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Hall of Famers

  RON GUENTHER Football, 1963-66 Athletics Director, 1992–2011 Ron Guenther was an offensive lineman for the Fighting Illini from 1963 to 1966, earning team MVP, Second-Team All–Big Ten and First-Team Academic All–Big Ten honors...

Student Athlete Interview: Diana Brown

The redshirt senior and starting Illini volleyball setter just graduated with a 4.0 GPA in cell and molecular biology. On the court, Brown, ’22 LAS, started all 34 matches during the 2021 season, playing...

Tatyana McFadden

One-two punch

U of I wheelchair athletes Tatyana McFadden, ’13 ACES, EDM ’19, and Daniel Romanchuk, who trained at the University for the 2016 and 2020 Paralympics, delivered two stellar performances in October. Both placed first...

U of I Olympic Athletes

Going for Gold

After an extra year of waiting, the world’s best athletes headed to Tokyo this summer for an Olympic and Paralympic Games like no other—without spectators, but with a lengthy list of COVID precautions. Illinois...

Memory Lane: Field Day

It’s a Saturday in October, about 100 years ago. The trees are starting to change, there’s a chill in the air, and the stands at Illinois Field (1891–1986)—all wooden bleachers—are starting to fill, as...

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2020 Athletics Hall of Famers

Fifteen new members have been inducted into the University of Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame, representing nine sports. They are: Jake Stahl of baseball; Tal Brody and Derek Harper of men’s basketball; Jenna Smith...

Rocky Harvey

Illini Replay: Rocky Harvey

Illinois fans were hungry for postseason football heading into the 1999 season. That fall ended up marking the first Illini appearance in a bowl game in five years, as running back Rocky Harvey and...

Leisha Alcia

Illini Replay: Leisha Alcia

Goalkeeper Leisha Alcia made life difficult for opposing offenses 15 years ago. In 2003, Alcia set school records for the most shutouts in a season (12), most consecutive shutouts (six) and most consecutive shutout...

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Illini Replay: Dan Hartleb

In 1999, Dan Hartleb (left) was in his ninth season as pitching coach for Head Baseball Coach Richard “Itch” Jones (center) and the Illini. Two decades later, Hartleb is entering his 15th season as...