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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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  • College notebook: 3 locals earn all-CCIW honors at Augustana

    Three area athletes who helped the Augustana men's lacrosse team to an outstanding season made the all-College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin team. Junior attacker Kevin Gleason, a Loyola graduate, and junior goalkeeper Jack Peters, from Maine...
  • Andrew graduate Kelly Christner turns into star for powerhouse Michigan

    Andrew graduate Kelly Christner turns into star for powerhouse Michigan
    When Kelly Christner chose to continue her softball career at the University of Michigan, she did so with the understanding that she likely would not play much during her freshman season. Rather than lament the lack of playing time in 2014, the Tinley...
  • Pitcher Tyler Jay helping Illinois baseball to tremendous season

     Pitcher Tyler Jay helping Illinois baseball to tremendous season
    Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay described his frame in high school as "tiny," but that didn't cause him to think small about his future. He figured that just meant he was destined for more. "Coming out of high school, I knew that my potential wasn't even...
  • Basketball star Frank Kaminsky hailed at Benet Academy

    Basketball star Frank Kaminsky hailed at Benet Academy
    A week after college basketball star Frank Kaminsky flooded the national spotlight collecting the prestigious John R. Wooden Award as being college basketball's top men's player, the 7-foot-tall Kaminsky stood a much smaller stage set up inside Benet...
  • Rick Gosselin: Why I like the Cowboys' top two picks

    Tyron Smith left Southern Cal a year early to turn pro. But that didn't mean he left school. That summer, Smith was schooled on a daily basis by pass rusher DeMarcus Ware in training camp with the Cowboys. Smith won the Morris Trophy as the best...
  • Warren grad Kristiyan Trukov earns tennis award at Marquette

    Warren grad Kristiyan Trukov earns tennis award at Marquette
    Warren boys tennis coach Greg Cohen had reason to smile. Marquette just completed its 2014-2015 season and Warren graduate and Golden Eagle sophomore Kristiyan Trukov was named the team's co-MVP. The sophomore won 15 singles match and his 23 total...
  • Purdue lacks stability at quarterback, ranks No. 115 in Sentinel's preseason rankings

    Purdue lacks stability at quarterback, ranks No. 115 in Sentinel's preseason rankings
    The Sentinel's college insider Matt Murschel ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2015-16 season. The Sentinel staff takes a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our projected No. 1 team....
  • Oak Park-River Forest junior Nelson agrees to play for Kansas

    Allie Nelson grew up as the daughter of the best girls volleyball player in Oak Park-River Forest history and now the junior libero is looking to follow her mother's path into the Division I college ranks. Nelson verbally committed to Kansas last month;...
  • Trevor Siemian tapped as successor to Broncos' Peyton Manning? Not quite, but …

     Trevor Siemian tapped as successor to Broncos' Peyton Manning? Not quite, but …
    On the day that would help determine his future, Trevor Siemian was characteristically chill. The former Northwestern quarterback, keeping tabs on the NFL draft at his family's Florida home, was most concerned about his mother, Colleen. "Trying to...
  • Indiana signs former East Aurora standout Tyshee Towner

    Indiana signs former East Aurora standout Tyshee Towner
    Former East Aurora Tomcat basketball standout Tyshee Towner is moving on to the Big Ten Conference. Towner, who played the past two seasons at Wabash Valley College in Mt. Carmel, Illinois, will join the Hoosiers for the 2015-16 season. "Tyshee is...
  • Hinsdale South halls filled with recruiters courting Josh King

    Hinsdale South halls filled with recruiters courting Josh King
    Nearly every major college football program in the country would like Josh King to play for its team. Earlier this month, Hinsdale South coach Mike Barry learned just how badly those schools want the 6-foot-6, 230-pound defensive end. King is either...