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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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  • Big Ten expansion 'absolutely huge' for men's lacrosse

    Big Ten expansion 'absolutely huge' for men's lacrosse
    When Maryland men's lacrosse coach John Tillman recently hit the recruiting trail, he wasn't entirely sure how players would react to a Terps program making the leap from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten, a move that became official Tuesday....
  • Big Ten lands six primetime ESPN/ABC telecasts

      The Big Ten will be featured in six primetime college football telecasts next season including three games featuring Ohio State according to the latest schedule put out by ESPN Tuesday. Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes kick things off against visiting...
  • Naperville's DiBernardo receives Big Ten Medal

    Naperville native Vanessa DiBernardo was a Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient. The soccer star from the University of Illinois won the award, which recognizes athletic and academic accomplishments. Only 24 of the 8,000-plus Big Ten athletes win the award....
  • Illinois ranked No. 97, Illini need help from defense to score more Big Ten wins

    Illinois ranked No. 97, Illini need help from defense to score more Big Ten wins
    The Orlando Sentinel's college insider Matt Murschel has ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2014 season. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our...
  • NCAA tournament preview: West Region

    NCAA tournament preview: West Region
    1 Arizona (30-4, at-large) vs. 16 Weber State (19-11, Big Sky champion) Arizona, the 1997 NCAA champion, is 13-5 as a top-seeded team. Senior guard Davion Berry averages 19.1 points for Weber State, making its first appearance since 2007. 8...
  • Maryland to host Virginia in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

    The Maryland men's basketball team will host Virginia in next season's ACC-Big Ten Challenge, the Terps' first since switching conferences. After playing the last two years of the event on the road as a lame-duck ACC team, Maryland gets a home date...
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  • Maryland pulls out of Jimmy V Classic game vs. Villanova

    Maryland has pulled out of the Jimmy V Classic against Villanova on Dec. 8 because of "scheduling issues," according to a news release from ESPN. The Terps, who were replaced by Illinois, will take part in the event in 2016. Not playing Villanova...
  • NU's Tsirtsis, Illini's Delgado take wrestling titles

    NU's Tsirtsis, Illini's Delgado take wrestling titles
    Jason Tsirtsis of Crown Point, Ind., became the first Northwestern freshman to win an NCAA wrestling title. And Illinois sophomore Jesse Delgado of Gilroy, Calif., won a second straight. Tsirtsis, the No. 5 seed, beat 11th-seeded Joshua Kindig 3-1...
  • Michigan edges Tennessee, 73-71, after late rally falls short

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas added 14, including a key free throw, to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in an NCAA tournament Midwest Regional semifinal on Friday night. The second-seeded...
  • Oak Park's Lemke-Bell picks Northwestern football

    Oak Park's Lemke-Bell picks Northwestern football
    Oak Park junior Adam Lemke-Bell put on weight this spring and saw the scholarship offers pour in from the Big Ten, ACC and even an SEC school. A rising star in the recruiting world, the 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive tackle saw no need to continue the...