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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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  • Illinois beats Nebraska 3-2 in Big Ten baseball tournament

    Illinois beats Nebraska 3-2 in Big Ten baseball tournament
    MINNEAPOLIS — Pat McInerney broke a tie with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning and top-seeded Illinois beat Nebraska 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten tournament. Ryan Nagle singled up the middle to put the go-ahead run on base....
  • Shawaryn pitches Terps past Michigan State, 2-1, in first round of Big Ten tournament

    Shawaryn pitches Terps past Michigan State, 2-1, in first round of Big Ten tournament
    Sophomore right-hander Mike Shawaryn gave up one run and struck out nine over seven innings as fourth-seeded Maryland defeated fifth-seeded Michigan State in the opening round of the Big Ten baseball tournament Wednesday night at Target Field in...
  • Lyons' Emma Haugen has chance to win third state title in high jump

     Lyons' Emma Haugen has chance to win third state title in high jump
    Emma Haugen's first Wisconsin home football game made quite an impression on Nov. 15. When the Badgers played a Big Ten game against Nebraska at Camp Randall Stadium last fall, Haugen attended the game during her official visit to the Madison,...
  • Big Ten ADs respond to abuse allegations at Illinois

    Big Ten ADs respond to abuse allegations at Illinois
    The situation that Illinois faces regarding complaints of abuse from football and women’s basketball players is not on the agenda at the Big Ten spring meetings, which are taking place in Rosemont. Minnesota athletic director Norwood Teague said...
  • Football recruiting: Glenbard West's Sam Brodner hopes two-way play draws more offers

    Football recruiting: Glenbard West's Sam Brodner hopes two-way play draws more offers
    Glenbard West junior running back Sam Brodner laughed at the word coach Chad Hetlet affectionately used to describe his athletic prowess. "Freak." Hetlet mentioned the word numerous times to highlight Brodner's unique athleticism. "I love it,...
  • Academics in order, Evanston's Alecia Cooley off to the SEC

    Academics in order, Evanston's Alecia Cooley off to the SEC
    There was never any question about Alecia Cooley on the court, and she'll get chance to prove her value at the NCAA Division I level next season for Arkansas. In her time playing basketball for Evanston and State Fair Community College, Cooley exhibited...
  • South Elgin's Ryan Nutof makes mound impact at University of Michigan

    South Elgin's Ryan Nutof makes mound impact at University of Michigan
    Anyone who saw South Elgin's Ryan Nutof pitch last spring when he led the Storm to a third-place finish in the state already knew he possessed the skills to succeed in college baseball. It took Nutof only a few games for Michigan this spring to show...
  • Stagg graduate Melissa Kopinski named All-Big Ten again for Illinois

    Stagg graduate Melissa Kopinski named All-Big Ten again for Illinois
    When she began taking tennis seriously at the age of 9, Illinois' Melissa Kopinski could not have imagined that her final year of collegiate competition would be as fruitful as it was. Not only was the Palos Hills resident chosen the co-MVP of the...
  • Bloom to induct nine into Hall of Fame

    Nine graduates of Bloom High School in Chicago Heights are to be inducted into the school's Hall of Fame in November, according to a news release from the school's Hall of Fame. They are to be recognized at a Nov. 7 induction ceremony and will join 99...
  • Notre Dame men seek first NCAA men's lacrosse title

     Notre Dame men seek first NCAA men's lacrosse title
    Only one school has made the Division I men's lacrosse tournament quarterfinals the last six years. It's not Duke, which has won three of the past five titles, including the last two. Unseeded Ohio State routed the No. 5 seed Blue Devils last weekend....
  • Football recruiting notes: Phillips' versatile Quayvon Skanes adds two offers

    Football recruiting notes: Phillips' versatile Quayvon Skanes adds two offers
    Phillips football coach Troy McAllister has been a busy man. All the Wildcats did in the past eight months was make school history by becoming the second Chicago Public League team to advance to a state championship game, receive local and national...