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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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  • Illinois' Earnest Thomas won't have to sit out vs. Nebraska

     Illinois' Earnest Thomas won't have to sit out vs. Nebraska
    Illinois has been in this position. The Illini were 3-1 entering Big Ten play last season, with the lone blemish a loss to Washington.
  • Illinois' Baker competes to honor late mother

     Illinois' Baker competes to honor late mother
    Bobby Baker was 5 when his mother put him in a Lemont Park District gymnastics program. At the beginning, Baker was frustrated by being unable to get his body to do what he wanted it to do, what he saw some of the other kids already doing. But he...

    NIU hopes to learn from rare road loss

    The road has been kind to Northern Illinois over the last few years, so the Huskies are determined to transform Saturday night's 52-14 blowout loss at Arkansas into a positive. NIU had won a national-best 17 straight road games before running into the...

    A big day for the Big Ten, with one little exception: Michigan

    What a comeback for old-time Big Ten football (except for Michigan). The proud, venerable league of Dick Butkus and Archie Griffin earned back some respect Saturday with an exceptional showing (except for Michigan). The future of Jim Delany's scoffed-...

    Big Ten rebounds from poor showings - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Michigan - INSIDE SLANT Its reputation battered and deeply bruised after a dismal start to the college football season, the Big Ten made a comeback of sorts Saturday. Conference teams rebounded from two weeks of...