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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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  • Grading Illinois' performance vs. Penn State

    Has Illinois convinced you yet? Probably not, but the 16-14 victory against Penn State on Saturday was a highlight in a mostly dismal season for the Illini. Some big plays — on offense, defense and special teams — saved the day. Offense: B-...
  • Illinois 16, Penn State 14

    Illinois 16, Penn State 14: David Reisner kicked three field goals, including a game-winning 36-yarder with eight seconds remaining, as the host Fighting Illini kept their bowl hopes alive. Senior Reilly O'Toole came off the bench in the second quarter...
  • Preview: Northwestern at Purdue

    Coming off a bye week and in search of his first Big Ten Conference home win, second-year Purdue coach Darrell Hazell has been working hard on trying to improve his porous defense before Northwestern visits Saturday. On the other side, Wildcats coach...
  • Preview: Wisconsin at Iowa

    Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon looks to follow up his record-breaking performance when the Badgers visit Iowa on Saturday for a critical Big Ten contest. Gordon rushed for a major-conference NCAA single-game record 408 yards as Wisconsin routed...
  • Preview: Penn State at Illinois

    With rumors swirling that coach Tim Beckman's job could be on the line, Illinois hosts Penn State on Saturday in its final home game of the season. The Fighting Illini need to win their final two games against the Nittany Lions and next week at...
  • Recap: Illinois 16, Penn State 14

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Illinois 16, Penn State 14 Illinois 16, Penn State 14: David Reisner kicked three field goals, including a game-winning 36-yarder with eight seconds remaining, as the host Fighting Illini kept their bowl hopes alive. Senior...
  • Wildcats 'D" blankets Purdue in 38-14 win

    Wildcats 'D" blankets Purdue in 38-14 win
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Offensive coordinator Mick McCall chest-bumped Kyle Prater as the giant receiver strolled toward the Northwestern locker room. Then McCall hugged injured wideout Christian Jones, saying: “Yeah, buddy!”...
  • Saturday's matchup: Penn State at Illinois

    Saturday's matchup: Penn State at Illinois
    TV/radio: 11 a.m. Saturday; ESPN2, WSCR-AM 670. Line: Penn State by 61/2. Records: Penn State 6-4, 2-4; Illinois 4-6, 1-5. Last meeting: Illinois lost 24-17 in overtime on Nov. 2, 2013, at Penn State. On the offensive: Expect quarterback Wes...
  • Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks

    Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks
    Desperate times call for … well, you know. So after another brutal week (1-6), it's time to take a radical step. I am going to fade my own picks, in handicapping vernacular. Yes, the selections below are the opposite of what I actually think will...
  • Connections: Former Wekiva soccer player sparks Rollins

    Connections: Former Wekiva soccer player sparks Rollins
    Paxton Sickler's boundless energy and competitive juices will give Rollins' women's soccer team an opportunity to continue its record run this weekend. The top-seeded Tars (17-2) will face sixth-seeded Saint Leo at 7:30 Friday night in the NCAA Division...
  • Teddy Greenstein predicts the Big Ten's bowl games

    The biggest question regarding the Big Ten's new bowl system is not how it will work. It's why anyone didn't think of this sooner. For decades the bowls determined which teams they would invite. They based their decisions on potential ticket sales,...