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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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  • Preview: Coppin State at Michigan

    Michigan has lost four straight games for the first time since January 2011, so it's understandable that some players are feeling the pressure heading into Monday's contest against visiting Coppin State. "I think guys are overthinking a little bit, myself...
  • As Big Ten struggles continue, Terps hope to avoid trend vs. Oklahoma State

    As Big Ten struggles continue, Terps hope to avoid trend vs. Oklahoma State
    In automotive terms, Big Ten basketball in the last few seasons has been the steady, reliable car that you rarely had to take in for repairs. Considering that the last Big Ten team to win a national championship was Maryland -- as a member of the...
  • NU AD Jim Phillips praises Pat Fitzgerald ahead of 'important' year

    The view from Jim Phillips’ office is mundane … a parking lot outside Ryan Field. Turn the other way and you can see why the Northwestern athletic director is so bullish about the future — a giant color depiction of the $260 million...
  • The list: Bowl games that have bowed out

    Bowl games have come and gone since the first Rose Bowl in 1902, but let's not forget some of the grandest and strangest bowls that have bowed out. Gator Bowl, 1946-2014. Last year gave us the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, now the "Gator" is gone....
  • College football bowl matchups and previews

    Welcome to the extreme college football postseason. A playoff will conclude the season for the first time. More bowl games than ever 39 will be contested with two nations represented. Hello, Bahamas. The calendar is packed with action, starting with...
  • Lehigh, Muhlenberg wrestle Sunday at Madison Square Garden

    Lehigh, Muhlenberg wrestle Sunday at Madison Square Garden
    The drive from Drew Longo's hometown of Ardsley in Westchester County, N.Y., to the "World's Most Famous Arena" in midtown Manhattan is a simple one. Hop on the Saw Mill River Parkway, which becomes the Henry Hudson Parkway when you cross into the Bronx...
  • Get Ready For College Football Bowl Season

    The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mama, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...
  • 2014-15 college bowl preview: Plenty to see here

    Here you are, chronically behind in holiday shopping, and you've got the first five of 38 college bowl games to watch Saturday. And yes, there will be a quiz. Our preview: New Orleans, Dec. 20, Nevada (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4). Wolf Pack QB...
  • Ranking the college football bowl games from No. 38 to No. 1

    The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...
  • Preview: Hampton at Illinois

    Following a 6-0 start, Illinois has hit a roughpatch, losing three of its last four games. The latest setback came Saturday whenOregon took advantage of a four-minute-plus Illini scoreless stretch late inthe second half to rally for a 77-70 win the United...
  • Preview: Cal State Northridge at Oregon

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Cal State Northridge at Oregon Arizona's Stanley Johnson remains the favorite for Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors, but Oregon wing Dillon Brooks has clearly entered the race. Brooks heads into the Ducks' contest Wednesday...