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Fighting Illini Classics Episode 5 - March 8th, 2020 MBB vs #18 Iowa (Senior Day)

The Illini take down #18 Iowa 78-76 and take momentum into the Big Ten Tournament


Fighting Illini Classics Episode 4 - January 25th, 2020 Illini MBB at Michigan

As the final seconds ticked away in a tie game, Ayo Dosunmu took advantage of his 5-inch height edge on Simpson, sinking a contested jumper from the free throw line with 0.5 seconds remaining to give No. 21 Illinois a 64-62 victory over Michigan on Saturday. The Illini extended their winning streak to six and moved into sole possession of first place in the Big Ten for the moment.


Episode 11: Dan Hartleb Talks An Illini Baseball Season Cut Short (3/31/2020)

The 2020 Illinois Baseball Season was cut short due to the Coronavirus Outbreak. Head Coach Dan Hartleb and his Illini Baseball Team was having a great start to the season. They were about to head to Southern Illinois University to take on Hartleb's Alma Mater when the season was canceled. Hartleb is very candid in this interview. He touches on playing with a young and talented ball club, what he's doing with the sudden "down time", his close relationship to Coach Itch Jones, and how Hartleb...


Fighting Illini Classics Episode 2 - Illinois vs Arizona March 26th, 2005 NCAA Elite 8

The Fighting Illini come back from 15 points down in OT to beat Arizona and head to the Final Four


Episode 10: Brad Underwood '19-'20 Recap & Looking Forward (03/26/2020)

Brad Underwood along with many Illini fans have the belief that this Illinois Basketball team was destined to have a great run in the Big Ten Tournament & NCAA Tournament. All of that was put to the wayside with the Coronavirus the cause of canceling tournaments and sporting events across the board. Underwood talks about Alan Griffin and Tevian Jones leaving the program. looking to next year's team (new players and impact guys) and what he is doing to keep his staff and players on the same...


Fighting Illini Classics Episode 1 - Illinois vs Indiana February 7th, 2013

Illinois upsets #1 ranked Indiana with a layup at the buzzer


The Brad Underwood Show - 3/2/20

The Brad Underwood Show - 3/2/20


Episode 9: Josh Whitman-Athletic Director (02/11/2020)

The moment the University of Illinois called on Josh Whitman to be its Athletic Director, Whitman made coaching changes to Football, Men's and Women's Basketball. As Whitman enters year 5 as Athletic Director at Illinois, the school is starting to see the results of key decisions made by Whitman and his staff, really pay off. Whitman talks to Host Patrick Quinn about key hiring decisions, the biggest reasons he extended Lovie Smith's contract during a losing season, listening to what...


The Brad Underwood Show - 2/10/20

The Brad Underwood Show - 2/10/20


Episode 8: Orange Krush Membership on the Rise (02/10/2020)

It's cool to be a member of the Orange Krush again. That's a great thing! The student-run organization is seeing its membership rise along with the number of donations that are impacting central Illinois charities. So how do University of Illinois students get involved? Orange Krush President, Kyle Barry joins host Patrick Quinn for the answer.


Episode 7: Brian Barnhart Talks Illini Basketball & Football Success-02/07/2020

Voice of the Illini, Brian Barnhart and Host Patrick Quinn talk about recent Illini success, and buzz building around Illini Nation now that the men's team is on pace to make it to the NCAA Tournament. Brian also fills us in on what it takes to get ready for a broadcast, how he learns information from the coaching staff that helps with his broadcast, and why being the play-by-play voice of the Illini means so much to him. Sit back and enjoy.


The Brad Underwood Show - 2/3/20

The Brad Underwood Show - 2/3/20


The Brad Underwood Show - 1/27/20

The Brad Underwood Show - 1/27/20


Episode 6: Illini Basketball Ranked #21 & Trent Meacham Interview (01/21/2020)

The Fighting Illini Men's Basketball Team is back in the AP Top 25. They face tough opponents on the road in Purdue and Michigan. Minnesota and Iowa are also on the horizon.


The Brad Underwood Show - 1/13/20

The Brad Underwood Show - 1/13/20


Episode 5: Redbox Bowl Preview (12/24/2019)

The Illini hit the road to take on the Cal Bears in the Redbox Bowl. Milo Eifler, Alex Palczewski and Nate Hobbs join the podcast to talk about the Bears, their future plans and the Bowl game ahead of them. Radio Analyst Martin O'Donnell joins the show to give his insight on what the Illini are thinking as they prepare for the Cal Bears. He also gives his unique perspective on what Lovie Smith and the rest of his team are doing ahead of the Redbox Bowl.


Episode 4: Braggin' Rights Weekend (12/18/2019)

Braggin' Rights Weekend: Illinois vs. Mizzou