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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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  • Tyra Buss more than just a scorer for Indiana women

     Tyra Buss more than just a scorer for Indiana women
    Tyra Buss entered her freshman season at Indiana with a lot to prove. The point guard from downstate Mount Carmel averaged more than 45 points per game as a senior and twice was voted Ms. Basketball of Illinois but never cracked the top 100 recruits...
  • 'The Golden Age of Chicago Sports'

    'The Golden Age of Chicago Sports'
    Was there ever a "Golden Age of Chicago Sports"? Many Chicagoans would cite the 1990s, when the legendary Michael Jordan-led Bulls won six NBA championships in eight years. Those Bulls were certainly Chicago's best ever, but it was hardly a golden age,...
  • Sports TV and radio: Wednesday's 3/4 log (updated Tuesday AM)

    1 p.m.    Basketball: ACC women’s first round: Wake Forest vs. Boston College.--CSN 1 p.m.    Exhibition baseball: Philadelphia at N.Y. Yankees.--MLB Net. 2 p.m.    Soccer: Women’s Algarve Cup: U.S. vs. Norway (in Portugal).--FS1 2:40 p....
  • 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 an  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...
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  • Illinois assistant football coach suspended for one game

    Illinois assistant football coach suspended for one game
    Illinois assistant football coach Mike Bellamy will serve a one-game suspension for violating an NCAA rule, a school spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. Last year, Illinois self-reported Bellamy helping a junior college recruit by helping arrange for a...
  • Tim Beckman makes a play (laughable, but a play)

    Normally, the trivial Tim Beckman isn’t worth making fun of in Chicago. Normally, Illinois football doesn’t matter enough to criticize in Chicago. Normally, Beckman and his program are thought of as annoying in Chicago if they are...