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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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  • Boys hoops blog: 10 questions heading into the 2014-15 season

    Boys hoops blog: 10 questions heading into the 2014-15 season
    Boys basketball, for all intents and purposes, is a year-round sport. Officially, practice begins Monday, and so does the hoops blog. At this time of year, even the best of teams have questions. Does Stevenson have enough size to become Lake County's...
  • Why your favorite Big Ten team will be relevant this hoops season

    Why your favorite Big Ten team will be relevant this hoops season
    In recent years, Big Ten basketball has surpassed Big Ten football in terms of depth and national relevance. That trend continues this season as the league boasts a national title contender in Wisconsin. It's anybody's guess where everyone else will...
  • Quarterback's expected return gives Illinois ray of hope

     Quarterback's expected return gives Illinois ray of hope
    Illinois has a blueprint for this type of situation. After a troubling loss at Wisconsin last month, the Illini had an off week to regroup. The victory that followed against Minnesota at home was no coincidence, players said. Now they just want to...
  • Illini expecting boost from return of QB Wes Lunt

    CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois coach Tim Beckman is equating the fourth quarter of games to the team’s fourth quarter of the season. In this last stretch of do-or-die games, the Illini (4-5, 1-4 Big Ten) must give a last-ditch, everything-they-have effort....
  • Week 12 football recruiting notes: Geneva walking tall despite few D-I offers

    Week 12 football recruiting notes: Geneva walking tall despite few D-I offers
    Geneva football coach Rob Wicinski jokingly wondered whether some of his players would make better basketball recruits. Six-foot-3 senior quarterback Daniel Santacaterina, who orally committed to Northern Illinois, remains the Vikings' lone Division I...
  • Girls hoops blog: Former Illini, NBA player Kenny Battle ready to coach daughter at Joliet Catholic

    Girls hoops blog: Former Illini, NBA player Kenny Battle ready to coach daughter at Joliet Catholic
    His days as a Flyin' Illini and NBA player long behind him, Kenny Battle is taking on a new position, one that will bring him closer to his family. Battle, who as a player on the 1989 Illinois team that reached the NCAA championship game, is now the...
  • Big Ten West should have a wild finish

     Big Ten West should have a wild finish
    Who would have imagined that Big Ten football would provide the fall's most compelling pennant race? The Big Ten West won't produce a wild card, only a winner that advances to the conference title game in Indianapolis. With four weeks left, Nebraska...
  • NCAA College Football TV guide: ABC's 'A team' of Fowler, Herbstreit and Cox head to the Big Ten

    ABC's "A team" of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox are headed to East Lansing on Saturday night for the Big Ten big one between No. 13 ranked Ohio State and No. 7 Michigan State. Penn State-Indiana? It's on the Big Ten Network at noon...
  • Play it again: Flaws repeats as Big 10 forward of year

    Play it again: Flaws repeats as Big 10 forward of year
    Illinois forward Jannelle Flaws is a unanimous choice as 2014 Big Ten soccer forward of the year. Flaws, from Glenbrook South, who also won the award last year, was tied for fifth in Division I in goals (17) heading into the Illini's 2-0 loss to No....
  • FSU, Alabama among those who face challenges on road to college football's Final Four

    FSU, Alabama among those who face challenges on road to college football's Final Four
    The path to the College Football Playoff is a winding road and there are still twists and turns that need to be maneuvered before we find out who will make the final four. Take a closer look at the 10 teams in the playoff picture and the potential...
  • Illinois takeaways

    Illinois takeaways
    Bolting Buckeyes: Ohio State scored on its first possession of the game, just as it had done the previous five games. Illinois has led only twice at halftime all season, and trailed 31-0 against the Buckeyes at the break. Dudek the Dude: Receiver...