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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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  • Defense looking for respect

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Penn State - INSIDE SLANT Penn State linebacker Mike Hull was watching ESPN a few weeks ago when he heard an analyst talking about how Ohio State hadn't faced a good defense yet. The Buckeyes had already faced the...
  • Bowl game on line vs. Illini

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Northwestern - INSIDE SLANT Northwestern has one overriding objective in Saturday's regular season finale against Illinois. Beat the Illini and go to a bowl. But Northwestern enters the traditional season-ender...
  • There were highs and lows aplenty during Big Ten season

    There were highs and lows aplenty during Big Ten season
    Let's all breathe a sigh of relief. The wussification of America is not complete. Gary Andersen scared us there with his Monday comments regarding the Paul Bunyan Axe. The Wisconsin coach said that the axe, a super-cool trophy awarded to the Minnesota-...
  • Former Olympia QB ends career at Northwestern with torn ACL

    Former Olympia football player Trevor Siemian's career ended at Northwestern when he tore the ACL in his left knee Saturday during the Wildcats’ 38-14 victory against Purdue. The senior starting quarterback had collected 2,214 passing yards and...
  • 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...