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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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  • Blake Bazarnik, Jared Hiltzik hope to lead Illinois to Big Ten tennis title

    Blake Bazarnik and Jared Hiltzik have had plenty of thrills on the tennis court as they try to give themselves — and their Illinois men's tennis teammates — a huge thrill this spring. Bazarnik and Hiltzik are doing their part to help the...
  • Illinois goes cold at the end, loses 68-60 to Iowa

    Illinois goes cold at the end, loses 68-60 to Iowa
    IOWA CITY, Iowa — Aaron White scored a career-high 29 points to lead Iowa to a 68-60 win over Illinois on Wednesday night. White scored 14 straight points during a key stretch in the second half to give the Hawkeyes (18-10, 9-6 Big Ten) the lead....
  • Northwestern sets sights on equaling team's 1967 4-game winning streak

    Northwestern sets sights on equaling team's 1967 4-game winning streak
    Chris Collins wasn't born when Northwestern last won four straight Big Ten games. Yet the second-year Wildcats coach could witness his team achieve a feat Northwestern hasn't accomplished in 48 years. "I hadn't seen that stat," Collins said Monday....
  • Game at Iowa crucial for Illinois' NCAA tournament hopes

     Game at Iowa crucial for Illinois' NCAA tournament hopes
    Last season, Illinois won four of its last five regular-season games and just missed the NCAA tournament, relegated to the NIT. In coach John Groce's first season at Illinois in 2012-13, the Illini made a late run, winning six of its last nine regular-...
  • Shannon Ryan's Big Ten rankings

     Shannon Ryan's Big Ten rankings
    (Record, last week's ranking in parenthesis) 1. Wisconsin (25-3, 13-2; 1): The Badgers still are the strongest team in the conference despite Tuesday's loss to Maryland. Up next: Sunday vs. Michigan State. 2. Maryland (23-5, 11-4; 2): The victory over...
  • Illinois falls 60-53 to Michigan State

    Illinois falls 60-53 to Michigan State
    CHAMPAIGN -- After a second half where field goals were rare for Illinois, the team found itself back in the game late against Michigan State. It was too late. The Illini fell 60-53 Sunday night to Michigan State at State Farm Center, their bid to...
  • Sports TV and radio: Wednesday's 2/25 log (updated Wednesday AM)

    5 a.m.    Tennis: Men’s Dubai tournament.--Tennis Ch. 10 a.m.    Tennis: Men’s Dubai tournament.--Tennis Ch. 2:30 p.m.    Soccer: UEFA Champions League round of 16 (leg 1): Monaco at Arsenal.--FS1 5 p.m.    Tennis: Men’s Mexican...
  • Terps women rout Penn State for 19th straight win

    Terps women rout Penn State for 19th straight win
    The fifth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team knew before tip-off at Monday night's game against Penn State it would be receiving the Big Ten regular-season trophy in a ceremony following the final whistle. The Terps played with the moxie of not...
  • Five Things to Watch in tonight's Maryland-Wisconsin men's basketball game

    Five Things to Watch in tonight's Maryland-Wisconsin men's basketball game
    A look at five things to watch during the No. 14 Terps' game against No. 5 Wisconsin in men's basketball at Xfinity Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. 1. Mark Turgeon mentioned during Monday’s Big Ten coaches’ teleconference that Wisconsin has...
  • FSU's Rashad Greene, UCF's Breshad Perriman among players with most to gain at NFL Combine

    FSU's Rashad Greene, UCF's Breshad Perriman among players with most to gain at NFL Combine
    The future of the National Football League will be on display this week as the NFL Combine kicks off Tuesday in Indianapolis. What used to take place in front of a handful of scouts, general managers and other team executives has now morphed into a...
  • College freshman ineligibility initiative doesn't make the grade

    College freshman ineligibility initiative doesn't make the grade
    There is a lesson to be learned following reports several conferences are exploring the option of restoring freshman ineligibility, barring first-year athletes from playing. And you don't have to have a college degree to see what it is. It all began...