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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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  • Clearing hurdles no obstacle for Riley

    Clearing hurdles no obstacle for Riley
    Andrew Riley agreed with a laugh that any race that needs more than the straightaway might as well be a marathon as far as he is concerned. That's why the University of Illinois 110-meter high hurdles champion never has tried the 400 hurdles. "I don't...
  • Restaurant pairings for Big Ten Championship

    Michigan State Buffalo Wings and Rings (111 W. Maryland; 317.822.8400) Kilroy's Bar & Grill (201 S. Meridian St.; 317.638.9464) O'Reilly's Irish Bar and Restaurant (36 S. Pennsylvania; 317.974.0674) Rock Bottom Brewery (10 W. Washington St.; 317.681....
  • Downtown businesses look forward to Big Ten boost

    Downtown businesses look forward to Big Ten boost
    This weekend's Big Ten Football Championship game will be a welcomed boost for downtown businesses. While the NBA lockout has been canceling Pacers games, downtown bars and restaurants have been losing millions of dollars. "Not having the Pacers playing...
  • Indiana defeats 2nd Ranked Ohio State to cap off a busy, successful day for In-State Schools

    Indiana defeats 2nd Ranked Ohio State to cap off a busy, successful day for In-State Schools
    When the college basketball schedules were released for this season, New Year's Eve stood out as a very exciting day. December 31st was pretty special in that six in-state schools were in action, all at home. The participants made sure their fans would...
  • Illini's Weber honest — and as good as gone

    Illini's Weber honest — and as good as gone
    After the Illini lost to Purdue on Wednesday night, about the only thing Bruce Weber forgot to say in his concession speech was that he was releasing his delegates to vote their conscience. It’s not that Weber lost his job with his postmortem, it&...
  • Trying to help the helpless Illini

    I heard from a bunch of angry Illini fanswhen I said Illinois wasn’t a destination job for anybody you’d want to hire. I said it was a steppingstone job for the guys you’d want to bring in. Bill Self jumped to a heritage program. Bruce...
  • Orlando natural choice to replace Atlanta for ACC's top bowl destination after Orange, playoff

    Orlando natural choice to replace Atlanta for ACC's top bowl destination after Orange, playoff
    Orlando was the ACC football champion's bowl home from 1987-91. More recently, the city has hosted an ACC team for the last 12 postseasons. Given that history, Orlando is the natural choice to replace Atlanta atop the conference's non-playoff bowl...
  • Celebrations planned for Big Ten Championship

    Celebrations planned for Big Ten Championship
    Preparations are underway for the Big 10 Championship game in Indianapolis, and this year the events surrounding the game are bigger than ever. In addition to the  Big 10 Fan Fest at the convention center, there will be a two day tailgating event on...
  • Purdue fires Danny Hope

    Purdue fires Danny Hope
    WEST LAFAYETTE - The Danny Hope era, as many speculated over the last 24 hours, has officially come to an end. Purdue announced late Sunday afternoon that it has fired the football coach a day after his Boilermakers beat Indiana to win the Old Oaken...
  • Where to eat during Big Ten tournament

    Where to eat during Big Ten tournament
    Where you dine before or after the Big Ten tournament games depends on what time your team's game starts. If your team is playing at 11 a.m. (as Illinois and Minnesota do on Thursday, the winner playing Indiana at 11 a.m. Friday), you'll need a...
  • IU men's basketball 2012-13 schedule

    IU men's basketball 2012-13 schedule
    INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL 2012-13 SCHEDULE - An Exhibition Game Date, Time and Opponent to be named later - November 9 Friday Bryant Bloomington, Ind. TBA LEGENDS CLASSIC (Barclays Center) - November 12 Monday North Dakota State+...