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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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  • Terps ranked 10th in Associated Press poll, highest since 2002-03 season

    Terps ranked 10th in Associated Press poll, highest since 2002-03 season
    The target on the Maryland’s men’s basketball team got bigger Monday. The Terps, who have been ranked in the Top 25 since early December and flirted with reaching the top 10 in mid-January, were ranked No. 10 in the latest Associated Press...
  • Blake Pieroni, Aaron Whitaker stand out in Big Ten swim championships

    Former Chesterton swimmers Blake Pieroni and Aaron Whitaker made a huge impact in the Big Ten Championships at the University of Iowa over the weekend. Pieroni, competing for Indiana, shared Freshman of the Year honors with Michigan's Evan White, who...
  • Illini pushing to wind up on right side of NCAA bubble

    Illini pushing to wind up on right side of NCAA bubble
    CHAMPAIGN — After a 26-point blowout loss to Illinois on Saturday night, Northwestern coach Chris Collins described the Illini in complimentary terms as "hungry" and "desperate." Illinois guard Ahmad Starks doesn't have a term for his team. But he...
  • Illini crush Northwestern 86-60

    Illini crush Northwestern 86-60
    CHAMPAIGN --Illinois got back on track with some emphasis. The Illini broke a three-game losing streak with an  86-60 victory against Northwestern on Saturday night at the State Farm Center. Their 14 3-pointers on 28 attempts was two shy of tying...
  • Maternity Madness: Illini coach John Groce's wife expecting baby soon

    Maternity Madness: Illini coach John Groce's wife expecting baby soon
    CHAMPAIGN — When Allison Groce told her husband John in July that she was pregnant with their third child, it took but a simple mental calculation to foresee a collision of Groce's love for family and for basketball. On March 15, Illinois coach...
  • Saturday's matchup: Penn State at Illinois

    Saturday's matchup: Penn State at Illinois
    TV/radio: Noon Saturday; BTN, WSCR-AM 670. Records: Penn State 14-7, 2-6 Big Ten; Illinois 13-8, 3-5. Shannon Ryan's quick look: The Nittany Lions snapped a six-game Big Ten losing streak with consecutive victories over Rutgers and Minnesota. Senior...
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  • Ranking ACC nonconference football schedules, explaining added Friday games

    Ranking ACC nonconference football schedules, explaining added Friday games
    ACC schools vowed in 2001 not to play Friday night football, long the domain of high schools. That changed in 2012, when the conference signed a contract with ESPN that increased rights fees by 30 percent and mandated three Friday games per season....
  • Big Ten's NCAA tournament prospects not looking so hot

    Big Ten's NCAA tournament prospects not looking so hot
    The Big Ten was expected to have a down season. But the league isn't meeting those expectations. It's worse than everyone thought. "I thought (teams) would take a step back, but not that far," said Jerry Palm, bracketologist for CBSSportscom. "The big...
  • Illinois team manager Ryan Schmidt relishing role as walk-on

    Illinois team manager Ryan Schmidt relishing role as walk-on
    MINNEAPOLIS — When Illinois starting guard Kendrick Nunn saw some sweat on the Minnesota court Saturday, he alerted his teammate to mop it up. That was fine with Ryan Schmidt. The student manager, who suited up for the first time for the short-...
  • Sheldon McClellan finds basketball happiness at UM

    Sheldon McClellan finds basketball happiness at UM
    — The last time the Hurricanes made an NCAA Tournament run, Sheldon McClellan couldn't help but notice. More than that, he watched, closely. What he saw changed his life. The dynamic, athletic guard was coming off a disappointing sophomore...