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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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  • Former Peoria Manual coach, Illinois assistant Wayne McClain dies

    Former Peoria Manual coach, Illinois assistant Wayne McClain dies
    The Illinois basketball community mourned the loss of former Illini assistant coach Wayne McClain, who died Wednesday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. McClain, who was 60 according to Williams Memorial Services in Champaign, had been...
  • Michigan student football tickets to get price cut

    University of Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon in an effort to repair a soured relationship with students will drop student football ticket prices for next season. Details on the new price were not released, although one student leader said it...
  • At midseason, Big Ten gets scant national respect

    If you love Big Ten football — OK, we'll settle for like – you don't want to examine USA Today's Sagarin ratings. The league's highest-rated team is Michigan State, at 14. Based on that, the Spartans would rank seventh in the SEC West. Yes,...
  • Maryland men's basketball picked to finish 10th in inaugural Big Ten season

    Maryland men's basketball picked to finish 10th in inaugural Big Ten season
    An independent group of 27 sportswriters who cover the Big Ten picked the Maryland men's team to finish 10th in the 14-team league. The results of the poll were compiled by Bob Baptist of the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch. The highest Maryland was picked...
  • Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace jumps into Heisman Watch consideration

      Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace is the latest to join our list of top Heisman favorites: Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State The Buzz: Dak Prescott continued his strong play for the second consecutive week, helping the junior quarterback...
  • Preview: Rutgers at Ohio State

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Rutgers at Ohio State A week off, a three-game winning streak, and another rookie Big Ten opponent on deck has people all smiles these days at Ohio State. But coach Urban Meyer and the No. 13 Buckeyes refuse to take Rutgers...
  • Quarterback remains big question for Badgers

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Wisconsin - INSIDE SLANT The Badgers enter their second bye week of the season with plenty of positives and question marks as well. At 4-2 and 1-1 in the Big Ten, the Badgers are in a good position but must...
  • Appleby adds spark to Boilermaker offense

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Purdue - INSIDE SLANT It doesn't have the names or the reputation of Michigan State, but the Minnesota defense will provide plenty of challenges to Austin Appleby and the Purdue offense this weekend. The...
  • Big Ten isn't running away from image - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Penn State - INSIDE SLANT The Big Ten is doing nothing this year to change its national image as a ground-and-pound conference. After this weekend's games, three of the top four and four of the top 10 rushing...
  • Gophers keep finding ways to win

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Minnesota - INSIDE SLANT Good teams find a way to win. In the past, the Gophers usually found a way to lose games in which they weren't clicking in all areas. This season's team is finding a way to win such...
  • Illini figuring out how to use Bailey, O'Toole

    Illini figuring out how to use Bailey, O'Toole
    Illinois' plan to use its two healthy quarterbacks isn't exactly transparent, but the end game is clear. "Whatever wins," coach Tim Beckman said. After starter Wes Lunt was declared unable to play for four to six weeks with a leg fracture, the door...