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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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  • NCAA tournament preview: West Region

    NCAA tournament preview: West Region
    1 Arizona (30-4, at-large) vs. 16 Weber State (19-11, Big Sky champion) Arizona, the 1997 NCAA champion, is 13-5 as a top-seeded team. Senior guard Davion Berry averages 19.1 points for Weber State, making its first appearance since 2007. 8...
  • 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...
  • Curie's Alexander chooses Kansas over Illinois

    Curie's Alexander chooses Kansas over Illinois
    Cliff Alexander briefly teased Illinois fans Friday. The 6-foot-8 forward from Curie High School reached to his right and picked up an orange Illini cap as he said he was going the University of ... After pausing, he set the hat on the table, placed a...
  • Week 6 | Helfgot's 5 games to watch

    Week 6 | Helfgot's 5 games to watch
    No. 1 Mount Carmel at No. 2 Loyola When: 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Records: Mount Carmel 5-0, Loyola 5-0. On the offensive Matt Domer, Mount Carmel's Illinois-bound running back, has lived up to his reputation. His speed as the dive man in the option...
  • Football | 2013 schedule

    WEEK 1 Friday. Aug. 30 Nonconference Ag. Science 22, Roosevelt 0 Buffalo Grove 28, Leyden 14 Douglass 12, Bronzeville 8 Dunbar at Bogan, at Gately DuSable at Aurora Christian, 7 Dyett at Marine, 4:15 at Rockne Evergreen Park 2, Little Village 0 (forfeit)...
  • PASSINGS: Dr. Kenneth Edelin, Benjamin Curtis, Johnny Orr

    Dr. Kenneth Edelin Physician in 1970s landmark abortion case Dr. Kenneth Edelin, 74, a Boston physician who was at the center of a landmark abortion case in the 1970s, died Monday in Sarasota, Fla. He had cancer, said his wife, Barbara. Edelin...
  • Football recruiting | Providence's Boykin enjoys Ohio State visit

    Football recruiting | Providence's Boykin enjoys Ohio State visit
    Providence receiver Miles Boykin thinks the tradeoff is worthwhile. The 6-foot-5 junior, whose four-touchdown performance in a 28-22 victory against Brother Rice on Friday night elevated the Celtics into the playoffs as a No. 8 seed (out of eight teams)...
  • Week 7 | Helfgot's 5 games to watch

    Week 7 | Helfgot's 5 games to watch
    No. 7 Bolingbrook at No. 8 Homewood-Flossmoor When: 7:30 p.m. Friday. Records: Bolingbrook 6-0, 4-0 Southwest Suburban; Homewood-Flossmoor 6-0, 4-0. On the offensive Homewood-Flossmoor has one of the most diverse attacks in the area. The Vikings...
  • Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt pull off SEC shockers

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Nick Marshall accounted for four scores and No. 24 Auburn battered Johnny Manziel in a 45-41 win over No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday. Tre Mason's 5-yard score with less than two minutes to play was first ruled down at the 1, but...
  • Kissimmee Gateway CB Isaiah Wharton commits to Rutgers

    Kissimmee Gateway CB Isaiah Wharton commits to Rutgers
    With Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood and defensive line coach Jim Panagos in his living room, Isaiah Wharton decided he didn't have to wait any longer and committed to the Scarlet Knights to the screams of delight from his mother. "It was a really special...
  • Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch deserves Heisman consideration

    Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch deserves Heisman consideration
    Can we give this guy a three-game Heisman Trophy, maybe a scaled-down miniature of the bust? Or at least call him "Mr. Late October-Early November?" It’s hard to imagine a player having a better three-game stretch than quarterback Jordan Lynch,...
  • College football top 25 countdown: No. 16 Nebraska

    Bo Pelini's expertise has always been defense. Says who? "Pelini's expertise has always been defense," his official Nebraska biography reads. He played safety at Ohio State, coached linebackers in the NFL (Green Bay, New England), was defensive...