Illinois Fighting Illini

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The Illinois Fighting Illini are the intercollegiate athletic teams that represent the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The university offers 10 men's and 11 women's varsity sports.

The University operates a number of athletic facilities, including Memorial Stadium for football, the State Farm Center for both men's and women's basketball, Illinois Field for baseball, the ARC Pool for women's swimming and diving, the Atkins Tennis Center for men's and women's tennis, Eichelberger Field for softball, Huff Hall for men's and women's gymnastics, women's volleyball and men's wrestling, Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium for women's soccer and for men's and women's outdoor track and field, the Stone Creek Golf Course for men's and women's golf, the University of Illinois Arboretum for cross country and the University of Illinois Armory for men's and women's indoor track and field.

Football

Illinois Fighting Illini college football
First Season
1890
Team History
Illinois Fighting Illini (1890-present)
Conference
Big Ten Conference (1953-present)
Western Conference (1896-1952)
Independent (1890-95)
Venue
Memorial Stadium (1923-present)
Illinois Field (1890-1922)

Programs by season

1890s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1898
November 19 at Carlisle Jackson Field

1900s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1909
November 20 at Syracuse Archbold Stadium

1910s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1914
November 14 vs. Chicago Illinois Field
1917
November 17 at Ohio State Ohio Field
1919
November 22 at Ohio State Ohio Field

1920s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1920
November 13 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
1921
October 15 at Iowa Iowa Field
1923
October 27 at Northwestern Cubs Park
November 3 vs. Chicago Memorial Stadium
November 24 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
1924
October 18 vs. Michigan Memorial Stadium
1925
October 24 vs. Michigan Memorial Stadium
October 31 at Penn Franklin Field
1928
October 20 vs. Indiana Memorial Stadium

1930s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1930
October 18 vs. Northwestern Memorial Stadium
1931
November 7 vs. Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
1932
October 29 at Chicago Stagg Field
1933
October 14 vs. Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
November 11 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1934
November 3 vs. Army Memorial Stadium
November 10 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
November 24 at Chicago Stagg Field
1936
October 17 at Iowa Iowa Stadium
October 24 vs. Northwestern Memorial Stadium
1937
November 6 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1939
October 14 at USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

1940s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1940
November 9 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
November 16 vs. Ohio State Memorial Stadium
1943
November 13 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
November 20 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1944
October 14 vs. Iowa Memorial Stadium
November 25 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1945
October 27 vs. Michigan Memorial Stadium
November 17 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
1946
January 1, 1947 vs. UCLA Rose Bowl
1947
October 4 at Iowa Iowa Stadium
November 1 vs. Michigan Memorial Stadium
November 15 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
November 22 vs. Northwestern Memorial Stadium
1948
October 9 vs. Army Memorial Stadium
October 30 at Michigan Michigan Stadium
November 6 vs. Iowa Memorial Stadium
November 13 vs. Ohio State Memorial Stadium
1949
September 24 vs. Iowa State Memorial Stadium
October 8 at Iowa Iowa Stadium
November 12 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium

1950s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1950
October 7 vs. Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
November 4 at Michigan Michigan Stadium
November 18 vs. Ohio State Memorial Stadium
1951
October 20 at Washington Husky Stadium
November 10 vs. Iowa Memorial Stadium
November 17 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
January 1, 1952 vs. Stanford Rose Bowl
1952
September 27 vs. Iowa State Memorial Stadium
October 25 vs. Purdue Memorial Stadium
November 8 at Iowa Iowa Stadium
1953
September 26 vs. Nebraska Memorial Stadium
October 3 vs. Stanford Memorial Stadium
October 10 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
October 17 vs. Minnesota Memorial Stadium
1954
September 25 vs. Penn State Memorial Stadium
October 2 at Stanford Stanford Stadium
October 9 vs. Ohio State Memorial Stadium
1955
September 24 at California California Memorial Stadium
October 1 vs. Iowa State Memorial Stadium
October 8 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
October 15 vs. Minnesota Memorial Stadium
November 19 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1956
October 20 at Minnesota Memorial Stadium
November 3 at Purdue Ross-Ade Stadium
November 17 vs. Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
1957
October 5 vs. Colgate Memorial Stadium
October 12 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
October 19 vs. Minnesota Memorial Stadium
November 9 vs. Michigan Memorial Stadium
November 16 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
November 23 vs. Northwestern Memorial Stadium
1958
October 11 vs. Ohio State Memorial Stadium
November 1 at Purdue Ross-Ade Stadium
November 15 vs. Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
1959
October 17 vs. Minnesota Memorial Stadium
October 24 vs. Penn State Cleveland Stadium
November 21 vs. Northwestern Memorial Stadium

