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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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  • No trick: Illini are on the rebound

    No trick: Illini are on the rebound
    Illinois football has had rough times in recent years, but things might be looking up. The Illini are 3-1 in 2013, including a victory over high-powered Cincinnati. Ryan Lankford is a key reason for the turnaround, with 236 yards receiving, 52 yards...
  • Football | Friday night updates

    Football | Friday night updates
    For live updates from throughout the area, follow us on Twitter @ChiTribPreps. For results, check out the scoreboard. At a game? Join the action using hashtag #TribFB. HALFTIME Simeon 26, Dunbar 6 Simeon didn't let a Dunbar interception return for a...
  • 25 reasons to be pumped for college football

    25 reasons to be pumped for college football
    Let the angels rejoice from the heavens. College football is back! To help get your football juices flowing, here are 25 reasons to be pumped for this season. 1. Pro wrestling legend Ric Flair taught us, "To be the man, you've gotta beat the man."...
  • A 'Blue Out' and a White Out' on the Penn State schedule

     
    Penn State's remaining home dates will include a third annual 'Blue Out,' the expected 'White Out' vs. Michigan and a game recognizing College Football Hall of Fame inductee Dave Robinson. Here's the complete list, courtesy of Penn State sports...
  • Take the Points: College Football Week 2 Picks

    Take the Points: College Football Week 2 Picks
    It’s week 2 of the college football season, and after a summer of educated guesses and prognostication, we finally know something about this year’s teams.  Clemson looks fantastic.  South Carolina will cause problems for whoever they face. ...
  • Bargoer's Guide to College Football: Vol. 7

    Bargoer's Guide to College Football: Vol. 7
    The good times keep rolling this week as the college football slate is locked and loaded. >> There are several enticing matchups, including a showdown between 24th-ranked Auburn and Johnny Football's seventh-ranked Texas A&M team. The Aggies defense has...
  • Take the Points: College Football Week 8 Picks

    Take the Points: College Football Week 8 Picks
    This has been a good week.  Our government shutdown ended, people went back to work, Pearl Jam released a new album, we successfully pawned off Vanilla Ice on the Amish, and Saturday’s Clemson-Florida State match-up has potential to be the game of...
  • Heat's already on Beckman

    Heat's already on Beckman
    Seven games, five losses, one recruiting faux pas and a pinch of chewing tobacco into his tenure, Illinois coach Tim Beckman will enter Memorial Stadium on Saturday for his first homecoming game. And there already is a faction that wants to kick...
  • Catching up with Nick Anderson

    Catching up with Nick Anderson
    A little more than 28 years after the famously tragic killing of his good friend Ben Wilson, Nick Anderson said he is so saddened by the state of his old South Side stomping grounds that he rarely returns. Word of the fatal shooting in the Chicago State...
  • Maryland considering a move to the Big Ten Conference

    Maryland considering a move to the Big Ten Conference
    COLLEGE PARK — The University of Maryland is in serious discussions to join the Big Ten, and the Board of Regents plans to meet Monday to discuss the proposed move, according to two sources with knowledge of the talks. The regents were told about...
  • Simeon All Access | Catching up with Deon Thomas

    Simeon All Access | Catching up with Deon Thomas
    Deon Thomas believes the recruiting controversy that dogged him for a year and a half following his senior season at Simeon could have been avoided if he had listened to coach Bob Hambric. The University of Illinois' all-time leading scorer and the No....