against Indiana this weekend

Jason Goldstein hopes to keep his 12-game hit streak alive against Indiana Friday night’s annual Bleacher Bum BBQ will kick off a three-game weekend series between the #11 Fighting Illini (30-6-1, 8-1) and the Indiana Hoosiers (21-13, 5-6 Big Ten).  With their 14-2 home record and 11 straight wins, Illinois hopes to solidify their claim […]

Winning Illini baseball host Purdue Boilermakers

Kevin Duchene sports an unreal 0.64 ERA for the Illini This weekend, #12 Illini baseball (26-6-1, 5-1 Big Ten) will host  Purdue (11-21, 1-5 Big Ten) for a three-game series.  The schedule is moved back one day so games will be played on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  The good news… the Big Ten Network will […]

Illinois baseball ‘travels’ to Champaign for Northwestern series this weekend

Pat McInerney is tied for the Illini lead in rbis with 19 We are one day away from Illinois baseball’s Big Ten home opener… …sort of.  #15 Illinois (21-6-1) will be playing Northwestern (8-19) this weekend.  While this isn’t technically a home series for Illinois, this will be the first Big Ten series played here […]

Illinois Baseball begin conference season in East Lansing

Adam Walton leads the team in steals and is tied for the team lead in runs scored The Illinois baseball team have had great ride up until now.  They are 18-5-1 and are ranked as high as #17 in the polls.  Throw that all out the window now because the Big Ten season starts Saturday.  […]

Illinois baseball host South Florida this weekend

Drasen Johnson will go for win #3 this Saturday This weekend, #18 Illinois baseball will take on a tough University of South Florida Bulls team at Illinois Field  This season, the Bulls are 15-6-1 and currently on a nine-game win streak.  The Illini are 15-4-1 and look to extend their three-game winning streak. The pitching […]

Pitching rotations announced for Illinois series against SIU

Pat McInerney drives in a run on Tuesday against Chicago State Illinois Baseball’s preview is up now for this weekend’s series against Southern Illinois.  It can’t be emphasized enough.  Our pitching rotation is so strong that we can’t find room for a pitcher of Rob McDonnell’s caliber.  McDonnell did a fine job pitching six shutout […]

Illini baseball host SIU Salukis this weekend

Kevin Duchene goes for his third consecutive win this weekend Illinois baseball (12-3-1) will treat the home fans to a three-game series against the Southern Illinois Salukis (2-13) this weekend.  Despite the near mirror won-loss record of each team, this is a rivalry matchup that usually ranks as one of the best series of year.  […]

Illini baseball hope to corral OSU Cowboys this weekend

Reid Roper is leading the Illini in hitting (.413) and rbis (13) this season In their last road series before coming home to Illinois Field, the Fighting Illini (9-2-1) will be going to Stillwater, OK to face the #10 Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-4).  This will be one of the toughest test yet of the Illini […]