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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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  • Villanova on another level

    Last season,Villanova men's basketball swept its Big 5 games by a record 90 points. Early this month, the Wildcats won by 14 at La Salle. Three days later, they beat Saint Joseph's by twice that much on the Main Line. Yesterday afternoon, once again at...
  • Illinois happy to play at home, even during final exams week

    Illinois happy to play at home, even during final exams week
    Illinois plays a rare home game on Wednesday during final exams week. Some would argue the Illini already have been tested enough. They have lost two straight, falling to Villanova and Oregon at neutral sites, and three of the last four, including a...
  • Ranking the college football bowl games from No. 38 to No. 1

    The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...
  • Get Ready For College Football Bowl Season

    The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mama, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...
  • Lehigh, Muhlenberg wrestle Sunday at Madison Square Garden

    Lehigh, Muhlenberg wrestle Sunday at Madison Square Garden
    The drive from Drew Longo's hometown of Ardsley in Westchester County, N.Y., to the "World's Most Famous Arena" in midtown Manhattan is a simple one. Hop on the Saw Mill River Parkway, which becomes the Henry Hudson Parkway when you cross into the Bronx...
  • The list: Bowl games that have bowed out

    Bowl games have come and gone since the first Rose Bowl in 1902, but let's not forget some of the grandest and strangest bowls that have bowed out. Gator Bowl, 1946-2014. Last year gave us the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, now the "Gator" is gone....
  • NU AD Jim Phillips praises Pat Fitzgerald ahead of 'important' year

    The view from Jim Phillips’ office is mundane … a parking lot outside Ryan Field. Turn the other way and you can see why the Northwestern athletic director is so bullish about the future — a giant color depiction of the $260 million...
  • As Big Ten struggles continue, Terps hope to avoid trend vs. Oklahoma State

    As Big Ten struggles continue, Terps hope to avoid trend vs. Oklahoma State
    In automotive terms, Big Ten basketball in the last few seasons has been the steady, reliable car that you rarely had to take in for repairs. Considering that the last Big Ten team to win a national championship was Maryland -- as a member of the...
  • Football recruiting notes: Hales senior Christian has narrowed options, will pick on Christmas Eve

    Football recruiting notes: Hales senior Christian has narrowed options, will pick on Christmas Eve
    Dominic Christian has plans to spread holiday joy to one college coaching staff. The Hales senior quarterback said he has narrowed his options to Iowa and Nevada. "I'm going to make my decision on Christmas Eve," Christian said. "I feel like both...
  • Like father, like son: Wisconsin's Ed Nuttycombe joins Charlie in U.S. track Hall of Fame

    Like father, like son: Wisconsin's Ed Nuttycombe joins Charlie in U.S. track Hall of Fame
    Nine years ago, Charlie Nuttycombe was inducted into the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He could have chosen anyone to present him, but his son, Ed, was his easy pick. Ed reminded his father that he had coached...
  • Heart of Dallas Bowl matchup: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech

    Heart of Dallas Bowl matchup: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech
    TV/radio: Noon Friday at Cotton Bowl; ESPN, WSCR-AM 670. Line: Louisiana Tech by 6. Records: Illinois 6-6, Louisiana Tech 8-5. Last meeting: Illinois lost 52-24 on Sept. 22, 2012 in Champaign. On the offensive: Quarterback Reilly O'Toole led...