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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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  • Complete NCAA football television schedule for this weekend

     
    Courtesy of the National Football Foundation: Fri., Nov. 8 8:30 p.m. (20) Louisville at Connecticut ESPN2 (Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell2, Allison Williams) Sat., Nov. 9 12 p.m. SMU at Cincinnati ESPN Regional (Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht, Brooke...
  • 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...
  • Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt pull off SEC shockers

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Nick Marshall accounted for four scores and No. 24 Auburn battered Johnny Manziel in a 45-41 win over No. 7 Texas A&M on Saturday. Tre Mason's 5-yard score with less than two minutes to play was first ruled down at the 1, but...
  • Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch deserves Heisman consideration

    Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch deserves Heisman consideration
    Can we give this guy a three-game Heisman Trophy, maybe a scaled-down miniature of the bust? Or at least call him "Mr. Late October-Early November?" It’s hard to imagine a player having a better three-game stretch than quarterback Jordan Lynch,...
  • College football top 25 countdown: No. 16 Nebraska

    Bo Pelini's expertise has always been defense. Says who? "Pelini's expertise has always been defense," his official Nebraska biography reads. He played safety at Ohio State, coached linebackers in the NFL (Green Bay, New England), was defensive...
  • Johnny Manziel still has some growing up to do

    They started calling him "Johnny Football" as a kid because, when things didn't go his way on the playground, he took his ball and went home. Now hit me with a rim shot and a "piling on" penalty. Unlike the paid psycho-babble experts on ESPN, I...
  • Miami upends No. 12 Florida, 21-16

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Stephen Morris threw two first-quarter touchdown passes, and Miami took advantage of Florida turnovers during four red-zone opportunities on the way to knocking off the 12th-ranked Gators, 21-16, on Saturday. Duke Johnson added...
  • No. 1 Alabama rolls past Virginia Tech; No. 2 Ohio State tops Buffalo

    No. 1 Alabama rolls past Virginia Tech; No. 2 Ohio State tops Buffalo
    ATLANTA -- Christion Jones became the first Alabama player since at least the 1940s to have two returns for touchdowns, Vinnie Sunseri brought back an interception for another TD, and the top-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sluggish offensive performance...
  • 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)...
  • 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...
  • 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...