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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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  • Virginia's No. 2 NCAA seed neither outrageous nor daunting

     Virginia's No. 2 NCAA seed neither outrageous nor daunting
    Many Virginia basketball faithful are unhappy — thank you, Twitter and email — with the NCAA tournament bracket unveiled Sunday. Two reasons. One is rooted in conference rivalry — loathing seems too strong a word for Lent — the...
  • Historic footage gives glimpse into 1930s-style basketball

    Historic footage gives glimpse into 1930s-style basketball
    Seated in front of a computer that wasn't his, Al Vogler leaned forward, squinting at the grainy footage on the screen. Gradually, his eyes brightened. His right hand rose from the table, throwing a thumbs-up. "I know these guys!" he said, grinning...
  • NCAA tournament bubble watch

    NCAA tournament bubble watch
    In just four days, teams learn their fates. Some already are sealed. Others can change during conference tournaments. And a few hinge on the downfall of other teams. Conference tourneys this week could be the make-or-break moments for college...
  • Illinois' NCAA tournament hopes crumble against Michigan

     Illinois' NCAA tournament hopes crumble against Michigan
    His eyes fixed to the floor and his chin nearly on his chest, Illinois guard Malcolm Hill glumly talked about feeling optimistic about postseason play. “We just have to keep our heads up and move on,” Hill said. His tone was as...
  • Illinois center Nnanna Egwu has come long way but journey isn't over

    Illinois center Nnanna Egwu has come long way but journey isn't over
    Immaculata Egwu only understood her towering son's future basketball promise when he had eight scholarship offers in hand. Her son Nnanna, who had grown to 6 feet 6 by eighth grade, had been told since he was a child that education was the route to...
  • Illinois' lack of urgency turns up heat on coach John Groce

    Illinois' lack of urgency turns up heat on coach John Groce
    With inevitability staring Illinois in the face Thursday at the United Center, Michigan led by 19 early in the second half when something happened that encapsulated the plight of the Illini. Coach John Groce implored his team to apply a full-court press,...
  • Abdur-Rahkman scores eight points in Michigan's 71-60 loss to No. 6 Wisconsin

    Abdur-Rahkman scores eight points in Michigan's 71-60 loss to No. 6 Wisconsin
    Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Frank Kaminsky added 16 points and 12 rebounds and No. 6 Wisconsin beat Michigan 71-60 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals Friday. Dekker and Kaminsky, the Big Ten player of the year, combined to score all their team's...
  • Illinois' NCAA hopes take hit with loss to Michigan

    Illinois' NCAA hopes take hit with loss to Michigan
    Illinois came into the Big Ten Tournament on the bubble and may have tumbled off it on Thursday. The Illini rallied from one big deficit, but couldn't repeat the feat and lost 73-55 to Michigan in a second-round game at the United Center. Now comes...
  • Freshman Aubrey Dawkins rewarding Michigan for giving him a chance

    Freshman Aubrey Dawkins rewarding Michigan for giving him a chance
    Aubrey Dawkins believed he could play at this level. So did his father, Johnny, the former Duke star and head coach at Stanford. But few college coaches were enamored with Dawkins, even though he's 6-foot-6, bright, shoots it well and has a 39-inch...
  • Injury can't slow down Michigan's Spike Albrecht

    CHICAGO — Spike Albrecht had a decision to make before the season: Should he play or should he sit? The Michigan junior from Crown Point has been dealing with a mid-body injury, one that could have prompted him to take a redshirt. He talked it over...
  • As Big Ten season nears end, No. 10 Terps and Nebraska have traded places

    As Big Ten season nears end, No. 10 Terps and Nebraska have traded places
    Five months ago, the Maryland men's basketball team was picked to finish 10th in its first Big Ten Conference season and considered by many to be a long shot to make the NCAA tournament. Nebraska, coming off the school's first NCAA tournament appearance...