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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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  • Miami hands Illinois first loss, 70-61

    Miami hands Illinois first loss, 70-61
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Illinois cracked the Top 25 on Monday. But by late Tuesday, the Illini appear to be on their way out. Their perfect record, although very early, is also gone. Those were the repercussions for No. 24 Illinois after...
  • Two tough endings for DePaul's Brianna Ryce

    Two tough endings for DePaul's Brianna Ryce
    Less than three weeks after her record-breaking DePaul team had a first-round loss in the NCAA tournament, Brianna Ryce’s 2014 soccer season ended in a heartbreaking national team defeat Tuesday night at Port of Spain, Trinidad. As the Trinidad...
  • Wednesday's local interest college basketball roundup: Spiders survive Thornton's career-high 37, edge W&M 68-67

    While William and Mary’s Marcus Thornton was wearing out Richmond, the Spiders were wearing down the Tribe, though barely. Thornton, a 6-foot-4 senior guard, scored 37 points. Richmond survived that and perilous moments in the final seconds to...
  • Tribune Silver Football finalists: Melvin Gordon, J.T. Barrett, Joey Bosa

    If there were any justice, all three Chicago Tribune Silver Football finalists would suit up Saturday in the Big Ten title game. Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon will further his assault on the Big Ten record books. Ohio State defensive end Joey...
  • Crowded Big Ten bowl picture could leave Illinois on outside

    Crowded Big Ten bowl picture could leave Illinois on outside
    The Big Ten sent a memo to athletic directors Wednesday with the message that one bowl-eligible team might be left out of the postseason. That could be bad news for Illinois, which finished 6-6 and could be passed over in the scenarios the conference...
  • United's Espindola faces six-game suspension

    United's Espindola faces six-game suspension
    Major League Soccer Fabian Espindola, D.C. United's most influential attacker during this renaissance season at RFK Stadium, is facing a six-game suspension from MLS for shoving an assistant referee after the playoff finale last month, sources...
  • U.Va., Duke, Louisville headline early-season ACC basketball

    The ACC failed to win its annual Challenge with the Big Ten for the sixth consecutive year, but led by undefeated Duke, Virginia, Louisville and Miami, there’s much to like about a conference that clearly underperformed last season. Headlined by...
  • Big Ten Conference championship could affect Terps' bowl destination

    Big Ten Conference championship could affect Terps' bowl destination
    Rick Catlett has been asked the same question this week: Which teams are going to play in your bowl game? Catlett, president and CEO of the TaxSlayer Bowl, has responded the same way each time. "I've told them I absolutely have no clue," said Catlett,...
  • Big Ten coaches: Madison Square Garden trip worth it

    Don't count the Big Ten among New York tourists. "We don't want to visit," Commissioner Jim Delany said Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, site of the 2018 Big Ten men's basketball tournament. "We want to live here." Madison Square Garden also will...
  • Sports TV and radio: Tuesday's 12/2 log (updated Monday AM)

    9 a.m.    Football: Sept. 2012: Phoebus vs. Bethel.--LSC 48 12:30 p.m.    Football: Oct. 2012: Kecoughtan vs. Bethel.-- LSC 48 2:30 p.m.    Soccer: UEFA Champions League: Arsenal at Borussia Dortmund.--MASN2 2:40 p.m.    Soccer: English Premier League:...
  • Maryland natives set to play in bowl games

    Numerous Maryland natives populate the Terps football roster and are set to participate in the Foster Farms Bowl Dec. 30 against Stanford. Several others will participate in bowl games for Navy, West Virginia and Penn State. Here is a look at other...