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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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  • Shannon Ryan's Big Ten rankings

     Shannon Ryan's Big Ten rankings
    (Record, last week's ranking in parenthesis) 1. Wisconsin (25-3, 13-2; 1): The Badgers still are the strongest team in the conference despite Tuesday's loss to Maryland. Up next: Sunday vs. Michigan State. 2. Maryland (23-5, 11-4; 2): The victory over...
  • Northwestern sets sights on equaling team's 1967 4-game winning streak

    Northwestern sets sights on equaling team's 1967 4-game winning streak
    Chris Collins wasn't born when Northwestern last won four straight Big Ten games. Yet the second-year Wildcats coach could witness his team achieve a feat Northwestern hasn't accomplished in 48 years. "I hadn't seen that stat," Collins said Monday....
  • Five Things to Watch in tonight's Maryland-Wisconsin men's basketball game

    Five Things to Watch in tonight's Maryland-Wisconsin men's basketball game
    A look at five things to watch during the No. 14 Terps' game against No. 5 Wisconsin in men's basketball at Xfinity Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. 1. Mark Turgeon mentioned during Monday’s Big Ten coaches’ teleconference that Wisconsin has...
  • Sports TV and radio: Wednesday's 2/25 log (updated Wednesday AM)

    5 a.m.    Tennis: Men’s Dubai tournament.--Tennis Ch. 10 a.m.    Tennis: Men’s Dubai tournament.--Tennis Ch. 2:30 p.m.    Soccer: UEFA Champions League round of 16 (leg 1): Monaco at Arsenal.--FS1 5 p.m.    Tennis: Men’s Mexican...
  • Terps women rout Penn State for 19th straight win

    Terps women rout Penn State for 19th straight win
    The fifth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team knew before tip-off at Monday night's game against Penn State it would be receiving the Big Ten regular-season trophy in a ceremony following the final whistle. The Terps played with the moxie of not...
  • Illinois falls 60-53 to Michigan State

    Illinois falls 60-53 to Michigan State
    CHAMPAIGN -- After a second half where field goals were rare for Illinois, the team found itself back in the game late against Michigan State. It was too late. The Illini fell 60-53 Sunday night to Michigan State at State Farm Center, their bid to...
  • College freshman ineligibility initiative doesn't make the grade

    College freshman ineligibility initiative doesn't make the grade
    There is a lesson to be learned following reports several conferences are exploring the option of restoring freshman ineligibility, barring first-year athletes from playing. And you don't have to have a college degree to see what it is. It all began...
  • Vic Law emerging as serious contributor for Northwestern

    Vic Law emerging as serious contributor for Northwestern
    Vic Law is embracing the journey while gradually maturing into a major contributor as a freshman for Northwestern. When the spindly 6-foot-7 forward chose Northwestern as a highly decorated recruit out of St. Rita, he boldly proclaimed that he wanted to...
  • Sunday's matchup: Michigan State at Illinois

    Sunday's matchup: Michigan State at Illinois
    TV/radio: 6:30 p.m. Sunday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Michigan State 18-8, 9-4 Big Ten; Illinois 17-9, 7-6 Big Ten. Shannon Ryan's quick look: Illinois has held its last five opponents to 58 or fewer points. That includes a 59-54 victory on Feb. 22...
  • Illinois and Michigan State seek to keep NCAA momentum going

    Illinois and Michigan State seek to keep NCAA momentum going
    This is the time of the year when identities are mostly cemented. Less than a month from the NCAA tournament, Illinois and Michigan State both are hoping they have found their late-season stride. Illinois (17-9, 7-6) has won four of its last five...
  • Sports TV and radio: Sunday's 2/22 log (updated Saturday AM)

    6:55 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: West Ham at Tottenham.--NBCSN 9 a.m.    Football: NFL scouting combine (defensive linemen and linebackers).--NFL Net. 9 a.m.    Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in...