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Upcoming Events

NW Tailgate

Saturday, November 26, 2022

2 1/2 hours before kickoff (TBD) American Legion Evanston Post 1030 Central Street, Evanston 3 blocks to the stadium, steps from the el Price includes BBQ buffet, beer and soft drinks. The price does not include a game ticket.

Past Events

Vegas Game Watch

Saturday, November 19, 2022

While In Las Vegas for the Continental Tire Main Event (men’s basketball tournament), the Illini Guardians hosted hundreds of our closest Fighting Illini friends and fans to gather together to watch Michigan (and their referees) battle the Illini football team.

It was a great game and almost a huge upset by our Illini, only to be done in by a field goal late in the game by Michigan. Go Illinois!!!

Meet the New Guys

Saturday, September 10, 2022

It was a doubly exciting day as the Fighting Illinois Football team defeated the University of Virginia at Memorial Stadium and the Illini Guardians hosted a meet & greet autograph session with the seven (7) new members of the 2022/23 Fighting Illini Men’s Basketball Team.

Over 500 Illini fans and families stopped by the Illini Guardians tents in Grange Grove to meet all the new guys. We truly appreciate them making the time to meet their fans and we are all excited about seeing these guys on the basketball court.

Fighting Illini Linemen Tackle Hunger

After the nation’s first NIL food drive to Help Tackle Hunger was a resounding success, please listen as linemen Alex Pilhlstom, Jamal Woods and Alex Palczewski reflect on their experience with the elementary students involved, with the Eastern Illinois food bank, and with Illini Guardians.

Coleman Hawkins Interview with IlliniGuys

Please enjoy this interview sponsored by Illini Guardians! Coleman Hawkins describes the importance of NIL to the basketball program, what it’s like to experience a football crazed campus, how this year’s freshman hoopsters are integrating with newly added experienced leaders, what to expect from Coleman’s game, this year’s team, and even Luke Goode’s repeated efforts to burn every meal he cooks.

Watch the full version to hear it all directly from Coleman