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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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  • Syracuse plays for its future with self-imposed hoops ban

    Syracuse plays for its future with self-imposed hoops ban
    When Syracuse announced it was instituting a self-imposed postseason ban for the men's basketball team this season, the university was playing for the future — on the court and with NCAA regulators. Its self-imposed ban is part of a common process...
  • Alan Hoisch dies at 91; WWII vet and UCLA star set Rose Bowl record

    Alan Hoisch dies at 91; WWII vet and UCLA star set Rose Bowl record
    Alan Hoisch, a decorated World War II pilot and star running back on UCLA's 1947 Rose Bowl team, died Friday of natural causes at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 91. His death was confirmed by his son John Hoisch. Hoisch was a member of the Southern...
  • Saturday's matchup: Illinois at Michigan State

    Saturday's matchup: Illinois at Michigan State
    TV/radio: 11 a.m. Saturday; ESPN, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Illinois 15-8, 5-5 Big Ten; Michigan State 15-7, 6-3. Shannon Ryan's quick look: The Illini beat the then-No. 18 Spartans 53-46 last season in East Lansing, Mich. They are looking for their first...
  • Strong contingent from Chicago area bolsters Miami hockey

    Strong contingent from Chicago area bolsters Miami hockey
    When Miami of Ohio plays Saturday at Soldier Field, the Redhawks might as well call it a homecoming game. No Division I team has more Illinois players than the six — all from the Chicago area — on the roster for No. 8 Miami, which meets...
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  • Illinois assistant football coach suspended for one game

    Illinois assistant football coach suspended for one game
    Illinois assistant football coach Mike Bellamy will serve a one-game suspension for violating an NCAA rule, a school spokesman confirmed on Wednesday. Last year, Illinois self-reported Bellamy helping a junior college recruit by helping arrange for a...
  • Tim Beckman makes a play (laughable, but a play)

    Normally, the trivial Tim Beckman isn’t worth making fun of in Chicago. Normally, Illinois football doesn’t matter enough to criticize in Chicago. Normally, Beckman and his program are thought of as annoying in Chicago if they are...
  • Illinois QB Aaron Bailey to transfer

    Illinois QB Aaron Bailey to transfer
    Aaron Bailey was adamant about playing quarterback at Illinois. He apparently now will be looking to play that position elsewhere.  Bailey will transfer after receiving minimal playing time for the Illini, according to his stepfather Oliver Carter. ...
  • Late signings boost Illinois football recruiting haul

     Late signings boost Illinois football recruiting haul
    Illinois closed out its recruiting season with a few home runs. The Illini added some late gems to the Class of 2015, rated No. 45 nationally and No. 7 in the Big Ten in 247Sports.com's composite rankings. The class had been projected Wednesday...
  • Illinois, Northwestern battle, but struggle to snag recruits

    Illinois, Northwestern battle, but struggle to snag recruits
    Illinois may not have one of the better signing day hauls in the Big Ten, but it's not for lack of trying. CBS Sports Network recruiting analyst Tom Lemming ranks the Fighting Illini's class in the bottom third of the Big Ten, though it could have...
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