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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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  • College football back with new look, attitude

     College football back with new look, attitude
    College football spent the last eight months in therapy, facing its flaws and refining its goals. It returned in earnest Thursday night after a transformative and tumultuous offseason new and improved, more honest about where the sport is headed and open...
  • Review: 'The Opening Kickoff' by Dave Revsine

    Review: 'The Opening Kickoff' by Dave Revsine
    Quick quiz: When was this quote said about college football? "Football to-day is a social obsession — a boy-killing, education prostituting, gladiatorial sport. It teaches virility and courage … but so does war." This could be a critic of...
  • Ten-game Big Ten schedule would solve conference's issues

    Ten-game Big Ten schedule would solve conference's issues
    What if there was a way to make Big Ten season ticket holders happier, to give players a better experience, to get more cash from TV partners, to create a more legitimate conference champion, to impress the playoff selection committee and to avoid writing...
  • Illinois preaching faith in turnaround season

     Illinois preaching faith in turnaround season
    CHAMPAIGN — New seasons bring clean slates. And Illinois is hoping to write a success story on its slate. What would define success for the Illini is up for debate, but more than one Big Ten win would be the low end of the bar. They'll start the...
  • GameScout: La. Tech at Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange GameScout: La. Tech at Oklahoma Louisiana Tech at No. 4 Oklahoma KICKOFF: Saturday, 7 p.m. ET GAMEDATE: 8/30/14 SITE: Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma TV: Pay-Per-View SERIES: First meetings KEYS TO THE...
  • Preview: Youngstown State at Illinois

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Youngstown State at Illinois The perception - at least nationally - is that Illinois coach Tim Beckman sits uneasily on the proverbial hot seat as he enters his third season with a 6-18 overall record and a ghastly 1-15 mark...
  • Welcome to the Big … 14?

    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is "East Coastifying" the conference. Maryland and Rutgers are here, though cynics would say it's to get revenue from the New York and Washington, D.C., markets. Also, the "Legends" and "Leaders" reign of terror is over....
  • Wilson, Hoosiers are ready to roll

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Indiana - INSIDE SLANT Kevin Wilson says he's not a fan of coffee or energy drinks. That being said, the fourth-year coach is pretty amped up about this Hoosier team, citing their experience and preparation....
  • Beckman hopes to cool hot seat chatter

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Illinois - INSIDE SLANT And so it begins for coach Tim Beckman and his third Illinois football team. After two lackluster seasons with a 6-18 overall record, the pressure is on Beckman to produce a winner or face...
  • Wildcats going solo with QB Siemian

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Northwestern - INSIDE SLANT Northwestern enters Saturday's 2014 season opener against Cal with one quarterback for a change. And Wildcat coach Pat Fitzgerald says senior Trevor Siemian -- who shared duties the...
  • Quarterback questions at forefront in Big Ten

    Quarterback questions at forefront in Big Ten
    Braxton Miller. Joel Stave. One was the Big Ten's top Heisman Trophy candidate. The other seemed set to lead Wisconsin into a colossal Week 1 showdown with LSU. But Miller had season-ending shoulder surgery Tuesday, and Stave appears to playing second...