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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

Top Illinois Fighting Illini Articles

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  • Wednesday's matchup: Illinois at Northwestern

    Wednesday's matchup: Illinois at Northwestern
    TV/radio: 8 p.m. Wednesday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670, WGN-AM 720. Records: Illinois 10-6, 1-3 Big Ten; Northwestern 10-6, 1-2. Shannon Ryan's quick look: Illinois' defense has tightened the last two games, holding both Maryland and Nebraska to fewer than 60...
  • Kendrick Nunn and Aaron Cosby played best games in Illinois uniforms

     Kendrick Nunn and Aaron Cosby played best games in Illinois uniforms
    The preseason blow of losing Tracy Abrams to injury was a worry. Losing Rayvonte Rice last week was cast as a potentially fatal blow. To win without two pivotal guards, Illinois needed a little more from everybody. "It's going to take different guys...
  • Damonte Dodd coming off tough two-game stretch on the road

    Damonte Dodd coming off tough two-game stretch on the road
    While Maryland managed a split on the road last week in the Big Ten – winning at Purdue on Saturday after losing at Illinoid on Wednesday – sophomore center Damonte Dodd had his toughest two-game stretch of the season. Dodd finished with six...
  • After another 5-7 season, NU must examine everything in program

    After another 5-7 season, NU must examine everything in program
    The Northwestern players exited Ryan Field quickly, ceding their turf to the victorious men in orange and white. As is custom, every Wildcat tapped a sign that says TRUST YOURSELF on their way out. Truth is, the motto for this Northwestern offseason...
  • Ice cold: Illini shoot season-worst 27.3 percent, fall at Nebraska

    LINCOLN, Neb. — After Illinois beat a Top 25 team at home on Wednesday, it seemed possible that the Illini would stay on course. Turns out that wasn't the case. At least not Sunday night at Nebraska, where Illinois put on its worst offensive...
  • Rayvonte Rice, Illini's leading scorer, out indefinitely

    The season-ending loss of point guard Tracy Abrams in the preseason. An 0-2 start to the Big Ten season. Five losses before mid-January. Could things really get worse for Illinois? The answer is yes. And, apparently, by a lot. Leading scorer...
  • After toppling Maryland, Illinois has high standard to uphold at Nebraska

    Illinois coach John Groce has said since Wednesday night's upset of No. 11 Maryland that "the cat's out of the bag" when it comes to how well his team can perform. Now the question is: How often can the Illini perform that well? The Illini (11-5, 1-...
  • Youth isn't to blame for Maryland's struggles at Illinois

    The last time the Maryland men's basketball team played a game at Illinois prior to Wednesday was eight years ago. For much of the first half Wednesday night, it looked as if the 11th-ranked Terps were going to have the same kind of success as they...
  • No. 11 Terps look to show that loss to Illinois was just 'one bad night'

    With less than three minutes remaining in Wednesday's game against Illinois at State Farm Center, Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon substituted for Dez Wells after the senior guard took an off-balance jump shot that missed badly, falling wide...
  • Sports TV and radio: Tuesday's 12/2 log (updated Monday AM)

    9 a.m.    Football: Sept. 2012: Phoebus vs. Bethel.--LSC 48 12:30 p.m.    Football: Oct. 2012: Kecoughtan vs. Bethel.-- LSC 48 2:30 p.m.    Soccer: UEFA Champions League: Arsenal at Borussia Dortmund.--MASN2 2:40 p.m.    Soccer: English Premier League:...
  • College notes: Danny Nikitas beats older brother on the basketball court

    College notes: Danny Nikitas beats older brother on the basketball court
    The Dec. 9 men’s basketball game between Lake Forest College and Lawrence was a battle of the Nikitas brothers. Danny Nikitas, a 6-0 freshman guard from Glenbrook South, scored 12 points and dished out four assists in Lake Forest College’s...