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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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  • Ranking the college football bowl games from No. 38 to No. 1

    The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...
  • Simeon's Moss picks Iowa basketball

    Simeon's Moss picks Iowa basketball
    Isaiah Moss did not make a big impact for Simeon last season after transferring from Lincoln-Way East. He made a big enough impression during the offseason to earn a scholarship to Iowa. The 6-foot-5 Moss, a senior small forward, orally committed to...
  • For Penn State, a critical three-week stretch to bowl-eligibility

    In September, when the NCAA lifted the remaining competitive sanctions against Penn State, coach James Franklin carefully noted a qualifier with regard to the postseason. "We're not bowl-eligible," Franklin said then. "We have an opportunity to go to...
  • Week 11 recruiting notes | International talent bring coaches to Lake Forest Academy

    Week 11 recruiting notes | International talent bring coaches to Lake Forest Academy
    Wesley Annan can't wait to eat his mother's Jollof rice, while teammate Thomas Schaffer is counting the days until a Christmas trip home to Austria will allow him to savor his native schnitzel, spaetzle and palatschinken. Both players attend Lake Forest...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Grading Illinois' performance vs. Ohio State

    Grading Illinois' performance vs. Ohio State
    Even Illinois coach Tim Beckman conceded not much went right for the Illini Saturday night at Ohio State, where the Illini lost 55-14. Penalties, injuries, turnovers. The problems mounted for the Illini as they quickly unraveled against the superior...
  • Illinois needs complete performance vs. Miami in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

    The fact Illinois is undefeated and coach John Groce saw room for improvement in all six victories is a good sign, he said. "I still don't think we've played a complete 40-minute game yet, which is encouraging," he said Monday on a teleconference. The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks

    Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks
    Against-the-spread picks are a 50-50 proposition, yet I've had one winning week out of 10. Clearly the time has come to, as Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald would say, "embrace the suck." By the way, that does not mean embrace being terrible. It's...