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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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  • Indiana survives Michigan comeback bid

    BLOOMINGTON — Troy Williams understands just how important a win is for the Indiana Hoosiers at this point in the Big Ten season. Williams, who finished 20 points and eight rebounds, hopes Sunday's 70-67 victory over the Michigan Wolverines,...
  • Shawn Windsor: Don't count Michigan state out of the tourney yet

    EAST LANSING, Mich. First: the streak. It's not over. Not yet, not even after the ugly 59-54 loss Saturday at the Breslin Center, where Michigan State fell to Illinois because of missed free throws, missed jumpers and missing late-game confidence. A...
  • Illinois retains composure at end to drop Michigan State 59-54

    EAST LANSING, Mich. — Even during the flow of the game, when players sometimes lose track of details in the thick of it, Illinois guard Malcolm Hill noticed something amiss with Michigan State's free throw shooting. "There were times when it seems...
  • Syracuse playing for future with self-imposed hoops ban in what's become a common process

    When Syracuse announced it was instituting a self-imposed postseason ban for the men's basketball team this season, the university was playing for the future — on the court and with NCAA regulators. Its self-imposed ban is part of a common...
  • Syracuse plays for its future with self-imposed hoops ban

    Syracuse plays for its future with self-imposed hoops ban
    When Syracuse announced it was instituting a self-imposed postseason ban for the men's basketball team this season, the university was playing for the future — on the court and with NCAA regulators. Its self-imposed ban is part of a common process...
  • Alan Hoisch dies at 91; WWII vet and UCLA star set Rose Bowl record

    Alan Hoisch dies at 91; WWII vet and UCLA star set Rose Bowl record
    Alan Hoisch, a decorated World War II pilot and star running back on UCLA's 1947 Rose Bowl team, died Friday of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 91. His death was confirmed by his son John Hoisch. Hoisch was a member of the Southern...
  • Saturday's matchup: Illinois at Michigan State

    Saturday's matchup: Illinois at Michigan State
    TV/radio: 11 a.m. Saturday; ESPN, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Illinois 15-8, 5-5 Big Ten; Michigan State 15-7, 6-3. Shannon Ryan's quick look: The Illini beat the then-No. 18 Spartans 53-46 last season in East Lansing, Mich. They are looking for their first...
  • Strong contingent from Chicago area bolsters Miami hockey

    Strong contingent from Chicago area bolsters Miami hockey
    When Miami of Ohio plays Saturday at Soldier Field, the Redhawks might as well call it a homecoming game. No Division I team has more Illinois players than the six — all from the Chicago area — on the roster for No. 8 Miami, which meets...
  • Thursday's multi-sport college and local roundup: Newport News' Motley helps Miami women hold off Hokies

    COLLEGES: Women's basketball: Newport News’ Adrienne Motley scored 16 points to help Miami (16-6, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) withstand Virginia Tech 42-39 Thursday night in Coral Gables, Fla. Motley, a former star for Hampton Roads Academy...
  • Illinois assistant football coach suspended for one game

    Illinois assistant football coach suspended for one game
    Illinois assistant football coach Mike Bellamy will serve a one-game suspension for violating an NCAA rule, a school spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. Last year, Illinois self-reported Bellamy helping a junior college recruit by helping arrange for a...
  • Tim Beckman makes a play (laughable, but a play)

    Normally, the trivial Tim Beckman isn’t worth making fun of in Chicago. Normally, Illinois football doesn’t matter enough to criticize in Chicago. Normally, Beckman and his program are thought of as annoying in Chicago if they are...