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Northwestern-Illinois Rivalry Runs Deep

Article By on 13th November, 2009

... with the Iowa Hawkeyes. This week, the focus shifts to the only "trophy" game NU plays, the battle for the "Land of Lincoln" trophy with the Illinois Fighting Illini.

Being from Seattle, I didn't grow up hearing all about the Fighting Illini like some of my peers at Northwestern. So I spoke to a few friends to find out why THEY hate the Illinois Fighting Illini.

A friend of mine who graduated from NU last year grew up in Schaumburg, Illinois, and his hatred for the Fighting Illini admittedly comes from some jealousy.

"All my friends went to Illinois, and they all think it's the (greatest thing ever,) If you go to Illinois, your kids are expected to go there. Everyone thinks it's a great school."

He went on to say that ...

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