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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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  • Illinois to play 2015 football opener on a Friday night

    Illinois to play 2015 football opener on a Friday night
    Illinois has moved its 2015 football season opener to a Friday night. The kickoff will take place under the lights at Memorial Stadium against Kent State on Sept. 4. The time has yet to be announced. "We are always exploring new ideas on improving...
  • UMBC, Mount St. Mary's women fall in conference basketball tournaments

    UMBC, Mount St. Mary's women fall in conference basketball tournaments
    UMBC shot 16 percent in the first half of its America East Conference tournament semifinal matchup against second-seeded Albany (23-8) and could not recover in a season-ending 66-37 loss at Binghamton. The sixth-seeded Retrievers (12-19) were led by 11...
  • On college basketball's best day, no one in Illinois is asked to dance

     On college basketball's best day, no one in Illinois is asked to dance
    At Valparaiso, they welcomed fans into the student union to revel in the return to an NCAA tournament the Crusaders coach, Bryce Drew, helped make special 17 years ago with a shot famous enough to use in commercials. At Notre Dame, the ACC champs all...
  • Hall of Fame inductees Gutowski, VanDenburgh shared Irish football tradition

    Hall of Fame inductees Gutowski, VanDenburgh shared Irish football tradition
    Remember former football coaches Ara Parseghian and Dan Devine? Both won national championships at Notre Dame, but Parseghian was beloved and Devine was vilified. In the era of Ara, which lasted from 1964-74, the Irish won two national championships....
  • College Roundup: Navy baseball sweeps Bucknell

    NAVY BASEBALL: The Mids kicked off their Patriot League slate by sweeping defending league champions Bucknell, 4-2 in game one and 7-1 in game two. Playing in winter-like conditions with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark at Max Bishop...
  • NCAA, others must show Indiana that discrimination is bad for business

    NCAA, others must show Indiana that discrimination is bad for business
    If it were feasible on such short notice to relocate the college men's basketball Final Four, set to tip off next weekend in Indianapolis, the NCAA would have to consider it. For everyone's sake. Indiana decreed Thursday that what people believe can...
  • Carmel grad Lauren Feely vaults to top at MAC gym meet

    Carmel grad Lauren Feely vaults to top at MAC gym meet
    Carmel graduate and Bowling Green University sophomore Lauren Feely scored 9.9 to tie for first in the vault at the Mid-American Conference women's gymnastics meet last weekend. Feely also scored 9.725 to place 29th on floor and scored 9.5 on balance...
  • College athletes routinely sign away rights to be paid for names, images

     College athletes routinely sign away rights to be paid for names, images
    The monetary value of a college athlete's name, image and likeness is being hashed out in court, but many universities have already arrived at a figure: zero. Colleges from the Big Ten to the Mid-American Conference ask or require athletes to sign...
  • Loyola hoops closing in on bragging rights

    Loyola hoops closing in on bragging rights
    Hold the phone, I was too hard on Illinois college basketball. Thanks to a 63-48 win over Seattle on Wednesday, your 1963 NCAA champion Loyola Ramblers have moved to the championship round of the College Basketball Invitational. Hey, it's best two out...
  • Illinois coach John Groce reflects on season, wants more competitiveness

    Illinois coach John Groce reflects on season, wants more competitiveness
    Illinois coach John Groce has preached the mantra "toughness and togetherness" since arriving in Champaign three seasons ago. But it was the lack of those two qualities that caused the end-of-season collapse, he said. Groce reflected on the Illini's...
  • Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic

    Come March Madness, Michigan State's Tom Izzo works his magic
    The calendar said March 1, but Tom Izzo knew better. It's not March until the brackets come out. So on the day that followed Feb. 28, Izzo set a lineup at Wisconsin that didn't include his most important player. He benched the bruising Branden Dawson,...