|School Name:||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Arena:||Credit Union 1 Arena|
|Head coach:||Howard Moore|
The University of Illinois at Chicago, or UIC, is a state-supported, non-denominational, public research university. It is a member of the University of Illinois system and is the largest university in the Chicago area with 25,000 students and 15 colleges, including the nation's largest medical school. Annual research expenditures exceed $290 million.
As of June 17, 2007, the entire institution was accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
UIC’s sports teams are called the Flames, a reference to the Great Chicago Fire, and their colors are navy blue and fire engine red. The Flames participate in the NCAA’s Division I as part of the Horizon League. The team mascot is Sparky D. Dragon. Credit Union 1 Arena, historically known as the UIC Pavilion, serves as home to the Flames basketball teams. Jim Schmidt is currently the Athletic Director and has been at the university for 25 years.