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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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  • Illinois' V'Angelo Bentley aims to be more than top return man

     Illinois' V'Angelo Bentley aims to be more than top return man
    CHAMPAIGN – Wearing her crisp Air Force uniform and sitting in the stands of a middle school football game, Angela Pope needed only a nod to convey the message to her unsuspecting son. V'Angelo Bentley knew his mom was home. "That was a happy...
  • Bowl projections: Georgia moves into the playoff

    Bowl projections: Georgia moves into the playoff
    The goal with my bowl projections this year is to work on being as fluid as the College Football Playoff promises us to be so after the first (almost) week of college football, Georgia has moved its way into the four-team invitational. The Bulldogs...
  • Bowl projections: Notre Dame jumps into the mix

    Bowl projections: Notre Dame jumps into the mix
    At this early point in the season, it's hard to determine just how much wins and losses will actually affect the bowl chances of teams. With very few conference games - and sometimes, a whole handful of cupcakes - it's tough to get a good read on...
  • Preview: Western Kentukcy at Illinois

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Western Kentukcy at Illinois While one game doesn't necessarily translate into a trend, Illinois appears to be in much better shape defensively than a year ago heading into Saturday's contest against high-scoring Western...
  • Wisconsin loss spoils weekend for Big Ten - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Illinois - INSIDE SLANT The Big Ten was so close to a near-perfect weekend -- record- and image-wise -- and then Wisconsin blew a 17-point lead in the second half on Saturday night against LSU. In the marquee game...
  • College football back with new look, attitude

     College football back with new look, attitude
    College football spent the last eight months in therapy, facing its flaws and refining its goals. It returned in earnest Thursday night after a transformative and tumultuous offseason new and improved, more honest about where the sport is headed and open...
  • Ten-game Big Ten schedule would solve conference's issues

    Ten-game Big Ten schedule would solve conference's issues
    What if there was a way to make Big Ten season ticket holders happier, to give players a better experience, to get more cash from TV partners, to create a more legitimate conference champion, to impress the playoff selection committee and to avoid writing...
  • Illinois preaching faith in turnaround season

     Illinois preaching faith in turnaround season
    CHAMPAIGN — New seasons bring clean slates. And Illinois is hoping to write a success story on its slate. What would define success for the Illini is up for debate, but more than one Big Ten win would be the low end of the bar. They'll start the...
  • Abdullah, Nebraska run over Florida Atlantic

    Abdullah, Nebraska run over Florida Atlantic LINCOLN, Neb. -- If Ameer Abdullah wasn't a Heisman Trophy candidate before the season began, he probably put his name in early-season conversation after his career day in Nebraska's season opener. Abdullah...
  • Preview: Youngstown State at Illinois

    The perception – at least nationally – is that Illinois coach Tim Beckman sits uneasily on the proverbial hot seat as he enters his third season with a 6-18 overall record and a ghastly 1-15 mark in Big Ten play. Perhaps Beckman should...
  • Review: 'The Opening Kickoff' by Dave Revsine

    Review: 'The Opening Kickoff' by Dave Revsine
    Quick quiz: When was this quote said about college football? "Football to-day is a social obsession — a boy-killing, education prostituting, gladiatorial sport. It teaches virility and courage … but so does war." This could be a critic of...
  • GameScout: La. Tech at Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange GameScout: La. Tech at Oklahoma Louisiana Tech at No. 4 Oklahoma KICKOFF: Saturday, 7 p.m. ET GAMEDATE: 8/30/14 SITE: Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, Norman, Oklahoma TV: Pay-Per-View SERIES: First meetings KEYS TO THE...