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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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  • Former Illini player died practicing in Minnesota

    Former Niles West, Illini player dies practicing
    Former Illinois offensive lineman Shawn Afryl died of cardiac arrest Monday night, according to his former high school football coach. Afryl was 22.
  • Girls soccer | Illini give 'athlete of the year' honors to local player

    Girls soccer | Illini give 'athlete of the year' honors to local player
    All Jannelle Flaws wanted was another chance. A chance to get back on the field at the University of Illinois and prove she could play soccer again. And along the way she made history. Flaws, one of the top recruits coming out of Glenbrook South three...

    Notre Dame coaches eye targets on summer hoops recruiting trail

    Notre Dame coaches eye targets on summer hoops recruiting trail
    Wednesday marks the beginning of the summer evaluating period in college basketball. That means coaches will be spending quality time at airports, comparing hotel breakfast spreads and watching a lot of high schoolers compete while hoping they can land...

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....

    Maryland commit Mason Zimmerman learned to snap playing backyard football

    Maryland commit Mason Zimmerman learned to snap playing backyard football
    While tossing a football around the back yard in eighth grade, Mason Zimmerman would crouch down and snap the ball to his best friend, Jacob Yunker, who lined up as the quarterback. The duo developed a connection and Zimmerman, a former tackle, went...