Members of the Illinois baseball team cheer as they learn about their No. 6 national seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament at Billy Barooz in Champaign Monday.
(Darrell Hoemann /Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.)
May 25, 2015

Illini Secure National Seed, Prepare To Host Regional

The Illinois baseball team is a national seed for the first time, meaning they'll host a Super Regional June 5-8 if they can win the first NCAA Regional this weekend at Illinois Field.  Ohio, Notre Dame, and Wright State will also play at Illinois Field May 29-31.


Illinois pitcher John Kravetz pitches to Michigan State in the first inning of Friday's third-round Big Ten tournament baseball game, which Illinois won, 2-0.
May 24, 2015

Champaign Chosen To Host NCAA Regional

The Illinois baseball team will continue postseason play at their own ballpark next weekend, hosting their first ever NCAA regional.  The Illini have been announced as one of 16 teams that will host games at Illinois Field during the national championship tournament’s opening round.


Illinois outfielder Will Krug bats against Michigan during the eighth inning of Saturday's fourth-round NCAA Big Ten Tournament 5-3 loss to Michigan.
(AP Photo/ Hannah Foslien)
May 23, 2015

Michigan Knocks Illini From Big Ten Tournament

The Illinois baseball team now looks to the NCAA regionals after Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Wolverines knocks them from the Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis. 


2015 Illini Baseball team at Illinois Field
(Fighting Illini. com)
May 19, 2015

U of I Preps To Host NCAA Regional

With its 45-6-1 record, and current 26-game winning streak, U of I Athletic staff say Illinois Field is a mere 'lock' to host its first-ever NCAA baseball regional the weekend of May 29-31.  


Illinois offensive linesman Simon Cvijanovic (68) blocks Western Michigan defensive end Deauntay Legrier (36) while Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase (2) looks to pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 2
(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
May 11, 2015

Illinois Lineman Says Beckman Mishandled Knee Injury

Offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic wrote a series of Twitter posts Sunday accusing Beckman and some staff members of not offering proper treatment for a torn meniscus in his knee.   U of I Athletic Director Mike Thomas supported Beckman in a later statement.


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