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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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  • Jim Harbaugh a perfect fit for Michigan

    Jim Harbaugh a perfect fit for Michigan
    A bevy of reports have Jim Harbaugh being introduced Tuesday as Michigan’s new football coach. My first thought: What took so long? People say, rightfully so, that Pat Fitzgerald is the perfect fit at Northwestern. Harbaugh is so ideal for...
  • All signs point to Harbaugh to be Michigan coach

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. Unless negotiations fall apart, all signs indicate that Jim Harbaugh will be the next football coach at Michigan by Monday or Tuesday. A deal between Harbaugh and Michigan has not been signed, but that isn't stopping U-M staffers from...
  • Illinois not challenged in 93-45 win vs. Kennesaw State

    Illinois not challenged in 93-45 win vs. Kennesaw State
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois coach John Groce welcomed Big Ten play with open arms Saturday after a 93-45 win against Kennesaw State. "I think we're capable of special things," Groce said. "But as I've told them a lot this past week, talk is cheap. You'...
  • Illinois earns dominant win over Kennesaw State

    The Sports Xchange By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange Illinois earns dominant win over Kennesaw State CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois coach John Groce welcomed Big Ten play with open arms Saturday after a 93-45 win against Kennesaw State. "I think we're...
  • Northwestern coach Chris Collins not afraid to shake things up

    Northwestern coach Chris Collins not afraid to shake things up
    Chris Collins coaches the way you and I would. He was so disgusted with Northwestern's Dec. 17 home loss to Central Michigan, he changed the pregame routine. He removed the locker-room chairs so his players would stay upright and lathered as they...
  • Preview: Kennesaw State at Illinois

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Kennesaw State at Illinois The Big Ten begins conference play Tuesday, but until then, Illinois has one more non-conference opponent remaining on the schedule. The Fighting Illini host Kennesaw State on Saturday, hoping to...
  • Louisiana Tech's Bates helps beat former teammates

    The Sports Xchange By Art Garcia, The Sports Xchange Louisiana Tech's Bates helps beat former teammates DALLAS -- Houston Bates made plenty of special memories while with the Illinois Fighting Illini. On Friday at the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl,...
  • Heart of Dallas Bowl matchup: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech

    Heart of Dallas Bowl matchup: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech
    TV/radio: Noon Friday at Cotton Bowl; ESPN, WSCR-AM 670. Line: Louisiana Tech by 6. Records: Illinois 6-6, Louisiana Tech 8-5. Last meeting: Illinois lost 52-24 on Sept. 22, 2012 in Champaign. On the offensive: Quarterback Reilly O'Toole led...
  • Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten bowl picks

     Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten bowl picks
    Did you catch Central Michigan's Hail Mary/Cal lateral play at the end of the Bahamas Bowl? My immediate thought: I can't believe that didn't happen to Northwestern. The Wildcats didn't qualify for a bowl this season, but 10 Big Ten teams will line up to...
  • Bowl victory would put exclamation point on Illinois' reclamation season

    DALLAS — Wearing gaudy sweater vests with chest hair peeking out of the top, Santa Claus belly shirts and poinsettia-patterned crocheted tops, the Illinois football team brought its ugly Christmas sweater party to Dallas earlier this week. The...
  • Friday's college football bowl games

    Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl ILLINOIS (6-6) VS. LOUISIANA TECH (8-5) Time: 10 a.m. PST. Location: Dallas. TV: ESPN. The buzz: Despite losing starting quarterback Wes Lunt to a broken leg in October, Illinois won its final two games to clinch bowl...