Gearing up for Jock Jams 2013

Earlier this week, I did a plug for the Fourth annual Jock Jams that will be happening on February 27th. Illini Productions just came out with this video of past year’s performances to help promote the event.   Looks like fun. Get your tickets at the Illini ticket office or at Huff Hall at the […]

SID change: Thanks Ben and welcome Matt!

There will be slight change in personnel this coming year in the Baseball program.  Ben Taylor will no longer be serving as the Assistant Sports Information Director for the Illini Baseball team.  Don’t worry, he hasn’t gone far; he will now provide his considerable talents to the Women’s Basketball team as well as continue his […]

Hartleb to return in 2011

If you’re a fan of Coach Hartleb (and if I’m a good judge, most of us are), rest assured.  He has been told by athletic director Ron Guenther that he still has a job.  The UI Athletic Department has said all year that it was going to wait till the end of the season before […]

Illinois Baseball Media Guide is out!

Yippie!  The Illinois Baseball Media Guide is out.  I always enjoy perusing the guide each year.  Each year’s guide which is issued by the Illinois Athletic Public Relations Office, is jam-packed full of info.  This year’s guide is 148 pages.  Not only does it give me a good overview of the team but more importantly, […]

Hot Stove Banquet on Feb 6: Cubs’ Randy Wells slated to be keynote speaker

You know the Illinois Baseball season is getting close when they announce the Hot Stove Banquet (maybe a little closer than usual this year).  The baseball team and Fighting Illini Dugout Club have just announced the details of the upcoming annual banquet which will take place on February 6th. They have convinced Chicago Cubs starting […]

Thumbs up on web design

Two days ago was the beginning of classes at the University of Illinois.  As someone who works on campus (in a department in the College of ACES), I witness the hustle and bustle of students getting to their new classes especially the freshmen who are learning the ropes and getting used to the ways of […]

Ten Reasons

Over at The Baseball Zealot, I’ve posted Ten Reasons why I like college baseball (and the Illini).  I’d be preaching to the choir here. Related posts No related posts.

Photos of new turf at Illinois Field

I stopped by Illinois Field to observe the new turf for the first time.  I had the camera with me and took a few photos.  The gates were closed, of course, but I managed to zoom in enough for you to get the idea. This is a few mounds of Hilltopper Mound & Mound Homeplate […]

Illinois Field: Rolling out the Turf

At long last, Illinois Field is beginning to look like a ballpark once again. The last few days, crews have been installing the “Field Turf” at the home of the University of Illinois ballclub, giving the field the bright green look. There was even a photo and writeup in the News Gazette, the local paper. […]

Photos of Illinois Field’s turf installation

After work today, I thought I’d bop on over to Illinois Field and see how the installation of the Field Turf was going.  My place of work is only a couple blocks away so it’s convenient enough.  So when work was done, I trekked over the cemetery that separates me from Illinois Field.  I was in a […]