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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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  • Maryland natives set to play in bowl games

    Numerous Maryland natives populate the Terps football roster and are set to participate in the Foster Farms Bowl Dec. 30 against Stanford. Several others will participate in bowl games for Navy, West Virginia and Penn State. Here is a look at other...
  • Preview: IPFW at Purdue

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: IPFW at Purdue Purdue had just one off day to digest a home upset loss to North Florida, and the Boilermakers probably like that, preferring to get back on the court to atone for the setback. Coach Matt Painter's squad can...
  • Northwestern - TeamReport

    NCAAF Team Report - Northwestern - INSIDE SLANT The final weekend of the Big Ten season produced plenty of drama. It started Friday when Nebraska rallied from a 24-7 deficit at Iowa for a 37-34 overtime victory. Then on Saturday, sixth-ranked Ohio...
  • Louisiana Tech - TeamReport

    NCAAF Team Report - Louisiana Tech - INSIDE SLANT Louisiana Tech will be looking to rebound from a tough loss in the Conference USA championship game -- and it will have to do so against a Big Ten team. The Bulldogs (8-5) return to the postseason for...
  • Big Ten Conference championship could affect Terps' bowl destination

    Big Ten Conference championship could affect Terps' bowl destination
    Rick Catlett has been asked the same question this week: Which teams are going to play in your bowl game? Catlett, president and CEO of the TaxSlayer Bowl, has responded the same way each time. "I've told them I absolutely have no clue," said Catlett,...
  • Recap: Illinois 70, American 55

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Illinois 70, American 55 No. 25 Illinois 70, American 55: Malcolm Hill scored 13 points as the Fighting Illini pulled away in the final 10 minutes. Rayvonte Rice added 10 points, 8.4 below his season average, for Illinois (7-1)...
  • Preview: American at Illinois

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: American at Illinois Illinois will try to avoid getting caught looking ahead _ or behind _ when the No. 25 Fighting Illini host American in a nonconference game Saturday afternoon. Illinois is coming off an overtime loss to...
  • United's Espindola faces six-game suspension

    United's Espindola faces six-game suspension
    Major League Soccer Fabian Espindola, D.C. United's most influential attacker during this renaissance season at RFK Stadium, is facing a six-game suspension from MLS for shoving an assistant referee after the playoff finale last month, sources...
  • U.Va., Duke, Louisville headline early-season ACC basketball

    The ACC failed to win its annual Challenge with the Big Ten for the sixth consecutive year, but led by undefeated Duke, Virginia, Louisville and Miami, there’s much to like about a conference that clearly underperformed last season. Headlined by...
  • Will Penn State be left out of crowded bowl picture?

    Will Penn State be left out of crowded bowl picture?
    The Big Ten sent a memo to athletic directors Wednesday with the message that one bowl-eligible team might be left out of the postseason. That could be bad news for Penn State, which finished 6-6 and could be passed over in the scenarios the...
  • Tribune Silver Football finalists: Melvin Gordon, J.T. Barrett, Joey Bosa

    If there were any justice, all three Chicago Tribune Silver Football finalists would suit up Saturday in the Big Ten title game. Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon will further his assault on the Big Ten record books. Ohio State defensive end Joey...