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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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  • Illini, Irish in women's soccer Sweet 16

    Illini, Irish in women's soccer Sweet 16
    A stunning comeback on a snow-dusted University of Nebraska field produced an upset win that moved the Illinois women’s soccer team into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. The Illini meet Boston College, which advanced with another upset, Sunday...
  • Scouting report: Penn State vs. Illinois

     
    PENN STATE (4-3) vs. ILLINOIS (3-4) WHEN: Noon Saturday WHERE: Beaver Stadium TV: ESPN (Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway, Paul Carcaterra) RADIO: WAEB AM-790 LATEST LINE: Penn State is a 10.5-point favorite. SERIES HISTORY: Penn State leads 16-4 (nine wins...
  • Complete weekend college football TV schedule, including tonight's games

     
    From the National Football Foundation: American Athletic Date Time Game Network (Talent) Thurs., Nov. 21 7:30 p.m. Rutgers at (18) UCF ESPN (Rece Davis, Jesse Palmer, David Pollack, Samantha Ponder) Sat., Nov. 23 12 p.m. Cincinnati at Houston ESPNews...
  • Speaking of sports

     
    I'm a proud fair-weather fan -- we FWFs are what keep the owners and general managers working so hard for on-the-field success; they certainly don't have to appease you die-hard fans (DHFs) who support the team win or lose. And......
  • Florida State moves to No. 1 in latest college football polls

    Florida State moves to No. 1 in latest college football polls
    There's something missing at the top of this week's college football polls: Alabama. Auburn's stunning, last-play victory over the two-time defending national champion has reshaped the last week of the season. Florida State and Ohio State, the last...
  • Big Ten-ACC Challenge 2013 schedule and preview

     
    Big Ten-ACC Challenge 2013 schedule and preview: The 15th annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge takes place Dec. 3-4 with ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU televising all 12 games. Highlighting the battle for conference bragging rights and the Commissioner’s Cup are...
  • College football preview: Purdue

    College football preview: Purdue
    A sharp and stylish dresser himself, Purdue cornerback Ricardo Allen noticed new coach Darrell Hazell's attire quickly. If clothes make the man, then Hazell is a business man. "When he walked in, you could tell he demanded respect," Allen said. "He'...
  • Big Ten preview: Minnesota

     Big Ten preview: Minnesota
    Despite coming off a 6-7 season and a bowl game loss, Minnesota feels encouraged. The Golden Gophers are hoping this preseason's optimism doesn't sour coming off their first bowl game in three seasons, a 34-31 loss in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of...
  • Illini lose top track athletes to Texas

    Illini lose top track athletes to Texas
    The loss of track coach Tonja Buford-Bailey to the University of Texas has not surprisingly cost Illinois two of its leading athletes, including two-time NCAA 400-meter champion Ashley Spencer of Indianapolis. Texas announced Wednesday that both...
  • 25 reasons to be pumped for college football

    25 reasons to be pumped for college football
    Let the angels rejoice from the heavens. College football is back! To help get your football juices flowing, here are 25 reasons to be pumped for this season. 1. Pro wrestling legend Ric Flair taught us, "To be the man, you've gotta beat the man."...
  • 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....