Illinois begin homestand after two wins against Terps

Illinois baseball returns home to Illinois Field after a satisfying series back East.  The boys won two of three against the University of Maryland Terrapins.  With wins on Friday and Sunday, Illinois improves their record to 19-8 and retains their third place spot in the Big Ten conference.  Upon returning,…

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Illinois baseball looking to rebound against Terps this weekend

While Bren Spillane racked up his third straight Big Ten Player of the Week award as well as the Perfect Game Midseason Player of the Year honor, Illinois (17-7, 4-2 Big Ten) hopes to regroup after a disappointing 1-2 weekend against Iowa. This coming weekend, they will play the Maryland…

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Ready for the B1G, Illinois to take on rival Wildcats in conference opener

You can throw out the 12-5 record now.  On the eve of conference season, it gets real tomorrow.  This weekend, the Big Ten baseball season begins and Illinois travels to Evanston to take on their in-state rivals, the Northwestern Wildcats.  While Illinois is listed in second place behind Indiana (15-4),…

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All eyes on Illini baseball as they travel to Greenville

  Illinois baseball has gotten a lot of attention this past week after their 3-0 performance at the DQ Classic.  This weekend, they will play three games against two teams to bolster their 6-3 record and perhaps knock on the doors of a few more polls.  In Greenville, South Carolina,…

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Brittain Resorts Invitational: Illini look for wins down south

Illinois Baseball is looking to make some ground this weekend at the Brittain Resorts Invitational in Conway, South Carolina.  Hosted by the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers, the Illini will get four games in and will try to improve on their 1-1 record after their shortened first weekend of the season.  Last…

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Illinois splits opening doubleheader

After a scheduling snafu, Illinois baseball split their opening doubleheader in St. Louis on Sunday.  It wasn’t easy. The original weekend series in Beaumont, Texas hosted by Lamar University was cancelled due to flight cancellations.  The Illinois baseball program re-scheduled with two new teams, South Dakota State and Austin Peay. …

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Update: Schedule chaos sorted out for Illinois baseball

I’m sure it’s been a hectic few days for the Illini baseball program.  Due to cancelled flights, the scheduled opening weekend games in Beaumont, Texas just aren’t going to happen.  Fortunately with a little collaboration, Illinois will play this weekend thanks to the help of host St. Louis University.  Hey…

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IBR mailbag: 2018 Illini pitching outlook

A couple of quick questions come from IBR reader Mark.  He asks: What does the pitching staff look like for 2018? What is the projected rotation pre opening? Before I answer, I will say this… Nothing is sure when it comes to college baseball.  I have asked Coach Hartleb similar…

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