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K-104 GO ILLINI! Orange Crush
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Orange button with basketball designs. Three lines of text. Top and middle line are white text with blue shadow. Bottom line is white text with thin blue border.

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The "Fighting Illini" is the name of the athletic teams for the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. The basketball team is an NCAA Division I college team. The Fighting Illini lay claim to over twenty-five National Championships dating back to 1900 between 21 varsity sports. The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, founded in 1867, is a public research-intensive university in the U.S. state of Illinois.

Orange Crush is an early spelling of the student cheering section for basketball games, Orange Krush, a play on the name of the soft drink manufactured by the Dr. Pepper Company. As an officially recognized branch of the student organization, Orange Krush has become more than a student cheering section and is also a charitable organization.

K-104 was part of WPGU's two radio stations from the 1970s until 2005, broadcasting Illini sporting events. When the radio stations switched formats, the local broadcast stations were retired and the sports broadcasts moved to satellite radio.

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Illinois Fighting Illini Sports Network. (2019). Retrieved from http://sportsaffiliates.learfield.com/affiliates/illinois4

Wisch: My Orange Krush Adventure To Evanston. (2013). Retrieved from https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/02/19/wisch-my-orange-krush-adventure-...

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