1929–30 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1929–30 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1929–30 record 8–8 (7-5 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
Captain Doug Mills
Home arena Huff Hall
Seasons
« 1928–29 1930–31 »
1929–30 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Purdue 10 0   1.000     13 2   .867
Wisconsin 8 2   .800     15 2   .882
Illinois 7 5   .583     8 8   .500
Indiana 7 5   .583     8 9   .471
Michigan 6 4   .600     9 5   .643
Northwestern 6 6   .500     8 8   .500
Minnesota 3 9   .250     8 9   .471
Chicago 2 10   .167     5 12   .294
Ohio State 1 9   .100     4 11   .267
Iowa 0 0       4 13   .235
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1929–30 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

The 1929-30 season was head coach Craig Ruby's 8th at the University of Illinois. Ruby had 3 returning lettermen from a team that had finished in a fifth place tie in the Big Ten the year before. Unfortunately, the Fighting Illini showed no improvement in overall play by finishing with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, however; the team improved to a conference record of 7 wins 5 losses. The starting lineup included captain and future Illini head coach Douglas R. Mills, George Fencl and Robert Kamp at guard, Elbridge May at center with Charles Harper and Elbert Kamp at the forward spots.[1]

Team[edit]

No. Player Position Height Weight Class Hometown
3 Charles Harper Forward 5'11" 158 Junior Chandlerville, Illinois
4 Robert Kamp Guard 5'10" 160 Sophomore Mt. Carmel, Illinois
5 Elbert Kamp Forward 5'11" 150 Sophomore Mt. Carmel, Illinois
6 Elbridge Horace May Center 6'4" 185 Junior Chicago, Illinois
7 Douglas R. Mills (captain) Guard 5'10" 162 Senior Elgin, Illinois
8 Ed J. Kawal Center 6'0" 183 Sophomore Cicero, Illinois
9 Herbert R. Hill Guard 5'8" 145 Junior Elgin, Illinois
10 Donald C. Munch Guard 5'9" 156 Sophomore Joliet, Illinois
11 Buford R. Harper Guard 6'0" 170 Senior Chandlerville, Illinois
12 Robert Y. Bartholomew Forward 5'11" 155 Sophomore Peoria, Illinois
14 W. J. Bowron Guard 6'0" 160 Sophomore Batavia, Illinois
15 W. J. Doolen Forward 5'11" 170 Senior Kinmundy, Illinois
16 R. H. Downing Forward 5'11" 165 Junior Mount Pulaski, Illinois
17 Fred L. Wham Guard 6'1" 180 Junior Centralia, Illinois
18 John Tarwain Guard 6'2" 190 Senior Sesser, Illinois
19 John C. Evans Guard 5'10" 170 Sophomore Dayton, Ohio
20 Ralph W. Downing Guard 5'11" 158 Sophomore Mount Pulaski, Illinois
21 George S. Fencl Guard 5'8" 158 Sophomore Cicero, Illinois
22 R. C. Van Ness Forward 5'11" 137 Sophomore Fort Wayne, Indiana
23 Fred Shankman Forward 5'8" 158 Junior Chicago, Illinois
24 G. Hummer Guard 6'0" 170 Junior Peoria, Illinois
25 D. H. Salisbury Forward 5'11" 160 Sophomore Aurora, Illinois
26 Roy L. Greene Forward 6'0" 160 Junior Peoria, Illinois
27 Marvin L. Hadam Guard 5'9" 160 Junior Peoria, Illinois
28 W. H. Morgan Guard 5'10" 150 Sophomore Kinmundy, Illinois
29 E. L. Martin Guard 6'0" 185 Junior East Lynn, Illinois
30 H. C. Troch Forward 5'10" 160 Junior Chicago, Illinois
31 James R. Dorsey Forward 5'7" 135 Junior Wilmington, Illinois
32 Theodore J. Blum Forward 6'3" 185 Senior Oak Park, Illinois
33 Charles R. Canfield Forward 6'1" 172 Sophomore Kalamazoo, Michigan
34 W. Brydges Forward 5'10" 145 Sophomore Chicago, Illinois
35 R. J. Lund Guard 6'0" 167 Sophomore Keasbey, New Jersey
36 Elmer A. Moos Guard 6'0" 175 Junior Aurora, Illinois
37 Henry J. Steinman Center 5'10" 183 Sophomore Melvin, Illinois

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Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Score Result Location Attendance
December 14, 1929 Bradley 22–30 Loss Champaign, IL 5,532
December 19, 1929 Washington University 30–19 Win Champaign, IL 4,901
December 23, 1929 DePauw 30–19 Win Champaign, IL -
January 2, 1930 Butler 18–28 Loss Indianapolis, IN -
January 6, 1930 Ohio State 19–15 Win Champaign, IL 5,926
January 13, 1930 Michigan 24–18 Win Ann Arbor, MI -
January 18, 1930 Wisconsin 9–14 Loss Madison, WI -
February 5, 1930 University of Chicago 28–25 Win Champaign, IL 6,924
February 15, 1930 Minnesota 21–26 Loss Minneapolis, MN -
February 10, 1930 Northwestern 30–24 Win Evanston, IL -
February 15, 1930 Minnesota 26–22 Win Champaign, IL 5,739
February 17, 1930 Ohio State 22–27 Loss Columbus, OH -
February 22, 1930 Northwestern 32–34 Loss Champaign, IL 6,591
February 24, 1930 Wisconsin 17–23 Loss Champaign, IL 6,905
March 1, 1930 Michigan 30–17 Win Champaign, IL 6,900
March 5, 1930 University of Chicago 22–35 Loss Chicago, IL -

Bold Italic connotes conference game

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fighting Illini Basketball: A Hardwood History By News-Gazette, Sports Publishing LLC ISBN 1-58261-356-7
  2. ^ All-Time Illini Rosters