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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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  • Football recruiting notes: West Aurora's Spears a foot away from full strength

    Football recruiting notes: West Aurora's Spears a foot away from full strength
    Drake Spears is anxious for his football recruitment to pick up a bit. Perhaps that will happen after he finally boots the basketball injury next week. The West Aurora junior sat out his team's 50-49 loss to Bolingbrook in the Class 4A Hinsdale...
  • Local Roundup for Thursday, April 9

    Illinois ' top player won't be available at the start of the 2015 season after wide receiver Mikey Dudek tore his right anterior cruciate ligament, the school announced Wednesday. Dudek, a Neuqua Valley grad who was a freshman All-American, suffered the...
  • Red Devils in good shape with three state medalists

    Red Devils in good shape with three state medalists
    Sometimes latching onto a college is all about making connections. That's how Hinsdale Central senior Lope Adelakun wound up deciding to play tennis for Wisconsin. Adelakun had met Jake Van Emburgh, the son of Wisconsin coach Greg Van Emburgh, at U.S....
  • Illinois' Mikey Dudek tears right ACL, likely out till at least October

    Illinois' Mikey Dudek tears right ACL, likely out till at least October
    Illinois’ top player won’t be available at the start of the 2015 season after wide receiver Mikey Dudek tore his right anterior cruciate ligament, the school announced Wednesday. Dudek, who was a freshman All-American, suffered the knee...
  • Player from Lake County on Final Four stage again this year

    Player from Lake County on Final Four stage again this year
    When Duje Dukan takes the floor with his Wisconsin teammates on Saturday in the semifinals of the NCAA men's tournament, it will mark the fourth consecutive year that a Lake County graduate has been part of the biggest event in all of college basketball....
  • Jalen Brunson boosts Villanova in college basketball poll

    Jalen Brunson boosts Villanova in college basketball poll
    Less than 24 hours after Duke was cutting down the nets and the song "One Shining Moment" was filling the CBS airwaves, college basketball's analysts already were conjecturing on which school will enjoy the next Shining Moment. Eamonn Brennan, the...
  • Purdue's Kendall Stephens to make push for improvement in offseason

    Purdue's Kendall Stephens to make push for improvement in offseason
    WEST LAFAYETTE — From his freshman to sophomore season, Kendall Stephens improved in various aspects of his game. Defensively. Scoring in multiple ways, beyond simply taking jump shots. Making better decisions. Conditioning. But in his eyes,...
  • Big Ten coaches have taken notice of Maryland

    Big Ten coaches have taken notice of Maryland
    Minnesota men's basketball coach Richard Pitino didn't seemed too shocked by the outcome of Saturday's game at Maryland. As nervous as Terps coach Mark Turgeon appeared before the Big Ten home opener, Pitino knew his Golden Gophers had a difficult task...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    •A Page 1 story on Tuesday about the Medicaid expansion in Illinois failed to specify the amount of the federal government's contribution to the health care program. In fact, about half of the roughly $20 billion that Illinois budgeted for the...
  • Indiana survives Michigan comeback bid

    BLOOMINGTON — Troy Williams understands just how important a win is for the Indiana Hoosiers at this point in the Big Ten season. Williams, who finished 20 points and eight rebounds, hopes Sunday's 70-67 victory over the Michigan Wolverines,...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 2/14 log (updated Friday AM)

    6 a.m.    Golf: Thailand Classic third round (d. in Hua Hin).--Golf 7:30 a.m.    Soccer: FA Cup round 5: West Ham at West Bromwich.--FS1 8 a.m.    Tennis: Men’s Rotterdam and women’s Antwerp semifinals.--Tennis Ch. 8:30 a.m.  ...