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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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  • Illinois' Earnest Thomas won't have to sit out vs. Nebraska

     Illinois' Earnest Thomas won't have to sit out vs. Nebraska
    Illinois has been in this position. The Illini were 3-1 entering Big Ten play last season, with the lone blemish a loss to Washington. It's the same scenario this year as the Illini prepare for their Big Ten opener against Nebraska. It didn't go so well...
  • Illinois' Baker competes to honor late mother

     Illinois' Baker competes to honor late mother
    Bobby Baker was 5 when his mother put him in a Lemont Park District gymnastics program. At the beginning, Baker was frustrated by being unable to get his body to do what he wanted it to do, what he saw some of the other kids already doing. But he...
  • NIU hopes to learn from rare road loss

    The road has been kind to Northern Illinois over the last few years, so the Huskies are determined to transform Saturday night's 52-14 blowout loss at Arkansas into a positive. NIU had won a national-best 17 straight road games before running into the...
  • A big day for the Big Ten, with one little exception: Michigan

    What a comeback for old-time Big Ten football (except for Michigan). The proud, venerable league of Dick Butkus and Archie Griffin earned back some respect Saturday with an exceptional showing (except for Michigan). The future of Jim Delany's scoffed-...
  • Big Ten rebounds from poor showings - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Michigan - INSIDE SLANT Its reputation battered and deeply bruised after a dismal start to the college football season, the Big Ten made a comeback of sorts Saturday. Conference teams rebounded from two weeks of...
  • Illinois needs big rally to tip Texas State 42-35

     Illinois needs big rally to tip Texas State 42-35
    CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois locker room became a lounge in the second quarter Saturday as players sat back and watched other games and music blared. Despite concerns over trailing Texas State in a game that was halted because of a lightning storm,...
  • Preview: San Jose State at Minnesota

    Minnesota will be limping into its non-conferencefinale Saturday against visiting San Jose State. Starting quarterback Mitch Leidner, wholeft last week's loss to Texas Christian with what's being called a turf-toeinjury, is the key health question mark...
  • Jones' Interception Was Bright Spot

    Jones' Interception Was Bright Spot
    TAMPA, Fla. — Byron Jones' 70-yard interception return for a touchdown with five seconds to go in the half was big. It was the Huskies' first interception of the year and pulled them to within 14-7 at the break. "We were in a prevent defense and...
  • Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks

    If you've been betting the farm against the Big Ten, you now own the entire state of Iowa. Right? So riddle me this: Excluding Penn State-Rutgers, I've picked against the Big Ten in 19 of 26 games — and have a 12-14-1 record against the spread....
  • College football on TV: What to watch Saturday

    Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING Eastern Michigan (1-2) at No.11 Michigan State (1-1) 9 a.m., Big Ten Network...
  • Illinois running game running in place

    CHAMPAIGN — After Illinois' season opener, offensive coordinator Bill Cubit smiled and brushed off questions about the team's running game. It's hard to excel equally at passing and running the ball, he said. True enough. But after three games,...