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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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  • Northwestern ranked No. 23, Wildcats look to bounce back from bumpy season

    Northwestern ranked No. 23, Wildcats look to bounce back from bumpy season
    The Orlando Sentinel's college insider Matt Murschel has ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2014 season. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our...
  • Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah is a senior to watch this season

    Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah is a senior to watch this season
      If Nebraska expects to compete for a Big Ten title this season, the Huskers will need another outstanding season by Ameer Abdullah. One of the most consistent and dependable running backs, Abdullah optimizes what this league has been known for as a...
  • Girls soccer | New Trier players make college choices

    Girls soccer | New Trier players make college choices
    Forward Kelly Maday, goalkeeper Dani Kaufman and midfielder Bina Saipi contributed to New Trier's Class 3A soccer state championship in June. They were all sophomores, and with two years of high school remaining, all three made Division I college...
  • Running back Josh Ferguson is the anchor of Illinois offense

     Running back Josh Ferguson is the anchor of Illinois offense
    Josh Ferguson has gone from a player shadowed by skepticism to one carrying heavy expectations in Champaign. Either way, the Illinois running back appreciates the fuel for his drive. "I have a big year ahead of me and I have to prove people wrong," he...
  • Big Ten mascots vote: stunning turnout, stunning result

    Big Ten mascots vote: stunning turnout, stunning result
    After five days of voting, the results of the Big Ten mascot poll are in. The turnout and the results are equally stunning. As of early Friday morning, more than 7 million votes have been cast. (A typical Chicago Sports poll generates between 500...
  • NCAA finally does the right thing with concussion proposal

    I woke up on a stretcher. I still can't remember hitting the receiver or anybody removing my helmet and shoulder pads, the way Ball State trainers did after a nasty collision during football practice one day in 1989. By the time I was alert enough...
  • Indiana's Wilson: Coleman poised for 'solid' season

    Indiana coach Kevin Wilson wouldn't go so far as to say Tevin Coleman was poised for a "breakout" seasons, but Wilson likes the future for the junior tailback from Tinley Park.  "I'm looking forward to Tevin having a solid year, a strong year," Wilson...
  • Girls soccer | Illini give 'athlete of the year' honors to local player

    Girls soccer | Illini give 'athlete of the year' honors to local player
    All Jannelle Flaws wanted was another chance. A chance to get back on the field at the University of Illinois and prove she could play soccer again. And along the way she made history. Flaws, one of the top recruits coming out of Glenbrook South three...
  • Notre Dame coaches eye targets on summer hoops recruiting trail

    Notre Dame coaches eye targets on summer hoops recruiting trail
    Wednesday marks the beginning of the summer evaluating period in college basketball. That means coaches will be spending quality time at airports, comparing hotel breakfast spreads and watching a lot of high schoolers compete while hoping they can land...
  • Former Illini player dies practicing in Minnesota

    Former Niles West, Illini player dies practicing
    Former Illinois offensive lineman Shawn Afryl died of cardiac arrest Monday night, according to his former high school football coach. Afryl was 22. He collapsed while practicing with a few teammates at Winona State University in Minnesota, where he had...
  • Illinois confident defense can take giant leap

    Last season, Illinois increased its offensive production by 130 yards per game from the previous year. Now the Illini need to see as giant a leap from the defense this season to find success While the offense sizzled under coordinator Bill Cubit,...