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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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  • Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah is a senior to watch this season

    Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah is a senior to watch this season
      If Nebraska expects to compete for a Big Ten title this season, the Huskers will need another outstanding season by Ameer Abdullah. One of the most consistent and dependable running backs, Abdullah optimizes what this league has been known for as a...
  • No more sharing for Siemian at quarterback

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Northwestern - INSIDE SLANT Northwestern won't be quarterbacking by committee in 2014. It's now Trevor Siemian's team. The 6-foot 3-inch senior alternated with Kain Colter last year and still threw for more than...
  • Badgers hope to hit the ground running

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Wisconsin - INSIDE SLANT Despite returning just eight starters from last season's nine-win team, including losing star linebacker Chris Borland and steady wide receiver Jared Abbrederis, and still facing question...
  • Illini set sights on winning season

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Illinois - INSIDE SLANT For those who believe that history repeats itself, Illinois should be in bowl contention this year. The previous five coaches before Tim Beckman took the Fighting Illini to the postseason by...
  • 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...
  • The Sports Xchange: Big Ten newcomers to watch

    The Sports Xchange The Sports Xchange: Big Ten newcomers to watch The Sports Xchange polled its college football correspondents in the Big Ten to identify the top newcomers in the conference. One player who could be a star from the opening snap is...
  • The Sports Xchange: Big Ten breakout players

    The Sports Xchange The Sports Xchange: Big Ten breakout players One player's bad break is a chance for another to become a breakout. Such is the hope in Columbus, where Big Ten Player of the Year frontrunner Braxton Miller re-injured his right...
  • Former junior college receivers take long route to Illinois

     Former junior college receivers take long route to Illinois
    Illinois receivers Geronimo Allison and Martize Barr can't think of much they have in common. "I'm more laid-back and quiet, and he's more obnoxious and loud," Allison said. As roommates, there is no mystery which one is Oscar and which is Felix....
  • 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...
  • Illinois confident defense can take giant leap

    Illinois confident defense can take giant leap
    Last season, Illinois increased its offensive production by 130 yards per game from the previous year. Now the Illini need to see as giant a leap from the defense this season to find success While the offense sizzled under coordinator Bill Cubit,...
  • 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...