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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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  • 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.
  • 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...

    Sports TV and radio: Monday's 1/26 log (updated Sunday AM)

    3 a.m.    Tennis: Australian Open.--ESPN2 6:30 a.m.    Tennis: Australian Open.--Tennis Ch. 7 p.m.    Basketball: Illinois women at Michigan.--Big Ten Net. 7 p.m.    Basketball: Army at American.--CBSSN 7 p.m.    Hockey: AHL All-Star Game: Eastern...

    High time for Illinois players to 'man up'

     High time for Illinois players to 'man up'
    MINNEAPOLIS — For Illinois coach John Groce, Saturday's loss at Minnesota was less about numbers and more about toughness. Shrugging off the idea that a limited roster depleted by injury caught up with the team at Williams Arena in a 79-71 stumble...

    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-...