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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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  • 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...
  • Kendrick Nunn and Aaron Cosby played best games in Illinois uniforms

     Kendrick Nunn and Aaron Cosby played best games in Illinois uniforms
    The preseason blow of losing Tracy Abrams to injury was a worry. Losing Rayvonte Rice last week was cast as a potentially fatal blow. To win without two pivotal guards, Illinois needed a little more from everybody. "It's going to take different guys...
  • 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...
  • With coach's vote of confidence, Terps guard Dion Wiley keeps on shooting

    If there was a bright spot for the Maryland men's basketball team in Wednesday’s deflating 64-57 defeat at Illinois, it was the re-emergence of freshman guard Dion Wiley as a reliable off-the-bench scorer. Wiley hit his first shot, a 3-pointer...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • U. of I. looks to freeze tuition. Take a cue from Purdue.

    U. of I. looks to freeze tuition. Take a cue from Purdue.
    More Illinois students have gulped hard at the rocketing cost of a University of Illinois diploma, which is up 71 percent in a decade. The number of accepted in-state applicants who decide to enroll at the university has declined. They're going elsewhere,...
  • Ohio State will be team to beat in Big Ten in 2015, but questions remain

    Ohio State will be team to beat in Big Ten in 2015, but questions remain
    ARLINGTON, Texas — We can't help ourselves. Moments after Ohio State reached college football's pinnacle Monday night, a reporter asked Buckeyes tight end Jeff Heuerman about next year's team — a team that Heuerman, a senior, won't even be...
  • Wednesday could provide turnaround game for Northwestern or Illinois

    Wednesday could provide turnaround game for Northwestern or Illinois
    For Northwestern coach Chris Collins, it's time to get fired up. For Illinois coach John Groce, an even-tempered analytic approach is being applied. Both teams are trying to find their footing in a slippery Big Ten as they prepare to meet Wednesday...
  • Wednesday's matchup: Illinois at Northwestern

    Wednesday's matchup: Illinois at Northwestern
    TV/radio: 8 p.m. Wednesday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670, WGN-AM 720. Records: Illinois 10-6, 1-3 Big Ten; Northwestern 10-6, 1-2. Shannon Ryan's quick look: Illinois' defense has tightened the last two games, holding both Maryland and Nebraska to fewer than 60...