Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Illinois Fighting Illini

Head Coach: Brad Underwood

Team Mascot: No Mascot

Year Opened: 1963

Capacity: 16618

City / State: Champaign / Illinois

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Illinois vs Indiana

Rival Team: Indiana Hoosiers

When it comes to basketball, the Illini’s biggest rivals are the Indiana Hoosiers. The two schools are located only 153 miles apart and for years have been trying to recruit the same players creating one of the fiercest Big Ten basketball rivalries. The Illini and Hoosiers first met in 1906 when Illinois downed the Hoosiers 27-24, and the rivalry has been going strong ever since. If you want to see the Illinois crowd at a fever pitch, then make sure to be in attendance when the Hoosiers come to town.

Braggin’ Rights

Rival Team: Missouri Tigers

The Illinois Fighting Illini and Missouri Tigers have been squaring off every year since 1980 in the Braggin’ Rights series. The annual contest takes place in St. Louis and is a must see for both Illini and Tigers fans. Over the years the Illini have gotten the better of the Tigers winning 30 of the team’s 46 meetings, so be in attendance for these hardly fought contests.

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Fast facts

League: Division I (NCAA)

Team: Illinois Fighting Illini

Head Coach: Brad Underwood

Team Mascot: No Mascot

Year Opened: 1963

Capacity: 16618

City / State: Champaign / Illinois

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