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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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  • 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...
  • Sports TV and radio: Thursday's 3/12 log (updated Thursday AM with matchups)

    8:30 a.m.    Golf: Tshwane Open first round (in Pretoria, South Africa).--Golf 9 a.m.    Exhibition baseball: Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia (d.).--MLB Net. Noon    Basketball: ACC quarterfinals: Florida State vs. Virginia, then North Carolina vs....
  • Cliff Alexander may be one and done at KU, but not how many expected

    On a chilly early morning in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago, a high school basketball player stood near the sidewalk and waited for his coach. Cliff Alexander had waited here for close to four years, amidst the heartbreak that had enveloped...
  • 5 things Illinois needs to do to win in the Big Ten tournament

    5 things Illinois needs to do to win in the Big Ten tournament
    A lifelong couch potato isn't going to start running marathons. A corporate workaholic isn't going to take a year-long sabbatical through the Himalayas. Likewise in basketball, at this point of the year, teams aren't changing. "When you're in March,"...
  • Fair or foul? Big Ten coaches concur on double-bye format

    Fair or foul? Big Ten coaches concur on double-bye format
    Big Ten basketball coaches will debate into the night whether players should be afforded a sixth foul, the proper duration of the shot clock and the latest incarnation of the block/charge call. But ask about the Big Ten tournament's new double-bye...
  • Penn State hangs on to beat Nebraska in Big Ten tourney

    Penn State hangs on to beat Nebraska in Big Ten tourney
    CHICAGO - Penn State's Shep Garner pulled up for a deep 3-pointer, a few feet beyond the arc, and drilled it. The freshman guard confidently shook his head, mirroring D.J. Newbill's reaction to his 3 on the previous possession, as the Nittany Lions'...
  • Abdur-Rahkman helps Michigan beat Illinois 73-55 in Big Ten tournament

    Abdur-Rahkman helps Michigan beat Illinois 73-55 in Big Ten tournament
    CHICAGO (AP) — For all the setbacks Michigan endured, it turns out the Wolverines weren't ready to go away without making at least a little more noise. They sure let it out against Illinois. Aubrey Dawkins scored 18 points and Michigan pounded...
  • Michigan dominates Illinois, advances to play Wisconsin in Big Ten tournament

    CHICAGO It has been years since Michigan played with desperation at the Big Ten tournament. It's a good look for the Wolverines. Facing the No. 8 seed Illinois, a team sitting on the NCAA bubble, No. 9 seed U-M looked as sharp as it has all season,...
  • Terps' record in close games bodes well now that it's tournament time

    Terps' record in close games bodes well now that it's tournament time
    Maryland men's basketball fans have been angsting all season about the number of narrow victories the Terps have recorded. The worry now is that if Mark Turgeon’s team gets in a close game in the NCAA tournament, the season could be over. That...
  • Lehigh's Vollaro out of NCAA wrestling tournament; Parker, two other locals, receive at-large bids

    Lehigh's Vollaro out of NCAA wrestling tournament; Parker, two other locals, receive at-large bids
    Doug Vollaro went from joy to heartbreak in about six hours Saturday. The Lehigh heavyweight celebrated his first NCAA wrestling tournament bid early in the afternoon when he took down Harvard's David Ng with one second left to secure his spot in the...
  • What are the Terps' odds of winning the Big Ten tournament?

    Maryland enters this week's Big Ten men's basketball tournament as the No. 2 seed, but the Terps don't have the second-best odds to win it. Wisconsin is predictably the overwhelming favorite, but betting site Bovada.lv has Ohio State as the second...