New UI women's softball coach Tyra Perry at Eichelberger Field
(Daniel Collins/WILL)
June 26, 2015

Perry Introduced As New UI Softball Coach

Tyra Perry brings in 409 career wins at NCAA Division 1 schools, including two seasons at Ball State.  She was named 2014 Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year during her first season there.


Illinois' Dee Brown slaps hands with members of the Orange Krush after Illinois beat Iowa 71-59 at the Assembly Hall in Champaign on Saturday Feb. 25, 2006.
(AP Photo/John Dixon)
June 24, 2015

Former Illini Dee Brown Hired As Assistant To Athletic Director

Brown, the 2005 Sporting News National Player of the Year and part of the basketball team that went 37-2 and reached the national championship game in 2005, will join Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas' staff for the summer.


In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, former Illinois coach Lou Henson, left, chats with Rod Cardinal during Illinois' loss to Michigan State.
(AP Photo/Robin Scholz, File)
June 23, 2015

Former Illinois Coach Henson Hospitalized

Former University of Illinois basketball coach Lou Henson is back in a Houston cancer center for tests. The 83-year-old who will be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame this fall became dehydrated last week and spent a few days at Urbana's Carle Hospital.


Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay pitching in a game against Vanderbilt
Jeff Bossert/WILL
June 11, 2015

Nine Illini Baseball Players Taken In MLB Draft

The 2015 Illinois baseball team (50-10-1) set more records during its season than any other in program history. But even after its season concluded Monday against Vanderbilt at the NCAA Champaign Super Regional, the achievements kept rolling in.


Former Illinois soccer player Casey Conine on the field
courtesy FightingIllini.com
June 08, 2015

Former Soccer Player Sues U Of I Over Concussions

A former University of Illinois soccer player has joined a growing list of the school's athletes who have complained about improper medical treatment and playing conditions. Casey Conine filed a lawsuit Monday in Champaign County Circuit Court claiming she was cleared to play in October 2014 after suffering a third concussion in two years at Illinois.


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