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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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  • Randle, Stanford proving they belong in NCAA tournament

    Randle, Stanford proving they belong in NCAA tournament
    ST. LOUIS — After two Kansas players giggled and hemmed and hawed around a question regarding Stanford's Chasson Randle, obviously unaware of the point guard, Randle silently stewed and privately schemed. Then he introduced himself to them —...
  • Preview: Illinois at Clemson

    Despite being the No. 2 seed in its eight-team region, Illinois returns to the road for its second round NIT game on Sunday morning at Clemson. The Illini, who came back from a 30-13 deficit to pull out a 66-62 win at Boston University in the first round,...
  • NU's Tsirtsis, Illini's Delgado take wrestling titles

    NU's Tsirtsis, Illini's Delgado take wrestling titles
    Jason Tsirtsis of Crown Point, Ind., became the first Northwestern freshman to win an NCAA wrestling title. And Illinois sophomore Jesse Delgado of Gilroy, Calif., won a second straight. Tsirtsis, the No. 5 seed, beat 11th-seeded Joshua Kindig 3-1...
  • Bruce Weber rises to top again at Kansas State

    ST. LOUIS — Just days removed from being fired as Illinois' coach, Bruce Weber contemplated his next move. Step out of the limelight for a while? Coach a small-profile school? Return to his roots at Southern Illinois? Jump right back in? There...
  • Illinois can't get caught napping in NIT

    Yes, Illinois is playing in the NIT. And yes, sometimes there can be a lack of motivation from major conference teams that didn't make the NCAA tournament. But that was still no excuse, Groce said, for the performance the Illini put on for much of the...
  • Wisconsin wakes up, solves American's Princeton offense

    MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan confessed he watched as much film of American as he had of any opponent. The reason was American runs a version of the Princeton offense, which can be tricky to defend for those not accustomed to seeing it....
  • A look at the NCAA wrestling tournament weight-by-weight

    A look at the NCAA wrestling tournament weight-by-weight
    A look at the favorites and contenders in each weight class at the NCAA Wrestling Championships, which begin Thursday in Oklahoma City, Okla. 125 The Field: Half of last season's crop of All-Americans return at this weight and will look to continue...
  • Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky his own biggest critic

    Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky his own biggest critic
    MILWAUKEE — In "Frank's world," as Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan says, there's a lot happening. Frank would be Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky, and Ryan doesn't really try to interpret what Kaminsky could be thinking at a given moment. But there's one...
  • Penn State wrestlers eager to begin chase for NCAA four-peat

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The entirety of the college wrestling season - the round-the-clock conditioning, body-breaking and mind-building practice sessions, the dual meets, the open tournaments, the intrasquad battles inside the Lorenzo Wrestling Complex - all...
  • Shawn Windsor: How Michigan's Wolverines' work ethic led them back to NCAA tournament

    The player of the year gently cracked the door and craned his neck through the opening. "Mind if I come in?" Nik Stauskas asked. Michigan's sharpshooting wing was homeless for the moment and wanted some company. His team had a meeting and brief film...
  • Area athletes gear up for NCAA meets in winter sports

     Area athletes gear up for NCAA meets in winter sports
    As winter drifts into spring — or so the calendar says — this is championship season for Division I winter sports. Up next: wrestling, swimming and fencing (and that basketball tournament, which gets plenty of coverage elsewhere in this...