Illinois Fighting Illini Iowa City Tickets
The Illinois Fighting Illini represent the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in their intercollegiate athletic competitions. The Fighting Illini are members of the Big Ten conference and play in the Big Ten’s West division. With five claimed national titles, fifteen conference titles to their name, the team is one of the most successful collegiate football teams in the country. As the new collegiate season gets ready to kick off, the Fighting Illini will travel to Iowa City to take on their Big Ten rivals, the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium. To catch the game live, get Illinois Fighting Illini Iowa City tickets now.
Following a disappointing 2014 season, the Illini will look to turn things around this season. The team finished joint fifth in the West Division following a 6-7 record.
The Fighting Illini started playing in 1890 and have a long and storied football tradition. The team won their first national championship in 1914 under legendary coach Bob Zuppke, who would lead them to three more championships in ‘19, ‘23 and ‘27. The team won their last national title in 1951 under coach Ray Elliot. In 1947 Ray Elliot led the team to their first ever Bowl victory, as the Illini defeated the UCLA Bruins in the 1947 Rose Bowl.
Currently the team is coached by Bill Cubit, who is the interim Head Coach, following the dismissal of Tim Beckman last season.
Illinois Fighting Illini vs Lowa Hawkeyes
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Fighting Illini have faced off seventy times in history. In most of these cases the Illini have come out on top but the Hawkeyes aren’t that far behind, with only eight games separating the two teams.
Their latest meeting took place last season at Memorial Stadium, home of the Illini. The Hawkeyes emerged victorious after a comfortable 14-30 win. This time around the fixture will take place at Iowa’s home and its the perfect opportunity for the Illini to exact revenge for last season’s defeat.
To catch the game live, get Illinois Fighting Illini Iowa City tickets now.