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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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  • Jalen Brunson another one who got away from Illini

     Jalen Brunson another one who got away from Illini
    Jalen Brunson said he woke up with a gut feeling. For Illinois fans that meant going to bed with a punch-to-the-gut feeling. Late Wednesday afternoon, when the Stevenson High School five-star recruit selected to play at Villanova instead of Illinois,...
  • Fitzgerald: NU's lack of toughness 'an embarrassment'

    Fitzgerald: NU's lack of toughness 'an embarrassment'
    When it rains, Northwestern normally goes inside, allowing the Wildcats to practice in comfort. Not Wednesday. And not only did the Wildcats work out in a driving rain, but there was also a heavy emphasis on conditioning drills. Mistakes prompted...
  • Preview: Indiana at Bowling Green

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Indiana at Bowling Green Indiana coach Kevin Wilson knows Saturday's game at Bowling Green will be billed as Big (Ten) Brother vs. Little Brother (Mid-American Conference), but he's having none of it. "I don't want to hear the...
  • James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State

    James Franklin: 'Black cloud' is gone at Penn State
    James Franklin did not like the fact the media — both social and traditional — spoiled the surprise. When the Penn State coach informed his players they would be eligible for postseason play this season, it was "anticlimactic," he said....
  • Illinois seeks rare 3-0 start at Washington

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois coach Tim Beckman started his Monday news conference with a new mantra. "We're fighting for five," he said. The Illini, Beckman pointed out, can become only the fifth team in the program's last 25 seasons to start the season...
  • Bowl projections: Eligible Penn State to face Florida in Jacksonville

    Bowl projections: Eligible Penn State to face Florida in Jacksonville
    With the NCAA announcing that Penn State would be bowl eligible this season, I've gone in and updated the bowl projections after Week 2. The Nittany Lions will return to a bowl for the first time since the 2011 TicketCity Bowl and I project them to play...
  • Illini's Lunt, Dudek Big Ten players of the week

    Illini's Lunt, Dudek Big Ten players of the week
    Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt and wide receiver Mike Dudek are among the Big Ten's players of the week, the conference announced Monday. Senior Lunt, named the co-offensive player of the week, completed 35 of 50 passes for a career high 456 yards and...
  • Big thud for the Big Ten - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Michigan - INSIDE SLANT The Big Ten was a big disappointment on Saturday. In the games that could have made a statement of strength for the conference, Big Ten teams whiffed badly. Seventh-ranked Michigan State...
  • College football on TV: What to watch Saturday

    Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING Eastern Michigan (1-2) at No.11 Michigan State (1-1) 9 a.m., Big Ten Network...
  • NIU won't be awestruck taking on Arkansas in SEC country

    Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said he took special notice of a full-page advertisement a Northern Illinois alumni group placed in the Tribune last week, teasing the University of Illinois about not having the Huskies on its schedule. "I played these (NIU)...
  • The Good, the Bad and the Ugly among the Power 5

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly among the Power 5
      As most of us know, strength of schedule is going to be an important factor considered by members of the new selection committee as they move forward in selecting the teams to qualify for the new College Football Playoff. That means wins against...