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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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  • Sheldon McClellan finds basketball happiness at UM

    Sheldon McClellan finds basketball happiness at UM
    — The last time the Hurricanes made an NCAA Tournament run, Sheldon McClellan couldn't help but notice. More than that, he watched, closely.
  • Illini set spring game date

    Illinois has set its spring football scrimmage for 5 p.m. on April 18. The Orange and Blue spring game will air live on the Big Ten Network. Spectators can attend the game and park for free. The spring practices also feature an appearance at 6 p.m. on...

    Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings

     Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings
    1. Wisconsin (18-2, 6-1; 1): Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points, including eight in overtime, to hold off Michigan. Up next: Saturday at Iowa. 2. Maryland (18-3, 6-2; 2):Should Maryland have needed a last-second tip-in to beat Northwestern? No. But count...

    Big Ten's NCAA tournament prospects not looking so hot

    The Big Ten was expected to have a down season. But the league isn't meeting those expectations. It's worse than everyone thought. "I thought (teams) would take a step back, but not that far," said Jerry Palm, bracketologist for CBSSportscom. "The big...

    Illinois team manager Ryan Schmidt relishing role as walk-on

    Illinois team manager Ryan Schmidt relishing role as walk-on
    MINNEAPOLIS — When Illinois starting guard Kendrick Nunn saw some sweat on the Minnesota court Saturday, he alerted his teammate to mop it up. That was fine with Ryan Schmidt. The student manager, who suited up for the first time for the short-...