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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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  • Terps women clinch top seed in Big Ten basketball tournament

    Terps women clinch top seed in Big Ten basketball tournament
    Maryland is ahead of schedule in the Big Ten. The preseason favorites to win the league locked up a share of the regular-season title and the top seed in the conference tournament by beating Wisconsin, 81-70, on Thursday night for the Terps' 18th...
  • Michigan State among Big Ten teams on NCAA tournament bubble watch

     Michigan State among Big Ten teams on NCAA tournament bubble watch
    College basketball teams' fates will be decided on Selection Sunday, March 15. Until then, it's time to analyze, fret and overanalyze teams' chances of making the NCAA tournament. The Big Ten might have the most teams on the bubble with six. Other teams...
  • Illini golfers defy cold odds to climb to top of college rankings

     Illini golfers defy cold odds to climb to top of college rankings
    CHAMPAIGN — Even though the sun was making a rare appearance on this February day, the cold prairie wind had plenty of bite. At other college golf powerhouses, if the temperature dips below 50, players are grabbing their woollies and looking to...
  • Big Ten announces Maryland's 2015-16 basketball opponents

    The Maryland men's and women's basketball teams are still contenders to win the Big Ten Conference in their first season. But it's never too early to start looking ahead. The conference announced Thursday which opponents each Big Ten basketball team...
  • Three county grads wrestling at Illinois

    Three county grads wrestling at Illinois
    Warren High School graduates Emery Parker and Danny Hicks, along with Deerfield High grad Colton Emmerich all are on the wrestling team this season for the University of Illinois. Parker and Emmerich are freshman, and Hicks is in his second year in...
  • Henson, Havlicek among those headed into college hoops Hall

    When he arrived at Illinois in 1975, the first thing Lou Henson did was preach patience. The new coach wanted to build the Fighting Illini into a national contender, but he wanted to do it with in-state prospects, even if it'd take a while. So that first...
  • Henson, Havlicek among those headed into college hoops Hall of Fame

    Henson, Havlicek among those headed into college hoops Hall of Fame
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When he arrived at Illinois in 1975, the first thing Lou Henson did was preach patience. The new coach wanted to build the Fighting Illini into a national contender, but he wanted to do it with in-state prospects, even if it'd...
  • Lou Henson named to collegiate basketball Hall of Fame

    Lou Henson named to collegiate basketball Hall of Fame
    Former Illinois coach Lou Henson was selected to the national collegiate basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City. Henson's career spanned 41 years at three programs: Hardin-Simmons, New Mexico State and most famously at Illinois. He led the Illini to...
  • Kaminsky scores 23, No. 5 Wisconsin beats Illinois 68-49

    Frank Kaminsky started hot for Wisconsin, then Bronson Koenig and Nigel Hayes finished off Illinois. Kaminsky had 23 points and 11 rebounds, and the fifth-ranked Badgers won 68-49 on Sunday to clinch the best start in school history. Kaminsky hit...
  • Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings

    Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings
    Record, last week's ranking in parentheses. 1. Wisconsin (23-2, 11-1; 1): The Badgers have won their last five games by double digits, including a 68-49 win against Illinois. Up next: Wednesday at Penn State. 2. Maryland (21-5, 9-4; 3): The...
  • Illinois' Rayvonte Rice getting back into groove on court

    Illinois' Rayvonte Rice getting back into groove on court
    With his hand still heavily bandaged, Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice dived on the court, fought for rebounds, dunked (with the opposite hand) and played an average of 28.5 minutes the last two games. "I didn't think he'd be able to play that many...