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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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  • Illinois' lack of urgency turns up heat on coach John Groce

    Illinois' lack of urgency turns up heat on coach John Groce
    With inevitability staring Illinois in the face Thursday at the United Center, Michigan led by 19 early in the second half when something happened that encapsulated the plight of the Illini. Coach John Groce implored his team to apply a full-court press,...
  • Abdur-Rahkman scores eight points in Michigan's 71-60 loss to No. 6 Wisconsin

    Abdur-Rahkman scores eight points in Michigan's 71-60 loss to No. 6 Wisconsin
    Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Frank Kaminsky added 16 points and 12 rebounds and No. 6 Wisconsin beat Michigan 71-60 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals Friday. Dekker and Kaminsky, the Big Ten player of the year, combined to score all their team's...
  • BUBBLE WATCH: Illinois, Texas A&M in serious bubble trouble

    Some teams — UCLA and Indiana, for example — took care of business. Others — that's you, Illinois and Texas A&M— did not. With conference tournaments in full swing Thursday, a few teams moved off the NCAA Tournament bubble in...
  • Illinois' NCAA hopes take hit with loss to Michigan

    Illinois' NCAA hopes take hit with loss to Michigan
    Illinois came into the Big Ten Tournament on the bubble and may have tumbled off it on Thursday. The Illini rallied from one big deficit, but couldn't repeat the feat and lost 73-55 to Michigan in a second-round game at the United Center. Now comes...
  • Freshman Aubrey Dawkins rewarding Michigan for giving him a chance

    Freshman Aubrey Dawkins rewarding Michigan for giving him a chance
    Aubrey Dawkins believed he could play at this level. So did his father, Johnny, the former Duke star and head coach at Stanford. But few college coaches were enamored with Dawkins, even though he's 6-foot-6, bright, shoots it well and has a 39-inch...
  • Injury can't slow down Michigan's Spike Albrecht

    CHICAGO — Spike Albrecht had a decision to make before the season: Should he play or should he sit? The Michigan junior from Crown Point has been dealing with a mid-body injury, one that could have prompted him to take a redshirt. He talked it over...
  • As Big Ten season nears end, No. 10 Terps and Nebraska have traded places

    As Big Ten season nears end, No. 10 Terps and Nebraska have traded places
    Five months ago, the Maryland men's basketball team was picked to finish 10th in its first Big Ten Conference season and considered by many to be a long shot to make the NCAA tournament. Nebraska, coming off the school's first NCAA tournament appearance...
  • Sports TV and radio: Thursday's 3/12 log (updated Thursday AM with matchups)

    8:30 a.m.    Golf: Tshwane Open first round (in Pretoria, South Africa).--Golf 9 a.m.    Exhibition baseball: Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia (d.).--MLB Net. Noon    Basketball: ACC quarterfinals: Florida State vs. Virginia, then North Carolina vs....
  • Cliff Alexander may be one and done at KU, but not how many expected

    On a chilly early morning in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, a high school basketball player stood near the sidewalk and waited for his coach. Cliff Alexander had waited here for close to four years, amidst the heartbreak that had enveloped...
  • 5 things Illinois needs to do to win in the Big Ten tournament

    5 things Illinois needs to do to win in the Big Ten tournament
    A lifelong couch potato isn't going to start running marathons. A corporate workaholic isn't going to take a year-long sabbatical through the Himalayas. Likewise in basketball, at this point of the year, teams aren't changing. "When you're in March,"...
  • Fair or foul? Big Ten coaches concur on double-bye format

    Fair or foul? Big Ten coaches concur on double-bye format
    Big Ten basketball coaches will debate into the night whether players should be afforded a sixth foul, the proper duration of the shot clock and the latest incarnation of the block/charge call. But ask about the Big Ten tournament's new double-bye...