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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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  • Indiana needlessly embarrasses state while endangering business climate

    Indiana needlessly embarrasses state while endangering business climate
    As an Indiana native working in Chicago, I always laughed along with colleagues who mocked my Hoosier roots in fun, typically asking them to speak more slowly so I could follow. It never bothered me because of my pride in being a small-town kid in the...
  • Chesterton's Blake Pieroni, Aaron Whitaker swim to All-American status

    Chesterton grads Blake Pieroni and Aaron Whitaker earned All-American honors at the NCAA swimming championships in Iowa City over the weekend. Competing for Indiana, which placed 12th, Pieroni finished fourth in the 200 freestyle. He was clocked in 1:33....
  • Big Ten gets last laugh with 2 teams in Final Four

    Big Ten gets last laugh with 2 teams in Final Four
    This supposedly was the season of the Blah Big Ten. The popular thought was that the conference was made up of Wisconsin and everyone else (translation: a bunch of also-rans). But with the conference making up 50 percent of the Final Four, the Big Ten...
  • New Trier's Jeannie Boehm makes All-Area Girls Basketball First Team

    New Trier's Jeannie Boehm makes All-Area Girls Basketball First Team
    Jeannie Boehm New Trier, F, Jr. 2014-15 stats: 15.9 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 2.2 apg College: Undecided Most of the time, the 6-foot-3 Boehm was the best player on a Trevians team that finished third in Class 4A. Boehm was an efficient offensive player in...
  • Spartans Final Four-bound after 76-70 OT win over Louisville

    Travis Trice vowed a day earlier that he wasn't going to cry should the Michigan State Spartans continue their improbable run to the Final Four. The senior guard's vow lasted no more than 10 seconds once the final horn sounded following Michigan State'...
  • College Roundup: Navy baseball sweeps Bucknell

    NAVY BASEBALL: The Mids kicked off their Patriot League slate by sweeping defending league champions Bucknell, 4-2 in game one and 7-1 in game two. Playing in winter-like conditions with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark at Max Bishop...
  • Hall of Fame inductees Gutowski, VanDenburgh shared Irish football tradition

    Hall of Fame inductees Gutowski, VanDenburgh shared Irish football tradition
    Remember former football coaches Ara Parseghian and Dan Devine? Both won national championships at Notre Dame, but Parseghian was beloved and Devine was vilified. In the era of Ara, which lasted from 1964-74, the Irish won two national championships....
  • NCAA, others must show Indiana that discrimination is bad for business

    NCAA, others must show Indiana that discrimination is bad for business
    If it were feasible on such short notice to relocate the college men's basketball Final Four, set to tip off next weekend in Indianapolis, the NCAA would have to consider it. For everyone's sake. Indiana decreed Thursday that what people believe can...
  • College athletes routinely sign away rights to be paid for names, images

     College athletes routinely sign away rights to be paid for names, images
    The monetary value of a college athlete's name, image and likeness is being hashed out in court, but many universities have already arrived at a figure: zero. Colleges from the Big Ten to the Mid-American Conference ask or require athletes to sign...
  • Carmel grad Lauren Feely vaults to top at MAC gym meet

    Carmel grad Lauren Feely vaults to top at MAC gym meet
    Carmel graduate and Bowling Green University sophomore Lauren Feely scored 9.9 to tie for first in the vault at the Mid-American Conference women's gymnastics meet last weekend. Feely also scored 9.725 to place 29th on floor and scored 9.5 on balance...
  • Loyola hoops closing in on bragging rights

    Loyola hoops closing in on bragging rights
    Hold the phone, I was too hard on Illinois college basketball. Thanks to a 63-48 win over Seattle on Wednesday, your 1963 NCAA champion Loyola Ramblers have moved to the championship round of the College Basketball Invitational. Hey, it's best two out...