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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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  • Terps ranked 10th in Associated Press poll, highest since 2002-03 season

    Terps ranked 10th in Associated Press poll, highest since 2002-03 season
    The target on the Maryland’s men’s basketball team got bigger Monday. The Terps, who have been ranked in the Top 25 since early December and flirted with reaching the top 10 in mid-January, were ranked No. 10 in the latest Associated Press...
  • Blake Pieroni, Aaron Whitaker stand out in Big Ten swim championships

    Former Chesterton swimmers Blake Pieroni and Aaron Whitaker made a huge impact in the Big Ten Championships at the University of Iowa over the weekend. Pieroni, competing for Indiana, shared Freshman of the Year honors with Michigan's Evan White, who...
  • Illini pushing to wind up on right side of NCAA bubble

    Illini pushing to wind up on right side of NCAA bubble
    CHAMPAIGN — After a 26-point blowout loss to Illinois on Saturday night, Northwestern coach Chris Collins described the Illini in complimentary terms as "hungry" and "desperate." Illinois guard Ahmad Starks doesn't have a term for his team. But he...
  • Illini crush Northwestern 86-60

    Illini crush Northwestern 86-60
    CHAMPAIGN --Illinois got back on track with some emphasis. The Illini broke a three-game losing streak with anĀ  86-60 victory against Northwestern on Saturday night at the State Farm Center. Their 14 3-pointers on 28 attempts was two shy of tying...
  • Maternity Madness: Illini coach John Groce's wife expecting baby soon

    Maternity Madness: Illini coach John Groce's wife expecting baby soon
    CHAMPAIGN — When Allison Groce told her husband John in July that she was pregnant with their third child, it took but a simple mental calculation to foresee a collision of Groce's love for family and for basketball. On March 15, Illinois coach...
  • Your pre-March Madness survival guide

    Your pre-March Madness survival guide
    Woe is us, sports fans! After the Super Bowl and before the NCAA tournament, here lie the dragons of the American sports calendar. Sure, there's action for die-hard Blackhawks and Bulls fans, but even they spend February looking ahead to the thrills of...
  • Illinois recruiting class 'solid,' but Beckman's murky future an obstacle

    Illinois recruiting class 'solid,' but Beckman's murky future an obstacle
    If there was ever a year for Illinois coach Tim Beckman to capitalize in recruiting, this was it. The Illini played in their first bowl game in his tenure. Their six wins were triple their total in his first season in 2012. The recruiting class that...
  • After some rest, Terps seek return to form vs. Penn State

    After some rest, Terps seek return to form vs. Penn State
    Maryland guard Richaud Pack said he felt the difference almost immediately when the men’s basketball team returned to practice Saturday, two days after the No. 17 Terps suffered their worst loss of the season at Ohio State. Pack, who had been...
  • Naperville Central graduate Emma Ondik on target for DePauw

    Naperville Central graduate Emma Ondik on target for DePauw
    The 5-foot-5 senior guard is averaging 11.4 points for the DePauw (16-1). The Tigers are 9-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Emma Ondik, a Naperville Central graduate, has spent most of the year coming off the bench for DePauw University....
  • 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 state...
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