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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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  • Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt pull off SEC shockers

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Nick Marshall accounted for four scores and No. 24 Auburn battered Johnny Manziel in a 45-41 win over No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday. Tre Mason's 5-yard score with less than two minutes to play was first ruled down at the 1, but...
  • Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch deserves Heisman consideration

    Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch deserves Heisman consideration
    Can we give this guy a three-game Heisman Trophy, maybe a scaled-down miniature of the bust? Or at least call him "Mr. Late October-Early November?" It’s hard to imagine a player having a better three-game stretch than quarterback Jordan Lynch,...
  • Johnny Manziel still has some growing up to do

    They started calling him "Johnny Football" as a kid because, when things didn't go his way on the playground, he took his ball and went home. Now hit me with a rim shot and a "piling on" penalty. Unlike the paid psycho-babble experts on ESPN, I...
  • Miami upends No. 12 Florida, 21-16

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Stephen Morris threw two first-quarter touchdown passes, and Miami took advantage of Florida turnovers during four red-zone opportunities on the way to knocking off the 12th-ranked Gators, 21-16, on Saturday. Duke Johnson added...
  • No. 1 Alabama rolls past Virginia Tech; No. 2 Ohio State tops Buffalo

    No. 1 Alabama rolls past Virginia Tech; No. 2 Ohio State tops Buffalo
    ATLANTA -- Christion Jones became the first Alabama player since at least the 1940s to have two returns for touchdowns, Vinnie Sunseri brought back an interception for another TD, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sluggish offensive performance...
  • With Florida State vs. Auburn in BCS title game, the system works

    There were eight undefeated teams on Oct. 27 and six left on Nov. 17 and it appeared the last year of the Bowl Championship Series might get the fist in the face it deserved. Then Auburn's moon jumped to the seventh house, Jupiter aligned with...
  • Government shutdown won't extend to Air Force-Navy contest

    Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games: MORNING Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
  • College football: What to watch on TV Saturday

    Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times’ national college football writer handicaps what’s worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday’s menu of games: MORNING No. 3 Ohio State (9-0) at...
  • Take the Points: College Football Week 12 Picks

    Take the Points: College Football Week 12 Picks
    Welcome to the Take the Points week 12 college football column.  Does anyone read the intro to these things?  Internet users are like Dana Holgorsen after eight Red Bulls, they can't even sit still, let alone focus on reading an entire paragraph.  The...
  • Big Ten football standings (graduation-rates edition)

     
    The NCAA released its annual report of student-athlete graduation rates Thursday, which produced an overall success rate of 82 percent, the highest-ever according to the organization's figures. Read more about the NCAA's report on graduation-success rates...
  • Take the Points: College Football Week 11 Picks

    Take the Points: College Football Week 11 Picks
    Welcome to Take the Points.  I took a bye week from my picks last week, but now I'm back.  I'm well-rested, my injuries have healed, I’ve put in extra time in the film room and I'm ready for week 11.  This is a very strange week.  We've got three...