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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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  • After one of his worst games as a Terp, Dez Wells seeks early-season form

    Maybe it was brain freeze brought on by the sub-zero temperatures that Maryland has met this week in its first two-game, five-day road swing in the Big Ten. Or maybe it was Maryland senior Dez Wells developing short-term amnesia with no lasting side...
  • Wednesday's matchup: Maryland at Illinois

    Wednesday's matchup: Maryland at Illinois
    TV/radio: 8 p.m. Wednesday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Illinois 10-5, 0-2 Big Ten. Maryland 14-1, 2-0. Shannon Ryan's quick look: Illinois needs to take advantage of its lone home game in a stretch of five that start the Big Ten season. That's going...
  • Defense and rebounding have helped Terps overcome some offensive lulls

    Defense and rebounding have helped Terps overcome some offensive lulls
    During a span of 15 offensive possessions in the first half their double-overtime win at Michigan State on Dec. 30, Maryland scored just once — on a steal and breakaway dunk by junior forward Jake Layman. Missing nine of 10 shots and committing...
  • Terps lose control after halftime of 64-57 loss to Illinois

    Terps lose control after halftime of 64-57 loss to Illinois
    History awaited 11th-ranked Maryland here at the State Farm Center. A victory over an Illinois team that had lost its first two Big Ten games and then star guard Rayvonte Rice to a broken hand at practice Monday would have given this year’s Terps...
  • Shannon Ryan's Big Ten rankings

    Shannon Ryan's Big Ten rankings
    (Record, last week's ranking in parentheses.) 1. Wisconsin (14-1 overall, 2-0 Big Ten; No. 1): Doesn't look like Wisconsin will be truly tested in the Big Ten season until a Feb. 24 date at Maryland. The first two conference victories were double-...
  • Youth isn't to blame for Maryland's struggles at Illinois

    The last time the Maryland men's basketball team played a game at Illinois prior to Wednesday was eight years ago. For much of the first half Wednesday night, it looked as if the 11th-ranked Terps were going to have the same kind of success as they...
  • No. 11 Terps look to show that loss to Illinois was just 'one bad night'

    With less than three minutes remaining in Wednesday's game against Illinois at State Farm Center, Maryland men's basketball coach Mark Turgeon substituted for Dez Wells after the senior guard took an off-balance jump shot that missed badly, falling wide...
  • With coach's vote of confidence, Terps guard Dion Wiley keeps on shooting

    If there was a bright spot for the Maryland men's basketball team in Wednesday’s deflating 64-57 defeat at Illinois, it was the re-emergence of freshman guard Dion Wiley as a reliable off-the-bench scorer. Wiley hit his first shot, a 3-pointer...
  • Big Ten Network's Jim Jackson says Terps aren't that far behind Wisconsin

    Big Ten Network's Jim Jackson says Terps aren't that far behind Wisconsin
    Big Ten Network analyst Jim Jackson said last week that Wisconsin was “head and shoulders” above the rest of the teams in the league. After watching courtside as No. 12 Maryland beat Minnesota, 70-58, at Xfinity Center on Saturday, Jackson...
  • A look at Mark Turgeon's history of hot starts

    Mark Turgeon said after Saturday's 70-58 win over Minnesota that Maryland's 14-1 start did not mean much to him. While this was the best start for the Terps since he took over for Gary Williams in 2011 – and the hottest Maryland has started a...
  • Terps move up to 11th in AP poll and 9th in coaches poll

    The Maryland men's basketball team's dramatic rise this season seemed to put the Terps on the brink of their first appearance in the top 10 of the AP poll since 2002-03. The Big Ten's equally dramatic plunge into mediocrity this season might have hurt...