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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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  • NU AD Jim Phillips praises Pat Fitzgerald ahead of 'important' year

    The view from Jim Phillips’ office is mundane … a parking lot outside Ryan Field.
  • Ranking the college football bowl games from No. 38 to No. 1

    The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...

    After another 5-7 season, NU must examine everything in program

    After another 5-7 season, NU must examine everything in program
    The Northwestern players exited Ryan Field quickly, ceding their turf to the victorious men in orange and white. As is custom, every Wildcat tapped a sign that says TRUST YOURSELF on their way out. Truth is, the motto for this Northwestern offseason...

    Northwestern's Zack Oliver finally gets his opportunity, and he's leaving nothing to chance

    Northwestern's Zack Oliver finally gets his opportunity, and he's leaving nothing to chance
    Offensive lineman Matt Frazier went to bed Monday night without seeing apartment-mate Zack Oliver. Same thing happened Tuesday. Oliver burned the midnight oil cramming for a test. And that test will come Saturday against Illinois when he makes his first...

    Illinois coach Tim Beckman makes case to keep his job

    Illinois coach Tim Beckman makes case to keep his job
    As Illinois players hoisted the Land of Lincoln trophy Saturday in the middle of Ryan Field after their 47-33 throttling of Northwestern, coach Tim Beckman issued a direct order amid the delirium. "Bring it to the fans!" he yelled. Those fans in...