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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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  • Miami hands Illinois first loss, 70-61

    Miami hands Illinois first loss, 70-61
    CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Illinois cracked the Top 25 on Monday. But by late Tuesday, the Illini appear to be on their way out. Their perfect record, although very early, is also gone. Those were the repercussions for No. 24 Illinois after...
  • Miami basketball ready for prime time with win over Illinois

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. The student section at BankUnited Center, often half-empty, was jam-packed with students in orange Santa hats an hour before tipoff Tuesday night. ESPN2 cameras were in the building. And there were lines at the ticket windows. This was...
  • Illinois fans less than thrilled that Tim Beckman will return as coach

    Illinois fans less than thrilled that Tim Beckman will return as coach
    A surprising winning streak. A victory in the rivalry game. A bowl game. The end-of-season flourish seemed to save Illinois coach Tim Beckman, who was retained by athletic director Mike Thomas with an announcement Sunday. Those achievements would whip...
  • Illinois needs complete performance vs. Miami in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

    The fact Illinois is undefeated and coach John Groce saw room for improvement in all six victories is a good sign, he said. "I still don't think we've played a complete 40-minute game yet, which is encouraging," he said Monday on a teleconference. The...
  • 'Canes preparing for Top 25 showdown with Illinois

    'Canes preparing for Top 25 showdown with Illinois
    — Sheldon McClellan and Angel Rodriguez had plenty of time to practice a year ago, plenty of time to work together on building their on-court chemistry and plenty of time to wonder what it would be like when both were able to finally suit up and...
  • Tuesday's matchup: Illinois at Miami

    Tuesday's matchup: Illinois at Miami
    TV/radio: 8 p.m. Tuesday; ESPN2, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Illinois 6-0, Miami 7-0. Shannon Ryan's quick look: Illinois has won four of its last five Big Ten-ACC meetings. The No. 24 Illini have showcased their depth with six players averaging at least...
  • Sports TV and radio: Tuesday's 12/2 log (updated Monday AM)

    9 a.m.    Football: Sept. 2012: Phoebus vs. Bethel.--LSC 48 12:30 p.m.    Football: Oct. 2012: Kecoughtan vs. Bethel.-- LSC 48 2:30 p.m.    Soccer: UEFA Champions League: Arsenal at Borussia Dortmund.--MASN2 2:40 p.m.    Soccer: English Premier League:...
  • Dramatic final weekend in Big Ten - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Minnesota - INSIDE SLANT The final weekend of the Big Ten season produced plenty of drama. It started Friday when Nebraska rallied from a 24-7 deficit at Iowa for a 37-34 overtime victory. Then on Saturday,...
  • College football roundup: Missing Ohio State player found dead

    The Sports Xchange College football roundup: Missing Ohio State player found dead Kosta Karageorge, the missing Ohio State football player who disappeared Wednesday, was found dead on Sunday. Columbus, Ohio, police announced the 22-year-old fifth-...
  • Tim Beckman will be back for a 4th season as Illinois' football coach

    Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas saw enough improvement from football coach Tim Beckman's team to retain him. Thomas released a statement about keeping Beckman on Sunday, the day after the Illini earned bowl eligibility by beating Northwestern....
  • Nebraska fires Coach Bo Pelini after 9-3 season

    Nebraska fired Coach Bo Pelini on Sunday on the heels of a 9-3 campaign that included late-season losses to Wisconsin and Minnesota that dissolved the Cornhuskers' chances of playing in the Big Ten championship game. Pelini's firing is effective...