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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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  • Chesterton's Jordan Peterson sets all-time strikeout mark at St. Joe's

    Chesterton's Jordan Peterson sets all-time strikeout mark at St. Joe's
    When they passed out good luck charms at St. Joseph's, Jordan Peterson must have been absent that day. The Chesterton grad carries a 3.02 ERA and recently became the program's all-time strikeout king, but only has a 3-5 record to show for it. Some...
  • Nick Hardy wins share of Big Ten Championship with Illinois

    Illinois freshman Nick Hardy said he didn't have his "best stuff" on Sunday, but he was able to patch together a round good enough to earn him a share of the Big Ten Championship title at Victoria National Golf Club in Newburgh, Indiana. The tournament's...
  • Illinois freshman Nick Hardy leads Big Ten Championship with 18 holes to play

    Thanks to a stretch of six birdies in 11 holes Saturday, Illinois freshman Nick Hardy leads the men's golf Big Ten Championship after 54 holes. Hardy, a graduate of Glenbrook North, jumpstarted his third round with birdies at holes No. 8, 9 and 10 at...
  • Local stars have Illinois baseball ranked among best in the country

    Local stars have Illinois baseball ranked among best in the country
    A look at the most recent USA Today college baseball coaches poll shows the same cast of characters have taken up residence in the Top 10: LSU, UCLA, Louisville, Florida, USC, Texas A&M ... you get the picture. Besides being perennial powers, each of...
  • Elizabeth Price among former Parkettes who did well for their schools in NCAA Gymnastics Championships

    Training for collegiate gymnastics routines proved to be a lot less complicated for Elizabeth Price than preparing for the World Cup or the Olympic Games as an Elite in the Allentown Parkettes program. So, the Coopersburg resident and Stanford...
  • Tuesday's college and local roundup: Norfolk State runs baseball winning streak to 13; W&M blasts VMI

    COLLEGES: Baseball: Syeed Mahdi and Ryan Kilmon had three hits apiece, and Mahdi and Grafton High product Robbie Hiser both homered to lead Norfolk State to its 13th consecutive win, 12-5 at Richmond on Tuesday afternoon at Pitt Field. The...
  • Virgen: Lott Trophy Watch List players announced

    David Baker, the president of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, couldn't help but laugh Friday at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, where he told the story about giving Ray Guy some good news. Everyone in attendance for the Ronnie Lott IMPACT (Integrity,...
  • Basketball star Frank Kaminsky hailed at Benet Academy

    Basketball star Frank Kaminsky hailed at Benet Academy
    A week after college basketball star Frank Kaminsky flooded the national spotlight collecting the prestigious John R. Wooden Award as being college basketball's top men's player, the 7-foot-tall Kaminsky stood a much smaller stage set up inside Benet...
  • Lakes grad T.J. Edwards getting first-team LB snaps with Badgers

    Lakes grad T.J. Edwards getting first-team LB snaps with Badgers
    Followers of Lakes football can breathe a collective sigh of relief regarding 2014 graduate T.J. Edwards' decision to play his college ball at the University of Wisconsin. A two-year star as quarterback of the Eagles, he was targeted to be a defensive...
  • MAC preview: key non-conference games to watch in 2015

    MAC preview: key non-conference games to watch in 2015
    Last season was a bit of a struggle for the Mid-American Conference against non-conference foes. MAC teams won just 37 percent of their games (20-34) in 2014. This season, there are several key matchups that could give the league’s national...
  • Football recruiting notes: Carmel offensive lineman Sean Foster picks Minnesota

    Football recruiting notes: Carmel offensive lineman Sean Foster picks Minnesota
    Carmel offensive tackle Sean Foster decided proximity to home and a family atmosphere equaled a perfect choice. The 6-foot-7, 285-pound junior, a consensus four-star recruit, orally committed to Minnesota on Sunday. "I liked everything about...