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Honor and Serve Day 2016

April 26, 2016

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – The Illinois baseball team will wear commemorative jerseys Sunday for Honor and Serve Day at Illinois Field. The Fighting Illini will take on Minnesota at 1 p.m. CT and the jerseys will be auctioned off after the game to benefit a local charity. 

Illinois (20-17, 6-6 Big Ten) drew 6,301 fans to Illinois Field last weekend, the fourth-best series total in program history. The Illini are in eighth place of the Big Ten, while Minnesota (25-11, 9-2 Big Ten) is at the top of the standings and ranked No. 24 in the nation.

The series also features Friday's game on BTN at 8 p.m. CT and Saturday's Kids' Club Day. Kids are invited to join the Fighting Illini baseball team for the national anthem and take a pregame tour of Illinois Field on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. To register, click here

Illinois Field is Calling You!!

April 11, 2016

The Illini are hosting 3 straight weekend homestands in April and May.  Saint Louis, Ohio State, and Minnesota will visit Champaign over the next 21 days, so make sure to get out to Illinois Field.  Tuesday April 12th, the Illini welcome ISU to Illinois Field, and next Tuesday the 19th, the Illini take on EIU in Mattoon.  April the 16th is COUNTRY DAY, so dust off those boots and get ready to scoot.  April 22nd is the BLEACHER BUM BBQ - featuring free food for early arrivals.  April 23rd is AS SEEN ON TV so get ready to see the stars at Illinois Field.  And the 24th is SUPER HERO day, so come dressed as your favorite superhero and cheer us on to victory.  Lots of great baseball to be had for FREE, so come on out and support the team.  

2016 Hot Stove Banquet

December 28, 2015

2016 Hot Stove Banquet

Illinois Baseball presents the First Federal 2016 Hot Stove Banquet Featuring MLB legend Steve Garvey. 

UPDATE:  The 2016 Banquet is SOLD OUT!  Thanks for your support! 

Saturday, January 23rd at the iHotel
4:30pm - Private Reception with Steve Garvey
5pm - Cocktails / Silent Auction
6pm - Banquet

Thanks to our primary sponsor First Federal Savings Bank

Table sponsors get VIP Room access for private meet and greet with Mr. Garvey. Thanks to Busey Bank for sponsoring the VIP room.

Come out for a great event to support Illinois Baseball. We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information or to register, click here,

2015...What a Season!!

August 3, 2015

The Illini wrapped up their first 50 win season in school history by hosting their first ever super-regional vs. eventual NCAA runner-up Vanderbilt. Along the way, the Illini set a single-season record for attendance at Illinois Field.  Then the off-season got off to a hot start with 9 players getting drafted into the pros and coaches and players receiving national honors.  Since that time, Coach Hartleb has been busy finding a new Assistant Coach (welcome Adam Christ!) and preparing the team for a repeat performance in 2016.  Your support of the Dugout Club is greatly appreciated!!! 

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