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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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  • Wisconsin 38, Illinois 28

    (Updated: REORGANIZED 3rd and 4th graphs) Wisconsin 38, Illinois 28: Melvin Gordon rushed for 175 yards and four touchdowns as the Badgers fought off a late rally to defeat the visiting Fighting Illini. Gordon became just the eighth player in...
  • Penn State vs. Michigan Gameday

    Penn State vs. Michigan Gameday
    PENN STATE (4-1) VS. MICHIGAN (2-4) 7 p.m. at Michigan Stadium TV: ESPN2. Radio: WAEB AM-790 Series: Michigan leads 10-7. Last meeting: Penn State 43-40 in 2013 PROBABLE STARTERS PENN STATE OFFENSE WR, 7 Geno Lewis, Soph. LT, 76, Donovan...
  • Minnesota holds off Northwestern, moves to 2-0 in Big Ten

    MINNEAPOLIS Moments after Northwestern tied the score with a 97-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown drive Saturday, Gophers sophomore Jalen Myrick electrified TCF Bank Stadium. The defensive back took the ensuing kickoff from the goal line and showed everyone...
  • Badgers pound Illini with 412 yards rushing in 38-28 victory

    MADISON, Wis. — For 15 minutes, Illinois impersonated a football team that had a chance, allowing fans' pessimism and frustration to evaporate as they envisioned an upset. The feeling was temporary. The invigorated Illini once again became the...
  • Spartans have more trouble closing out win

    The Sports Xchange Spartans have more trouble closing out win WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A week ago, Michigan State had trouble finishing and had to hold off a late rally by Nebraska. On Saturday against Purdue, few thought the same problem would arise...
  • Week 7 Friday night football updates

    Week 7 Friday night football updates
    Follow along on Twitter @ChiTribPreps. At a game? Send updates using hashtag #TribFB on Twitter. Get all the scores here. Mike Helfgot breaks down this week's top games here. Want to know where your team is ranked? Check it out here.  HALFTIME...
  • Saturday's matchup: Illinois at Wisconsin

    Saturday's matchup: Illinois at Wisconsin
    TV/radio: 11 a.m. Saturday; ESPN2, WSCR-AM 670. Line: Wisconsin by 261/2 . Records: Illinois 3-3, 0-2 Big Ten; Wisconsin 3-2, 0-1. Last meeting: Illinois lost to Wisconsin 56-32 on Oct. 19, 2013, in Champaign. On the offensive: Backup...
  • Hopes are high for John Groce's third year at Illinois

     Hopes are high for John Groce's third year at Illinois
    CHAMPAIGN — At a team meeting this summer, Illinois basketball coach John Groce asked his players to dip their toes into his backyard pool. It wasn't a pool-party invitation. "I made them take their shoes off and put all 10 toes in the water,"...
  • College football: What games to watch on TV

    College football: What games to watch on TV
    Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping: MORNING No. 13 Georgia (4-1) at No. 23 Missouri (4-1) 9 a.m., Channel 2 This game is...
  • Preview: Illinois at Wisconsin

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Illinois at Wisconsin Although Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen was non-committal on who his starting quarterback would be when the Badgers host Illinois on Saturday, he indicated both Joel Stave and Tanner McEvoy will play....
  • Downward spiral continues for Wolverines - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Nebraska - INSIDE SLANT If Michigan is one of the faces of the Big Ten, then the conference is sporting a black eye. The perennial power continued its slide to the bottom of the conference this weekend, losing 26-...