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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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  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 2/14 log (updated Friday AM)

    6 a.m.    Golf: Thailand Classic third round (d. in Hua Hin).--Golf 7:30 a.m.    Soccer: FA Cup round 5: West Ham at West Bromwich.--FS1 8 a.m.    Tennis: Men’s Rotterdam and women’s Antwerp semifinals.--Tennis Ch. 8:30 a.m.  ...
  • A mock look inside the NCAA tournament selection process

    A mock look inside the NCAA tournament selection process
    Until Friday afternoon, please call me Bernard. I'm at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis for what's called the Mock Selection Exercise, when media members play the role of actual NCAA tournament selection committee members for two days. Bleacher Report'...
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  • Larkin's Kendale McCullum on the move for Parkside

    Former Larkin basketball player Kendale McCullum has made a seamless transition to college ball, but it's always easier when you're winning. McCullum's Wisconsin-Parkside team is ranked No. 14 in the latest NCAA Division II rankings with an 19-2 record...
  • Lou Henson named to collegiate basketball Hall of Fame

    Lou Henson named to collegiate basketball Hall of Fame
    Former Illinois coach Lou Henson was selected to the national collegiate basketball Hall of Fame in Kansas City. Henson's career spanned 41 years at three programs: Hardin-Simmons, New Mexico State and most famously at Illinois. He led the Illini to...
  • BTN catches up with '89 'Flying Illini'

    BTN catches up with '89 'Flying Illini'
    The 2005 Illinois basketball team, which reached the NCAA title game, might have been the best team in school history. But there’s no question which group was the most colorful: The 1989 “Flying Illini.” The team is the focus of a...
  • Wisconsin clinches share of Big Ten title with win over MSU

    MADISON, Wis. Bo Ryan's players didn't panic in the wake of their loss at Maryland. They refused to see the loss, which snapped a 10-game winning streak, as anything more than a 40-minute misstep. More important, the fifth-ranked Badgers didn't allow...
  • Ranking Big Ten basketball student sections

    Ranking Big Ten basketball student sections
    College basketball student sections can’t be judged merely by the decibels registered from their cheers or by how many undergrads pack a gym on a frigid night. Face-painted, costume-wearing, vocal-chord-shredding 18- to 22-year-olds make Big Ten ...
  • Sports TV and radio: Saturday's 2/28 log (updated Saturday AM)

    5:30 a.m.    Golf: Joburg Open third round (in Johannesburg, South Africa).--Golf 7:40 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: Crystal Palace at West Ham.--NBCSN 8:30 a.m.    Highlights: North Carolina basketball.--MASN 9 a.m.    Motorsports: NASCAR...
  • Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Illinois

    Saturday's matchup: Northwestern at Illinois
    TV/radio: 6 p.m. Saturday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670, WGN-AM 720. Records: Northwestern 14-14, 5-10 Big Ten; Illinois 17-11, 7-8. Fred Mitchell's quick look: Streaking Wildcats are seeking a fifth straight win. The last time they won five Big Ten games in a...
  • Illinois desperately needs victory over Northwestern to boost NCAA hopes

    Illinois desperately needs victory over Northwestern to boost NCAA hopes
    Instead of heating up down the stretch of the regular season, Illinois is facing its longest losing streak of the season. The Illini have dropped three straight games. And with only three more regular-season contests remaining before the Big Ten...