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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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  • Sunday's matchup: Illinois at Nebraska

    Sunday's matchup: Illinois at Nebraska
    TV/radio: 7:30 p.m.; BTN, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Illinois 11-5, 1-2 Big Ten; Nebraska 9-6, 1-2. Shannon Ryan's quick look: Illinois is undefeated at home, but on the road, the Illini have yet to win a game this season.They've dropped four straight on the...
  • No. 11 Terps get past first Big Ten loss, early foul trouble in 69-60 win at Purdue

    No. 11 Terps get past first Big Ten loss, early foul trouble in 69-60 win at Purdue
    Maryland men’s basketball coach Mark Turgeon knew this was going to be a grind-it-out game for his No. 11 Terps, maybe their first true Big Ten Conference foul-fest against a Purdue team that rarely wins with style. He also knew he needed a better...
  • As they prepare for Purdue, No. 11 Terps embrace life on the road in unfamiliar Big Ten

    As they prepare for Purdue, No. 11 Terps embrace life on the road in unfamiliar Big Ten
    The Maryland men's basketball team was collectively clueless about where it was Friday morning as the bus taking the Terps from their hotel to practice here at 47-year-old Mackey Arena rolled onto John R. Wooden Drive. Even Maryland coach Mark Turgeon,...
  • After one of his worst games as a Terp, Dez Wells seeks early-season form

    Maybe it was brain freeze brought on by the sub-zero temperatures that Maryland has met this week in its first two-game, five-day road swing in the Big Ten. Or maybe it was Maryland senior Dez Wells developing short-term amnesia with no lasting side...
  • Wednesday's matchup: Maryland at Illinois

    Wednesday's matchup: Maryland at Illinois
    TV/radio: 8 p.m. Wednesday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Illinois 10-5, 0-2 Big Ten. Maryland 14-1, 2-0. Shannon Ryan's quick look: Illinois needs to take advantage of its lone home game in a stretch of five that start the Big Ten season. That's going...
  • Defense and rebounding have helped Terps overcome some offensive lulls

    Defense and rebounding have helped Terps overcome some offensive lulls
    During a span of 15 offensive possessions in the first half their double-overtime win at Michigan State on Dec. 30, Maryland scored just once — on a steal and breakaway dunk by junior forward Jake Layman. Missing nine of 10 shots and committing...
  • Terps lose control after halftime of 64-57 loss to Illinois

    Terps lose control after halftime of 64-57 loss to Illinois
    History awaited 11th-ranked Maryland here at the State Farm Center. A victory over an Illinois team that had lost its first two Big Ten games and then star guard Rayvonte Rice to a broken hand at practice Monday would have given this year’s Terps...
  • Shannon Ryan's Big Ten rankings

    Shannon Ryan's Big Ten rankings
    (Record, last week's ranking in parentheses.) 1. Wisconsin (14-1 overall, 2-0 Big Ten; No. 1): Doesn't look like Wisconsin will be truly tested in the Big Ten season until a Feb. 24 date at Maryland. The first two conference victories were double-...
  • Youth isn't to blame for Maryland's struggles at Illinois

    The last time the Maryland men's basketball team played a game at Illinois prior to Wednesday was eight years ago. For much of the first half Wednesday night, it looked as if the 11th-ranked Terps were going to have the same kind of success as they...
  • No. 11 Terps look to show that loss to Illinois was just 'one bad night'

    With less than three minutes remaining in Wednesday's game against Illinois at State Farm Center, Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon substituted for Dez Wells after the senior guard took an off-balance jump shot that missed badly, falling wide...
  • 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...