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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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  • Illinois beats Baylor to win Las Vegas Invitational

    Illinois beats Baylor to win Las Vegas Invitational
    LAS VEGAS -- If Illinois coach John Groce can find a way to transfer his team's November magic to March, they may have to start making room for a few banners in the State Farm Center. The Fighting Illini improved to 21-0 in November under Groce while...
  • Illinois tops Baylor, stays perfect in November

    The Sports Xchange By Steve Guiremand, The Sports Xchange Illinois tops Baylor, stays perfect in November LAS VEGAS -- If Illinois coach John Groce can find a way to transfer his team's November magic to March, they may have to start making room for...
  • Preview: Purdue at Indiana

    Bragging rights and the Old Oaken Bucket are the only things on the line when Purdue visits Indiana in the season finale for both teams on Saturday. The Boilermakers have lost five straight and its five turnovers proved fatal against Northwestern last...
  • Preview: Illinois at Northwestern

    State bragging rights and bowl eligibility are on the line when Illinois visits Northwestern in the regular-season finale for both on Saturday. The Illini, who have come from behind in the fourth quarter in all five of their wins, rallied with a pair of...
  • Preview: Michigan State at Penn State

    After dispatching a pair of Big Ten newcomers, Michigan State takes aim at a more familiar opponent when the eighth-ranked Spartans visit Penn State on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Spartans are just a game behind Ohio State in...
  • Northwestern's Zack Oliver finally gets his opportunity, and he's leaving nothing to chance

    Northwestern's Zack Oliver finally gets his opportunity, and he's leaving nothing to chance
    Offensive lineman Matt Frazier went to bed Monday night without seeing apartment-mate Zack Oliver. Same thing happened Tuesday. Oliver burned the midnight oil cramming for a test. And that test will come Saturday against Illinois when he makes his first...
  • Illinois beats Northwestern, becomes bowl-eligible

    Illinois beats Northwestern, becomes bowl-eligible
    Running off Ryan Field after beating Northwestern, Illinois players were greeted by a small but exuberant bunch of fans chanting their names and yelling their call-and-repeat I-L-L, I-N-I cheer. But what Illinois savored most was the silence. "I...
  • Illinois coach Tim Beckman makes case to keep his job

    Illinois coach Tim Beckman makes case to keep his job
    As Illinois players hoisted the Land of Lincoln trophy Saturday in the middle of Ryan Field after their 47-33 throttling of Northwestern, coach Tim Beckman issued a direct order amid the delirium. "Bring it to the fans!" he yelled. Those fans in...
  • Michigan State boosts bowl profile with 34-10 win

    The Sports Xchange By Gordie Jones, The Sports Xchange Michigan State boosts bowl profile with 34-10 win STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Michigan State staked its claim for a New Year's Day bowl on Saturday afternoon -- and did so in convincing fashion. Running...
  • NCAA Football TV Schedule: Brent Musburger back in the limelight with the Iron Bowl

    NCAA Football TV Schedule: Brent  Musburger back in the limelight with the Iron Bowl
    Brent Musburger, who had become the voice of college football after Keith Jackson retired, is making a comeback this weekend. Musburger had been eased out of 'A team' status this year and has been doing games for the new ESPN SEC Network. But...
  • Small but dedicated group of Penn State seniors says goodbye Saturday

    Small but dedicated group of Penn State seniors says goodbye Saturday
    Mike Hull and Miles Dieffenbach stayed together on their official recruiting visit to Penn State, which they turned into becoming roommates. The two arrived at Penn State in 2010 as part of a big, heralded recruiting class that expected to achieve great...