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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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  • Oak Park-River Forest junior Nelson agrees to play for Kansas

    Allie Nelson grew up as the daughter of the best girls volleyball player in Oak Park-River Forest history and now the junior libero is looking to follow her mother's path into the Division I college ranks. Nelson verbally committed to Kansas last month;...
  • Trevor Siemian tapped as successor to Broncos' Peyton Manning? Not quite, but …

     Trevor Siemian tapped as successor to Broncos' Peyton Manning? Not quite, but …
    On the day that would help determine his future, Trevor Siemian was characteristically chill. The former Northwestern quarterback, keeping tabs on the NFL draft at his family's Florida home, was most concerned about his mother, Colleen. "Trying to...
  • Indiana signs former East Aurora standout Tyshee Towner

    Indiana signs former East Aurora standout Tyshee Towner
    Former East Aurora Tomcat basketball standout Tyshee Towner is moving on to the Big Ten Conference. Towner, who played the past two seasons at Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, will join the Hoosiers for the 2015-16 season. "Tyshee is...
  • Hinsdale South halls filled with recruiters courting Josh King

    Hinsdale South halls filled with recruiters courting Josh King
    Nearly every major college football program in the country would like Josh King to play for its team. Earlier this month, Hinsdale South coach Mike Barry learned just how badly those schools want the 6-foot-6, 230-pound defensive end. King is either...
  • Big Ten LBs/secondary players to watch in 2015

    Big Ten LBs/secondary players to watch in 2015
      Once again, the Big Ten’s forte appears to be defense especially at the linebacker and secondary positions. Check out this list of players to watch at each of these positions in 2015: WELCOME BACK … Ed Davis, Michigan State: The...
  • Illinois' Mikey Dudek tears right ACL, likely out till at least October

    Illinois' Mikey Dudek tears right ACL, likely out till at least October
    Illinois’ top player won’t be available at the start of the 2015 season after wide receiver Mikey Dudek tore his right anterior cruciate ligament, the school announced Wednesday. Dudek, who was a freshman All-American, suffered the knee...
  • Barrington's Rapolas Ivanauskas picks Northwestern to 'make history'

    Barrington's Rapolas Ivanauskas picks Northwestern to 'make history'
    Five minutes from the Barrington home of Rapolas Ivanauskas is a Lake Zurich YMCA. That's where, several days a week, Ivanauskas and his father can be found on a basketball court. They work on various basketball skills — shooting, dribbling,...
  • Big Ten receivers to watch in 2015

    Big Ten receivers to watch in 2015
      The Big Ten is cultivating a growing group of young, talented receivers. Here is a look at some of the outstanding players to watch in 2015: WELCOME BACK … Mike Dudek, Illinois: Dudek earned All-Big Ten honors after leading the league in...
  • Oak Lawn throws scare into opponents with Boo Quillin pitching

    Oak Lawn throws scare into opponents with Boo Quillin pitching
    Oak Lawn coach Billy Gerny received quite a surprise a few weeks back, and a satisfying one at that. Senior shortstop Boo Quillin approached Gerny out of the blue about wanting to get back on the mound this season. "Boo came up to me and said his...
  • Big Ten RBs to watch in 2015

    Big Ten RBs to watch in 2015
      The deepest position in the Big Ten last season was running back. Seven players rushed for at least 1,000-yards and two rushed for more than 2,000-yards including Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott. Elliott leads...
  • Chesterton's Jordan Peterson sets all-time strikeout mark at St. Joe's

    Chesterton's Jordan Peterson sets all-time strikeout mark at St. Joe's
    When they passed out good luck charms at St. Joseph's, Jordan Peterson must have been absent that day. The Chesterton grad carries a 3.02 ERA and recently became the program's all-time strikeout king, but only has a 3-5 record to show for it. Some...