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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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  • Jerry Kill has brought Minnesota back to life

     Jerry Kill has brought Minnesota back to life
    Even Jerry Kill would have been skeptical. The Minnesota coach's collection of doubters was vast after he was hired from Northern Illinois and brought along a resume that included stops at Saginaw Valley, Emporia State and, as much of a successful...
  • Heritage-Delray's Cain, Heritage-Plantation's Irving taking time with their options

    Family matters when it comes to recruiting. Football prospects from across the country, including those from Broward and Palm Beach counties, often refer to "being part of a family" leading up to National Signing Day on Feb. 4. Receiver/cornerback...
  • Maryland men's soccer beats No. 5 Indiana on road, 2-1

    Maryland men's soccer beats No. 5 Indiana on road, 2-1
    Men's college soccer: Maryland (7-3-2, 3-2-1 Big Ten Conference) picked up its first road victory this season by topping No. 5 Indiana, 2-1. Senior midfielder Alex Shinsky scored in the 20th minute and sophomore defender Alex Crognale scored his first...
  • Maryland is significant underdog heading into game at Wisconsin

    The oddsmakers apparently do not see Maryland stacking up well heading into Saturday's game at Wisconsin. The Terps are 11.5-point underdogs according to the three lines at ESPN.com. The Badgers (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) are ranked first nationally in...
  • FSU uses drop in polls as motivation

    FSU uses drop in polls as motivation
    You might not have been able to see it even under the bright lights at Doak Campbell Stadium Saturday night, but it was there. Some Florida State players could see it clearly in the reflection in the iconic gold helmets of the Notre Dame players they...
  • Illinois center Nnanna Egwu aims to go all out in senior season

     Illinois center Nnanna Egwu aims to go all out in senior season
    Nnanna Egwu didn't hedge his words. "If you can honestly tell me, if we play as hard as we can every single game and we just miss the (NCAA) tournament, I'll be ok with it," the Illinois senior center said. Really? "But my gut feeling tells me if we...
  • Here's how Big Ten basketball season shapes up

     Here's how Big Ten basketball season shapes up
    The Big Ten had an impressive 2013-14 season as three teams advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament. This season's the conference might not be so gaudy on top but it has a stronger middle, which some could argue makes for a tougher league....
  • Badgers pound Illini with 412 yards rushing in 38-28 victory

    MADISON, Wis. — For 15 minutes, Illinois impersonated a football team that had a chance, allowing fans' pessimism and frustration to evaporate as they envisioned an upset. The feeling was temporary. The invigorated Illini once again became the...
  • Groce, Illini aiming for NCAA tournament

    Groce, Illini aiming for NCAA tournament
    Illinois coach John Groce didn’t dance around questions about expectations for his team. Do the Illini have the NCAA tournament in its sights? “It always is,” he said Thursday at Big Ten media day in Rosemont. “We're at...
  • Former Peoria Manual coach, Illinois assistant Wayne McClain dies

    Former Peoria Manual coach, Illinois assistant Wayne McClain dies
    The Illinois basketball community mourned the loss of former Illini assistant coach Wayne McClain, who died Wednesday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. McClain, who was 60 according to Williams Memorial Services in Champaign, had been...
  • At midseason, Big Ten gets scant national respect

    If you love Big Ten football — OK, we'll settle for like – you don't want to examine USA Today's Sagarin ratings. The league's highest-rated team is Michigan State, at 14. Based on that, the Spartans would rank seventh in the SEC West. Yes,...