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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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  • 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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  • Naperville Central graduate Emma Ondik on target for DePauw

    Naperville Central graduate Emma Ondik on target for DePauw
    The 5-foot-5 senior guard is averaging 11.4 points for the DePauw (16-1). The Tigers are 9-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. Emma Ondik, a Naperville Central graduate, has spent most of the year coming off the bench for DePauw University....
  • Strong Big Ten debut aids Rutgers recruiting

    A good showing by Rutgers in its first season in the Big Ten helped the Scarlet Knights close out strong its recruitment of the class of 2015. Rutgers, which went 8-5, including 3-5 in the Big Ten and defeated North Carolina 40-21 in the Quick Lane Bowl,...
  • Your pre-March Madness survival guide

    Woe is us, sports fans! After the Super Bowl and before the NCAA tournament, here lie the dragons of the American sports calendar. Sure, there's action for die-hard Blackhawks and Bulls fans, but even they spend February looking ahead to the thrills of...
  • Illinois recruiting class 'solid,' but Beckman's murky future an obstacle

    If there was ever a year for Illinois coach Tim Beckman to capitalize in recruiting, this was it. The Illini played in their first bowl game in his tenure. Their six wins were triple their total in his first season in 2012. The recruiting class that...
  • After some rest, Terps seek return to form vs. Penn State

    After some rest, Terps seek return to form vs. Penn State
    Maryland guard Richaud Pack said he felt the difference almost immediately when the men’s basketball team returned to practice Saturday, two days after the No. 17 Terps suffered their worst loss of the season at Ohio State. Pack, who had been...
  • Corrections and clarifications for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    •A Page 1 story on Tuesday about the Medicaid expansion in Illinois failed to specify the amount of the federal government's contribution to the health care program. In fact, about half of the roughly $20 billion that Illinois budgeted for the state...