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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 to host Ohio in NCAA baseball regional opener

    Illinois to host Ohio in NCAA baseball regional opener
    Illinois, which won the Big Ten regular-season baseball championship, will have home-field advantage for the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Illini (47-8-1) will host an NCAA regional for the first time in program history, and will face Ohio...
  • Michigan eliminates Illinois from Big Ten baseball tournament

    Michigan eliminates Illinois from Big Ten baseball tournament
    MINNEAPOLIS — Jacob Cronenworth had three hits, drove in three runs and earned his seventh save to help Michigan beat Illinois 5-3 on Saturday to advance to the Big Ten championship game. Third-seeded Michigan (36-23) will face fourth-seeded...
  • Kemp's late cross to Arrieta helps D.C. United tie Revolution

    Kemp's late cross to Arrieta helps D.C. United tie Revolution
    Jairo Arrieta scored in the 80th minute on a cross from Taylor Kemp (Maryland) and visiting D.C. United rallied to tie the nine-man New England Revolution, 1-1, on Saturday night in Major League Soccer. D.C. United (6-2-4) remained atop the Eastern...
  • Local Roundup for Thursday, April 9

    Illinois ' top player won't be available at the start of the 2015 season after wide receiver Mikey Dudek tore his right anterior cruciate ligament, the school announced Wednesday. Dudek, a Neuqua Valley grad who was a freshman All-American, suffered the...
  • Maryland baseball reaches Big Ten title game with 4-2 win vs. Indiana

    Maryland baseball reaches Big Ten title game with 4-2 win vs. Indiana
    Maryland scored four times in an error-prone seventh inning and beat Indiana, 4-2, on Saturday to advance to the Big Ten Tournament championship game in its first year in the league. The Terrapins (39-20) will face either Illinois or Michigan in Sunday'...
  • Illinois beats Michigan State 2-0 in Big Ten baseball tourney

    Illinois beats Michigan State 2-0 in Big Ten baseball tourney
    MINNEAPOLIS — John Kravetz threw his first career shutout and top-seeded Illinois stayed alive in the Big Ten Tournament by beating Michigan State 2-0 on Friday night. The Illini (47-7-1) will face third-seeded Michigan (35-23) on Saturday....
  • Jonathan Wells, Brandon Stryganek lead Illinois in Big Ten track

    Jonathan Wells, Brandon Stryganek lead Illinois in Big Ten track
    Stevenson grad Brandon Stryganek and Grant grad Jonathan Wells were two of the top performers for the University of Illinois men's track team at the Big Ten Conference meet. Stryganek, a senior, won the 100-meter dash (10.27 seconds) and took third in...
  • Terps beat No. 4 Illinois in Big Ten baseball tournament, 2-1, ending 27-game winning streak

    Terps beat No. 4 Illinois in Big Ten baseball tournament, 2-1, ending 27-game winning streak
    The Illinois baseball team's NCAA-best 27-game winning streak is over, and so are Maryland's doubts about its NCAA tournament chances. With a 2-1 win early Friday morning over the No. 4 Fighting Illini (46-7-1), the top seed in the Big Ten Conference...
  • Seven families protest handling of Illinois women's basketball probe: report

    Seven families protest handling of Illinois women's basketball probe: report
    The families of seven former Illinois women's basketball players sent a letter to the university Thursday expressing their disappointment with the handling of an investigation into the program, according to a report in the Daily Illini, the school...
  • Big Ten seeking ways to emphasize academics in college sports

    Big Ten seeking ways to emphasize academics in college sports
    Commissioner Jim Delany emerged from three days of Big Ten meetings in Rosemont with a mandate for widespread change. "It's a time of tumult," Delany said Wednesday. "And a time of opportunity." And, as always, a time for healthy skepticism. It's...
  • Illinois beats Nebraska 3-2 in Big Ten baseball tournament

    Illinois beats Nebraska 3-2 in Big Ten baseball tournament
    MINNEAPOLIS — Pat McInerney broke a tie with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning and top-seeded Illinois beat Nebraska 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Big Ten tournament. Ryan Nagle singled up the middle to put the go-ahead run on base....