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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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  • Terps overcome mostly-stagnant offense in 73-65 win over Rutgers

    Terps overcome mostly-stagnant offense in 73-65 win over Rutgers
    In this case, the numbers did lie — at least a little. Maryland was outscored badly to start both halves and outshot by Rutgers Wednesday night at Xfinity Center. The Terps were missing open looks and forcing a number of shots while not doing a...
  • Sports TV and radio: Sunday's 1/18 log (updated Saturday AM)

    3:30 a.m.    Golf: Abu Dhabi Championship final round.--Golf 8:25 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: Hull City at West Ham.--NBCSN 9 a.m.    Talk: Sports Highlights (d.; on Cox cable channel 47 and Verizon FiOs 17 in Newport News and nnpstv.com).--...
  • Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky worked his way to unlikely stardom

    Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky worked his way to unlikely stardom
    Before adoring fans called him "The Moose" or "Joe College" or "Frank the Tank," Frank Kaminsky was known simply as "Frankie" or "Little Frank." All year round, Little Frank would tag along with his 6-foot-10 dad to gyms around Chicago to watch "Big...
  • With a little help from Juan Dixon, Maryland's student managers are also racking up wins

    With a little help from Juan Dixon, Maryland's student managers are also racking up wins
    Word spread quickly through the ranks of Big Ten men's basketball student managers within hours after Maryland had played — and won — its first game at Michigan State. Joe Baker, a junior who is the head manager at Purdue, saw a message on a...
  • Illinois star Rayvonte Rice will miss game vs. Maryland

    Illinois star Rayvonte Rice will miss game vs. Maryland
    After losing both Dez Wells and Evan Smotrycz for extensive periods earlier this season, 11th ranked Maryland is now going to face a team without its leading scorer. Illinois shooting guard Rayvonte Rice broke his hand in practice Monday and is out...
  • Despite shooting slump, Melo Trimble still helping Terps win

    Maryland freshman point guard Melo Trimble laughed Saturday at Xfinity Center when mention was made of the four free throws he missed in 13 attempts while scoring a team-high 20 points in a 70-58 win over Minnesota. It seemed uncharacteric for Trimble,...
  • Wednesday's matchup: Maryland at Illinois

    Wednesday's matchup: Maryland at Illinois
    TV/radio: 8 p.m. Wednesday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Illinois 10-5, 0-2 Big Ten. Maryland 14-1, 2-0. Shannon Ryan's quick look: Illinois needs to take advantage of its lone home game in a stretch of five that start the Big Ten season. That's going...
  • Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings

    Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings
    Record, last week's ranking in parentheses. 1. Wisconsin (15-2, 3-1; 1): Despite a loss to Rutgers, the Badgers are still the best Big Ten team. But they'll be put to the test without starting point guard Traevon Jackson, who reportedly will miss six...
  • Ice cold: Illini shoot season-worst 27.3 percent, fall at Nebraska

    LINCOLN, Neb. — After Illinois beat a Top 25 team at home on Wednesday, it seemed possible that the Illini would stay on course. Turns out that wasn't the case. At least not Sunday night at Nebraska, where Illinois put on its worst offensive...
  • Rayvonte Rice, Illini's leading scorer, out indefinitely

    The season-ending loss of point guard Tracy Abrams in the preseason. An 0-2 start to the Big Ten season. Five losses before mid-January. Could things really get worse for Illinois? The answer is yes. And, apparently, by a lot. Leading scorer...
  • After toppling Maryland, Illinois has high standard to uphold at Nebraska

    Illinois coach John Groce has said since Wednesday night's upset of No. 11 Maryland that "the cat's out of the bag" when it comes to how well his team can perform. Now the question is: How often can the Illini perform that well? The Illini (11-5, 1-...