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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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  • Illinois golfers tough on each other, tougher on competition

    Illinois golfers tough on each other, tougher on competition
    What defines a great team? How about this: Nick Hardy was low man at the Big Ten championships, but he rates as Illinois' No. 4 golfer. And how about this: The Illini are tight enough that during certain spirited practice sessions, they talk trash...
  • Stephanie Richartz is dominant pole vaulter in Big Ten Conference

    Stephanie Richartz is dominant pole vaulter in Big Ten Conference
    Stephanie Richartz is ending her college athletic career in style. The University of Illinois senior will be competing this weekend in Texas in the NCAA West Regional women's track meet, and the top qualifiers at that event will advance to the NCAA...
  • Matt Millen leaves ESPN for Big Ten Network

    Matt Millen leaves ESPN for Big Ten Network
    Matt Millen is joining the Big Ten Network as its lead college football analyst, the network announced Wednesday. Millen is leaving ESPN after six years as a college football and NFL analyst. He will replace former Minnesota coach Glen Mason as BTN's...
  • Northwestern and Chris Collins agree to contract extension

    Northwestern and Chris Collins agree to contract extension
    Chris Collins didn’t even raise a glass with wife Kim the night he agreed to a contract extension to remain at Northwestern. “Maybe we gave each other a hug,” Collins told the Tribune. “I was never worried about it. I want to...
  • College Roundup: Maryland baseball team earns No. 3 seed for NCAA tournament

    College Roundup: Maryland baseball team earns No. 3 seed for NCAA tournament
    MARYLAND BASEBALL: After a record setting 39-win season, the Terrapins are headed to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year. The Terps earned the No. 3 seed in the Los Angeles Regional and will take on second-seeded Ole Miss Friday at 7 p.m....
  • Crown Point grad Zach Plesac powers Ball State on mound, at plate

    Crown Point grad Zach Plesac powers Ball State on mound, at plate
    Hollywood would hesitate to film what Zach Plesac did for Ball State's baseball team in the Mid-American Conference Tournament. Directors might consider his weekend heroics too unbelievable. Normally, the Crown Point sophomore sticks to pitching, which...
  • Terps baseball sent to Los Angeles regional, will face Ole Miss in NCAA tournament opener

    Terps baseball sent to Los Angeles regional, will face Ole Miss in NCAA tournament opener
    The Maryland baseball team's road to Omaha will start out West. The Terps (39-21) will open their second straight NCAA Division I tournament at 7 p.m. Friday against Ole Miss (30-26) in the Los Angeles regional, which includes top overall seed UCLA (42-...
  • Illinois to host Ohio in NCAA baseball regional opener

    Illinois to host Ohio in NCAA baseball regional opener
    Illinois, which won the Big Ten regular-season baseball championship, will have home-field advantage for the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Illini (47-8-1) will host an NCAA regional for the first time in program history, and will face Ohio...
  • Michigan eliminates Illinois from Big Ten baseball tournament

    Michigan eliminates Illinois from Big Ten baseball tournament
    MINNEAPOLIS — Jacob Cronenworth had three hits, drove in three runs and earned his seventh save to help Michigan beat Illinois 5-3 on Saturday to advance to the Big Ten championship game. Third-seeded Michigan (36-23) will face fourth-seeded...
  • Kemp's late cross to Arrieta helps D.C. United tie Revolution

    Kemp's late cross to Arrieta helps D.C. United tie Revolution
    Jairo Arrieta scored in the 80th minute on a cross from Taylor Kemp (Maryland) and visiting D.C. United rallied to tie the nine-man New England Revolution, 1-1, on Saturday night in Major League Soccer. D.C. United (6-2-4) remained atop the Eastern...
  • Daily Southtown Local Scoreboard for Saturday, May 23

    SATURDAY'S RESULTS HIGH SCHOOLS BASEBALL Andrew 11, Morris 1 (5 innings) De La Salle 11, Lincoln-Way East 4 Homewood-Flossmoor 9, Bloom 1 Illiana Christian 7, Tinley Park 6 Lincoln-Way Central 2, Bremen 1 Lockport 5-9, Naperville Central 4-8 (Game...