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Illinois Fighting Illini Bowls

Location: Champaign, Illinois ▪ Colors: Orange & Blue
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (cap. 60,600)
Record: 123 Years, 576-551-49, .511 W-L% (Major School)

Conferences: Big Ten, Western and Ind
Conference Champion: 15 Times
Bowls: 17 Bowls, 8-9, .471 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 13 Times (Preseason), 13 Times (Final), 181 Weeks (Total)

17 Bowls

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Rk Year Date Day Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 2011 Dec 31, 2011 Sat Fight Hunger Bowl Illinois 20 UCLA 14 Fight Hunger Bowl (San Francisco, CA)
2 2010 Dec 29, 2010 Wed Texas Bowl Illinois 38 Baylor 14 Texas Bowl (Houston, TX)
3 2007 Jan 1, 2008 Tue Rose Bowl Southern California 49 Illinois 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
4 2001 Jan 1, 2002 Tue Sugar Bowl Louisiana State 47 Illinois 34 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
5 1999 Dec 30, 1999 Thu Micron PC Bowl Illinois 63 Virginia 21 Micron PC Bowl (Miami, FL)
6 1994 Dec 31, 1994 Sat Liberty Bowl Illinois 30 East Carolina 0 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
7 1992 Dec 30, 1992 Wed Holiday Bowl Hawaii 27 Illinois 17 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
8 1991 Dec 31, 1991 Tue Sun Bowl UCLA 6 Illinois 3 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
9 1990 Jan 1, 1991 Tue Hall of Fame Bowl Clemson 30 Illinois 0 Hall of Fame Bowl (Tampa, FL)
10 1989 Jan 1, 1990 Mon Citrus Bowl Illinois 31 Virginia 21 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
11 1988 Dec 29, 1988 Thu All-American Bowl Florida 14 Illinois 10 All-American Bowl (Birmingham, AL)
12 1985 Dec 31, 1985 Tue Peach Bowl Army 31 Illinois 29 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
13 1983 Jan 2, 1984 Mon Rose Bowl UCLA 45 Illinois 9 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
14 1982 Dec 29, 1982 Wed Liberty Bowl Alabama 21 Illinois 15 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
15 1963 Jan 1, 1964 Wed Rose Bowl Illinois 17 Washington 7 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
16 1951 Jan 1, 1952 Tue Rose Bowl Illinois 40 Stanford 7 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
17 1946 Jan 1, 1947 Wed Rose Bowl Illinois 45 UCLA 14 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)