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Illinois Illini Football History, Records and Database

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Bret Bielema
Bret Bielema
Head Coach
First Year: 2021
School: Illinois
Nickname: Fighting Illini
Current Conference: Big Ten
Former Conference(s): Illinois Intercollegiate Football League
Location: Urbana –Champaign, Illinois
First year of football: 1890

STADIUM

Name: Memorial
Year built: 1923
Capacity: 60,670
Playing Surface: FieldTurf
Memorial Stadium

ILLINOIS CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

YEARCHAMPION(S)CONFERENCE
2001IllinoisBig Ten
1990Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan StateBig Ten
1983IllinoisBig Ten
1963IllinoisBig Ten
1953Illinois, Michigan StateBig Ten
1951IllinoisBig Ten
1946IllinoisBig Ten
1928IllinoisBig Ten
1927Illinois, MinnesotaBig Ten
1923Illinois, MichiganBig Ten
1919IllinoisBig Ten
1918Illinois, Michigan, PurdueBig Ten
1915IllinoisBig Ten
1914IllinoisBig Ten
1910IllinoisBig Ten

ILLINOIS YEAR BY YEAR SCHEDULES AND SCORES


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Illinois Football Schedules & Scores
1890s1900s1910s1920s1930s1940s1950s
1960s1970s1980s1990s2000s2010s2020s
Illinois Fighting Illini Football Database

ILLINOIS BOWL RECORD

SCHOOLWINSLOSSESTIESTOTALWIN%
Illinois8110190.421

ILLINOIS BOWL HISTORY

BOWLDATEWINNERPOINTSLOSERPOINTS
Redbox30-Dec-2019California35Illinois20
Heart of Dallas26-Dec-2014Louisiana Tech35Illinois18
Fight Hunger31-Dec-2011Illinois20UCLA14
Texas29-Dec-2010Illinois38Baylor14
Sugar01-Jan-2002LSU47Illinois34
Russell Athletic30-Dec-1999Illinois63Virginia21
Liberty31-Dec-1994Illinois30East Carolina0
Holiday30-Dec-1992Hawaii27Illinois17
Sun Bowl31-Dec-1991UCLA6Illinois3
Outback01-Jan-1991Clemson30Illinois0
Citrus01-Jan-1990Illinois31Virginia21
All-American29-Dec-1988Florida14Illinois10
Chick-Fil-A-Bowl31-Dec-1985Army31Illinois29
Liberty29-Dec-1982Alabama21Illinois15

ILLINOIS AP FINISHES

Sorted by Year, Rank and Team

194415Illinois
19465Illinois
195013Illinois
19514Illinois
19537Illinois
195913Illinois
19633Illinois
198310Illinois
198910Illinois
199025Illinois
199924Illinois
200112Illinois
200720Illinois


ILLINOIS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
YearCHAMPIONS
1951Georgia Tech: Berryman, Boand*
Illinois: Boand*
Maryland: DeVold, Dunkel, Football Research, National Championship Foundation, Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess)
Michigan State: Billingsley, Helms, Poling
Tennessee: AP, Litkenhous, UPI, Williamson
1927Georgia: Berryman, Boand, Poling National Poll Rankings
Illinois: Billingsley, Dickinson, Helms, National
Championship Foundation, Parke Davis
Notre Dame: Houlgate
Texas A&M: Sagarin, Sagarin (ELO-Chess)
Yale: Football Research
1923California: Houlgate
Cornell: Sagarin*
Illinois: Berryman*, Boand, Football Research, Helms, National Championship Foundation*, Parke Davis, Sagarin (ELO-Chess)*
Michigan: Billingsley, National Championship Foundation*
Yale: Berryman*
1919Harvard: Football Research*, Helms, Houlgate, National Championship Foundation*, Parke Davis*
Illinois: Billingsley, Boand, Football Research*, Parke Davis*, Sagarin (ELO-Chess)*
Notre Dame: National Championship Foundation*, Parke Davis*
Texas A&M: Billingsley MOV, National Championship Foundation*
Centre: Sagarin*
1914Army West Point: Helms, Houlgate, National Championship Foundation, Parke Davis*
Illinois: Billingsley, Parke Davis*
Texas: Billingsley MOV

ILLINOIS HEAD COACHES

Year(s)CoachYearsGamesWinLossTieWin %School
1892-1893E.K. Hall22212550.659Illinois
1894-1894Louis Vail185300.625Illinois
1895-1899George Huff540211630.563Illinois
1900-1900Fred Smith1127320.667Illinois
1901-1902Edgar Holt22318410.804Illinois
1903-1903George Woodruff1148600.571Illinois
1905-1905Fred Lowenthal195400.556Illinois
1906-1906Justa Lindgren151310.300Illinois
1907-1912Arthur Hall640271030.713Illinois
1913-1941Robert Zuppke2922413181120.612Illinois
1942-1959Ray Eliot181678373110.53Illinois
1960-1966Pete Elliott766313410.477Illinois
1967-1970James Valek44083200.200Illinois
1971-1976Bob Blackman666293610.447Illinois
1977-1979Gary Moeller33362430.227Illinois
1980-1987Mike White891474130.533Illinois
1988-1991John Mackovic447301610.649Illinois
1991-1996Lou Tepper658253120.448Illinois
1997-2004Ron Turner892355700.380Illinois
2005-2011Ron Zook785345100.400Illinois
2011-2011Vic Koenning111000.100Illinois
2012-2014Tim Beckman337122500.324Illinois
2015-2015Bill Cubit1125700.417Illinois
2016-2020Lovie Smith556173900.304Illinois
2021-PRESBrett Bielema1125700.417Illinois

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