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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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  • Brock Spack has Illinois State on verge of its 1st 10-win regular season

    Brock Spack has Illinois State on verge of its 1st 10-win regular season
    In most years basketball would have seized the spotlight by now at Illinois State. But in this November to remember, sixth-year coach Brock Spack's Redbirds football team remains the talk of the town as it stands on the brink of history. Ranked...
  • Grading Illinois' performance vs. Iowa

    Grading Illinois' performance vs. Iowa
    Illinois and Iowa played a lifeless first half, then the Hawkeyes came alive. Meanwhile, the Illini withered in a 30-14 disaster Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Offense: D- Illinois' offense was as flat as the land around Champaign. Wes Lunt was...
  • Illini takeaways

    Illini takeaways
    QB call: Despite starter Wes Lunt's struggles, Illini coaches said they didn't consider pulling him earlier than when they inserted Reilly O'Toole into the game with 8 minutes, 5 seconds left. Aaron Bailey was used on two non-consecutive plays. Touchy...
  • Tim Beckman says he needs time to build Illinois into a winner

    Tim Beckman says he needs time to build Illinois into a winner
    CHAMPAIGN — A four-win season at this point of the year is "nothing to brag on," Illinois coach Tim Beckman said. Yet on Monday he was projecting a seven-win season this year that could lead to an eight-win season next year. Meanwhile, many around...
  • Coach Jerry Kill optimistic with Minnesota in control of its own destiny

    Coach Jerry Kill optimistic with Minnesota in control of its own destiny
    Minnesota coach Jerry Kill can predict the mood Nebraska will be in when the teams meet Saturday. "They won't be in a very good one," he said, "and they'll play their tails off." Kill doesn't expect the Cornhuskers (8-2, 4-2 Big Ten) to have their...
  • Northwestern motivated to extend season for seniors with bowl game

    Northwestern motivated to extend season for seniors with bowl game
    People laugh at the awkward sponsor names of the bottom-tier bowl games. Hey, there's a Bitcoin Bowl! How many stadium nachos can one get me? But there's a serious side, too, and that became clear when cornerback Nick VanHoose spoke Monday about...
  • Illinois coach Tim Beckman shooting for seven-win season despite losses

    CHAMPAIGN –  A four-win season at this point of the year is “nothing to brag on,” Illinois coach Tim Beckman said. Yet on Monday he was projecting a seven-win season this year that could potentially lead to an eight-win season next...
  • Iowa wears down Illinois late for 30-14 victory

    Iowa wears down Illinois late for 30-14 victory
    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois wide receiver Mikey Dudek said the team called Saturday's game against Iowa a must-win. The Illini will have to underline and bold that term as now they must win their final two games to achieve bowl eligibility after dropping...
  • Illinois has much to play for against Iowa

    CHAMPAIGN — With only three games remaining in Illinois' season, the pressure is impossible to ignore. The Illini (4-5, 1-4 Big Ten) must win two games to become bowl-eligible. Starting with a victory at home Saturday against Iowa (6-3, 3-2) would...
  • Postseason questions already aplenty for Northwestern

    There's a time for deep thinking – and a time when it's better to be a dummy. Or to simplify, in football parlance. The deep thoughts will come at the end of this miserable Northwestern season, a campaign marked by the Wildcats' incredible...
  • U. of I. rejects 'official beer' billboards near campus

    U. of I. rejects 'official beer' billboards near campus
    Only select fans can buy a beer at a University of Illinois football game, but according to billboards around the state, Coors Light is now the "Official Beer of the Fighting Illini." The billboards went up in August, soon after the university...