Steve Garvey to headline Hot Stove Banquet on January 23rd

Hot off the presses!  Illinois Baseball and the Illini Dugout Club have announced that former Dodger and Padre All-Star Steve Garvey will be the keynote speaker for the 2016 Illinois Baseball annual Hot Stove Banquet.  The banquet sponsored by First Federal, will be held on January 23rd at the iHotel at 5pm with a special […]

Christ, Dickinson help bring on seven recruits

The headlines in last week’s Illinois baseball’s news feed had an ominous tone to it…   While there is nothing other-worldly about new Illini baseball assistant coach Adam Christ (pronounced krist), he does bring with him some impressive credentials.  Minnesota State assistant 2009-11, promoted to Associate Head Coach 2012-15 306-86 (.781) during time at Minnesota […]

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 […]

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 […]

Illinois to host NCAA Regional May 29th-June 1

The long wait is over.  After weeks of projections and previews, the NCAA has officially announced that Big Ten Champions Illinois will play host in the Champaign Regional.  On May 29th-June 1, the Illini will host a Regional at Illinois Field. Directly from the Twitter account of NCAA Baseball: Congratulations Illinois! Champaign, Illinois will host […]

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 […]