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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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  • Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks

    Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks
    Oh, how I loved it when Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio had the Spartans punch in that final touchdown in garbage time against Michigan. It reminded players on both sides that it's a 60-minute game. It rewarded the Spartans fans who stayed till the...
  • Northwestern passing game lacking in big plays

     Northwestern passing game lacking in big plays
    Northwestern has the Big Ten's least productive offense, averaging 4.6 yards per play and less than one touchdown pass per game. But the Wildcats have something going for them — an admiration for quarterback Trevor Siemian, who has spent much of...
  • Illinois defense faces different challenge at Ohio State

     Illinois defense faces different challenge at Ohio State
    CHAMPAIGN — Earnest Thomas, a man never afraid to share his thoughts, was eager to share his energy with his Illinois teammates. "I call myself 'The Juice Man,'" said Thomas, who plays the star position, a safety/linebacker hybrid. "Before the game...
  • 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...
  • Ohio State hands Illini worst loss of season

    Ohio State hands Illini worst loss of season
    COLUMBUS, Ohio –  It was clear almost immediately that Illinois would not stage a stunning upset like the one it pulled off in 2007 against then-top-ranked Ohio State. Coach Tim Beckman, like the 106,961 at Ohio Stadium on a crisp Saturday night,...
  • Illinois takeaways

    Illinois takeaways
    Bolting Buckeyes: Ohio State scored on its first possession of the game, just as it had done the previous five games. Illinois has led only twice at halftime all season, and trailed 31-0 against the Buckeyes at the break. Dudek the Dude: Receiver...