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Illinois Fighting Illini football
Illini logo.svg
First season 1890
Athletic director Ron Guenther
Head coach Ron Zook
5th year, 18–30  (.375)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium (Champaign)
Stadium capacity 62,872
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Champaign, Illinois
Conference Big Ten
All-time record 563–513–51 (.522)
Postseason bowl record 6–9
Claimed national titles 5
Conference titles 15
Consensus All-Americans 24
Current uniform
Big10-Uniform-UL.PNG
Colors Orange and Blue            
Fight song Illinois Loyalty and Oskee Wow Wow
Marching band Marching Illini
Major Rivals Indiana Hoosiers
Northwestern Wildcats
Ohio State Buckeyes
Purdue Boilermakers
Website CoachRonZook.com

The Illinois Fighting Illini are a major college football program, representing the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. They compete in NCAA Division I-A and the Big Ten Conference.

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Stadium

Logos and uniforms

Illinois' uniform combinations


All-Time Win/Loss/Tie Record

  • 563-513-51[1]

National Championships

The University of Illinois claims five national championships in football: 1914, 1919, 1923, 1927, and 1951. The Fighting Illini now officially recognize the 1951 National Championship by the Boand selecting body,[2] but as recently as 2006 this was not mentioned officially by the school.[3]

Year Coach Selector Record Bowl Game
1914 Bob Zuppke Parke H. Davis 7-0-0
1919 Bob Zuppke Billingsley, Boand, Football Research, Parke H. Davis 6-1-0
1923 Bob Zuppke Boand, Football Research, Helms, National Championship Foundation, Parke H. Davis 8-0-0
1927 Bob Zuppke Billingsley, Dickinson, Helms, National Championship Foundation, Parke H. Davis 7-0-1
1951 Ray Eliot Boand 9-0-1 Won Rose Bowl
5-time National Champions

Big Ten Championships

Year Coach Big Ten Record Overall Record Bowl Game
1910 Arthur Hall 4-0-0 7-0-0
1914 Bob Zuppke 6-0-0 7-0-0
1915 Bob Zuppke 3-0-2 5-0-2
1918 Bob Zuppke 4-0-0 5-2-0
1919 Bob Zuppke 6-1-0 6-1-0
1923 Bob Zuppke 5-0-0 8-0-0
1927 Bob Zuppke 5-0-0 7-0-1
1928 Bob Zuppke 4-1-0 7-1-0
1946 Ray Eliot 6-1-0 8-2-0 Won Rose Bowl
1951 Ray Eliot 5-0-1 9-0-1 Won Rose Bowl
1953 Ray Eliot 5-1-0 7-1-1
1963 Pete Elliot 5-1-1 8-1-1 Won Rose Bowl
1983 Mike White 9-0-0 10-2-0 Lost Rose Bowl
1990 John Mackovic 6-2-0 8-4-0 Lost Hall of Fame Bowl
2001 Ron Turner 7-1 10-2 Lost Sugar Bowl
15-time Big Ten Champions

Bowl games

Date Bowl W/L Opponent PF PA
January 1, 1947 Rose Bowl W UCLA 45 14
January 1, 1952 Rose Bowl W Stanford 40 7
January 1, 1964 Rose Bowl W Washington 17 7
December 29, 1982 Liberty Bowl L Alabama 15 21
January 2, 1984 Rose Bowl L UCLA 9 45
December 31, 1985 Peach Bowl L Army 29 31
December 29, 1988 All-American Bowl L Florida 10 14
January 1, 1990 Florida Citrus Bowl W Virginia 31 21
January 1, 1991 Hall of Fame Bowl L Clemson 0 30
December 31, 1991 Sun Bowl L UCLA 3 6
December 30, 1992 Holiday Bowl L Hawai'i 17 27
December 31, 1994 Liberty Bowl W East Carolina 30 0
December 30, 1999 MicronPC.com Bowl W Virginia 63 21
January 1, 2002 Sugar Bowl L LSU 34 47
January 1, 2008 Rose Bowl L USC 17 49
Total 15 Bowl Games 6-9 360 340

Trophy games

Individual award winners

Dana Howard - 1994
Kevin Hardy - 1995
Red Grange - 1924
Alex Agase - 1946
Bill Burrell - 1959
Dick Butkus - 1963
Jim Grabowski - 1965
Don Thorp - 1983
Rashard Mendenhall - 2007
Mike White - 1983
John Mackovic - 1988
John Mackovic - 1989
Ron Turner - 2001
Ron Zook - 2007

College Football Hall of Famers

Retired football jerseys
Number Player

50 Dick Butkus
77 Red Grange

Pro Football Hall of Famers

Current NFL Players

Other Famous Players

External links

References

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