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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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  • Carmel grad Lauren Feely vaults to top at MAC gym meet

    Carmel grad Lauren Feely vaults to top at MAC gym meet
    Carmel graduate and Bowling Green University sophomore Lauren Feely scored 9.9 to tie for first in the vault at the Mid-American Conference women's gymnastics meet last weekend.
  • College athletes routinely sign away rights to be paid for names, images

     College athletes routinely sign away rights to be paid for names, images
    The monetary value of a college athlete's name, image and likeness is being hashed out in court, but many universities have already arrived at a figure: zero. Colleges from the Big Ten to the Mid-American Conference ask or require athletes to sign...

    Loyola hoops closing in on bragging rights

    Loyola hoops closing in on bragging rights
    Hold the phone, I was too hard on Illinois college basketball. Thanks to a 63-48 win over Seattle on Wednesday, your 1963 NCAA champion Loyola Ramblers have moved to the championship round of the College Basketball Invitational. Hey, it's best two out...

    Illinois coach John Groce reflects on season, wants more competitiveness

    Illinois coach John Groce reflects on season, wants more competitiveness
    Illinois coach John Groce has preached the mantra "toughness and togetherness" since arriving in Champaign three seasons ago. But it was the lack of those two qualities that caused the end-of-season collapse, he said. Groce reflected on the Illini's...

    Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic

    Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic
    The calendar said March 1, but Tom Izzo knew better. It's not March until the brackets come out. So on the day that followed Feb. 28, Izzo set a lineup at Wisconsin that didn't include his most important player. He benched the bruising Branden Dawson,...