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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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  • Girls soccer | New Trier players make college choices

    Girls soccer | New Trier players make college choices
    Forward Kelly Maday, goalkeeper Dani Kaufman and midfielder Bina Saipi contributed to New Trier's Class 3A soccer state championship in June. They were all sophomores, and with two years of high school remaining, all three made Division I college...
  • Brohm Era begins for Hilltoppers

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Western Kentucky - INSIDE SLANT Western Kentucky has its third coach in as many seasons. It also has a four-game winning streak going into 2014 and a three-year streak of winning at least seven games. The...
  • Girls soccer | Illini give 'athlete of the year' honors to local player

    Girls soccer | Illini give 'athlete of the year' honors to local player
    All Jannelle Flaws wanted was another chance. A chance to get back on the field at the University of Illinois and prove she could play soccer again. And along the way she made history. Flaws, one of the top recruits coming out of Glenbrook South three...
  • Big Ten teams lament Rose Bowl implications

    CHICAGO The addition of a playoff to determine a college football national champion had Big Ten coaches thinking about tradition on the second day of Big Ten Media Days on Tuesday. The new system comes with a revamped bowl season, one that forsakes old...
  • Big Ten commissioner: 'We need a system that works'

    Big Ten commissioner: 'We need a system that works'
    Words not normally associated with Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany: measured, mild, tame. But that's what Delany was Monday, especially compared with cohorts Mike Slive (SEC) and Bob Bowlsby (Big 12). Bowslby mocked NCAA enforcement by saying:...
  • Wrestling | Lake Forest's Durbin gets call from Northwestern

    Wrestling | Lake Forest's Durbin gets call from Northwestern
    Regis Durbin’s life changed dramatically the week of Feb. 22. Since then, it’s only gotten better. Durbin became Lake Forest’s first individual wrestling champion when he pulled off an improbable 3-2 ultimate tie-breaker victory over...
  • Illinois' Beckman believes program headed in right direction

    Illinois' Beckman believes program headed in right direction
    Speaking to hundreds of reporters and a national television audience at the Big Ten media day Monday, Illinois coach Tim Beckman looked poised and sounded confident as he presented reasons to believe in the Illini. That's not an easy sell for a team...
  • Delany criticizes NCAA's enforcement process

    CHICAGO Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany says he isn't happy with the NCAA's enforcement process. He discussed the need for improvements Monday on the first day of the conference's media days. Delany said he doesn't think the NCAA has been effective in...
  • Notre Dame coaches eye targets on summer hoops recruiting trail

    Notre Dame coaches eye targets on summer hoops recruiting trail
    Wednesday marks the beginning of the summer evaluating period in college basketball. That means coaches will be spending quality time at airports, comparing hotel breakfast spreads and watching a lot of high schoolers compete while hoping they can land...
  • Northwestern ranked No. 23, Wildcats look to bounce back from bumpy season

    Northwestern ranked No. 23, Wildcats look to bounce back from bumpy season
    The Orlando Sentinel's college insider Matt Murschel has ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2014 season. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our...
  • Former Illini player dies practicing in Minnesota

    Former Niles West, Illini player dies practicing
    Former Illinois offensive lineman Shawn Afryl died of cardiac arrest Monday night, according to his former high school football coach. Afryl was 22. He collapsed while practicing with a few teammates at Winona State University in Minnesota, where he had...
  • Iowa anticipates first meeting since '08 vs. Illinois

    Iowa anticipates first meeting since '08 vs. Illinois
    Driving to Rock Island, Ill., in the spring, it dawned on Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz that the football schedule would include another trip over the border. "As I was driving over that afternoon, it dawned on me we hadn't been there since 2008 to play,"...