ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI INFORMATION:
First Season: 1895
Location: Champaign, Illinois
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Conference: Big 10 Conference
Rivals: Ohio State Buckeyes (Illibuck), Purdue Boilermakers, Northwestern Wildcats (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk)
Mascot: Chief Illiniwek
Notable Alumni: Hugh "Shorty" Ray, Bobby Mitchell, George Halas, Dick Butkus
National Championships: Five - Last National Championship, 1951.
Big Ten Championships: Ten - Last Big Ten Championship, 2001
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The Illini football program was founded in 1890. The program has 4 official National Championships to its credit and 15 Big Ten Championships. Some of the great players to play for Illinois include Red Grange, Dick Butkus, George Halas, and Simeon Rice.
The Fighting Illini play their home games at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. Opened in 1923 the stadium holds a capacity crowd of 71,000. A massive renovation is planned for completion by the 2008 season so a home game in Champaign this season should be a real treat for Illinois fans. Buy Illinois Fighting Illini football tickets today and watch this storied program as it strives to reach another national title game!
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