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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Quarterback's expected return gives Illinois ray of hope

     Quarterback's expected return gives Illinois ray of hope
    Illinois has a blueprint for this type of situation. After a troubling loss at Wisconsin last month, the Illini had an off week to regroup. The victory that followed against Minnesota at home was no coincidence, players said. Now they just want to...
  • NCAA College Football TV guide: ABC's 'A team' of Fowler, Herbstreit and Cox head to the Big Ten

    ABC's "A team" of Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Heather Cox are headed to East Lansing on Saturday night for the Big Ten big one between No. 13 ranked Ohio State and No. 7 Michigan State. Penn State-Indiana? It's on the Big Ten Network at noon...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Saturday's matchup: Illinois at Ohio State

    TV/radio: 7 p.m., ABC-7, WSCR-AM 670. Line: Ohio State by 28 1/2. Records: Illinois 4-4, 1-3 Big Ten; Ohio State 6-1, 3-0. Last meeting: Illinois lost to Ohio State 60-35 on Nov. 16, 2013 in Champaign. On the offensive: Quarterback Reilly O'...