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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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  • Northwestern ransacks Penn State

    The Sports Xchange By Gordie Jones, The Sports Xchange EditorsNote: Update 2: writethru Northwestern ransacks Penn State STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- If Penn State's Beaver Stadium is a "cathedral of college football," as Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald...
  • Northwestern ransacks Penn State 29-6

    Northwestern ransacks Penn State 29-6
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- If Penn State's Beaver Stadium is a "cathedral of college football," as Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said, his Wildcats came in and ransacked the place on Saturday afternoon. Trevor Siemian threw for 258 yards and ran for...
  • Saturday's matchup: Illinois at Nebraska

    Saturday's matchup: Illinois at Nebraska
    TV/radio: 8 p.m. Saturday; BTN, WIND-AM 560. Line: Nebraska by 21. Records: Illinois 3-1, 0-0 Big Ten; Nebraska 4-0, 0-0. Last meeting: Nebraska beat Illinois 39-19 at on Oct. 5, 2013, in Lincoln, Neb. On the offensive: Statistically, the Illini...
  • Porous Illinois defense faces tough challenge

    These guys aren't Heisman Trophy candidates. But Youngstown State's Martin Ruiz (103 yards), Western Kentucky's Leon Allen (118 yards) and Texas State's Robert Lowe (117 yards) had few problems ripping through Illinois' defense for big gains. That...
  • This weekend's college football TV schedule: ABC's 'A team' at Meadowlands for Notre Dame-Syracuse

    This weekend's college football TV schedule: ABC's 'A team' at Meadowlands for Notre Dame-Syracuse
    Another big weekend of college football is here and there are lots of games to watch in a lot of different places. Among the games that are being spotlighted include Notre Dame vs. Syracuse at the Meadowlands on Saturday night. ABC's lead team of...
  • Preview: San Jose State at Minnesota

    Minnesota will be limping into its non-conferencefinale Saturday against visiting San Jose State. Starting quarterback Mitch Leidner, wholeft last week's loss to Texas Christian with what's being called a turf-toeinjury, is the key health question mark...
  • Illinois needs big rally to tip Texas State 42-35

     Illinois needs big rally to tip Texas State 42-35
    CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois locker room became a lounge in the second quarter Saturday as players sat back and watched other games and music blared. Despite concerns over trailing Texas State in a game that was halted because of a lightning storm,...
  • Big Ten rebounds from poor showings - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Indiana - INSIDE SLANT Its reputation battered and deeply bruised after a dismal start to the college football season, the Big Ten made a comeback of sorts Saturday. Conference teams rebounded from two weeks of...
  • A big day for the Big Ten, with one little exception: Michigan

    What a comeback for old-time Big Ten football (except for Michigan). The proud, venerable league of Dick Butkus and Archie Griffin earned back some respect Saturday with an exceptional showing (except for Michigan). The future of Jim Delany's scoffed-...
  • Illinois' Earnest Thomas won't have to sit out vs. Nebraska

     Illinois' Earnest Thomas won't have to sit out vs. Nebraska
    Illinois has been in this position. The Illini were 3-1 entering Big Ten play last season, with the lone blemish a loss to Washington. It's the same scenario this year as the Illini prepare for their Big Ten opener against Nebraska. It didn't go so well...
  • Illinois' Baker competes to honor late mother

     Illinois' Baker competes to honor late mother
    Bobby Baker was 5 when his mother put him in a Lemont Park District gymnastics program. At the beginning, Baker was frustrated by being unable to get his body to do what he wanted it to do, what he saw some of the other kids already doing. But he...