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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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  • Sports TV and radio: Monday's 1/26 log (updated Sunday AM)

    3 a.m.    Tennis: Australian Open.--ESPN2 6:30 a.m.    Tennis: Australian Open.--Tennis Ch. 7 p.m.    Basketball: Illinois women at Michigan.--Big Ten Net. 7 p.m.    Basketball: Army at American.--CBSSN 7 p.m.    Hockey: AHL All-Star Game: Eastern...
  • Hollins-led Minnesota fends off Illinois, 79-71

    MINNEAPOLIS Nate Mason hit four free throws in the final two minutes and Minnesota held off a late Illinois threat for its second win in three games, 79-71 at Williams Arena on Saturday. A sloppy late stretch full of fouls and missed free throws...
  • Freshman Leron Black gives Illinois a shot of energy

    Freshman Leron Black gives Illinois a shot of energy
    Before the season, Illinois guard and Champaign native Rayvonte Rice promised freshman Leron Black that if Black had a double-double in a win, he could come to Rice's home for some of his mother's home cooking. After Black's 13-point, 15-rebound...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 1/24 log (updated Friday AM)

    4:30 a.m.    Golf: Qatar Masters (in Doha).--Golf 8:30 a.m.    Highlights: North Carolina basketball.--MASN 9 a.m.    Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News and nnpstv.com).--NNPS 10 a.m.    Soccer: FA Cup...
  • Illinois injury woes lead coach to add team manager to the roster in middle of Big Ten play

    The injury situation at Illinois has come to this: Coach John Groce has added team manager Ryan Schmidt to the roster. After almost four full seasons of working with towels, water bottles and the stools players sit on during timeouts, the 6-foot senior...
  • Hot-shooting No. 23 Indiana hands No. 13 Maryland worst loss of the season, 89-70

    Hot-shooting No. 23 Indiana hands No. 13 Maryland worst loss of the season, 89-70
    The Maryland men's basketball team came to storied Assembly Hall looking to break the hex Indiana seems to have on nationally ranked teams. The Terps also came to the Big Ten Conference's most iconic arena looking to build on their growing reputation as a...
  • Boys basketball: Ed Morrow powers Simeon past Bogan

    Boys basketball: Ed Morrow powers Simeon past Bogan
    Sweeping Bogan and Morgan Park wasn't going to be easy, even if Simeon's first victory against Bogan was. The No. 2 Wolverines expected a fight in the rematch, knowing full well they had the baddest dude in the Public League on their side. Ed Morrow,...
  • Illinois tops Purdue 66-57 with the few, the proud

     Illinois tops Purdue 66-57 with the few, the proud
    Illinois was down another man. But that certainly didn't mean the Illini considered themselves out. With only seven players from their usual rotation available for Wednesday night's game against Purdue, the Illini played like they had all the manpower...
  • Like Maryland, Indiana has rebounded to become a surprise Big Ten contender

    Like Maryland, Indiana has rebounded to become a surprise Big Ten contender
    Neither Mark Turgeon nor Tom Crean are in reflective moods these days. The fourth-year Maryland coach and his Indiana counterpart would rather focus on Thursday's nationally televised matchup between the 13th-ranked Terps and No. 23 Hoosiers at Assembly...
  • Wednesday's matchup: Purdue at Illinois

    Wednesday's matchup: Purdue at Illinois
    TV/radio: 8 p.m. Wednesday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Purdue 11-7, 3-2 Big Ten; Illinois 12-7, 2-4. Shannon Ryan's quick look: The Illini are coming off their first home loss of the season after falling to Indiana on Sunday. Without Rayvonte Rice,...
  • Sunday's matchup: Illinois at Nebraska

    Sunday's matchup: Illinois at Nebraska
    TV/radio: 7:30 p.m.; BTN, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Illinois 11-5, 1-2 Big Ten; Nebraska 9-6, 1-2. Shannon Ryan's quick look: Illinois is undefeated at home, but on the road, the Illini have yet to win a game this season.They've dropped four straight on the...