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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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  • Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky his own biggest critic

    Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky his own biggest critic
    MILWAUKEE — In "Frank's world," as Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan says, there's a lot happening. Frank would be Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky, and Ryan doesn't really try to interpret what Kaminsky could be thinking at a given moment. But there's one...
  • Charlie Partridge named nation's 121st-best coach

    Charlie Partridge named nation's 121st-best coach
    Charlie Partridge hasn't been the head coach for a single FAU game, but the fine folks over at Athlon Sports have a good idea of where he ranks in the pantheon of college football coaches — and they say he's better than FIU coach Ron Turner....
  • Two-and-done? Not so fast

    Two-and-done? Not so fast
    New NBA commissioner Adam Silver's desire to force players to stay in college for two years was a big topic of discussion at McDonald's All-American Games' events this week. Fab Fiver and longtime NBA guard Jalen Rose, who broadcast the game for ESPN,...
  • Three prime-time games on Penn State's schedule

     
    Penn State's Big Ten opener against Rutgers is the third announced prime-time game of the season. Here's a schedules update. AUG. 30: Central Florida (Dublin) 8:30 a.m. ESPN2 SEPT. 6: AKRON SEPT. 13: at Rutgers 8 p.m. Big Ten Network......
  • Weber State commit Isaiah Wharton earns first FBS offer from Illinois

    Weber State commit Isaiah Wharton earns first FBS offer from Illinois
    Kissimmee Gateway High head football coach Marlin Roberts was informed by the University of Illinois coaching staff Wednesday that the Illini were extending a scholarship offer to senior defensive back Isaiah Wharton. Wharton, who had grown a bit...
  • Former LHP volleyball star Taylor Sherwin earns honors at Ohio State

    Former LHP volleyball star Taylor Sherwin earns honors at Ohio State
    Former Orlando Lake Highland Prep volleyball player Taylor Sherwin earned MVP honors this past weekend after leading Ohio State to the championship of the Northern Illinois Invitational. She was also named Big Ten Setter of the Week for her efforts....
  • Kissimmee Gateway CB Isaiah Wharton commits to Rutgers

    Kissimmee Gateway CB Isaiah Wharton commits to Rutgers
    With Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood and defensive line coach Jim Panagos in his living room, Isaiah Wharton decided he didn't have to wait any longer and committed to the Scarlet Knights to the screams of delight from his mother. "It was a really special...
  • With Illinois offer in hand, Isaiah Wharton decommits Weber State

    With Illinois offer in hand, Isaiah Wharton decommits Weber State
    Isaiah Wharton had been wondering why he was falling under the radar in the recruiting process. He had shown his talents as a gifted defensive back for three seasons as well as on the summer 7-on-7 circuit, but the Kissimmee Gateway standout was...
  • Kissimmee Gateway DB Isaiah Wharton leaning toward Rutgers

    Kissimmee Gateway DB Isaiah Wharton leaning toward Rutgers
    For most of his high school career, Isaiah Wharton has floated just under the radar. A talented defensive back with the not-so-glamourous letterhead of Kissimmee Gateway High, Wharton found himself mired in the Osceola County recruiting abyss that has...
  • PASSINGS: Dr. Kenneth Edelin, Benjamin Curtis, Johnny Orr

    Dr. Kenneth Edelin Physician in 1970s landmark abortion case Dr. Kenneth Edelin, 74, a Boston physician who was at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970s, died Monday in Sarasota, Fla. He had cancer, said his wife, Barbara. Edelin...
  • National signing day | Five Mount Carmel players sign with D-I schools

    National signing day | Five Mount Carmel players sign with D-I schools
    A member of the student broadcast team asked Matt Domer about joining a Mount Carmel-to-Illinois pipeline that's been busy "the last couple years." Frank Lenti, Mount Carmel's long-time coach, couldn't help but interject. "There has been a Mount...