1960s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1960
October 8 vs. Ohio State Memorial Stadium
October 29 at Purdue Ross-Ade Stadium
November 19 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1961
October 14 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
1962
October 6 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
October 13 vs. Ohio State Memorial Stadium
October 27 vs. USC Memorial Stadium
November 10 at Michigan Michigan Stadium
November 24 vs. Michigan State Memorial Stadium
1963
October 19 vs. Minnesota Memorial Stadium
November 16 at Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium
January 1, 1964 vs. Washington Rose Bowl
1964
October 3 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
October 17 at Minnesota Memorial Stadium
October 24 vs. UCLA Memorial Stadium
November 14 vs. Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
1965
September 25 vs. SMU Memorial Stadium
October 2 at Michigan State Spartan Stadium
October 9 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
November 20 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1966
October 15 at Indiana Memorial Stadium
October 29 at Purdue Ross-Ade Stadium
1967
September 30 vs. Pittsburgh Memorial Stadium
October 28 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
November 18 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1968
October 5 at Indiana Memorial Stadium
October 26 vs. Ohio State Memorial Stadium
November 2 at Purdue Ross-Ade Stadium
1969
October 25 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium

1970s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1970
October 3 vs. Syracuse Memorial Stadium
October 10 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
1972
September 23 vs. USC Memorial Stadium
October 14 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
November 18 vs. Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
1973
November 3 vs. Ohio State Memorial Stadium
1974
November 2 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
November 16 at Minnesota Memorial Stadium
1976
October 30 vs. Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
November 6 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
1977
October 15 at Purdue Ross-Ade Stadium
1978
September 23 vs. Stanford Memorial Stadium
November 11 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
1979
November 3 vs. Ohio State Memorial Stadium

1980s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1980
November 8 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
1981
October 10 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
1982
September 18 at Syracuse Carrier Dome
October 16 vs. Ohio State Memorial Stadium
December 29 vs. Alabama Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1983
November 19 at Northwestern Dyche Stadium
January 2, 1984 vs. UCLA Rose Bowl
1984
September 29 at Iowa Kinnick Stadium
October 27 at Michigan Michigan Stadium
1985
October 12 at Purdue Ross-Ade Stadium
October 26 vs. Wisconsin Memorial Stadium
December 31 vs. Army Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1986
October 4 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
1988
October 1 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
October 22 vs. Michigan State Memorial Stadium
December 29 vs. Florida All-American Bowl (Birmingham, AL)
1989
January 1, 1990 vs. Virginia Florida Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)

1990s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1990
October 20 vs. Michigan State Memorial Stadium
1992
December 30 vs. Hawaii Jack Murphy Stadium
1994
September 17 vs. Northern Illinois Memorial Stadium
October 8 at Ohio State Ohio Stadium
November 12 vs. Penn State Memorial Stadium
1997
October 4 vs. Penn State Memorial Stadium

2000s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
2007
January 1, 2008 vs. USC Rose Bowl

2010s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
2010
December 29 vs. Baylor Reliant Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks

Media guides

1970s 1976
1980s 1984
2010s 2015

Men's Basketball

Penn State Nittany Lions college football
First Season
1896
Team History
Penn State Nittany Lions (1896-present)
Conference
Big Ten Conference (1990-present)
Venue
Bryce Jordan Center (1996-present)
Rec Hall (1929-96)
Armory (1896-1929)

Programs by season

1990s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1993-94
February 2, 1994 vs. Illinois Rec Hall

Media guides and yearbooks

Media guides

1980s 1981-82
Big Ten Conference
East Division Indiana Hoosiers • Maryland Terrapins • Michigan Wolverines • Michigan State Spartans • Ohio State Buckeyes • Penn State Nittany Lions • Rutgers Scarlet Knights
West Division Illinois Fighting Illini • Iowa Hawkeyes • Minnesota Golden Gophers • Nebraska Cornhuskers • Northwestern Wildcats • Purdue Boilermakers • Wisconsin Badgers
Basketball Venues Crisler Center • Welsh-Ryan Arena
Football Venues Ohio Stadium • Ryan Field • SHI Stadium
FBS Conferences American Athletic Conference • Atlantic Coast Conference • Big 12 Conference • Big Ten Conference • Conference USA • Mid-American Conference • Mountain West Conference • Pac-12 Conference • Southeastern Conference • Sun Belt Conference
FCS Conferences Big Sky Conference • Big South Conference • Colonial Athletic Association • Ivy League • Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference • Missouri Valley Football Conference • Northeast Conference • Ohio Valley Conference • Patriot League • Pioneer Football League • Southern Conference • Southland Conference • Southwestern Athletic Conference
Other Conferences Big East Conference • West Coast Conference