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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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  • Take the Points: College Football Week 2 Picks

    Take the Points: College Football Week 2 Picks
    It’s week 2 of the college football season, and after a summer of educated guesses and prognostication, we finally know something about this year’s teams.  Clemson looks fantastic.  South Carolina will cause problems for whoever they face. ...
  • Bargoer's Guide to College Football: Vol. 7

    Bargoer's Guide to College Football: Vol. 7
    The good times keep rolling this week as the college football slate is locked and loaded. >> There are several enticing matchups, including a showdown between 24th-ranked Auburn and Johnny Football's seventh-ranked Texas A&M team. The Aggies defense has...
  • Take the Points: College Football Week 8 Picks

    Take the Points: College Football Week 8 Picks
    This has been a good week.  Our government shutdown ended, people went back to work, Pearl Jam released a new album, we successfully pawned off Vanilla Ice on the Amish, and Saturday’s Clemson-Florida State match-up has potential to be the game of...
  • Government shutdown won't extend to Air Force-Navy contest

    Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games: MORNING Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
  • Football recruiting | Oak Park's Cobbs picks Purdue

    Football recruiting | Oak Park's Cobbs picks Purdue
    Simmie Cobbs believed Purdue's coaches when they told him they would offer him a scholarship once they saw game film, but that was easier said than done. Cobbs missed all of his junior season after transferring from Montini to Oak Park, and when he...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech, ACC excel in latest NCAA graduation survey

    Most ACC schools, including Virginia Tech and Virginia, continue to outpace their Division I and power-conference peers in graduating athletes. Among the four Division I institutions in Hampton Roads, only William and Mary trumps national averages for...
  • 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......
  • On board with the Flying Illini, 25 years later

    On board with the Flying Illini, 25 years later
    This season marks the 25th anniversary of the "Flying Illini" and their remarkable run to the 1989 Final Four. Entering the NCAA tournament that year as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, the Illini defeated McNeese State, Ball State, Louisville...
  • Complete NCAA Division I football schedule and TV info for this weekend

     
    Here's a complete list of this weekend's NCAA Division I football games and TV information courtesy of the National Football Foundation. American Athletic Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Oct. 26 12 p.m. Houston at Rutgers ESPNews (Dave Lamont, Ray...
  • 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...
  • 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...