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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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  • Sports TV and radio: Wednesday's 3/4 log (updated Tuesday AM)

    1 p.m.    Basketball: ACC women’s first round: Wake Forest vs. Boston College.--CSN 1 p.m.    Exhibition baseball: Philadelphia at N.Y. Yankees.--MLB Net. 2 p.m.    Soccer: Women’s Algarve Cup: U.S. vs. Norway (in Portugal).--FS1 2:40 p....
  • Terps ranked 10th in Associated Press poll, highest since 2002-03 season

    Terps ranked 10th in Associated Press poll, highest since 2002-03 season
    The target on the Maryland’s men’s basketball team got bigger Monday. The Terps, who have been ranked in the Top 25 since early December and flirted with reaching the top 10 in mid-January, were ranked No. 10 in the latest Associated Press...
  • Blake Pieroni, Aaron Whitaker stand out in Big Ten swim championships

    Former Chesterton swimmers Blake Pieroni and Aaron Whitaker made a huge impact in the Big Ten Championships at the University of Iowa over the weekend. Pieroni, competing for Indiana, shared Freshman of the Year honors with Michigan's Evan White, who...
  • Illini pushing to wind up on right side of NCAA bubble

    Illini pushing to wind up on right side of NCAA bubble
    CHAMPAIGN — After a 26-point blowout loss to Illinois on Saturday night, Northwestern coach Chris Collins described the Illini in complimentary terms as "hungry" and "desperate." Illinois guard Ahmad Starks doesn't have a term for his team. But he...
  • Illini crush Northwestern 86-60

    Illini crush Northwestern 86-60
    CHAMPAIGN --Illinois got back on track with some emphasis. The Illini broke a three-game losing streak with an  86-60 victory against Northwestern on Saturday night at the State Farm Center. Their 14 3-pointers on 28 attempts was two shy of tying...
  • Maternity Madness: Illini coach John Groce's wife expecting baby soon

    Maternity Madness: Illini coach John Groce's wife expecting baby soon
    CHAMPAIGN — When Allison Groce told her husband John in July that she was pregnant with their third child, it took but a simple mental calculation to foresee a collision of Groce's love for family and for basketball. On March 15, Illinois coach...
  • Lemont's Tyler Jay making his pitch for Illinois

    Lemont's Tyler Jay making his pitch for Illinois
    While the 2015 season has just begun, University of Illinois pitcher Tyler Jay has already started accumulating accolades. The junior left-hander has been chosen to USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award Watch List as well as the National Collegiate...
  • Boxers need fancy footwork; Left Shark does not

    Boxers need fancy footwork; Left Shark does not
    Random thoughts from one of the few people in America with rhythm worse than that displayed by Left Shark during Katy Perry's halftime performance at the Super bowl. (FYI: If you ever need to give an example of the overwhelming power of the internet,...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 2/14 log (updated Friday AM)

    6 a.m.    Golf: Thailand Classic third round (d. in Hua Hin).--Golf 7:30 a.m.    Soccer: FA Cup round 5: West Ham at West Bromwich.--FS1 8 a.m.    Tennis: Men’s Rotterdam and women’s Antwerp semifinals.--Tennis Ch. 8:30 a.m.  ...
  • A mock look inside the NCAA tournament selection process

    A mock look inside the NCAA tournament selection process
    Until Friday afternoon, please call me Bernard. I'm at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis for what's called the Mock Selection Exercise, when media members play the role of actual NCAA tournament selection committee members for two days. Bleacher Report'...
  • No doubt Wisconsin tops Big Ten, but who's No. 2?

    No doubt Wisconsin tops Big Ten, but who's No. 2?
    Records, last week's ranking in parentheses. 1. Wisconsin (21-2, 9-1; 1): Sophomore guard Bronson Koenig has been underrated. He scored a career-high 16 points in the victory over Northwestern. Up next: Tuesday at Nebraska. 2. Ohio State (18-6, 7-4;...