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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...
  • Running back Josh Ferguson is the anchor of Illinois offense

     Running back Josh Ferguson is the anchor of Illinois offense
    Josh Ferguson has gone from a player shadowed by skepticism to one carrying heavy expectations in Champaign. Either way, the Illinois running back appreciates the fuel for his drive. "I have a big year ahead of me and I have to prove people wrong," he...
  • Big Ten mascots vote: stunning turnout, stunning result

    Big Ten mascots vote: stunning turnout, stunning result
    After five days of voting, the results of the Big Ten mascot poll are in. The turnout and the results are equally stunning. As of early Friday morning, more than 7 million votes have been cast. (A typical Chicago Sports poll generates between 500...
  • NCAA finally does the right thing with concussion proposal

     NCAA finally does the right thing with concussion proposal
    I woke up on a stretcher. I still can't remember hitting the receiver or anybody removing my helmet and shoulder pads, the way Ball State trainers did after a nasty collision during football practice one day in 1989. By the time I was alert enough...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • 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...
  • Football | Downers North QB Edwards has a future on the line

    Football | Downers North QB Edwards has a future on the line
    Because of his size, David Edwards was always put on the offensive and defensive lines of his youth football teams. It just made sense. Until he started his freshman year at Downers Grove North, that is. He was one of only two volunteers when coaches...
  • Indiana's Wilson: Coleman poised for 'solid' season

    Indiana's Wilson: Coleman poised for 'solid' season
    Indiana coach Kevin Wilson wouldn't go so far as to say Tevin Coleman was poised for a "breakout" seasons, but Wilson likes the future for the junior tailback from Tinley Park.  "I'm looking forward to Tevin having a solid year, a strong year," Wilson...
  • 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,...
  • Big Ten lands six primetime ESPN/ABC telecasts

    Big Ten lands six primetime ESPN/ABC telecasts
      The Big Ten will be featured in six primetime college football telecasts next season including three games featuring Ohio State according to the latest schedule put out by ESPN Tuesday. Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes kick things off against visiting...
  • Three prime-time games on Penn State's schedule

     
    Penn State's Big Ten opener against Rutgers is the third announced prime-time game of the season. Here's a schedules update. AUG. 30: Central Florida (Dublin) 8:30 a.m. ESPN2 SEPT. 6: AKRON SEPT. 13: at Rutgers 8 p.m. Big Ten Network......
  • Illinois ranked No. 97, Illini need help from defense to score more Big Ten wins

    Illinois ranked No. 97, Illini need help from defense to score more Big Ten wins
    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...