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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • On board with the Flying Illini, 25 years later

    On board with the Flying Illini, 25 years later
    This season marks the 25th anniversary of the "Flying Illini" and their remarkable run to the 1989 Final Four. Entering the NCAA tournament that year as the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, the Illini defeated McNeese State, Ball State, Louisville...
  • Speaking of sports

     
    I'm a proud fair-weather fan -- we FWFs are what keep the owners and general managers working so hard for on-the-field success; they certainly don't have to appease you die-hard fans (DHFs) who support the team win or lose. And......
  • Complete NCAA Division I football schedule and TV info for this weekend

     
    Here's a complete list of this weekend's NCAA Division I football games and TV information courtesy of the National Football Foundation. American Athletic Date Time Game Network (Talent) Sat., Oct. 26 12 p.m. Houston at Rutgers ESPNews (Dave Lamont, Ray...
  • Florida State moves to No. 1 in latest college football polls

    Florida State moves to No. 1 in latest college football polls
    There's something missing at the top of this week's college football polls: Alabama. Auburn's stunning, last-play victory over the two-time defending national champion has reshaped the last week of the season. Florida State and Ohio State, the last...
  • Big Ten-ACC Challenge 2013 schedule and preview

     
    Big Ten-ACC Challenge 2013 schedule and preview: The 15th annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge takes place Dec. 3-4 with ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU televising all 12 games. Highlighting the battle for conference bragging rights and the Commissioner’s Cup are...
  • 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...
  • Teel Time: Florida State, Auburn clearly best, but remainder of top five cloudy

    Teel Time: Florida State, Auburn clearly best, but remainder of top five cloudy
    Auburn and Ohio State made it easy. The Tigers were that good, the Buckeyes that flawed, and as midnight approached Saturday, the teams most-deserving of clashing for the national championship were clear. Florida State and Auburn. So Sunday’s...
  • 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...
  • Big Ten football standings (coaches' salary edition)

     
    USA Today on Wednesday released its annual database of college football coaches' salaries. The SEC had three of the four highest-paid coaches in the country, with Alabama's Nick Saban topping the list at more than $5.5 million. Check out the......
  • 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...