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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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  • Wisconsin loss spoils weekend for Big Ten - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Illinois - INSIDE SLANT The Big Ten was so close to a near-perfect weekend -- record- and image-wise -- and then Wisconsin blew a 17-point lead in the second half on Saturday night against LSU. In the marquee game...
  • Bowl projections: Georgia moves into the playoff

    Bowl projections: Georgia moves into the playoff
    The goal with my bowl projections this year is to work on being as fluid as the College Football Playoff promises us to be so after the first (almost) week of college football, Georgia has moved its way into the four-team invitational. The Bulldogs...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 in Big Ten play. Perhaps Beckman should...
  • Abdullah, Nebraska run over Florida Atlantic

    Abdullah, Nebraska run over Florida Atlantic LINCOLN, Neb. -- If Ameer Abdullah wasn't a Heisman Trophy candidate before the season began, he probably put his name in early-season conversation after his career day in Nebraska's season opener. Abdullah...
  • Trevor Siemian steps up as Northwestern's leader

     Trevor Siemian steps up as Northwestern's leader
    Trevor Siemian's teammates use a variation of the same word to describe him: "goofy." "He's definitely a goofball," receiver Miles Shuler said, "always pulling pranks and telling jokes." Said receiver Cam Dickerson: "The goofiest thing about Trevor is...
  • Bowl projections: Florida State and Auburn to meet again

    Bowl projections: Florida State and Auburn to meet again
    The last time Florida State and Auburn met each other, Jimbo Fisher and Jameis Winston were celebrating the final BCS National Title. Heading into the 2014-15 season, we see those same two schools meeting in the first-ever College Football Playoff...
  • Defensive lineman Jihad Ward living his dream at Illinois

     Defensive lineman Jihad Ward living his dream at Illinois
    CHAMPAIGN — Last year, Jihad Ward traveled more than two hours on public transportation to football practice. Now he's just across campus. Last year, Ward applied for welfare assistance to afford food and lessen the burden on his mother. Now he...
  • The 2014 Penn State football breakdown

    THREE TO WATCH OFFENSIVE VETERANS 1. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg. Though just a sophomore, he's the offense's undisputed leader and Penn State's youngest captain in 70 years. He'll also have to coordinate a new offensive line and some young...