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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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  • Edgy's recruiting notes | De La Salle duo drawing attention

    Edgy's recruiting notes | De La Salle duo drawing attention
    De La Salle Class of 2014 offensive tackle Jamarco Jones will announce his college choice at 1 p.m. June 27 during a press conference at the school. Jones has narrowed his list of favorites to Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State. De La...
  • Illinois topples No. 1 Indiana

    Illinois topples No. 1 Indiana
    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois coach John Groce slumped into a chair, placed his head on his palm and exhaled as an orange chaos erupted all around him on the Assembly Hall court. He had just gotten the best news in long time. After an official review of...
  • Maryland considering a move to the Big Ten Conference

    Maryland considering a move to the Big Ten Conference
    COLLEGE PARK — The University of Maryland is in serious discussions to join the Big Ten, and the Board of Regents plans to meet Monday to discuss the proposed move, according to two sources with knowledge of the talks. The regents were told about...
  • Simeon All Access | Back and fourth in a row? Simeon aims for history

    Simeon All Access | Back and fourth in a row? Simeon aims for history
    PEORIA — The game that made Illinois high school basketball history 16 years ago was "a toss-up" in Sergio McClain's estimation. The crowd of 11,700 at the Peoria Civic Center was in suspense until the final seconds about whether the 1997 Class AA...
  • Heat's already on Beckman

    Heat's already on Beckman
    Seven games, five losses, one recruiting faux pas and a pinch of chewing tobacco into his tenure, Illinois coach Tim Beckman will enter Memorial Stadium on Saturday for his first homecoming game. And there already is a faction that wants to kick...
  • Irish women get No. 1 seed again

    The Notre Dame women got a top seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year – and what may be their last chance for a while to be the belles of the (basket) ball. DePaul once again hopes to be a Cinderella. And Illinois, which looked...
  • Sky's the limit for Ohio State QB Miller

    Sky's the limit for Ohio State QB Miller
    INDIANAPOLIS — Braxton Miller signed jerseys, helmets, photos and scraps of paper. Fans greeted him with comments such as: "Looking forward to next year, man!" and "Glad you're healthy. We respect you a lot at Nebraska" and "How's Urban (Meyer)? Is...
  • Badgers' Ball takes a few hits, keeps on running

    Badgers' Ball takes a few hits, keeps on running
    Heading to his favorite local eatery, Quaker Steak, to hang out with his Wisconsin teammates takes Montee Ball a little longer these days. Instead of the short, direct path from his apartment, Ball opts for a longer walk that circumvents the site of...
  • Catching up with Nick Anderson

    Catching up with Nick Anderson
    A little more than 28 years after the famously tragic killing of his good friend Ben Wilson, Nick Anderson said he is so saddened by the state of his old South Side stomping grounds that he rarely returns. Word of the fatal shooting in the Chicago State...
  • Simeon All Access | Catching up with Deon Thomas

    Simeon All Access | Catching up with Deon Thomas
    Deon Thomas believes the recruiting controversy that dogged him for a year and a half following his senior season at Simeon could have been avoided if he had listened to coach Bob Hambric. The University of Illinois' all-time leading scorer and the No....
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Editorial roundtable (Chicago Tribune TV) Kristen McQueary, John McCormick and Paul Weingarten discuss the week's...