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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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  • National signing day | Five Mount Carmel players sign with D-I schools

    National signing day | Five Mount Carmel players sign with D-I schools
    A member of the student broadcast team asked Matt Domer about joining a Mount Carmel-to-Illinois pipeline that's been busy "the last couple years." Frank Lenti, Mount Carmel's long-time coach, couldn't help but interject. "There has been a Mount...
  • Curie's Alexander chooses Kansas over Illinois

    Curie's Alexander chooses Kansas over Illinois
    Cliff Alexander briefly teased Illinois fans Friday. The 6-foot-8 forward from Curie High School reached to his right and picked up an orange Illini cap as he said he was going the University of ... After pausing, he set the hat on the table, placed a...
  • National signing day ranks among worst in sports

    National signing day ranks among worst in sports
    So now we’re done with one of the worst days in sports. No, not Wash Your Face With Sochi Water Day. And no, not Some Idiot Interviewed Dennis Rodman Day. I’m talking about national signing day. On Wednesday, it was football. There’s...
  • Thomas Hammock will bring a brief, but impressive track record to the Ravens

    Thomas Hammock will bring a brief, but impressive track record to the Ravens
    Admittedly, when I heard the Ravens were on the verge of hiring Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Hammock, I didn’t know anything about him. The Ravens have been looking to poach a couple of young, bright assistants from the college ranks to...
  • Ohio State blows past Minnesota after slow start

    It's not how you start; it's how you finish. At least that is what athletes have been told for decades. No. 24 Ohio State found that adage true Saturday night in a 64-46 victory over outmanned Minnesota at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes did not...
  • Maryland men's basketball will play home-and-home against Indiana, Michigan State next year

    Maryland men's basketball will play home-and-home against Indiana, Michigan State next year
    After playing its final ACC season without visits from Duke or North Carolina, Maryland will have plenty of heavyweights coming to Comcast Center in the Terps' first year in the Big Ten. Maryland will play host to Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin and...
  • NCAA tournament preview: West Region

    NCAA tournament preview: West Region
    1 Arizona (30-4, at-large) vs. 16 Weber State (19-11, Big Sky champion) Arizona, the 1997 NCAA champion, is 13-5 as a top-seeded team. Senior guard Davion Berry averages 19.1 points for Weber State, making its first appearance since 2007. 8...
  • Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky his own biggest critic

    Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky his own biggest critic
    MILWAUKEE — In "Frank's world," as Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan says, there's a lot happening. Frank would be Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky, and Ryan doesn't really try to interpret what Kaminsky could be thinking at a given moment. But there's one...
  • Penn State-Minnesota rewind

     
    Highs, lows and other stuff from Penn State's 24-10 loss to Minnesota on Saturday. HIGHS Zach Zwinak. The junior ran determined, finishing with season-highs in carries (26) and yards (150). Better for Zwinak, he protected the ball well after fumbling........
  • InsideMDSports: Breaking down the Terps football team's recruiting class, targets

    InsideMDSports: Breaking down the Terps football team's recruiting class, targets
    Editor's note: Each week, InsideMdSports.com provides this blog with a Maryland recruiting feature that previously appeared as premium content on its site. There are exactly four weeks until national signing day, and Maryland has several spots still...
  • Defensive tackle Hageman dominates Senior Bowl practices

    MOBILE, ALA – Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman is one of the most imposing prospects at the Senior Bowl. Hageman, 6 feet 6 and 318 pounds, is a converted tight end and former basketball player who's projected as a first round draft...