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A New Beginning

The 2014-2015 Basketball season is fast approaching and is shaping up to be a fun year.  You should have received you season ticket order in   Read More ...

Rebounder Partner Spotlight

Spotlight: Busey Bank

At Busey, we’ve been committed to the long-term success of our customers and communities for more than 145 years. Whether we’re supporting local charitable organizations,   Read More ...

The 2014-2015 Basketball season is fast approaching and is shaping up to be a fun year.  You should have received you season ticket order in the mail recently and you Rebounder’s Board is in full swing for the coming season.  Rebounders starts the year with to Lou Henson/Rebounders Golf Outing on August 20 at Stone Creek Golf Course and then   Read More ...

Illini Rebounders, I want to thank you for your support this past basketball season.  One of the real joys this past year has been working with a great group of basketball boosters; our team enjoys being part of a wonderful group of basketball loving fans. Just as our student-athletes work hard to develop and our coaches continue to recruit the   Read More ...

Our Fighting Illini closed the 2013-14 season strong winning six of their last nine games including impressive road wins over Michigan State and Iowa.  With the year-end starting five returning and five new players joining next year’s team, including three Division I double-digit scoring transfers, all arrows are pointing up for the 2014-15 season. Rebounders held ten highly successful events   Read More ...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Stone Creek Golf Club Urbana, Illinois For more information and sponsorship opportunities, email Tim Bachman at timbachman@hotmail.com. Click here for the Registration Form.

Our 5th and final luncheon of the 2013-14 season will be held at the Holiday Inn in Urbana on Monday, March 3.  The last luncheon of the year traditionally honors our senior players and managers.  This year will be recognizing players Joe Bertrand and John Ekey along with senior managers Max Haverland, Marc Martindale, Adam Metzger, and Rachel Sloot.  Their   Read More ...

Head Coach Mike Small has the distinction of playing on one Big Ten championship team and coaching five. Small was a member of the 1988 team that claimed the title and has guided the Illini to five consecutive Big Ten titles from 2009-13. Last season, his 13th at Illinois, Small led the Illini to an NCAA runner-up finish after winning   Read More ...

As we enter 2014 and begin the Big Ten season, the Illini have completed a very successful pre-conference schedule with an 11-2 record.  Given the strength of the conference this year, the next 18 games should be both challenging and exciting.  It’s a great time to be an Illini fan and a Rebounder. Our January schedule of activities includes Chalk   Read More ...

Eddie Johnson was a member of the Fighting Illini basketball team from 1977-81.  During that time, he scored 1692 points and pulled down 831 rebounds.  He was team MVP twice and all-Big 10 his senior year.  Eddie is a member of the Illinois All-Century Team and the Honored Jersey Program.  He is probably best remembered for his 1979 last second shot   Read More ...

Join us on Thursday, December 5th, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for a special Vendor Zone & Recruiting Luncheon at the Holiday Inn in Urbana. Don’t miss the opportunity to shop for great products featured by these vendors: All Things Illini, A Toffee Tale, Bags and Baubles, DWP Golf, Jill’s, Pampered Chef, The Social Butterfly Boutique, Uncommon, and Usborne Books. A minimum   Read More ...

On Tuesday, November 19, the first Illini Rebounders Luncheon will be held at Holiday Inn in Urbana. The first guest speaker is Larry Lubin. Doors Open at 10:30 AM< Larry Lubin was in Coach Lou Henson’s first recruiting class. He played for the Fighting Illini from 1975-76 to 1978-79.  He appeared in 90 games serving as an important role player and team captain   Read More ...

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