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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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  • Torn ACL ends Trevor Siemian's Northwestern career

    Torn ACL ends Trevor Siemian's Northwestern career
    Pat Fitzgerald sat near Trevor Siemian on the bus ride back from West Lafayette, Ind., and had "one of those talks you never like to have," the coach said. The coach and the quarterback both suspected that Siemian had torn his left ACL, ending his...
  • Preview: Miami (Ohio) vs. Northwestern

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Miami (Ohio) vs. Northwestern Northwestern squeezed in four games over a nine-day stretch to open the season and has emerged unscathed. Still, the Wildcats have had to rally late in their last two outings to post narrow home...
  • Northwestern QB Siemian out for season

    The Sports Xchange Northwestern QB Siemian out for season Northwestern will be without starting quarterback Trevor Siemian when it hosts Illinois on Saturday with bowl-eligibility on the line. Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald announced Monday that Siemian...
  • Illinois' Tim Beckman wants rivalry with Northwestern to have more heat

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois coach Tim Beckman has banned purple pens from the football offices. Before his first game at Illinois, he hung a sign in a football meeting room with "NU" crossed out. He has said often that he won't suck on purple Life...
  • College football roundup: Northwestern loses starting QB

    The Sports Xchange College football roundup: Northwestern loses starting QB Northwestern will be without starting quarterback Trevor Siemian when it hosts Illinois on Saturday with bowl-eligibility on the line. Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald announced...
  • Northwestern wants to keep 'one-game season' going

    Northwestern wants to keep 'one-game season' going
    Offensive lineman Brandon Vitabile reacted to a question about whether he had glanced at any bowl projections by adopting a poker face. Apparently that's a no-no for Northwestern players. Finally Vitabile cracked and asked: "They do those?" Yes,...
  • Gophers, Badgers meet for Big Ten West title - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Illinois - INSIDE SLANT These are exciting times for Minnesota. The Golden Gophers earned the right to play for their first Big Ten football title since 1967, rallying from a 21-7 deficit for a 28-24 victory at...
  • For Penn State, this is what sanctioned football looks like

    Penn State receivers Eugene Lewis and DaeSean Hamilton combined for 19 catches in the season-opener against Central Florida. The last three games, they've had 14, including one each in Saturday's loss to Illinois. After the game, quarterback Christian...
  • Grading Illinois' performance vs. Penn State

    Has Illinois convinced you yet? Probably not, but the 16-14 victory against Penn State on Saturday was a highlight in a mostly dismal season for the Illini. Some big plays — on offense, defense and special teams — saved the day. Offense: B-...
  • Illinois 16, Penn State 14

    Illinois 16, Penn State 14: David Reisner kicked three field goals, including a game-winning 36-yarder with eight seconds remaining, as the host Fighting Illini kept their bowl hopes alive. Senior Reilly O'Toole came off the bench in the second quarter...
  • Preview: Northwestern at Purdue

    Coming off a bye week and in search of his first Big Ten Conference home win, second-year Purdue coach Darrell Hazell has been working hard on trying to improve his porous defense before Northwestern visits Saturday. On the other side, Wildcats coach...