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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

Top Illinois Fighting Illini Articles

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  • Illinois under pressure to score more Big Ten wins, Illini ranked No. 68

    Illinois under pressure to score more Big Ten wins, Illini ranked No. 68
    Orlando Sentinel college insider Matt Murschel ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2015-16 season. The Sentinel staff takes a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our projected No. 1...
  • Longtime ESU track coach Dick DeSchriver dies

    Longtime East Stroudsburg University coach and administrator Richard L. "Dick" DeSchriver died Friday at his home in Silver Spring, Md. He was 82. DeSchriver, whose son Tom is executive editor and a former sports writer of the Pocono Record, was the...
  • Nick Hardy develops into U.S. Open qualifier, role model

    Nick Hardy develops into U.S. Open qualifier, role model
    On the first tee box at Valley Lo Club, Nick Hardy stood in front of his four playing partners, waving his wedge with his left hand back and forth, like a mini practice swing, in preparation for the opening shot of the tournament. Positioned to Hardy'...
  • Slammers give Casey Fletcher chance to prove himself

    Slammers give Casey Fletcher chance to prove himself
    Casey Fletcher was the third-leading hitter on the University of Illinois baseball team that won the Big Ten regular-season title and finished 50-10-1. Fletcher wasn't among the nine Illini players who were picked in the Major League Baseball draft that...
  • University of Illinois vaulter third in NCAA national track finals

    University of Illinois vaulter third in NCAA national track finals
    Carmel graduate and University of Illinois senior Stephanie Richartz ended her collegiate track career in style by placing third in the pole vault at the NCAA Division I Championships in Eugene, Ore. Richartz cleared 14-feet-7.25, bowing out with...
  • 'Mellow' Campbell ready for U.S. Open

    'Mellow' Campbell ready for U.S. Open
    By now, at age 22 and having just graduated from the University of Illinois, Brian Campbell knows what it takes to have a great round of golf. He knows what he needs to do to play well. Campbell, who is from Irvine and grew up playing at Mesa Verde...
  • Highland Park grad Jason Goldstein chooses Illinois over MLB

    Highland Park grad Jason Goldstein chooses Illinois over MLB
    Highland Park baseball coach Dan Casey remembers Jason Goldstein making a big impact before he even played his first game on the varsity. His impact, though, was on the baseball. "Even though Jason was a freshman and young, the sound coming off his...
  • Former Illini soccer player sues school over concussion treatment

    Former Illini soccer player sues school over concussion treatment
    Casey Conine normally spent her days on a soccer field. She played the sport most of her life, eventually earning a scholarship to the University of Illinois. But after receiving a diagnosis of a complex concussion that brought on the chaos of...
  • Football recruiting: Carmel TE Noah Turner has eyes on Notre Dame

    Football recruiting: Carmel TE Noah Turner has eyes on Notre Dame
    Friday is a big day for Noah Turner. The Carmel junior tight end is not shy about the importance of impressing the Notre Dame football coaching staff at the Irish Invasion camp, an invitation-only event Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly created to attract...
  • Illinois men's golfer Thomas Detry a fan favorite at Palmer Cup

    Thomas Detry may have played for the European team at the Palmer Cup, but it was clear he was the most popular player at Rich Harvest Farms. The soon-to-be senior on the Illinois men's golf team had the largest gallery in the final round on Sunday in...
  • South Elgin's Ryan Nutof stays positive after strong debut at Michigan

    South Elgin's Ryan Nutof stays positive after strong debut at Michigan
    Ryan Nutof had visions of pitching Michigan to a Big Ten Tournament championship and ultimately to the College World Series, which is underway in Omaha, Neb. Instead, Nutof wants to take a positive view toward the unexpected way his freshman baseball...