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Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini
The Illinois Fighting Illini are the athletic teams of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The school colors are orange and blue and the teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The university has won two Division I National Championships since 1958 and more than 25 overall. Famous players include Red Grange, George Halas, Dick Butkus, Lou Boudreau, Dike Eddleman, Ray Nitschke and Johnny Kerr.
The Illinois Fighting Illini are the athletic teams of the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The school colors are orange and blue and the teams compete in the Big Ten conference. The university has won two Division I National Championships since 1958 and more than 25 overall. Famous players include Red Grange, George Halas, Dick Butkus, Lou Boudreau, Dike Eddleman, Ray Nitschke and Johnny Kerr. « Show less

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  • Indiana needlessly embarrasses state while endangering business climate

    Indiana needlessly embarrasses state while endangering business climate
    As an Indiana native working in Chicago, I always laughed along with colleagues who mocked my Hoosier roots in fun, typically asking them to speak more slowly so I could follow.
  • Big Ten gets last laugh with 2 teams in Final Four

    Big Ten gets last laugh with 2 teams in Final Four
    This supposedly was the season of the Blah Big Ten. The popular thought was that the conference was made up of Wisconsin and everyone else (translation: a bunch of also-rans). But with the conference making up 50 percent of the Final Four, the Big Ten...

    New Trier's Jeannie Boehm makes All-Area Girls Basketball First Team

    New Trier's Jeannie Boehm makes All-Area Girls Basketball First Team
    Jeannie Boehm New Trier, F, Jr. 2014-15 stats: 15.9 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 2.2 apg College: Undecided Most of the time, the 6-foot-3 Boehm was the best player on a Trevians team that finished third in Class 4A. Boehm was an efficient offensive player in...

    Chesterton's Blake Pieroni, Aaron Whitaker swim to All-American status

    Chesterton grads Blake Pieroni and Aaron Whitaker earned All-American honors at the NCAA swimming championships in Iowa City over the weekend. Competing for Indiana, which placed 12th, Pieroni finished fourth in the 200 freestyle. He was clocked in 1:33....

    Spartans Final Four-bound after 76-70 OT win over Louisville

    Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn't going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard's vow lasted no more than 10 seconds once the final horn sounded following Michigan State'...