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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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  • MSU run defense putting up mind-boggling numbers

    MSU run defense putting up mind-boggling numbers
    It's a stat that would appear to defy logic: minus-48 rushing yards. Isn't the idea to go forward? Of course in college football, sacks count against the rushing total. And Michigan State's ferocious defense dropped Michigan's Devin Gardner seven...
  • Weber State commit Isaiah Wharton earns first FBS offer from Illinois

    Weber State commit Isaiah Wharton earns first FBS offer from Illinois
    Kissimmee Gateway High head football coach Marlin Roberts was informed by the University of Illinois coaching staff Wednesday that the Illini were extending a scholarship offer to senior defensive back Isaiah Wharton. Wharton, who had grown a bit...
  • Take the Points: College Football Week 11 Picks

    Take the Points: College Football Week 11 Picks
    Welcome to Take the Points.  I took a bye week from my picks last week, but now I'm back.  I'm well-rested, my injuries have healed, I’ve put in extra time in the film room and I'm ready for week 11.  This is a very strange week.  We've got three...
  • College football: What to watch Saturday on TV

    MORNING No. 2 Florida State (8-0) at Wake Forest (4-5) 9 a.m., Channel 7 Is it possible Florida State could have a let down one week after its emphatic win over Miami, against an inferior Wake Forest team? Wake Forest has won four of the last...
  • Stanford's win good news for Florida State

    Stanford's win good news for Florida State
    Stanford may have done all of the heaving lifting, but it was Florida State that ended up being the beneficiary of the Cardinal’s hard work. The Cardinal (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12) dominated No. 3 Oregon (8-1, 5-1) for most of the game and held on for an...
  • Take the Points: College Football Week 8 Picks

    Take the Points: College Football Week 8 Picks
    This has been a good week.  Our government shutdown ended, people went back to work, Pearl Jam released a new album, we successfully pawned off Vanilla Ice on the Amish, and Saturday’s Clemson-Florida State match-up has potential to be the game of...
  • Bowl projections: UCF and Florida State in Orange Bowl

    Bowl projections: UCF and Florida State in Orange Bowl
    After UCF knocked off No. 8 Louisville and put itself in the driver's seat in the AAC, I knew the bowl projections had to be updated heading into Saturday's games. The Knights are now our pick to win the AAC and earn the automatic bid into the BCS where...
  • Football recruiting | Oak Park's Cobbs picks Purdue

    Football recruiting | Oak Park's Cobbs picks Purdue
    Simmie Cobbs believed Purdue's coaches when they told him they would offer him a scholarship once they saw game film, but that was easier said than done. Cobbs missed all of his junior season after transferring from Montini to Oak Park, and when he...
  • Bowl projections: A massive shake-up in the SEC

    Bowl projections: A massive shake-up in the SEC
    On a day where every favored SEC team lost - except for Alabama - the bowl projections had a huge shake-up, and we like where everyone ended up. We still have Alabama and Oregon in the BCS title game, but it was very (and I do mean VERY) tempting to...
  • College football top 25: Central Florida, Stanford on the move

    Central Florida rose from unranked commuter school in Orlando to No. 15, Clemson got dropped like a hot Howard's Rock and Stanford used a tremendous one-handed catch from Kodi Whitfield to get back in the national title chase. Professor Condi Rice was...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech, ACC excel in latest NCAA graduation survey

    Most ACC schools, including Virginia Tech and Virginia, continue to outpace their Division I and power-conference peers in graduating athletes. Among the four Division I institutions in Hampton Roads, only William and Mary trumps national averages for...
  • Penn State-Minnesota rewind

     
    Highs, lows and other stuff from Penn State's 24-10 loss to Minnesota on Saturday. HIGHS Zach Zwinak. The junior ran determined, finishing with season-highs in carries (26) and yards (150). Better for Zwinak, he protected the ball well after fumbling........