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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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  • 5 things Illinois needs to do to win in the Big Ten tournament

    5 things Illinois needs to do to win in the Big Ten tournament
    A lifelong couch potato isn't going to start running marathons. A corporate workaholic isn't going to take a year-long sabbatical through the Himalayas. Likewise in basketball, at this point of the year, teams aren't changing. "When you're in March,"...
  • Fair or foul? Big Ten coaches concur on double-bye format

    Fair or foul? Big Ten coaches concur on double-bye format
    Big Ten basketball coaches will debate into the night whether players should be afforded a sixth foul, the proper duration of the shot clock and the latest incarnation of the block/charge call. But ask about the Big Ten tournament's new double-bye...
  • Penn State hangs on to beat Nebraska in Big Ten tourney

    Penn State hangs on to beat Nebraska in Big Ten tourney
    CHICAGO - Penn State's Shep Garner pulled up for a deep 3-pointer, a few feet beyond the arc, and drilled it. The freshman guard confidently shook his head, mirroring D.J. Newbill's reaction to his 3 on the previous possession, as the Nittany Lions'...
  • Abdur-Rahkman helps Michigan beat Illinois 73-55 in Big Ten tournament

    Abdur-Rahkman helps Michigan beat Illinois 73-55 in Big Ten tournament
    CHICAGO (AP) — For all the setbacks Michigan endured, it turns out the Wolverines weren't ready to go away without making at least a little more noise. They sure let it out against Illinois. Aubrey Dawkins scored 18 points and Michigan pounded...
  • Terps' record in close games bodes well now that it's tournament time

    Terps' record in close games bodes well now that it's tournament time
    Maryland men's basketball fans have been angsting all season about the number of narrow victories the Terps have recorded. The worry now is thatĀ if Mark Turgeon’s team gets in a close game in the NCAA tournament, the season could be over. That...
  • Lehigh's Vollaro out of NCAA wrestling tournament; Parker, two other locals, receive at-large bids

    Lehigh's Vollaro out of NCAA wrestling tournament; Parker, two other locals, receive at-large bids
    Doug Vollaro went from joy to heartbreak in about six hours Saturday. The Lehigh heavyweight celebrated his first NCAA wrestling tournament bid early in the afternoon when he took down Harvard's David Ng with one second left to secure his spot in the...
  • What are the Terps' odds of winning the Big Ten tournament?

    Maryland enters this week's Big Ten men's basketball tournament as the No. 2 seed, but the Terps don't have the second-best odds to win it. Wisconsin is predictably the overwhelming favorite, but betting site Bovada.lv has Ohio State as the second...
  • Illinois at its best when the shots are free

    Illinois at its best when the shots are free
    Shaquille O'Neal famously joked that his horrific free-throw shooting was a God-given gift meant to keep him humble. Former Bulls forward Orlando Woolridge once said his own wife told him he stunk at the line. Rick Majerus put it the most simply: "To...
  • Big Ten awards, tournament predictions

    Big Ten awards, tournament predictions
    BIG TEN AWARDS Teddy Greenstein All-conference: Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin; D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State; Dez Wells, Maryland; Yogi Ferrell, Indiana; D.J. Newbill, Penn State Player of the year: Kaminsky Frosh of the year: Russell Team of the...
  • Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings

    Shannon Ryan's Big Ten basketball rankings
    (Record, last week's ranking) 1. Wisconsin (28-3, 16-2; 1): The Badgers remained the class of the conference from the first game to the last. Up next: Winner of Illinois-Michigan in Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. 2. Maryland (26-5, 14-4; 2): The...
  • Boys basketball: No. 1 Simeon outruns No. 20 H-F in sectional semis

    Boys basketball: No. 1 Simeon outruns No. 20 H-F in sectional semis
    Few teams have the fortitude to try to go baseline-to-baseline with Simeon. Homewood-Flossmoor gave it a shot in Tuesday night’s Class 4A Eisenhower Sectional semifinal, and the result wasn’t pretty for the Vikings, as the top-ranked...