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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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  • College Roundup: South River grad Griffin scores three times to lead Maryland women's lacrosse team

    College Roundup: South River grad Griffin scores three times to lead Maryland women's lacrosse team
    MARYLAND WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Three Terrapins scored hat tricks as No.1 Maryland (14-0, 3-0 B1G) defeated No. 14 Ohio State (10-5, 1-2) Sunday afternoon. Taylor Cummings, Megan Whittle and Brooke Griffin (South River) each scored three goals. Zoe...
  • Boys basketball recruiting: Morgan Park's LoVett waiting on ACT

    John Calipari announced Monday that five to seven Kentucky players likely would declare for the NBA Draft, but he was really speaking directly to five to seven others. The start of the late signing period for current high school seniors begins next...
  • Local Roundup for Thursday, April 9

    Illinois ' top player won't be available at the start of the 2015 season after wide receiver Mikey Dudek tore his right anterior cruciate ligament, the school announced Wednesday. Dudek, a Neuqua Valley grad who was a freshman All-American, suffered the...
  • Red Devils in good shape with three state medalists

    Red Devils in good shape with three state medalists
    Sometimes latching onto a college is all about making connections. That's how Hinsdale Central senior Lope Adelakun wound up deciding to play tennis for Wisconsin. Adelakun had met Jake Van Emburgh, the son of Wisconsin coach Greg Van Emburgh, at U.S....
  • Illinois' Mikey Dudek tears right ACL, likely out till at least October

    Illinois' Mikey Dudek tears right ACL, likely out till at least October
    Illinois’ top player won’t be available at the start of the 2015 season after wide receiver Mikey Dudek tore his right anterior cruciate ligament, the school announced Wednesday. Dudek, who was a freshman All-American, suffered the knee...
  • Football recruiting notes: West Aurora's Spears a foot away from full strength

    Football recruiting notes: West Aurora's Spears a foot away from full strength
    Drake Spears is anxious for his football recruitment to pick up a bit. Perhaps that will happen after he finally boots the basketball injury next week. The West Aurora junior sat out his team's 50-49 loss to Bolingbrook in the Class 4A Hinsdale...
  • Jalen Brunson boosts Villanova in college basketball poll

    Jalen Brunson boosts Villanova in college basketball poll
    Less than 24 hours after Duke was cutting down the nets and the song "One Shining Moment" was filling the CBS airwaves, college basketball's analysts already were conjecturing on which school will enjoy the next Shining Moment. Eamonn Brennan, the...
  • Purdue's Kendall Stephens to make push for improvement in offseason

    Purdue's Kendall Stephens to make push for improvement in offseason
    WEST LAFAYETTE — From his freshman to sophomore season, Kendall Stephens improved in various aspects of his game. Defensively. Scoring in multiple ways, beyond simply taking jump shots. Making better decisions. Conditioning. But in his eyes,...
  • Abdur-Rahkman scores eight points in Michigan's 71-60 loss to No. 6 Wisconsin

    Abdur-Rahkman scores eight points in Michigan's 71-60 loss to No. 6 Wisconsin
    Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Frank Kaminsky added 16 points and 12 rebounds and No. 6 Wisconsin beat Michigan 71-60 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals Friday. Dekker and Kaminsky, the Big Ten player of the year, combined to score all their team's...
  • Illinois' NCAA hopes take hit with loss to Michigan

    Illinois' NCAA hopes take hit with loss to Michigan
    Illinois came into the Big Ten Tournament on the bubble and may have tumbled off it on Thursday. The Illini rallied from one big deficit, but couldn't repeat the feat and lost 73-55 to Michigan in a second-round game at the United Center. Now comes...
  • Freshman Aubrey Dawkins rewarding Michigan for giving him a chance

    Freshman Aubrey Dawkins rewarding Michigan for giving him a chance
    Aubrey Dawkins believed he could play at this level. So did his father, Johnny, the former Duke star and head coach at Stanford. But few college coaches were enamored with Dawkins, even though he's 6-foot-6, bright, shoots it well and has a 39-inch...