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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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  • Catching up with Nick Anderson

    Catching up with Nick Anderson
    A little more than 28 years after the famously tragic killing of his good friend Ben Wilson, Nick Anderson said he is so saddened by the state of his old South Side stomping grounds that he rarely returns. Word of the fatal shooting in the Chicago State...
  • Illini lose top track athletes to Texas

    Illini lose top track athletes to Texas
    The loss of track coach Tonja Buford-Bailey to the University of Texas has not surprisingly cost Illinois two of its leading athletes, including two-time NCAA 400-meter champion Ashley Spencer of Indianapolis. Texas announced Wednesday that both...
  • Mid-season awards for Penn State

     
    From Penn State's sports communications department: Penn State head coach Bill O’Brien and senior linebackers Michael Mauti (Mandeville, La.) and Gerald Hodges (Paulsboro, N.J.) have earned several honors as college football readies for the second...
  • The weekend college football/TV schedule

     
    The National Football Foundation sends this out every week. Look for your favorite announcers. ACC Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Oct. 20 12 p.m. Virginia Tech at (13) Clemson ABC (Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Jeannie Edwards) Sat., Oct. 20 12:30...
  • Your complete weekend college football TV schedule

     
    Courtesy of the National Football Foundation. Look for your favorite team or announcer: ACC Date Time Game Network (Talent) Thu., Oct. 25 7:30 p.m. (13) Clemson at Wake Forest ESPN (Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Steele) Sat., Oct. 27...
  • ACC/Big Ten Challenge 2012 TV schedule

     
    ACC/Big Ten Challenge 2012 TV schedule Nov. 27-28 is highlighted by Minnesota at Florida State, NC State at Michigan and North Carolina at Indiana. The annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge event matching teams from the ACC and Big Ten college basketball...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Editorial roundtable (Chicago Tribune TV) Kristen McQueary, John McCormick and Paul Weingarten discuss the week's...
  • College football spring game schedule

     
    Courtesy of the National Football Foundation ACC Date Time Game Network/Notes Sat., April 6 1 p.m. Virginia ESPN3 Fri., April 12 7 p.m. Maryland Fri., April 12 7 p.m. Pittsburgh ESPN3 Sat., April 13 2 p.m. Florida State ESPN3 Sat., April 13 3 p.m. Miami...
  • Could Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan land in the same Big Ten division?

     
    ESPN's Big Ten blog has an update about realignment, which it links to geographic and time-zone divisions. Read the full post here. But here's a look at ESPN's division breakdown. "East" Division Maryland Michigan Michigan State Ohio State Penn State........
  • College Football Countdown: No. 10 Ohio State

     
    College Football Countdown: No. 10 Ohio State...
  • College Football Countdown: No. 8 Michigan

     
    College Football Countdown: No. 8 Michigan...