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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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  • The 2014 Penn State football breakdown

    THREE TO WATCH OFFENSIVE VETERANS 1. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg. Though just a sophomore, he's the offense's undisputed leader and Penn State's youngest captain in 70 years. He'll also have to coordinate a new offensive line and some young...
  • Defensive lineman Jihad Ward living his dream at Illinois

     Defensive lineman Jihad Ward living his dream at Illinois
    CHAMPAIGN — Last year, Jihad Ward traveled more than two hours on public transportation to football practice. Now he's just across campus. Last year, Ward applied for welfare assistance to afford food and lessen the burden on his mother. Now he...
  • Braxton Miller's injury complicates Ohio State's mission

    Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 7, Ohio State: A season-ending injury to quarterback Braxton Miller in August was...
  • Maryland men's basketball team will be tested by the time Terps enter Big Ten play

    Maryland men's basketball team will be tested by the time Terps enter Big Ten play
    Unlike Mark Turgeon's first three years at Maryland, when a lack of early-season road experience and not many tough non-league games left his men’s basketball team a little ill-prepared for what it would face in the ACC, the Terps should be more...
  • Penn State's Hamilton among Big Ten breakout players

    One player's bad break is a chance for another to become a breakout. Such is the hope in Columbus, where Big Ten player of the year frontrunner Braxton Miller re-injured his right shoulder, paving the way for untested redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett to...
  • Illinois college athletic programs heavily funded by students

     Illinois college athletic programs heavily funded by students
    In 2008, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville began its transition from Division II to Division I athletics. Today, its men's basketball games are broadcast to millions and ticket sales are at historic highs. Donations more than tripled in 2013...
  • The Sports Xchange: Big Ten newcomers to watch

    The Sports Xchange The Sports Xchange: Big Ten newcomers to watch The Sports Xchange polled its college football correspondents in the Big Ten to identify the top newcomers in the conference. One player who could be a star from the opening snap is...
  • The Sports Xchange: Big Ten breakout players

    The Sports Xchange The Sports Xchange: Big Ten breakout players One player's bad break is a chance for another to become a breakout. Such is the hope in Columbus, where Big Ten Player of the Year frontrunner Braxton Miller re-injured his right...
  • Brohm Era begins for Hilltoppers

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Western Kentucky - INSIDE SLANT Western Kentucky has its third coach in as many seasons. It also has a four-game winning streak going into 2014 and a three-year streak of winning at least seven games. The...
  • Mason Monheim assuming leadership of Illini defense

     Mason Monheim assuming leadership of Illini defense
    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois linebacker Mason Monheim sports a Fu Manchu and doesn't typically use the same slang as most of his peers. But he could find no other words to describe the difference he has noticed in his defensive teammates. "They have swag,...
  • Former junior college receivers take long route to Illinois

     Former junior college receivers take long route to Illinois
    Illinois receivers Geronimo Allison and Martize Barr can't think of much they have in common. "I'm more laid-back and quiet, and he's more obnoxious and loud," Allison said. As roommates, there is no mystery which one is Oscar and which is Felix....