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About Illinois Fighting Illini Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles

One of the most legendary athletics programs in all of the NCAA belongs to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Fighting Illini are members of the Big Ten Conference in the West Division and were founding members of the Big Ten in 1896. The twin cities of Champaign and Urbana Illinois is home to the University of Illinois campus, and the Illini football team plays in Memorial Stadium, named after residents who lost their lives in WWI. Memorial Stadium has been in use since 1923, when in the first game played in the completed stadium was a 39-14 Illini victory over Michigan, where Red Grange scored 5 touchdowns in an incredible performance. The Illinois football history has been traditionally strong, turning out NFL Hall of Famers such as George Halas, Red Grange, Ray Nitschke, and Dick Butkus. The Illini football team was retroactively declared the national champion in 1914, 1923, 1927, and 1951, which was the last for the team. The Fighting Illini men’s basketball team is also won one of the top programs in the nation, including losing to North Carolina in the 2005 National Championship game, and the "Flying Illini" making the Final Four in 1989 behind Nick Anderson and Kendall Gill. The Illini basketball titles include the 1915 national championship, 5 Final Four appearances, 17 Big Ten championships and 2 B10 tournament championships. Illinois ranks 15th all time in wins among all NCAA Division I basketball programs and 12th in winning percentage. Purchase your very own Illinois Fighting Illini sports memorabilia and collectibles today for your sports room or man cave. Illini collectibles are rare and unique product offerings that we guarantee to be authentic and are going to soon surge in value and worth. Autographed Fighting Illini memorabilia make great gifts for any of your friends or family members are Illinois alumni or just bleed Orange and Blue. Signed Fighting Illini sports memorabilia and game-used collectibles will be adored by your loved ones, and are a perfect addition to any Illini fan's sports memorabilia collection in their man cave or office. QUICK FACTS: -National Championships: Football (1914, 1923, 1927, 1951), Men’s Basketball (1915), Men’s Gymnastics (10 overall), Men's Tennis (2003), Track and Field (1921 1927, 1944, 1946, 1947) -Illini Football Legends: Red Grange, Dick Butkus, George Halas, Simeon Rice, Ray Nitschke, Kevin Hardy, Brandon Lloyd, Vontae Davis, Rashard Mendenhall -Illini Basketball Legends: Deron Williams, Nick Anderson, Kendrick Nunn, Meyers Leonard, Brandon Paul