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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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  • Illinois hits the road in NIT

    Illinois hits the road in NIT
    A giant tarp covers the State Farm Center as construction crews dismantle the interior of the arena in another step of a massive renovation project. Illinois is hoping the wreckage from this basketball season is just part of a similar repair process...
  • Big Ten winners and losers on Selection Sunday

    Big Ten winners and losers on Selection Sunday
    Couldn't Scott Barnes have lied? C'mon, Mr. NCAA Selection Committee Chairman. Did you really have to admit that Wisconsin would have been a No. 1 seed regardless of how the Big Ten tournament played out? OK, OK. We appreciate the honesty. And it's...
  • Abdur-Rahkman scores eight points in Michigan's 71-60 loss to No. 6 Wisconsin

    Abdur-Rahkman scores eight points in Michigan's 71-60 loss to No. 6 Wisconsin
    Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Frank Kaminsky added 16 points and 12 rebounds and No. 6 Wisconsin beat Michigan 71-60 in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals Friday. Dekker and Kaminsky, the Big Ten player of the year, combined to score all their team's...
  • Football recruiting notes: Raby's Jamal Milan taking his time

    Football recruiting notes: Raby's Jamal Milan taking his time
    Jamal Milan remains one of the top unsigned seniors in the state. The Raby senior defensive tackle said he narrowed his list to Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Iowa State. He plans to announce his decision at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at his school. "I...
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  • UMBC, Mount St. Mary's women fall in conference basketball tournaments

    UMBC, Mount St. Mary's women fall in conference basketball tournaments
    UMBC shot 16 percent in the first half of its America East Conference tournament semifinal matchup against second-seeded Albany (23-8) and could not recover in a season-ending 66-37 loss at Binghamton. The sixth-seeded Retrievers (12-19) were led by 11...
  • 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....
  • NCAA tournament bubble watch

    NCAA tournament bubble watch
    In just four days, teams learn their fates. Some already are sealed. Others can change during conference tournaments. And a few hinge on the downfall of other teams. Conference tourneys this week could be the make-or-break moments for college...
  • Illinois' NCAA tournament hopes crumble against Michigan

     Illinois' NCAA tournament hopes crumble against Michigan
    His eyes fixed to the floor and his chin nearly on his chest, Illinois guard Malcolm Hill glumly talked about feeling optimistic about postseason play. “We just have to keep our heads up and move on,” Hill said. His tone was as...
  • Illinois center Nnanna Egwu has come long way but journey isn't over

    Illinois center Nnanna Egwu has come long way but journey isn't over
    Immaculata Egwu only understood her towering son's future basketball promise when he had eight scholarship offers in hand. Her son Nnanna, who had grown to 6 feet 6 by eighth grade, had been told since he was a child that education was the route to...
  • Illinois' lack of urgency turns up heat on coach John Groce

    Illinois' lack of urgency turns up heat on coach John Groce
    With inevitability staring Illinois in the face Thursday at the United Center, Michigan led by 19 early in the second half when something happened that encapsulated the plight of the Illini. Coach John Groce implored his team to apply a full-court press,...