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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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  • MAC preview: key non-conference games to watch in 2015

    MAC preview: key non-conference games to watch in 2015
    Last season was a bit of a struggle for the Mid-American Conference against non-conference foes. MAC teams won just 37 percent of their games (20-34) in 2014. This season, there are several key matchups that could give the league’s national...
  • Boys basketball recruiting: Morgan Park's LoVett waiting on ACT

    John Calipari announced Monday that five to seven Kentucky players likely would declare for the NBA Draft, but he was really speaking directly to five to seven others. The start of the late signing period for current high school seniors begins next...
  • Football recruiting notes: West Aurora's Spears a foot away from full strength

    Football recruiting notes: West Aurora's Spears a foot away from full strength
    Drake Spears is anxious for his football recruitment to pick up a bit. Perhaps that will happen after he finally boots the basketball injury next week. The West Aurora junior sat out his team's 50-49 loss to Bolingbrook in the Class 4A Hinsdale...
  • 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,...
  • Player from Lake County on Final Four stage again this year

    Player from Lake County on Final Four stage again this year
    When Duje Dukan takes the floor with his Wisconsin teammates on Saturday in the semifinals of the NCAA men's tournament, it will mark the fourth consecutive year that a Lake County graduate has been part of the biggest event in all of college basketball....
  • Recent firings sound alarms for black college basketball coaches

    Recent firings sound alarms for black college basketball coaches
    When Tracy Dildy was growing up, watching men like Nolan Richardson roam the sideline at Arkansas and John Thompson win an NCAA tournament championship at Georgetown inspired his career choice. Now the former DePaul assistant and current Chicago State...
  • Indiana needlessly embarrasses state while endangering business climate

    Indiana needlessly embarrasses state while endangering business climate
    As an Indiana native working in Chicago, I always laughed along with colleagues who mocked my Hoosier roots in fun, typically asking them to speak more slowly so I could follow. It never bothered me because of my pride in being a small-town kid in the...
  • Big Ten gets last laugh with 2 teams in Final Four

    Big Ten gets last laugh with 2 teams in Final Four
    This supposedly was the season of the Blah Big Ten. The popular thought was that the conference was made up of Wisconsin and everyone else (translation: a bunch of also-rans). But with the conference making up 50 percent of the Final Four, the Big Ten...
  • New Trier's Jeannie Boehm makes All-Area Girls Basketball First Team

    New Trier's Jeannie Boehm makes All-Area Girls Basketball First Team
    Jeannie Boehm New Trier, F, Jr. 2014-15 stats: 15.9 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 2.2 apg College: Undecided Most of the time, the 6-foot-3 Boehm was the best player on a Trevians team that finished third in Class 4A. Boehm was an efficient offensive player in...
  • Chesterton's Blake Pieroni, Aaron Whitaker swim to All-American status

    Chesterton grads Blake Pieroni and Aaron Whitaker earned All-American honors at the NCAA swimming championships in Iowa City over the weekend. Competing for Indiana, which placed 12th, Pieroni finished fourth in the 200 freestyle. He was clocked in 1:33....
  • 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....