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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

Top Illinois Fighting Illini Articles

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  • For Penn State, this is what sanctioned football looks like

    Penn State receivers Eugene Lewis and DaeSean Hamilton combined for 19 catches in the season-opener against Central Florida. The last three games, they've had 14, including one each in Saturday's loss to Illinois. After the game, quarterback Christian...
  • Grading Illinois' performance vs. Penn State

    Has Illinois convinced you yet? Probably not, but the 16-14 victory against Penn State on Saturday was a highlight in a mostly dismal season for the Illini. Some big plays — on offense, defense and special teams — saved the day. Offense: B-...
  • Wildcats 'D" blankets Purdue in 38-14 win

    Wildcats 'D" blankets Purdue in 38-14 win
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Offensive coordinator Mick McCall chest-bumped Kyle Prater as the giant receiver strolled toward the Northwestern locker room. Then McCall hugged injured wideout Christian Jones, saying: “Yeah, buddy!”...
  • Saturday's matchup: Penn State at Illinois

    Saturday's matchup: Penn State at Illinois
    TV/radio: 11 a.m. Saturday; ESPN2, WSCR-AM 670. Line: Penn State by 61/2. Records: Penn State 6-4, 2-4; Illinois 4-6, 1-5. Last meeting: Illinois lost 24-17 in overtime on Nov. 2, 2013, at Penn State. On the offensive: Expect quarterback Wes...
  • Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks

    Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks
    Desperate times call for … well, you know. So after another brutal week (1-6), it's time to take a radical step. I am going to fade my own picks, in handicapping vernacular. Yes, the selections below are the opposite of what I actually think will...
  • Connections: Former Wekiva soccer player sparks Rollins

    Connections: Former Wekiva soccer player sparks Rollins
    Paxton Sickler's boundless energy and competitive juices will give Rollins' women's soccer team an opportunity to continue its record run this weekend. The top-seeded Tars (17-2) will face sixth-seeded Saint Leo at 7:30 Friday night in the NCAA Division...
  • Teddy Greenstein predicts the Big Ten's bowl games

    The biggest question regarding the Big Ten's new bowl system is not how it will work. It's why anyone didn't think of this sooner. For decades the bowls determined which teams they would invite. They based their decisions on potential ticket sales,...
  • Rachel Tejada leading Illinois State in soccer tournament

    Rachel Tejada leading Illinois State in soccer tournament
    Postseason play in football, soccer and cross-country is fully underway in all NCAA and NAIA divisions this weekend, and several Chicago area schools are in the mix. Some tournament tidbits: -- Senior Rachel Tejada, the leading goal scorer in Missouri...
  • Brock Spack has Illinois State on verge of its 1st 10-win regular season

    Brock Spack has Illinois State on verge of its 1st 10-win regular season
    In most years basketball would have seized the spotlight by now at Illinois State. But in this November to remember, sixth-year coach Brock Spack's Redbirds football team remains the talk of the town as it stands on the brink of history. Ranked...
  • Grading Illinois' performance vs. Iowa

    Grading Illinois' performance vs. Iowa
    Illinois and Iowa played a lifeless first half, then the Hawkeyes came alive. Meanwhile, the Illini withered in a 30-14 disaster Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Offense: D- Illinois' offense was as flat as the land around Champaign. Wes Lunt was...
  • Illini takeaways

    Illini takeaways
    QB call: Despite starter Wes Lunt's struggles, Illini coaches said they didn't consider pulling him earlier than when they inserted Reilly O'Toole into the game with 8 minutes, 5 seconds left. Aaron Bailey was used on two non-consecutive plays. Touchy...