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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

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

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

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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

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

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)

Dan Hartleb and RichardJones

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