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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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  • Edgy's recruiting notes | De La Salle duo drawing attention

    Edgy's recruiting notes | De La Salle duo drawing attention
    De La Salle Class of 2014 offensive tackle Jamarco Jones will announce his college choice at 1 p.m. June 27 during a press conference at the school.
  • Groce got at least one thing right

    Groce got at least one thing right
    The new Illinois coach said he wants to get the “best players who are Illinois guys.’’ Me, I'd rather see the Illini get Kentucky guys. But that's just me. Then the first thing John Groce said about an Illinois guy is “a desire...

    College football top 25 countdown: No. 16 Nebraska

    Bo Pelini's expertise has always been defense. Says who? "Pelini's expertise has always been defense," his official Nebraska biography reads. He played safety at Ohio State, coached linebackers in the NFL (Green Bay, New England), was defensive...

    Johnny Manziel still has some growing up to do

    They started calling him "Johnny Football" as a kid because, when things didn't go his way on the playground, he took his ball and went home. Now hit me with a rim shot and a "piling on" penalty. Unlike the paid psycho-babble experts on ESPN, I...

    With Florida State vs. Auburn in BCS title game, the system works

    There were eight undefeated teams on Oct. 27 and six left on Nov. 17 and it appeared the last year of the Bowl Championship Series might get the fist in the face it deserved. Then Auburn's moon jumped to the seventh house, Jupiter aligned with...