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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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  • Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten bowl picks

     Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten bowl picks
    Did you catch Central Michigan's Hail Mary/Cal lateral play at the end of the Bahamas Bowl? My immediate thought: I can't believe that didn't happen to Northwestern. The Wildcats didn't qualify for a bowl this season, but 10 Big Ten teams will line up to...
  • Bowl victory would put exclamation point on Illinois' reclamation season

    DALLAS — Wearing gaudy sweater vests with chest hair peeking out of the top, Santa Claus belly shirts and poinsettia-patterned crocheted tops, the Illinois football team brought its ugly Christmas sweater party to Dallas earlier this week. The...
  • Friday's college football bowl games

    Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl ILLINOIS (6-6) VS. LOUISIANA TECH (8-5) Time: 10 a.m. PST. Location: Dallas. TV: ESPN. The buzz: Despite losing starting quarterback Wes Lunt to a broken leg in October, Illinois won its final two games to clinch bowl...
  • Northwestern coach Chris Collins not afraid to shake things up

    Northwestern coach Chris Collins not afraid to shake things up
    Chris Collins coaches the way you and I would. He was so disgusted with Northwestern's Dec. 17 home loss to Central Michigan, he changed the pregame routine. He removed the locker-room chairs so his players would stay upright and lathered as they...
  • Illinois earns dominant win over Kennesaw State

    The Sports Xchange By Tom Musick, The Sports Xchange Illinois earns dominant win over Kennesaw State CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois coach John Groce welcomed Big Ten play with open arms Saturday after a 93-45 win against Kennesaw State. "I think we're...
  • Illinois not challenged in 93-45 win vs. Kennesaw State

    Illinois not challenged in 93-45 win vs. Kennesaw State
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Illinois coach John Groce welcomed Big Ten play with open arms Saturday after a 93-45 win against Kennesaw State. "I think we're capable of special things," Groce said. "But as I've told them a lot this past week, talk is cheap. You'...
  • All signs point to Harbaugh to be Michigan coach

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. Unless negotiations fall apart, all signs indicate that Jim Harbaugh will be the next football coach at Michigan by Monday or Tuesday. A deal between Harbaugh and Michigan has not been signed, but that isn't stopping U-M staffers from...
  • Jim Harbaugh belongs at Michigan after he and 49ers part ways

     Jim Harbaugh belongs at Michigan after he and 49ers part ways
    One minute after Jim Harbaugh's news conference ended Sunday, the 49ers announced what everyone already assumed: The team would part ways with the coach who guided them to three consecutive NFC title games. "It's been the time of my life," Harbaugh ...
  • Michigan set to announce Harbaugh hire

    The Sports Xchange Michigan set to announce Harbaugh hire Jim Harbaugh is heading to his alma mater at Michigan with an announcement expected Monday and a news conference scheduled for Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Harbaugh is expected to...
  • NCAAF roundup: Harbaugh heading to Michigan

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF roundup: Harbaugh heading to Michigan Jim Harbaugh is heading to his alma mater at Michigan with a news conference scheduled for Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Harbaugh is expected to accept a six-year, $48 million...
  • Illinois has momentum as it begins Big Ten play vs. Michigan

    Illinois coach John Groce said he only knows of the Big Ten picture by the score updates that flash across his phone. Otherwise, he said, he's focused on the daily minutiae of being a college coach. But those scores left an impression of what's to come....