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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' NCAA hopes take hit with loss to Michigan

    Illinois' NCAA hopes take hit with loss to Michigan
    Illinois came into the Big Ten Tournament on the bubble and may have tumbled off it on Thursday. The Illini rallied from one big deficit, but couldn't repeat the feat and lost 73-55 to Michigan in a second-round game at the United Center. Now comes...
  • Freshman Aubrey Dawkins rewarding Michigan for giving him a chance

    Freshman Aubrey Dawkins rewarding Michigan for giving him a chance
    Aubrey Dawkins believed he could play at this level. So did his father, Johnny, the former Duke star and head coach at Stanford. But few college coaches were enamored with Dawkins, even though he's 6-foot-6, bright, shoots it well and has a 39-inch...
  • Injury can't slow down Michigan's Spike Albrecht

    CHICAGO — Spike Albrecht had a decision to make before the season: Should he play or should he sit? The Michigan junior from Crown Point has been dealing with a mid-body injury, one that could have prompted him to take a redshirt. He talked it over...
  • As Big Ten season nears end, No. 10 Terps and Nebraska have traded places

    As Big Ten season nears end, No. 10 Terps and Nebraska have traded places
    Five months ago, the Maryland men's basketball team was picked to finish 10th in its first Big Ten Conference season and considered by many to be a long shot to make the NCAA tournament. Nebraska, coming off the school's first NCAA tournament appearance...
  • Sports TV and radio: Thursday's 3/12 log (updated Thursday AM with matchups)

    8:30 a.m.    Golf: Tshwane Open first round (in Pretoria, South Africa).--Golf 9 a.m.    Exhibition baseball: Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia (d.).--MLB Net. Noon    Basketball: ACC quarterfinals: Florida State vs. Virginia, then North Carolina vs....
  • 5 things Illinois needs to do to win in the Big Ten tournament

    5 things Illinois needs to do to win in the Big Ten tournament
    A lifelong couch potato isn't going to start running marathons. A corporate workaholic isn't going to take a year-long sabbatical through the Himalayas. Likewise in basketball, at this point of the year, teams aren't changing. "When you're in March,"...
  • Fair or foul? Big Ten coaches concur on double-bye format

    Fair or foul? Big Ten coaches concur on double-bye format
    Big Ten basketball coaches will debate into the night whether players should be afforded a sixth foul, the proper duration of the shot clock and the latest incarnation of the block/charge call. But ask about the Big Ten tournament's new double-bye...
  • Penn State hangs on to beat Nebraska in Big Ten tourney

    Penn State hangs on to beat Nebraska in Big Ten tourney
    CHICAGO - Penn State's Shep Garner pulled up for a deep 3-pointer, a few feet beyond the arc, and drilled it. The freshman guard confidently shook his head, mirroring D.J. Newbill's reaction to his 3 on the previous possession, as the Nittany Lions'...
  • Abdur-Rahkman helps Michigan beat Illinois 73-55 in Big Ten tournament

    Abdur-Rahkman helps Michigan beat Illinois 73-55 in Big Ten tournament
    CHICAGO (AP) — For all the setbacks Michigan endured, it turns out the Wolverines weren't ready to go away without making at least a little more noise. They sure let it out against Illinois. Aubrey Dawkins scored 18 points and Michigan pounded...
  • Terps' record in close games bodes well now that it's tournament time

    Terps' record in close games bodes well now that it's tournament time
    Maryland men's basketball fans have been angsting all season about the number of narrow victories the Terps have recorded. The worry now is that if Mark Turgeon’s team gets in a close game in the NCAA tournament, the season could be over. That...
  • Lehigh's Vollaro out of NCAA wrestling tournament; Parker, two other locals, receive at-large bids

    Lehigh's Vollaro out of NCAA wrestling tournament; Parker, two other locals, receive at-large bids
    Doug Vollaro went from joy to heartbreak in about six hours Saturday. The Lehigh heavyweight celebrated his first NCAA wrestling tournament bid early in the afternoon when he took down Harvard's David Ng with one second left to secure his spot in the...