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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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  • NCAAF Preview: Illinois at Ohio State

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Preview: Illinois at Ohio State KICKOFF: Saturday, 8 p.m. ET GAMEDATE: 11/1/14 SITE: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio TV: ABC SERIES: Ohio State leads Illinois 66-30-4. The Buckeyes have won nine of the last 10 meetings and have...
  • College football: What to watch Saturday on TV

    College football: What to watch Saturday on TV
    Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING Duke (6-1) at Pittsburgh (4-4) 9 a.m., ESPNU Duke is already bowl eligible in...
  • Big Ten football rankings: Graduation-rates edition

    Big Ten football rankings: Graduation-rates edition
    Penn State's latest graduation-success rate for football was 87 percent, tied for the second-highest rate in school history. The NCAA released its annual report of graduation success rates Wednesday, with Penn State's sports teams achieving an overall...
  • Illini upbeat heading to Columbus

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Illinois - INSIDE SLANT In one week's time, the mood went from gloom and doom to smiles and pats on the back at Illinois. Facing the possibility of another season gone awry, the Fighting Illini at least for one...
  • Gophers get bye week to regroup

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Minnesota - INSIDE SLANT Gophers coach Jerry Kill had a simple message for his players following their crushing 28-24 loss to Illinois. Keep your heads up. "I believe we're 6-2, and the season isn't over," Kill...
  • Big Ten race starts for real now - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Michigan State - INSIDE SLANT October is over and the Big Ten races are just beginning. As the calendar flips to November on Saturday, there is still much to be decided. In the East Division, there is clarity. The...
  • Buckeyes trying not to look ahead to Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Ohio State - INSIDE SLANT Relieved to leave Happy Valley with a double-overtime victory, No. 13 Ohio State returns home to play Illinois on Saturday night while trying not to let minds wander ahead to its trip to...
  • Boilermakers try again for breakthrough win

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Purdue - INSIDE SLANT Purdue came close to entering its bye week with an upset of Minnesota, only to fall just short in losing on the road, 39-38. This week brings another tough challenge, a trip to Lincoln to...
  • Big Ten fares poorly in first playoff rankings

    When Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany finally gave his blessing to a playoff, it was a nod to hyperventilating college football fans and a thumbs-up to extra TV money. Another benefit: Given that the SEC champion was practically guaranteed to advance...
  • Quarterback Wes Lunt might return for Illinois' last 3 games

    Quarterback Wes Lunt might return for Illinois' last 3 games
    CHAMPAIGN — Desperate for hope in the final stretch of the season, Illinois may have found a sliver of it. Starting quarterback Wes Lunt might return for the final three games, coach Tim Beckman said Monday. Lunt, who has been out with a...
  • Illinois hopes emotional win carries over to Ohio State game

     Illinois hopes emotional win carries over to Ohio State game
    CHAMPAIGN — Watching the Illinois defense near the end of the Minnesota game, quarterback Reilly O'Toole was waiting for luck to bounce the other way for the Illini. It never did. "I got the chills standing on the sideline," he said. "That's...