Illinois Baseball wraps up road trip with defending national champs #21 Coastal Carolina

Cole Bellair: back on the mound Illinois will take their 3-7 record on the road south one more time.  Visiting Conway, South Carolina, they will try their luck in a three-game series against the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers who were the NCAA national champions in 2016.   At 9-6, the Chants are ranked #21 in the country.   […]

One last hurdle: Illinois hosts Michigan starting Thursday

Pat McInerney leads the Illini with six homers It’s down to the last three games.  With a home series against Michigan (34-17, 12-8 Big Ten), ninth-place Illinois (26-22, 10-11 Big Ten) needs to make up at least one spot in the standings in order to obtain a bid to participate in the Big Ten Tournament […]

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 host Purdue for Big Ten opener

Ryan Castellanos scheduled to toe the rubber on Saturday As I’m fond of saying this time of year, it’s a whole new season.  Unless you follow the RPI rankings and such, the we start anew in the Big Ten and all games from here on out are what really count.  Not only is a new […]

Xavier visits Illinois for a four-game series

Rob McDonnell earns a spot in the weekend rotation After a quite successful home opener on Tuesday, the Illini are ready for their first home weekend of the year.  They will be hosting the Xavier Musketeers.  The Cincinnati-based team will be coming tomorrow for a four-game series.  There will be double the pleasure on Saturday […]

Iowa Cubs giving out Chris Robinson jerseys Sept 5

Former Illini and current Iowa Cubs fan favorite Chris Robinson is getting is due at the last game of the season.  As a promotion on September 5, the AAA I-Cubs are recognizing the popular catcher by giving away jerseys commemorating him. From the Iowa Cubs website: Chris Robinson has been an I-Cub and a fan […]

Midweek preview: hey, we played these guys before!

We play two 2010 repeats this week.  One team that we lost to and one that we beat (and not that long ago either)… Here are quick sum-ups:   Illinois State Redbirds April 20, 2010 6:05 pm ct Illinois Field Champaign, IL Program website link Record 18-15 (Missouri Valley 8-1) Head Coach: Mark Kingston Key […]

Overdue report from the bush leagues

Catching up on some long overdue news regarding Illini players who’ve gone on to the wild blue yonder otherwise known as the minor leagues: Scott Shaw, who was drafted by the New York Mets in the 2008 draft, had a pretty awesome 2009 for the Port St Lucie Mets.  Shaw led the Mets in many […]

Photos from Ohio St-Illinois “Bleacher Bum Barbeque”

What’s the recipe for a big crowd at Illinois Field? Start with two nationally ranked teams fighting it out for a conference title.  It doesn’t hurt to have free admission or free food.  The promise of fireworks at the end of the game is a good idea too. It seemed to work since tonight Illinois […]

Bleacher Bum Barbeque on Friday: Come for the food, stay for the action

No doubt this weekend’s series with #27 Ohio State will be one of the most important of the year for the first place and #25 Illini.  The University of Illinois Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is hoping to make it even more fun as they are planning a Bleacher Bum Barbeque to kick off the first […]