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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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  • 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....
  • Maryland-Michigan State matchup brings up painful memories for the Terps

    Maryland-Michigan State matchup brings up painful memories for the Terps
    The memories of last-second shots by former Michigan State standouts Korie Lucious and Paul Davis are still painfully clear for many Maryland basketball fans going into Tuesday's Big Ten opener against the Spartans at the Breslin Center in East Lansing,...
  • Done deal: U-M, Jim Harbaugh have signed agreement

    Michigan officially has its man: Jim Harbaugh is coming back. After weeks of speculation that he was the top target, that the Wolverines would have to fight off NFL teams and that U-M offered $8 million a season, Harbaugh has signed an agreement and will...
  • Preview: Illinois at Michigan

    Michigan looks to turns its fortunes around when it hosts Illinois in the Big Ten opener for both teams Tuesday. The Wolverines dropped four of their last five games to end a disappointing non-conference slate that included stunning setbacks to NJIT and...
  • Harbaugh deal worth $5M annually

    The Sports Xchange Harbaugh deal worth $5M annually Jim Harbaugh will not be the highest-paid head coach in college football at the University of Michigan. Contrary to reports of a six-year, $48 million deal, Harbaugh's contract is worth $5 million...
  • Outside of Wisconsin, Big Ten defying early expectations

    Figuring out the Big Ten is confounding. Michigan State, the team picked to finish third in the conference in the preseason media poll, already has four losses. Nebraska, a dark horse choice to win the league, is saddled with four losses as well —...
  • Tuesday matchup: Illinois at Michigan

    Tuesday matchup: Illinois at Michigan
    TV/radio: 2 p.m. Tuesday; ESPN2, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Illinois 10-3, Michigan 7-5. Shannon Ryan's quick look: Big Ten opener for both. Not only are the Wolverines smarting after a dismal nonconference slate, they will be buzzing with reports of Jim...
  • Recap: Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT)

    SportsDirect Inc. Recap: Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT) Michigan 73, Illinois 65 (OT): Aubrey Dawkins scored five of his career-high 20 points in overtime as the host Wolverines began the defense of their Big Ten title with a come-from-behind win over...
  • Dawkins helps Michigan rally past Illinois for 73-65 overtime victory

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. On a day when one Palo Alto High School graduate was brought in to rescue the Michigan football team, it was another Palo Alto grad that rescued the basketball team. Aubrey Dawkins a California kid just like Jim Harbaugh, who was...
  • Preview: Indiana at Nebraska

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Indiana at Nebraska Since Nebraska joined the conference prior to the 2011-12 season, Lincoln is one of three Big Ten cities that Indiana has visited over the past three years and been unable to conquer. The Hoosiers, who will...