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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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  • Real or perceived, or a mix, Illinois must move quickly to clean up mess

    Real or perceived, or a mix, Illinois must move quickly to clean up mess
    One of the biggest misconceptions about an athletic scholarship comes in the expectations.
  • Big Ten seeking ways to emphasize academics in college sports

    Big Ten seeking ways to emphasize academics in college sports
    Commissioner Jim Delany emerged from three days of Big Ten meetings in Rosemont with a mandate for widespread change. "It's a time of tumult," Delany said Wednesday. "And a time of opportunity." And, as always, a time for healthy skepticism. It's...

    Notre Dame men seek first NCAA men's lacrosse title

     Notre Dame men seek first NCAA men's lacrosse title
    Only one school has made the Division I men's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals the last six years. It's not Duke, which has won three of the past five titles, including the last two. Unseeded Ohio State routed the No. 5 seed Blue Devils last weekend....

    Local stars have Illinois baseball ranked among best in the country

    Local stars have Illinois baseball ranked among best in the country
    A look at the most recent USA Today college baseball coaches poll shows the same cast of characters have taken up residence in the Top 10: LSU, UCLA, Louisville, Florida, USC, Texas A&M ... you get the picture. Besides being perennial powers, each of...

    On college basketball's best day, no one in Illinois is asked to dance

     On college basketball's best day, no one in Illinois is asked to dance
    At Valparaiso, they welcomed fans into the student union to revel in the return to an NCAA tournament the Crusaders coach, Bryce Drew, helped make special 17 years ago with a shot famous enough to use in commercials. At Notre Dame, the ACC champs all...