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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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  • Lehigh's Vollaro out of NCAA wrestling tournament; Parker, two other locals, receive at-large bids

    Lehigh's Vollaro out of NCAA wrestling tournament; Parker, two other locals, receive at-large bids
    Doug Vollaro went from joy to heartbreak in about six hours Saturday. The Lehigh heavyweight celebrated his first NCAA wrestling tournament bid early in the afternoon when he took down Harvard's David Ng with one second left to secure his spot in the...
  • What are the Terps' odds of winning the Big Ten tournament?

    Maryland enters this week's Big Ten men's basketball tournament as the No. 2 seed, but the Terps don't have the second-best odds to win it. Wisconsin is predictably the overwhelming favorite, but betting site Bovada.lv has Ohio State as the second...
  • Illinois at its best when the shots are free

    Illinois at its best when the shots are free
    Shaquille O'Neal famously joked that his horrific free-throw shooting was a God-given gift meant to keep him humble. Former Bulls forward Orlando Woolridge once said his own wife told him he stunk at the line. Rick Majerus put it the most simply: "To...
  • Big Ten awards, tournament predictions

    Big Ten awards, tournament predictions
    BIG TEN AWARDS Teddy Greenstein All-conference: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin; D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State; Dez Wells, Maryland; Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; D.J. Newbill, Penn State Player of the year: Kaminsky Frosh of the year: Russell Team of the...
  • Barret Benson heads up deep junior class at Hinsdale South

    Barret Benson heads up deep junior class at Hinsdale South
    With his junior season over, Barret Benson can expect even more attention coming his way as one of the state's top college basketball prospects. The 6-foot-9, 245-pound center for Hinsdale South managed just fine this season considering Division I...
  • Boys basketball: No. 1 Simeon outruns No. 20 H-F in sectional semis

    Boys basketball: No. 1 Simeon outruns No. 20 H-F in sectional semis
    Few teams have the fortitude to try to go baseline-to-baseline with Simeon. Homewood-Flossmoor gave it a shot in Tuesday night’s Class 4A Eisenhower Sectional semifinal, and the result wasn’t pretty for the Vikings, as the top-ranked...
  • Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process

    Building the NCAA tournament bracket: A look inside the process
    INDIANAPOLIS — At NCAA headquarters, the basketball enthusiasts view Selection Sunday as Christmas morning. This mock selection exercise would be akin to Thanksgiving. "So let's eat," says David Worlock, the NCAA point man for this event....
  • As Big Ten season nears end, No. 10 Terps and Nebraska have traded places

    As Big Ten season nears end, No. 10 Terps and Nebraska have traded places
    Five months ago, the Maryland men's basketball team was picked to finish 10th in its first Big Ten Conference season and considered by many to be a long shot to make the NCAA tournament. Nebraska, coming off the school's first NCAA tournament appearance...
  • Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings

    Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings
    (Record, last week's ranking) 1. Wisconsin (28-3, 16-2; 1): The Badgers remained the class of the conference from the first game to the last. Up next: Winner of Illinois-Michigan in Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. 2. Maryland (26-5, 14-4; 2): The...
  • Bruce Pearl trying to rehab his scandal-tainted image — again — at Auburn

    Bruce Pearl trying to rehab his scandal-tainted image — again — at Auburn
    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Bruce Pearl is sitting on the bench at Rupp Arena, watching his Auburn players launch shots on the morning of the Kentucky game. “Basketball,” he says in a voice that harkens to Sammy Sosa and a “Saturday Night...
  • Illinois blows big lead, maybe NCAA tournament bid with loss at Purdue

    Illinois blows big lead, maybe NCAA tournament bid with loss at Purdue
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — As much as March is about madness, it's also about momentum. Illinois got a lesson in lost forward motion Saturday, losing a significant lead and falling 63-58 at Purdue in a regular-season finale heavy with NCAA...