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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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  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • Maryland commit Mason Zimmerman learned to snap playing backyard football

    Maryland commit Mason Zimmerman learned to snap playing backyard football
    While tossing a football around the back yard in eighth grade, Mason Zimmerman would crouch down and snap the ball to his best friend, Jacob Yunker, who lined up as the quarterback. The duo developed a connection and Zimmerman, a former tackle, went...
  • USC football: Tailback Ty Isaac will transfer to Michigan

    Former USC tailback Ty Isaac, who said last month that he would transfer, will attend Michigan, he announced on his Twitter feed. "I will be attending the University of Michigan this year," Isaac wrote. Isaac came to USC from Joliet (Ill.) Catholic...
  • Maryland pulls out of Jimmy V Classic game vs. Villanova

    Maryland has pulled out of the Jimmy V Classic against Villanova on Dec. 8 because of "scheduling issues," according to a news release from ESPN. The Terps, who were replaced by Illinois, will take part in the event in 2016. Not playing Villanova...
  • Oak Park's Lemke-Bell picks Northwestern football

    Oak Park's Lemke-Bell picks Northwestern football
    Oak Park junior Adam Lemke-Bell put on weight this spring and saw the scholarship offers pour in from the Big Ten, ACC and even an SEC school. A rising star in the recruiting world, the 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive tackle saw no need to continue the...
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  • Three prime-time games on Penn State's schedule

     
    Penn State's Big Ten opener against Rutgers is the third announced prime-time game of the season. Here's a schedules update. AUG. 30: Central Florida (Dublin) 8:30 a.m. ESPN2 SEPT. 6: AKRON SEPT. 13: at Rutgers 8 p.m. Big Ten Network......
  • Illinois ranked No. 97, Illini need help from defense to score more Big Ten wins

    Illinois ranked No. 97, Illini need help from defense to score more Big Ten wins
    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...
  • Naperville's DiBernardo receives Big Ten Medal

    Naperville native Vanessa DiBernardo was a Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient. The soccer star from the University of Illinois won the award, which recognizes athletic and academic accomplishments. Only 24 of the 8,000-plus Big Ten athletes win the award....
  • Maryland to host Virginia in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

    The Maryland men's basketball team will host Virginia in next season's ACC-Big Ten Challenge, the Terps' first since switching conferences. After playing the last two years of the event on the road as a lame-duck ACC team, Maryland gets a home date...
  • Big Ten lands six primetime ESPN/ABC telecasts

      The Big Ten will be featured in six primetime college football telecasts next season including three games featuring Ohio State according to the latest schedule put out by ESPN Tuesday. Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes kick things off against visiting...