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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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  • Chris Dufresne's college football rankings

    1. Alabama (4-0): Took everything out of Arkansas, including Bear Bryant. (1) 2. LSU (4-0): Only an SEC team could allow 463 passing yards and move up. (3) 3. Oklahoma (3-0): Cover-2: Bob Stoops 100 percent for joining Pac-12 and 100 percent for staying...
  • Don't change that dial

    It's never over until it's over. Arkansas and Illinois rallied from double-digit deficits for exciting wins over Texas A&M and Northwestern, respectively. Navy and TCU also had big rallies but fell short in overtime. The Luke Fickell Era may be a...
  • Picture getting clearer

    Ohio State can win despite itself. The Buckeyes are by no means a flashy team, but they do two things really well — run the ball and play defense. It's that formula that helped them hand Illinois its first loss. Texas still has a lot of work to do....
  • Brotherly advice for Morris twins

    LAWRENCE, Kan. — One of the more telling moments from the Morris twins' three years at Kansas happened in March in the first half of an NCAA tournament game against Illinois. The game was tight, and neither team had found its footing. The ball...
  • Draft could help Ravens fill gaps on offensive line

    Draft could help Ravens fill gaps on offensive line
    The Pro Bowl guard is gone. The bookend tackles aren't great. So how does a center become the player most linked to the Ravens' first-round pick? For Peter Konz, at least, it's by offering a quick fix and a long-term answer. With left guard Ben Grubbs...
  • Gary Williams to work for Big Ten Network

    Gary Williams to work for Big Ten Network
    Former Maryland coach Gary Williams will serve as a men's college basketball analyst this season for the Big Ten Network. Williams, who will work primarily as a studio analyst, was Ohio State's coach from 1986-89. He left Columbus for College Park and...
  • Big test for Terps coming against Illinois

    Big test for Terps coming against Illinois
    Gary Williams used to take the ACC/Big Ten Challenge personally, in part because of his uber-competitive nature as well as the fact that he came to Maryland from Ohio State. It showed in the way his teams played, winning nine of the 12 games in the...
  • Half-time analysis: Terps start quickly against Illini

    Half-time analysis: Terps start quickly against Illini
    If a team builds a pair of nine-point leads in the first half, does that count as an 18-point lead? Maryland did that against Illinois tonight at Comcast Center, but after the first nine-point lead (29-20)  disappeared in a quick 9-0 run, the Terps took...
  • Illini burst ahead in second half, beat Terps 71-62 in Big Ten/ACC Challenge`

    Illini burst ahead in second half, beat Terps 71-62 in Big Ten/ACC Challenge`
    If the young season is about setting precedents, here are two that first-year Maryland coach Mark Turgeon eagerly wanted his young team to establish: home-court dominance and tenacious defense. The Terps used sticky defense to race to a first-half lead,...
  • Illini see chance to start fresh

    CHAMPAIGN — Illinois officially is playing in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl against UCLA on New Year's Eve, but for the Illini it's already being branded as the Redemption Bowl. "There's no better way to redeem yourself than to go out and win,"...
  • A home away from home

    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald is calling the Wildcats' trip to Houston for the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas a "road game," and you can see why. The opponent will be Texas A&M, located 100 miles from bowl site Reliant Stadium. Then again,...
  • What are best, worst early bowl matchups?

    Champs Sports worth look Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel When the bowl matchups were announced Sunday night, it was easy to pick out the must-see games and the ones that are simply background noise to your in-laws' holiday visit. Of the pre-New Year'...