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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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  • Braxton Miller's injury complicates Ohio State's mission

    Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 7, Ohio State: A season-ending injury to quarterback Braxton Miller in August was...
  • The Prospector: It just got more difficult recruiting Florida with Urban Meyer at Ohio State

    The Prospector: It just got more difficult recruiting Florida with Urban Meyer at Ohio State
    Urban Meyer is at Ohio State now. Florida fans are miffed and who can blame them. He left the Gators citing his health, his burnout and his lack of time with the family. Family weekends must have been wonderful this past season, with daddy/hubby spending...
  • The Prospector For some talented players, college dream may come up short

    The Prospector  For some talented players, college dream may come up short
    This column can be written every year. In fact it is, usually. Except last year. I couldn't muster the energy. It's too depressing to write about all these great high school football players who lack the size to be great college football prospects. It'...
  • 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...
  • Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde film 'Drinking Buddies' in Chicago, Chief Keef talks Pitchfork, R. Kelly parties at Underground

    Anna Kendrick and Olivia Wilde film 'Drinking Buddies' in Chicago, Chief Keef talks Pitchfork, R. Kelly parties at Underground
    Before shooting the independent film “Drinking Buddies” at Revolution Brewing's Kedzie Brewery Thursday, Oscar-nominated actress Anna Kendrick ate lunch at Hot Doug's in the Avondale neighborhood. Specifically, the 26-year-old “Up in the...
  • Edgy's recruiting notes | De La Salle duo drawing attention

    Edgy's recruiting notes | De La Salle duo drawing attention
    De La Salle Class of 2014 offensive tackle Jamarco Jones will announce his college choice at 1 p.m. June 27 during a press conference at the school. Jones has narrowed his list of favorites to Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame and Ohio State. De La...
  • Groce got at least one thing right

    Groce got at least one thing right
    The new Illinois coach said he wants to get the “best players who are Illinois guys.’’ Me, I'd rather see the Illini get Kentucky guys. But that's just me. Then the first thing John Groce said about an Illinois guy is “a desire...
  • National signing day ranks among worst in sports

    National signing day ranks among worst in sports
    So now we’re done with one of the worst days in sports. No, not Wash Your Face With Sochi Water Day. And no, not Some Idiot Interviewed Dennis Rodman Day. I’m talking about national signing day. On Wednesday, it was football. There’s...
  • College football top 25 countdown: No. 16 Nebraska

    Bo Pelini's expertise has always been defense. Says who? "Pelini's expertise has always been defense," his official Nebraska biography reads. He played safety at Ohio State, coached linebackers in the NFL (Green Bay, New England), was defensive...
  • Johnny Manziel still has some growing up to do

    They started calling him "Johnny Football" as a kid because, when things didn't go his way on the playground, he took his ball and went home. Now hit me with a rim shot and a "piling on" penalty. Unlike the paid psycho-babble experts on ESPN, I...
  • With Florida State vs. Auburn in BCS title game, the system works

    There were eight undefeated teams on Oct. 27 and six left on Nov. 17 and it appeared the last year of the Bowl Championship Series might get the fist in the face it deserved. Then Auburn's moon jumped to the seventh house, Jupiter aligned with...