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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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  • Lemont's Tyler Jay making his pitch for Illinois

    Lemont's Tyler Jay making his pitch for Illinois
    While the 2015 season has just begun, University of Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay has already started accumulating accolades. The junior left-hander has been chosen to USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award Watch List as well as the National Collegiate...
  • Boxers need fancy footwork; Left Shark does not

    Boxers need fancy footwork; Left Shark does not
    Random thoughts from one of the few people in America with rhythm worse than that displayed by Left Shark during Katy Perry's halftime performance at the Super bowl. (FYI: If you ever need to give an example of the overwhelming power of the internet,...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 2/14 log (updated Friday AM)

    6 a.m.    Golf: Thailand Classic third round (d. in Hua Hin).--Golf 7:30 a.m.    Soccer: FA Cup round 5: West Ham at West Bromwich.--FS1 8 a.m.    Tennis: Men’s Rotterdam and women’s Antwerp semifinals.--Tennis Ch. 8:30 a.m.  ...
  • A mock look inside the NCAA tournament selection process

    A mock look inside the NCAA tournament selection process
    Until Friday afternoon, please call me Bernard. I'm at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis for what's called the Mock Selection Exercise, when media members play the role of actual NCAA tournament selection committee members for two days. Bleacher Report'...
  • No doubt Wisconsin tops Big Ten, but who's No. 2?

    Records, last week's ranking in parentheses. 1. Wisconsin (21-2, 9-1; 1): Sophomore guard Bronson Koenig has been underrated. He scored a career-high 16 points in the victory over Northwestern. Up next: Tuesday at Nebraska. 2. Ohio State (18-6, 7-4;...
  • Michigan State romps over Northwestern, 68-44

    EVANSTON, Ill. Maybe it was the random night of hotness, all those Michigan State jump shots deciding to go through at once. Maybe it was the random night of coldness, the Northwestern Wildcats incredibly going more than 17 minutes without one of their...
  • Sports TV and radio: Thursday's 2/12 log (updated Wednesday AM)

    5 a.m.    Tennis: Men’s Rotterdam tournament.--Tennis Ch. 6 a.m.    Golf: Thailand Classic first round (d. in Hua Hin).--Golf 10 a.m.    Hockey: World University Games: Kazakhstan vs. U.S..--CBSSN 1:30 p.m.    Tennis: Men’s Rotterdam...
  • Larkin's Kendale McCullum on the move for Parkside

    Former Larkin basketball player Kendale McCullum has made a seamless transition to college ball, but it's always easier when you're winning. McCullum's Wisconsin-Parkside team is ranked No. 14 in the latest NCAA Division II rankings with an 19-2 record...
  • Illinois perseveres with John Groce running program right way

    Illinois perseveres with John Groce running program right way
    Nobody allowed complacency to accompany Illinois on the trip home after Saturday's undermanned but overwhelming 59-54 victory over Michigan State. The Illini remember the last time they let it creep onto the team bus in East Lansing. Last March 1,...
  • In losing 71-55 to Iowa, Terps suffer another one-sided defeat on the road

    In losing 71-55 to Iowa, Terps suffer another one-sided defeat on the road
    Boos rang out at Carver-Hawkeye Arena Sunday after Maryland guard Dez Wells fouled Aaron White as the Iowa forward went in for a dunk after a steal and acted as if he had been hit in the face. Wells yelled in the direction of the referees, saying he hit...
  • Megan Marchuk heads list of area athletes swimming for Illini

    Megan Marchuk heads list of area athletes swimming for Illini
    A number of local athletes helped the Illinois women's swimming team finish its regular season with a 190-110 victory against Michigan State on Jan. 31 in Champaign. Junior Jennifer Coady, from Hinsdale Central, earned points for her fifth-place...