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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: Wednesday's 3/4 log (updated Tuesday AM)

    1 p.m.    Basketball: ACC women’s first round: Wake Forest vs. Boston College.--CSN 1 p.m.    Exhibition baseball: Philadelphia at N.Y. Yankees.--MLB Net. 2 p.m.    Soccer: Women’s Algarve Cup: U.S. vs. Norway (in Portugal).--FS1 2:40 p....
  • Terps ranked 10th in Associated Press poll, highest since 2002-03 season

    Terps ranked 10th in Associated Press poll, highest since 2002-03 season
    The target on the Maryland’s men’s basketball team got bigger Monday. The Terps, who have been ranked in the Top 25 since early December and flirted with reaching the top 10 in mid-January, were ranked No. 10 in the latest Associated Press...
  • Blake Pieroni, Aaron Whitaker stand out in Big Ten swim championships

    Former Chesterton swimmers Blake Pieroni and Aaron Whitaker made a huge impact in the Big Ten Championships at the University of Iowa over the weekend. Pieroni, competing for Indiana, shared Freshman of the Year honors with Michigan's Evan White, who...
  • Illini pushing to wind up on right side of NCAA bubble

    Illini pushing to wind up on right side of NCAA bubble
    CHAMPAIGN — After a 26-point blowout loss to Illinois on Saturday night, Northwestern coach Chris Collins described the Illini in complimentary terms as "hungry" and "desperate." Illinois guard Ahmad Starks doesn't have a term for his team. But he...
  • Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings

    Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings
    (Record, last week's ranking in parentheses.) 1. Wisconsin (26-3, 14-2; 1): The Badgers clinched at least a share of the Big Ten championship with a victory against Michigan State. Up next: Thursday at Minnesota. 2. Maryland (24-5, 12-4; 2): The...
  • Illini crush Northwestern 86-60

    Illini crush Northwestern 86-60
    CHAMPAIGN --Illinois got back on track with some emphasis. The Illini broke a three-game losing streak with an  86-60 victory against Northwestern on Saturday night at the State Farm Center. Their 14 3-pointers on 28 attempts was two shy of tying...
  • Maternity Madness: Illini coach John Groce's wife expecting baby soon

    Maternity Madness: Illini coach John Groce's wife expecting baby soon
    CHAMPAIGN — When Allison Groce told her husband John in July that she was pregnant with their third child, it took but a simple mental calculation to foresee a collision of Groce's love for family and for basketball. On March 15, Illinois coach...
  • Wisconsin clinches share of Big Ten title with win over MSU

    MADISON, Wis. Bo Ryan's players didn't panic in the wake of their loss at Maryland. They refused to see the loss, which snapped a 10-game winning streak, as anything more than a 40-minute misstep. More important, the fifth-ranked Badgers didn't allow...
  • Illinois desperately needs victory over Northwestern to boost NCAA hopes

    Illinois desperately needs victory over Northwestern to boost NCAA hopes
    Instead of heating up down the stretch of the regular season, Illinois is facing its longest losing streak of the season. The Illini have dropped three straight games. And with only three more regular-season contests remaining before the Big Ten...
  • Northwestern enters hostile environment seeking 5th straight win

    Northwestern enters hostile environment seeking 5th straight win
    Northwestern may have a shot at an NIT bid if the Wildcats continue to finish strong. And Illinois is entertaining notions of an NCAA berth, with plenty of company on that precarious tournament bubble. Saturday night's intrastate meeting at the...
  • Blake Bazarnik, Jared Hiltzik hope to lead Illinois to Big Ten tennis title

    Blake Bazarnik and Jared Hiltzik have had plenty of thrills on the tennis court as they try to give themselves — and their Illinois men's tennis teammates — a huge thrill this spring. Bazarnik and Hiltzik are doing their part to help the...