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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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  • 'Mellow' Campbell ready for U.S. Open

    'Mellow' Campbell ready for U.S. Open
    By now, at age 22 and having just graduated from the University of Illinois, Brian Campbell knows what it takes to have a great round of golf. He knows what he needs to do to play well. Campbell, who is from Irvine and grew up playing at Mesa Verde...
  • Terps beat No. 4 Illinois in Big Ten baseball tournament, 2-1, ending 27-game winning streak

    Terps beat No. 4 Illinois in Big Ten baseball tournament, 2-1, ending 27-game winning streak
    The Illinois baseball team's NCAA-best 27-game winning streak is over, and so are Maryland's doubts about its NCAA tournament chances. With a 2-1 win early Friday morning over the No. 4 Fighting Illini (46-7-1), the top seed in the Big Ten Conference...
  • Former Illini soccer player sues school over concussion treatment

    Former Illini soccer player sues school over concussion treatment
    Casey Conine normally spent her days on a soccer field. She played the sport most of her life, eventually earning a scholarship to the University of Illinois. But after receiving a diagnosis of a complex concussion that brought on the chaos of...
  • Football: Evanston's Naquan Jones, Lake Park's Mike Panasiuk pick Michigan State

    Football: Evanston's Naquan Jones, Lake Park's Mike Panasiuk pick Michigan State
    Naquan Jones patiently waited his turn. The Evanston junior defensive tackle watched Hinsdale Central offensive lineman Matt Allen, Fremd safety Kenney Lyke, Hinsdale South defensive end Josh King and Lake Park defensive tackle Mike Panasiuk —...
  • Basketball recruiting: James Jones comfortable in spotlight for Bogan

    Basketball recruiting: James Jones comfortable in spotlight for Bogan
    Arthur Goodwin often referred to his team as "the new Bogan" on the way to Bogan's first city championship last winter. With Luwane Pipkins set to leave for UMass, the new, new Bogan is off to a good start. A complementary scorer the past two seasons,...
  • Baseball: Tyler Jay goes No. 6 to Twins, Kyle Funkhouser No. 35 to Dodgers

    Baseball: Tyler Jay goes No. 6 to Twins, Kyle Funkhouser No. 35 to Dodgers
    Tyler Jay made his mark as a closer but closed his Illinois career as a starter. His role going forward will be decided by the Minnesota Twins. Less than an hour after Jay took the loss in Illinois' season-ending 4-2 defeat to Vanderbilt in the NCAA...
  • Strong putting helps Illinois golfer Nick Hardy qualify for U.S. Open

    Strong putting helps Illinois golfer Nick Hardy qualify for U.S. Open
    Nick Hardy said he made a 70-foot putt for birdie on the first hole of his 36-hole U.S. Open sectional qualifier on Monday, June 8. It was a sign of things to come. Although Hardy admitted he didn't have his best day of ball-striking, the Glenbrook...
  • Local Roundup: Morgan Park prevails; Tyler Jay, Kyle Funkhouser drafted

    Local Roundup: Morgan Park prevails; Tyler Jay, Kyle Funkhouser drafted
    Jarren Norman and Morgan Park had been waiting a long time for this moment. So what were a few more hours? Norman and the Mustangs cooled their heels during a 78-minute rain delay before the first pitch of Monday's Class 3A Crestwood Supersectional at...
  • Illinois freshman Nick Hardy of Northbrook qualifies for U.S. Open

    Illinois freshman Nick Hardy of Northbrook qualifies for U.S. Open
    Nick Hardy will punctuate a strong freshman season at Illinois with an appearance in the U.S. Open. The Northbrook native, 19, earned one of four available berths Monday in a sectional qualifier in Springfield, Ohio. He completed 36 holes in 6-under-par...
  • Football recruiting: Recruitment a hefty task for Joliet Catholic lineman Ken Aguirre

    Football recruiting: Recruitment a hefty task for Joliet Catholic lineman Ken Aguirre
    Joliet Catholic junior Ken Aguirre chuckled when recalling his initial thoughts on his recruitment. The 6-foot-2, 290-pound defensive tackle viewed the recruiting process in simple terms, similar to overpowering an offensive lineman to record a tackle...
  • Four-star defensive tackle Naquan Jones chooses Michigan State

    Four-star defensive tackle Naquan Jones chooses Michigan State
    Naquan Jones, the No. 21-ranked defensive tackle in the Class of 2016 by Rivals.com, verbally committed to play football at Michigan State on Monday, June 8. The Evanston, Illinois, senior-to-be stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 286 pounds. Jones is the No. 5-...