Young Illini arms to be tested on opening weekend at Lamar Cardinal Classic

It’s a few days past Valentine’s Day and now we’re talking Opening Day?  It’s hard to believe.  It really snuck up on me.  But boy, I am so glad that baseball season is finally here!  The Illinois baseball team are on their way to Beaumont, Texas to take part in the Lamar Cardinal Classic this […]

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 […]

Illinois Baseball hopes to build on momentum in Florida

David Kerian is batting an even .500 after last weekend It’s been a exciting week after Illinois’ surprise 4-0 opening weekend in Beaumont, Texas.  Surprising that is, to everyone outside of the Illini Nation.  It wasn’t so much that the good guys swept opponents New Mexico State and Lamar but in the way that they […]

Fighting Illini baseball opens at Lamar University Cardinal Classic

Tyler Jay: High expectations in 2015 for the stopper It’s finally opening weekend!!  With brand new uniforms and two new coaches, the Illini have the same old desire to win.  Don’t expect a lot of changes on this team.  Other than acquiring assistant coach Spencer Allen and volunteer assistant coach Kyle Hudson, there have been […]

Pitching previews: A diplomatic solution to a nice pitching dilemma

The Fighting Illini baseball program has been doing position-by-position previews in the last few days on the fightingillini.com website.  The previews of the actual starting position players haven’t been too surprising but I was wondering what would happen when it came to the pitchers.  Illinois may be in the envious position of having too much […]

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 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 […]

Indiana tops Coaches’ poll; Kerian, Duchene and Muck voted as players to watch

Today it was announced that in the Big Ten baseball pre-season coaches’ poll, Indiana was picked as the #1 team in the conference.  Not only that, it was a unanimous choice.  It shouldn’t surprise anyone.  Indiana is returning seven of their All-Big Ten winners from their team that made their run for the College World […]

Illinois Baseball: 2014 season preview

The Fighting Illini Baseball program released their official 2014 season preview on Friday.  Complete and thorough, it answers a few questions.   In a nutshell, the young 2014 team has lost its entire outfield and the left side of the infield from last year but the pitching staff is relatively untouched with the exception of […]