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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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  • With Florida State vs. Auburn in BCS title game, the system works

    There were eight undefeated teams on Oct. 27 and six left on Nov. 17 and it appeared the last year of the Bowl Championship Series might get the fist in the face it deserved. Then Auburn's moon jumped to the seventh house, Jupiter aligned with...
  • Government shutdown won't extend to Air Force-Navy contest

    Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games: MORNING Air Force (1-4) at Navy (2-1)...
  • College football: What to watch on TV Saturday

    Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times’ national college football writer handicaps what’s worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday’s menu of games: MORNING No. 3 Ohio State (9-0) at...
  • 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...
  • 25 reasons to be pumped for college football

    25 reasons to be pumped for college football
    Let the angels rejoice from the heavens. College football is back! To help get your football juices flowing, here are 25 reasons to be pumped for this season. 1. Pro wrestling legend Ric Flair taught us, "To be the man, you've gotta beat the man."...
  • Former LHP volleyball star Taylor Sherwin earns honors at Ohio State

    Former LHP volleyball star Taylor Sherwin earns honors at Ohio State
    Former Orlando Lake Highland Prep volleyball player Taylor Sherwin earned MVP honors this past weekend after leading Ohio State to the championship of the Northern Illinois Invitational. She was also named Big Ten Setter of the Week for her efforts....
  • Illini, Irish in women's soccer Sweet 16

    Illini, Irish in women's soccer Sweet 16
    A stunning comeback on a snow-dusted University of Nebraska field produced an upset win that moved the Illinois women’s soccer team into the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. The Illini meet Boston College, which advanced with another upset, Sunday...
  • Scouting report: Penn State vs. Illinois

     
    PENN STATE (4-3) vs. ILLINOIS (3-4) WHEN: Noon Saturday WHERE: Beaver Stadium TV: ESPN (Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway, Paul Carcaterra) RADIO: WAEB AM-790 LATEST LINE: Penn State is a 10.5-point favorite. SERIES HISTORY: Penn State leads 16-4 (nine wins...
  • Bargoers' Guide to College Football: Vol. 2

    Bargoers' Guide to College Football: Vol. 2
    We are three weeks into the college football season and things are going as planned—sort of. Johnny Football continues to play the role of the ultimate high-flying heel, Lane Kiffin's hot seat at USC is scorching thanks to an inept offense and...