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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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  • Passing game still holding back Badgers

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Wisconsin - INSIDE SLANT Wisconsin's season took an odd turn in Saturday's humbling loss to lowly Northwestern. The Wildcats won their second straight game thanks to three interceptions by Godwin Igwebuike. Not...
  • Week 7 football recruiting notes: St. Rita's Gaston still looking for looks

    Week 7 football recruiting notes: St. Rita's Gaston still looking for looks
    St. Rita football coach Todd Kuska remains flabbergasted about the lack of attention from colleges toward senior receiver Brandon Gaston. Despite lighting up some of the best defenses in the area, the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Gaston is one of the most...
  • Downward spiral continues for Wolverines - Part 1=3

    due took a 17-14 lead near the end of the second quarter and never trailed in the second half. Quarterback Austin Appleby replaced Danny Etling as the starter and responded in a big way, completing 15-of-20 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown and rushing...
  • Illinois QB Lunt out 4-6 weeks with broken leg

    The Sports Xchange Illinois QB Lunt out 4-6 weeks with broken leg Illinois starting quarterback Wes Lunt is out for the rest of the season with a broken left leg. Fighting Illini coach Tim Beckman said Lunt broke his left fibula during the 38-27 loss...
  • College football roundup: Mississippi schools tied for No. 3 in poll

    The Sports Xchange College football roundup: Mississippi schools tied for No. 3 in poll Florida State is still No. 1 in the Associated Press top 25, but there was significant movement in the poll a day after several upsets occurred. Auburn, the only...
  • Michigan hockey star Compher willing to risk body

    Michigan hockey star Compher willing to risk body
    There will be a lot of breath held when JT Compher goes to his next U.S. national junior hockey team camp. Especially every time the Michigan sophomore center from Northbrook tries to block a shot — which means everyone may frequently be waiting...
  • Preview: Purdue at Illinois

    Wes Lunt is expected to return at quarterback when Illinois takes on Purdue Saturday, but unless he plays defense, too, the Fighting Illini's recent struggles may continue. Lunt, who missed last week's game at Nebraska with a right knee injury, might...
  • Purdue 38, Illinois 27

    Illinois 38, Purdue 27: Austin Appleby threw for a touchdown, ran for another and completed a pass to himself in his first career start as the visiting Boilermakers knocked off the Fighting Illini. Appleby, who had thrown for just 89 yards prior to...
  • Despite surge in talent, Illinois lacking college hockey

     Despite surge in talent, Illinois lacking college hockey
    After graduating from Lake Forest High School, Cody Murphy hoped to play college hockey in Illinois. The problem: No Divison I schools in his home state have varsity hockey teams. "It would be nice for a lot of Chicagoans to have a place to call home,...
  • Igwebuike, Northwestern pick off Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange By Jack McCarthy, The Sports Xchange Igwebuike, Northwestern pick off Wisconsin EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern couldn't slow down vaunted Wisconsin running back Gordon Melvin on Saturday, but Wildcats safety Godwin Igwebuike found...
  • Illinois takeaways

    Illinois takeaways
    Put me in, coach: QB Wes Lunt asked to go back in after a calf injury forced him to the sideline in the fourth quarter. Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit told him no. Lunt said he expects to play at Wisconsin and Cubit said he doesn't expect the injury...