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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

Top Illinois Fighting Illini Articles

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  • Ranking the Big Ten basketball arenas

    The challenge of ranking college basketball venues is this: They're always changing. And, no, we're not talking about adding a Dippin' Dots station. Think of it like the scene from "Sideways" when Maya speaks of her love of vino: "I like how wine...
  • Mature Illinois sets its sights on return to NCAA tournament

     Mature Illinois sets its sights on return to NCAA tournament
    CHAMPAIGN — For the first time since John Groce arrived at Illinois, the Illini don't need to wear "Hello, My Name Is ___" stickers. In his first season, players were getting acclimated to Groce, his assistants and his system. Last season, nine...
  • Big Ten basketball preview: Teams at a glance

    Big Ten basketball preview: Teams at a glance
    In Shannon Ryan's predicted order of finish. Wisconsin 2013-14 record: 30-8, 12-6 Big Ten (T-2nd). Big Ten tournament: Lost to Michigan State in the semifinals. NCAA tournament: Lost to Kentucky in the Final Four. Key players: Center Frank...
  • College football on TV: Saturday's games to watch

    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 No. 8 Ohio State (8-1) at No. 25 Minnesota (7-2) 9 a.m., Channel 7 Ohio State...
  • Signing day: Simeon's Moss looks forward to expanded role

    Signing day: Simeon's Moss looks forward to expanded role
    Isaiah Moss shoots well from downtown and enjoys living there, too. If there were times last winter when Moss questioned the decision to transfer from Lincoln-Way East to Simeon following his sophomore year, the move feels right now. The 6-foot-5...
  • 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...