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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Two-and-done? Not so fast

    Two-and-done? Not so fast
    New NBA commissioner Adam Silver's desire to force players to stay in college for two years was a big topic of discussion at McDonald's All-American Games' events this week. Fab Fiver and longtime NBA guard Jalen Rose, who broadcast the game for ESPN,...
  • National signing day | Five Mount Carmel players sign with D-I schools

    National signing day | Five Mount Carmel players sign with D-I schools
    A member of the student broadcast team asked Matt Domer about joining a Mount Carmel-to-Illinois pipeline that's been busy "the last couple years." Frank Lenti, Mount Carmel's long-time coach, couldn't help but interject. "There has been a Mount...
  • Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky his own biggest critic

    Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky his own biggest critic
    MILWAUKEE — In "Frank's world," as Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan says, there's a lot happening. Frank would be Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky, and Ryan doesn't really try to interpret what Kaminsky could be thinking at a given moment. But there's one...
  • Charlie Partridge named nation's 121st-best coach

    Charlie Partridge named nation's 121st-best coach
    Charlie Partridge hasn't been the head coach for a single FAU game, but the fine folks over at Athlon Sports have a good idea of where he ranks in the pantheon of college football coaches — and they say he's better than FIU coach Ron Turner....
  • NU's Tsirtsis, Illini's Delgado take wrestling titles

    NU's Tsirtsis, Illini's Delgado take wrestling titles
    Jason Tsirtsis of Crown Point, Ind., became the first Northwestern freshman to win an NCAA wrestling title. And Illinois sophomore Jesse Delgado of Gilroy, Calif., won a second straight. Tsirtsis, the No. 5 seed, beat 11th-seeded Joshua Kindig 3-1...
  • Michigan edges Tennessee, 73-71, after late rally falls short

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Jordan Morgan scored 15 points and Nik Stauskas added 14, including a key free throw, to help Michigan hold on for a 73-71 victory over Tennessee in an NCAA tournament Midwest Regional semifinal on Friday night. The second-seeded...
  • Boys hoops spotlight's on Stevenson's Matt Morrissey

    Boys hoops spotlight's on Stevenson's Matt Morrissey
    Most gyms have a guy at least a little like him. Everyone loves playing with him and hates playing against him. He never lets up, especially on defense, and seems to have that little extra something to win every fight for a loose ball. He has some...
  • National signing day ranks among worst in sports

    National signing day ranks among worst in sports
    So now we’re done with one of the worst days in sports. No, not Wash Your Face With Sochi Water Day. And no, not Some Idiot Interviewed Dennis Rodman Day. I’m talking about national signing day. On Wednesday, it was football. There’s...
  • UConn Football To Play Illinois In 2019, 2020

    UConn announced Tuesday that it has solidified a home-and-home football series with Big Ten member Illinois for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. The football programs have never met. UConn faced a Big Ten opponent last year, losing to Michigan 24-21 at...
  • Ohio State blows past Minnesota after slow start

    Ohio State blows past Minnesota after slow start
    It's not how you start; it's how you finish. At least that is what athletes have been told for decades. No. 24 Ohio State found that adage true Saturday night in a 64-46 victory over outmanned Minnesota at Value City Arena. The Buckeyes did not...