Posts tagged "Red Grange"

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 »

Howard Griffith, Red Grange and Eight TDs in a game

It’s a funny story, really. As much as everyone knows about former Illinois running back Howard Griffith’s record breaking 8 touchdown game against Southern Illinois, hardly anyone ever saw it. It wasn’t televised and the only existing recording appears to be Illinois’ coach’s film. Memorial Stadium also wasn’t full that day, so the number of... Read more »