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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

Top Illinois Fighting Illini Articles

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  • Buckeyes state their case against Spartans - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Illinois - INSIDE SLANT Ohio State delivered the statement win that coach Urban Meyer sought for his program with Saturday night's 49-37 romp past Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich. But after the huge Big Ten...
  • Why your favorite Big Ten team will be relevant this hoops season

    Why your favorite Big Ten team will be relevant this hoops season
    In recent years, Big Ten basketball has surpassed Big Ten football in terms of depth and national relevance. That trend continues this season as the league boasts a national title contender in Wisconsin. It's anybody's guess where everyone else will...
  • FSU, Alabama among those who face challenges on road to college football's Final Four

    FSU, Alabama among those who face challenges on road to college football's Final Four
    The path to the College Football Playoff is a winding road and there are still twists and turns that need to be maneuvered before we find out who will make the final four. Take a closer look at the 10 teams in the playoff picture and the potential...
  • Illini expecting boost from return of QB Wes Lunt

    CHAMPAIGN -- Illinois coach Tim Beckman is equating the fourth quarter of games to the team’s fourth quarter of the season. In this last stretch of do-or-die games, the Illini (4-5, 1-4 Big Ten) must give a last-ditch, everything-they-have effort....
  • Week 12 football recruiting notes: Geneva walking tall despite few D-I offers

    Week 12 football recruiting notes: Geneva walking tall despite few D-I offers
    Geneva football coach Rob Wicinski jokingly wondered whether some of his players would make better basketball recruits. Six-foot-3 senior quarterback Daniel Santacaterina, who orally committed to Northern Illinois, remains the Vikings' lone Division I...
  • Girls hoops blog: Former Illini, NBA player Kenny Battle ready to coach daughter at Joliet Catholic

    Girls hoops blog: Former Illini, NBA player Kenny Battle ready to coach daughter at Joliet Catholic
    His days as a Flyin' Illini and NBA player long behind him, Kenny Battle is taking on a new position, one that will bring him closer to his family. Battle, who as a player on the 1989 Illinois team that reached the NCAA championship game, is now the...
  • Buckeyes state their case against Spartans - Part 1=3

    ker Sam Ficken nailed the tying and go-ahead field goals in the second half -- the latter with 55 seconds left. The Nittany Lions' touchdown came on a 92-yard run by Bill Belton in the second quarter. Takeaway: Penn State is on the brink of qualifying...
  • Preview: Ohio State at Michigan State

    The biggest game of the year in the Big Ten is set to take place Saturday night when No. 6 Michigan State hosts No. 11 Ohio State, putting the winner on course for a berth in the Big Ten Championship game. The Buckeyes have won 20 consecutive regular-...
  • Preview: Iowa at Minnesota

    Two teams battling to stay in the race for a berth in the Big Ten championship game meet when well-rested Minnesota hosts surging Iowa on Saturday. Standout running back David Cobb leads the way for Minnesota, which comes in off a bye week after a...
  • Minnesota reclaims Floyd trophy with 51-14 rout of Iowa

    MINNEAPOLIS The Gophers took the low point of their season and replaced it Saturday with a new high point of Jerry Kill's tenure with the program. After using their bye week to recover from their deflating loss at Illinois, the Gophers dominated Iowa...
  • Big Ten West should have a wild finish

     Big Ten West should have a wild finish
    Who would have imagined that Big Ten football would provide the fall's most compelling pennant race? The Big Ten West won't produce a wild card, only a winner that advances to the conference title game in Indianapolis. With four weeks left, Nebraska...