2014-2014 Illinois Fighting Illini Men's Basketball Schedule
The Illinois Fighting Illini are ready to hit the
court this season and do battle with all of the best teams in the Big Ten and beyond, which means that it will be powerhouse
versus powerhouse throughout much of the season. The Illini come into 2014-2015 with high hopes for the season thanks largely
in part to their overall talent level, as they've shown that they have some serious playmakers on both ends of the court.
The team plays in the Big Ten, a difficult and competitive conference every season, so Illinois will certainly need all of
the help they can get, both from the talent on their roster and from the fans that show up to provide their support. And this
season will be even more interesting than usual, as it's the first season that Rutgers and Maryland will be in the mix in
the Big 10, making a great conference even better and giving Illinois another couple of prominent programs to build rivalries
One look at the schedule and you'll also see that there are plenty of opportunities to get right into the thick
of the excitement, from top-tier home games against conferences rivals to out-of-town battles that will be flooded with Illini
fans hitting the stands. Home games at the State Farm Center can be a wild affair, as up to 16,618 fans can end up in the
arena for the biggest games of the season and there is never a shortage of fanfare from one season to the next. Road matchups
can be every bit as riveting, however, and Illini fans know that it's always a good idea to hit the road and make a Fighting
Illini matchup the centerpiece of a trip.
Either way, the place to be is right there with the Illini as they look to
claw their way up the Big 10 standings, which isn't easy considering it's usually considered one of the very best conferences
in the nation. Not that it matters to them, however, as the Illini simply don't get intimidated no matter how stiff the competition
gets, as this is a proud program that is never lacking in explosive players with star potential. When the game is still up
in the air and the Illini are looking for just one more clutch bucket to bring home a win, you'll see that it just doesn't
get any better than this.
Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball Team Info
Even though the Big 10 is no joke,
the Illini always have a talented roster bursting with playmakers that can light up the scoreboard, giving their fans plenty
of optimism. The Illini have also had big names come through their program, including current NBA star Deron Williams and
many other stars that have brought fans to their feet. In an exciting new era of college basketball in the Big 10, this is
a team that the rest of the conference won't be taking lightly, as they always have loads of talent and have a tendency to
make some serious noise from one season to the next. If you've never seen the Illini in action, this is the season to change
that as the Illini look to pile up the wins and give their fans another memorable season of action.
There is nothing better than heading out to see a live sporting event, and that certainly applies
to college basketball – particularly when we're talking about a team like the Illinois Fighting Illini. The Illinois
Fighting Illini have some great home games on the docket this season, and you can be there to see this team in person as they
look to take their game to the next level and give the rest of their Big 10 opponents a serious run for their money. Once
you're in the arena, you'll feel the energy of the crowd in a big way that will make the home-viewing experience simply pale
in comparison. You're sure to see some incredible plays at any Illinois home game, especially if it's against a fellow Big
10 team, as powerhouse basketball is simply something to behold if you love the spectacle of college sporting events.
Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball History
Few teams have the staying power of the Illinois Fighting Illini,
as they've been giving their fans thrills for decades both on the court and on the gridiron. But even though football is great,
it's on the hardwood that the Illini really show what they're made of, as they always seem to have a talented roster loaded
with explosive underclassmen, savvy vets and players who can do it all, guaranteeing an exciting brand of basketball that
always has fans pouring into the stands. Legendary players like Deron Williams, Bruce Douglas, Deon Thomas and many more have
dominated while suiting up for the Illini, and their roster is always bursting over with playmakers who can do a little bit
of everything on the hardwood. As the Illini look to put together another season that ends with a trip to the Big Dance, there
has never been a better time to get in on the Illini action.
Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball Trivia
you that the Illini have been to the Final Four on five different occasions?
Back in 1949, the Illini got their first
taste of making a run at a title, getting to the Final Four in the process, and then they ended up right back there just two
years later in 1951. In '52, the Illini did it again and they got back to their glory days with strong teams in both 1989
Illini Fighting Illini Fans
There is never a bad time to come out to State Farm Center in Champaign,
Illinois, as you'll be treated to a great atmosphere for basketball, whether you're a die-hard fan or you're looking for a
more family-friendly experience. Either way, grab your favorite team gear and get ready to seen an unbelievable game absolutely
packed to the brim with some of the best amateur athletes you'll find anywhere. Just don't wait too long, as tickets to the
top matchups are the season aren't going to last too long as the Illini hope to round into form and give the rest of the elite
Big 10 a run for their money. It won't be easy, but the talented Illini have aspirations of piling up the wins and providing
more than a few thrills to their dedicated fan base.