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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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  • Hot-shooting No. 23 Indiana hands No. 13 Maryland worst loss of the season, 89-70

    Hot-shooting No. 23 Indiana hands No. 13 Maryland worst loss of the season, 89-70
    The Maryland men's basketball team came to storied Assembly Hall looking to break the hex Indiana seems to have on nationally ranked teams. The Terps also came to the Big Ten Conference's most iconic arena looking to build on their growing reputation as a...
  • Boys basketball: Ed Morrow powers Simeon past Bogan

    Boys basketball: Ed Morrow powers Simeon past Bogan
    Sweeping Bogan and Morgan Park wasn't going to be easy, even if Simeon's first victory against Bogan was. The No. 2 Wolverines expected a fight in the rematch, knowing full well they had the baddest dude in the Public League on their side. Ed Morrow,...
  • Illinois tops Purdue 66-57 with the few, the proud

     Illinois tops Purdue 66-57 with the few, the proud
    Illinois was down another man. But that certainly didn't mean the Illini considered themselves out. With only seven players from their usual rotation available for Wednesday night's game against Purdue, the Illini played like they had all the manpower...
  • Like Maryland, Indiana has rebounded to become a surprise Big Ten contender

    Like Maryland, Indiana has rebounded to become a surprise Big Ten contender
    Neither Mark Turgeon nor Tom Crean are in reflective moods these days. The fourth-year Maryland coach and his Indiana counterpart would rather focus on Thursday's nationally televised matchup between the 13th-ranked Terps and No. 23 Hoosiers at Assembly...
  • Wednesday's matchup: Purdue at Illinois

    Wednesday's matchup: Purdue at Illinois
    TV/radio: 8 p.m. Wednesday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Purdue 11-7, 3-2 Big Ten; Illinois 12-7, 2-4. Shannon Ryan's quick look: The Illini are coming off their first home loss of the season after falling to Indiana on Sunday. Without Rayvonte Rice,...
  • Illinois has tall order against Purdue's pair of 7-footers

    Illinois was pestered Sunday night by one of the smallest — and most offensively effective — teams in the country in a loss to Indiana. The Illini will face the opposite problem Wednesday night in Champaign. "They're big," coach John Groce...
  • Unexpected career move creates more change for new Virginia assistant Chris Beatty

    Unexpected career move creates more change for new Virginia assistant Chris Beatty
    In the past six weeks, Chris Beatty has worn the hats of reluctant home-seller, amateur psychiatrist for a heartbroken kindergartner and wife, and enthusiastic assistant football coach jumping at an opportunity in Charlottesville. He's performed the...
  • Sports TV and radio: Wednesday's 1/21 log (updated Tuesday AM)

    3 a.m.    Tennis: Australian Open second round.--ESPN2 6 a.m.    Golf: Qatar Masters first round (in Doha).--Golf 3 p.m.    Tennis: Australian Open second round (d.).--ESPN2 3 p.m.    Football: Senior Bowl practice (in Mobile, Ala.).--NFL Net. 7 p.m.  ...
  • Terps guards set for another tough test vs. Indiana

    Terps guards set for another tough test vs. Indiana
    After scoring 26 points in Michigan State’s 68-66 double-overtime loss to Maryland in East Lansing, Mich., on Dec, 30, Spartans guard Travis Trice became the primary focus for the Terps in their defensive preparation going into Saturday’s game...
  • Sports TV and radio: Tuesday's 1/20 log (updated Monday AM)

    3 a.m.    Tennis: Australian Open.--ESPN2 3:30 p.m.    Football: Senior Bowl practice.--NFL Net. 6:30 p.m.    Basketball: Michigan at Rutgers.--Big Ten Net. 7 p.m.    NHL: Edmonton at Washington.--CSN 7 p.m.    Basketball: LSU at Florida.--ESPN 7 p.m.   ...
  • Record crowd sees Illini come up short vs. Indiana

    CHAMPAIGN — In a game of runs, Indiana sprinted to the finish ahead of Illinois. The Hoosiers beat Illinois 80-74 before a record crowd at the State Farm Center on Sunday, using a 13-2 run to close it out. "Just a play or two here or there,"...