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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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  • Charlie Partridge named nation's 121st-best coach

    Charlie Partridge named nation's 121st-best coach
    Charlie Partridge hasn't been the head coach for a single FAU game, but the fine folks over at Athlon Sports have a good idea of where he ranks in the pantheon of college football coaches — and they say he's better than FIU coach Ron Turner....
  • Two-and-done? Not so fast

    Two-and-done? Not so fast
    New NBA commissioner Adam Silver's desire to force players to stay in college for two years was a big topic of discussion at McDonald's All-American Games' events this week. Fab Fiver and longtime NBA guard Jalen Rose, who broadcast the game for ESPN,...
  • Michigan edges Tennessee, 73-71, after late rally falls short

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas added 14, including a key free throw, to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in an NCAA tournament Midwest Regional semifinal on Friday night. The second-seeded...
  • NU's Tsirtsis, Illini's Delgado take wrestling titles

    NU's Tsirtsis, Illini's Delgado take wrestling titles
    Jason Tsirtsis of Crown Point, Ind., became the first Northwestern freshman to win an NCAA wrestling title. And Illinois sophomore Jesse Delgado of Gilroy, Calif., won a second straight. Tsirtsis, the No. 5 seed, beat 11th-seeded Joshua Kindig 3-1...
  • Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky his own biggest critic

    Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky his own biggest critic
    MILWAUKEE — In "Frank's world," as Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan says, there's a lot happening. Frank would be Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky, and Ryan doesn't really try to interpret what Kaminsky could be thinking at a given moment. But there's one...
  • NCAA tournament preview: West Region

    NCAA tournament preview: West Region
    1 Arizona (30-4, at-large) vs. 16 Weber State (19-11, Big Sky champion) Arizona, the 1997 NCAA champion, is 13-5 as a top-seeded team. Senior guard Davion Berry averages 19.1 points for Weber State, making its first appearance since 2007. 8...
  • Maryland men's basketball will play home-and-home against Indiana, Michigan State next year

    Maryland men's basketball will play home-and-home against Indiana, Michigan State next year
    After playing its final ACC season without visits from Duke or North Carolina, Maryland will have plenty of heavyweights coming to Comcast Center in the Terps' first year in the Big Ten. Maryland will play host to Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin and...
  • Ohio State blows past Minnesota after slow start

    It's not how you start; it's how you finish. At least that is what athletes have been told for decades. No. 24 Ohio State found that adage true Saturday night in a 64-46 victory over outmanned Minnesota at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes did not...
  • UConn Football To Play Illinois In 2019, 2020

    UConn announced Tuesday that it has solidified a home-and-home football series with Big Ten member Illinois for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. The football programs have never met. UConn faced a Big Ten opponent last year, losing to Michigan 24-21 at...
  • National signing day ranks among worst in sports

    National signing day ranks among worst in sports
    So now we’re done with one of the worst days in sports. No, not Wash Your Face With Sochi Water Day. And no, not Some Idiot Interviewed Dennis Rodman Day. I’m talking about national signing day. On Wednesday, it was football. There’s...
  • Thomas Hammock will bring a brief, but impressive track record to the Ravens

    Thomas Hammock will bring a brief, but impressive track record to the Ravens
    Admittedly, when I heard the Ravens were on the verge of hiring Wisconsin running backs coach Thomas Hammock, I didn’t know anything about him. The Ravens have been looking to poach a couple of young, bright assistants from the college ranks to...