Tag: red grange bears

College Football 77 in 77: Introduction

Welcome to the most ambitious college football project I’ve taken on in my life, 77 team previews in 77 days, ranking them all and unveiling one per day with #1 leading you right up to kicking off the season on September 3rd. This project was of course inspired by TSB #2 David Kay and his... Read more »

Bears Legend Red Grange Named #1 Big Ten Icon

Just announced today, the #1 overall sports icon in Big Ten history is…..Red Grange of the Illinois Fighting Illini! The man who was the Babe Ruth of college football and the NFL.  He even had a candy bar named after him; just like Ruth. Grange was named the greatest college football player of all time... Read more »

Steelers Mendenhall: Best Illini Rusher Since Red Grange?

For the second year in a row, the Super Bowl will have a feature back from the University of Illinois. This time, the Illini tailback is the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Rashard Mendenhall;  who in 2008 became the first University of Illinois player taken in the first round of the NFL Draft since 1996. 14 years ago,... Read more »