Our Sports

  • About the Grounds Crew

    Joining Grounds Crew is a simple process that is full of free stuff and lots of fun! All you need to do is join Illini Pride and then start showing up to the baseball games. When you get to the game check in with one of the Baseball Chairs and you can begin to reap the benefits that being a member of Grounds Crew has to offer. The Grounds Crew sits behind the Illini Dugout at Illinois Field. Stop ...

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  • About the Blue Crew

    JoiningBlue Crewis a very easy process. All you have to do issign up for Illini Prideand then begin showing up for Women’s Basketball games at Assembly Hall. When you come to Assembly Hall, go in through the Northwest Entrance, check in with one of the chairsand you are all set to enjoy the festivities, all of the great promotions, and some amazing women’s college ...

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  • How to Join the Orange Krush

    Registration to join the 2014-2015 Orange Krush is OPEN! Start collecting pledges now, because registration will close October 17th. See below for details on how to become a member of the best cheering group in the country! Before you can enter your contact information in our website, you need to do 2 more things to become a member of Orange Krush: 1) JOIN ILLINI PRIDE! Because Orange Krush is a ...

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  • About the Ballers

    The Ballers cheering section was created by Becki Kasper and Jason Moore in 2001, one year after the softball field was built. Since the section’s conception, the Lady Illini have had numerous Big Ten and All Regional players recognized for their awesome performance in regular season play. Along with their amazing singles recognition they have had many victories against ranked teams ...

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  • About the Flip Crew

    1. Where do the Gymnastics Teams host their meets? The Gymnastics Teams host their meets at Huff Hall. [See it on a map] 2. What events are at a Men’s Gymnastic meet? Floor Exercise: The entire floor area must be used during the exercise. The exercise is composed of tumbling passes in various directions, of which must include one forward and one backward- all of which cannot be repeated ...

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  • About the Hot Shots

    Illinois Women’s Soccer began in 1998, and with that the Hot Shots were created. This year is the team’s and the cheering section’s fourteenth year in existence. With the help of the Hot Shots, Illinois Women’s Soccer has consistently had NCAA success and produced several All-Big Ten and All-American athletes. As with every other Illini Pride student fan section (with ...

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  • About the Spike Squad

    In order to join the Spike Squad, you first must join Illini Pride. You can sign up for Illini Pride at illinipride.com any time or at our cubicle on the 2nd floor of the union in the R.S.O. complex Monday - Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Once you are a member of Illini Pride, you simply attend a volleyball match to be a member of Spike Squad. When you come to Huff Hall, you can sit in the ...

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  • Grounds Crew Incentives

    Are you excited for the 2014 Illinois Baseball season?



    Visit the Illini Pride events calendar for more details on events!


    2014 Grounds Crew Promotions Schedule
















  • Wrestleheads

    The Wrestleheads were officially created during the 2004-2005 Wrestling Season. It was created as an effort between Coach Mark Johnson, Director of Marketing Dave Johnson, and the Illini Pride Wrestling Chairs, Ankit Patel and Barry Steinberg. Before its official creation, wrestling at the University of Illinois has had some tremendous support from the student body, the community, alumni, and ...

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  • About the Pool Sharks

    The Pool Sharks is one of the newest fan sections in Illini Pride. They are the University of Illinois’ OfficialSwimming & Diving fan section. The Swimming & Diving team competes in the recently renovated Activities and Recreation Center (ARC)—one of the largest on campus recreation centers in the country. The Pool Sharks' goal is tocheer on the Women's Swimming & Diving ...

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