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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Welcome to the Big … 14?

    Welcome to the Big … 14?
    Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany is "East Coastifying" the conference. Maryland and Rutgers are here, though cynics would say it's to get revenue from the New York and Washington, D.C., markets. Also, the "Legends" and "Leaders" reign of terror is over....
  • Beckman hopes to cool hot seat chatter

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Illinois - INSIDE SLANT And so it begins for coach Tim Beckman and his third Illinois football team. After two lackluster seasons with a 6-18 overall record, the pressure is on Beckman to produce a winner or face...
  • Wildcats going solo with QB Siemian

    The Sports Xchange NCAAF Team Report - Northwestern - INSIDE SLANT Northwestern enters Saturday's 2014 season opener against Cal with one quarterback for a change. And Wildcat coach Pat Fitzgerald says senior Trevor Siemian -- who shared duties the...
  • Quarterback questions at forefront in Big Ten

    Quarterback questions at forefront in Big Ten
    Braxton Miller. Joel Stave. One was the Big Ten's top Heisman Trophy candidate. The other seemed set to lead Wisconsin into a colossal Week 1 showdown with LSU. But Miller had season-ending shoulder surgery Tuesday, and Stave appears to playing second...
  • Trevor Siemian steps up as Northwestern's leader

     Trevor Siemian steps up as Northwestern's leader
    Trevor Siemian's teammates use a variation of the same word to describe him: "goofy." "He's definitely a goofball," receiver Miles Shuler said, "always pulling pranks and telling jokes." Said receiver Cam Dickerson: "The goofiest thing about Trevor is...
  • Where have the student fans gone?

    Where have the student fans gone?
    If he weren't set to break Nebraska's all-time receiving record this season, Kenny Bell knows exactly how he'd be enjoying college football games this fall. And it wouldn't be at the stadium. "It's way easier to sit on your couch in your underwear and...
  • Defensive lineman Jihad Ward living his dream at Illinois

     Defensive lineman Jihad Ward living his dream at Illinois
    CHAMPAIGN — Last year, Jihad Ward traveled more than two hours on public transportation to football practice. Now he's just across campus. Last year, Ward applied for welfare assistance to afford food and lessen the burden on his mother. Now he...
  • Braxton Miller's injury complicates Ohio State's mission

    Acknowledging that college football's new four-team playoff could someday inch toward a larger basketball-style tournament, we continue our Super 16 countdown, with No. 7, Ohio State: A season-ending injury to quarterback Braxton Miller in August was...