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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

Top Illinois Fighting Illini Articles

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  • Jud Heathcote's influence on Michigan State remains strong long after retirement

    SPOKANE, Wash. Tom Izzo's team piled onto the bus on Jan. 18 in frigid Champaign, Ill., and as it pulled away from State Farm Center after a 78-62 win over Illinois, he pulled out his phone. Izzo wanted to talk to Jud Heathcote. Heathcote wanted to...
  • Penn State's Dylan Alton hoping to return to All-American form in NCAA wrestling tourney

    Penn State's Dylan Alton hoping to return to All-American form in NCAA wrestling tourney
    UNIVERSITY PARK - As a handful of his teammates prepped for their respective semifinal matches last season, Dylan Alton bowed out of his second NCAA tournament in uncelebrated fashion. It was a similar scene two weeks ago in Madison, Wis., where Alton...
  • Illinois hopes to build momentum in NIT

     Illinois hopes to build momentum in NIT
    One sign Illinois is preparing for an unfamiliar opponent is coach John Groce spelling a Boston University player's last name. There wasn't much Illinois knew about BU before Sunday night, when the Terriers were announced as its first-round NIT...
  • Palmerton's Kassidy Stauder headlines Penn State's all-Big Ten gymnasts

    Kassidy Stauder of Palmerton was one of three Penn State women's gymnasts named to the All-Big Ten team. Stauder was named to the conference's first team after helping the Nittany Lions earn 20 victories for the first time in school history. Juniors...
  • Pearl named Auburn basketball coach

    Pearl named Auburn basketball coach
    AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn has named Bruce Pearl its new men's basketball coach. Pearl had been out of coaching since leaving Tennessee amid NCAA violations in March 2011. He had most recently been a college basketball analyst for ESPN. "I'm humbled and...
  • Illini name former QB Juice Williams to staff

    Illini name former QB Juice Williams to staff
    Juice Williams is back with Illinois. The former record-breaking quarterback has been hired to the football staff as a director of alumni and former player relations. Williams, a Chicago native, will manage alumni functions, assist with on-campus...
  • 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...
  • Illinois gets No. 2 seed in NIT

     Illinois gets No. 2 seed in NIT
    Illinois' eight-game losing streak all but ensured the team would not make the NCAA tournament. The consolation prize, a season after advancing to the round of 32 last year, is a No. 2 seed in the NIT. The Illini (19-14) face Boston on the road on...
  • Sports on TV

    FRIDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS ++++++++++++++++++++ || ACC, Florida State vs. Virginia || 54, ESPNNoon || || Big Ten, Illinois vs. Michigan || ESPN2Noon || || A-10, St. Bon. vs. St. Louis || NBCSNNoon || || SEC, Florida vs. Missouri || ESPNU1 || ||...
  • Sports TV and radio: Friday's 3/14 log (updated Friday AM with all basketball matchups)

    7 a.m.    Exhibition baseball: Chicago White Sox vs. L.A. Angels (d.).--MLB Net. 9:30 a.m.    Golf: Trophee Hassan II second round (in Agadir, Morocco).--Golf 10 a.m.    Exhibition baseball: Kansas City vs. Cleveland (d.).--MLB Net. 11 a.m.    Basketball:...
  • Tracy Abrams delivers best game at right time for Illinois

    Tracy Abrams delivers best game at right time for Illinois
    INDIANAPOLIS — Forget the debate over whether Illinois put itself back on the NCAA tournament bubble Thursday with a 64-54 victory over Indiana in the Big Ten tournament. It still would take more than beating Michigan on Friday to qualify the 19-...