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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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  • Ohio State toughs it out in second half to rout Illinois 77-61

    Ohio State toughs it out in second half to rout Illinois 77-61
    COLUMBUS — The player Illinois coach John Groce first mentioned after his team's loss to Ohio State was one who has no chance of helping the team this season. "Tracy Abrams is not coming back until next year," Groce said of the point guard who was...
  • Illinois coach John Groce looking for better finishes on defense

    Illinois coach John Groce looking for better finishes on defense
    Despite a late meltdown, Illinois coach John Groce won't characterize Tuesday's overtime defeat at Michigan as a bad loss. "I'm not going to go there," Groce said. "For about 29 minutes, that's about the best we've played all year. … Sometimes...
  • Big Ten Network's Jim Jackson says Terps aren't that far behind Wisconsin

    Big Ten Network's Jim Jackson says Terps aren't that far behind Wisconsin
    Big Ten Network analyst Jim Jackson said last week that Wisconsin was “head and shoulders” above the rest of the teams in the league. After watching courtside as No. 12 Maryland beat Minnesota, 70-58, at Xfinity Center on Saturday, Jackson...
  • A look at Mark Turgeon's history of hot starts

    Mark Turgeon said after Saturday's 70-58 win over Minnesota that Maryland's 14-1 start did not mean much to him. While this was the best start for the Terps since he took over for Gary Williams in 2011 – and the hottest Maryland has started a...
  • Terps move up to 11th in AP poll and 9th in coaches poll

    The Maryland men's basketball team's dramatic rise this season seemed to put the Terps on the brink of their first appearance in the top 10 of the AP poll since 2002-03. The Big Ten's equally dramatic plunge into mediocrity this season might have hurt...
  • U. of I. tuition may be frozen for in-state students

    U. of I. tuition may be frozen for in-state students
    The University of Illinois has proposed a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates next fall, part of an effort to woo high-achieving Illinois students who are increasingly leaving the state for less expensive options. The freeze, if approved by...
  • Preview: Indiana at Nebraska

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Indiana at Nebraska Since Nebraska joined the conference prior to the 2011-12 season, Lincoln is one of three Big Ten cities that Indiana has visited over the past three years and been unable to conquer. The Hoosiers, who will...
  • Illinois blows big lead in overtime loss at Michigan in Big Ten opener

     Illinois blows big lead in overtime loss at Michigan in Big Ten opener
    ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan fans came in droves to Crisler Center for a football halftime show. They left with an overtime basketball victory. On a day that the celebration centered around the introduction of new Wolverines football coach Jim...
  • Big 12 likes to make claim as nation's top basketball league; play so far validates that

    The Big 12 has plenty of positive statistics, and winning teams, to back up its claim as the nation's top basketball conference. This is a league with its only undefeated team unranked, having fallen out of the Top 25 this week despite a 44-point win....
  • Jim Harbaugh's arrival helps rejuvenate Michigan fan base, but how quickly will the wins come?

    Jim Harbaugh may have already solved two significant problems at Michigan. The fan base is unified again, and the apathy that led to a slip in attendance certainly seems like a thing of the past. Now the question is whether the Wolverines will start...
  • Boys basketball: Simeon controls West Aurora in Pontiac semifinal

    Boys basketball: Simeon controls West Aurora in Pontiac semifinal
    PONTIAC – The matchups figured to favor Simeon against West Aurora, and they did. Simeon starts four players 6-4 or taller, including three Big Ten recruits: Ed Morrow (Illinois), D.J. Williams (Illinois) and Isaiah Moss (Iowa). West Aurora uses...