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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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  • Real or perceived, or a mix, Illinois must move quickly to clean up mess

    Real or perceived, or a mix, Illinois must move quickly to clean up mess
    One of the biggest misconceptions about an athletic scholarship comes in the expectations. It doesn't promise playing time, good health or even a positive overall experience. All free room, board, tuition and books guarantees is access to everything...
  • South Elgin's Ryan Weiss makes right choice with Wright State

    South Elgin's Ryan Weiss makes right choice with Wright State
    South Elgin's Ryan Weiss completed a remarkably rapid ascension to Division I baseball this week when he signed a letter of intent to play at Wright State University. Like much of Weiss' pitching career, the signing Tuesday with Wright State came as a...
  • Barret Benson hopes to become another Wolves' success story

     Barret Benson hopes to become another Wolves' success story
    After Hinsdale South senior Josh King verbally committed to play football at Michigan State, recruiting attention on the school's Class of 2016 now focuses squarely on another coveted star. Barret Benson, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound center for the Hornets...
  • St. Joseph All-American Daryl Thomas named basketball coach at Montini

     St. Joseph All-American Daryl Thomas named basketball coach at Montini
    Daryl Thomas plans to connect with St. Joseph coach Gene Pingatore, but not merely to reminisce about the Chargers' run to the Class AA quarterfinals in 1983. Thomas wants to spend more time on the phone or in the office with his former coach because...
  • Dee Brown joins Illini athletic staff

    Dee Brown joins Illini athletic staff
    Former Illinois basketball star Dee Brown will join the university's athletic staff for the summer as a special assistant to athletic director Mike Thomas. Brown's duties are described like an ambassador for the program, assisting in recruiting in...
  • Ramirez stands out on talented Michigan softball team

     Ramirez stands out on talented Michigan softball team
    The accolades keep coming for Michigan shortstop Abby Ramirez, a former Trinity softball player and 2013 Illinois Gatorade Softball Player of the Year. Ramirez, the Pioneer Press Softball Player of the Year in 2013, has continued to roll to success in...
  • Lafayette women's basketball offering multiple summer camps

    Lafayette women's basketball is offering several summer camps in the coming weeks. There are three Elite Camps for those in grades 9-12: June 28, Aug. 8 and Aug. 10. The camp runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $100, which includes a T-shirt and a...
  • Sandburg grad Bryan Pall delivers in relief for Michigan Wolverines

    Sandburg grad Bryan Pall delivers in relief for Michigan Wolverines
    When asked to describe his freshman season, University of Michigan pitcher Bryan Pall needed just one word: Awesome. Indeed it was for the Orland Park resident. Not only was the Sandburg graduate chosen to the 2015 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-...
  • Big Ten, Notre Dame have eye on Naperville Central's Emmanuel Rugamba

    Big Ten, Notre Dame have eye on Naperville Central's Emmanuel Rugamba
    Emmanuel Rugamba is on a whirlwind football tour these days. That's a good thing. As late as January, the Naperville Central senior wide receiver had scholarship offers from Illinois and a few mid-majors. Fast forward to this week, when the 6-foot-1,...
  • Former Illinois basketball coach Lou Henson hospitalized

    Former Illinois basketball coach Lou Henson hospitalized
    Former Illinois and New Mexico State men's basketball coach Lou Henson, who is set to be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame this fall, was in a Houston hospital awaiting tests due to a weakened immune system. The 83-year-old Henson became...
  • Wojtek Gasienica becomes college football prospect 'out of nowhere'

    Wojtek Gasienica becomes college football prospect 'out of nowhere'
    Wojtek Gasienica's transformation from a novice into one of Illinois' top kicking prospects has happened in less than nine months. Gasienica, a senior-to-be at Ridgewood, began kicking for the Rebels' football team in August 2014. Just four months...