1905–06 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1905–06 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
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Conference Big Ten Conference
1905–06 record 6–8 (3–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Elwood Brown
Captain Selected each game
Home arena Kenney Gym
Seasons
1905–06 Western Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Minnesota 6 1   .857     13 2   .867
Wisconsin 6 2   .750     12 2   .857
Indiana 2 2   .500     7 9   .438
Chicago 3 5   .375     5 5   .500
Purdue 3 6   .333     4 7   .364
Illinois 3 6   .333     6 8   .429
Iowa - -       11 5   .688
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1905–06 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

Gym manager and instructor Leo Hana, was put in charge of building the basketball program. The first University of Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team, led by its playing captain Roy Riley, beat Champaign High School January 6, 1906, two weeks before Hana was able to replace Riley with a “professional” coach.[1] Elwood Brown became Illinois’ first basketball coach January 20, 1906.[2] In the first season of Illinois basketball the Illini went 6-8, 3-6 in the Big Ten.

Roster[edit]

1905–06 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F Stewart, CharlesCharles Stewart
So New York, New York
G Tallmadge, FloydFloyd Tallmadge
Fr Geneva, Nebraska
C Riley, RoyRoy Riley
Fr Morrison, Illinois
F Dadant, MauriceMaurice Dadant
Jr Hamilton, Illinois
G Juul, HerbHerb Juul
Jr Chicago, Illinois
G Ryan, EdwardEdward Ryan
So Chicago, Illinois
F Cicero Kays, VictorVictor Cicero Kays
Sr Magnolia, Illinois
G L. Ray, HughHugh L. Ray
Jr Chicago, Illinois
F Penn, AlbertAlbert Penn
Fr Chicago, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

All-Time Illini Rosters Roster

Source[3]

Schedule[edit]

Source[4]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site
city, state
1/6/1906*
no, no
vs. Champaign High School W 71-4  1-0
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
1/20/1906
no, no
vs. Indiana
Rivalry
W 27–24  2-0 (1-0)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
1/27/1906
no, no
vs. Purdue W 25–19  3-0 (2-0)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
2/2/1906
no, no
@ Minnesota L 19–32  3-1 (2-1)
University of Minnesota Armory 
Minneapolis, MN
2/5/1906*
no, no
vs. Wheaton College W 23–21  4-1 (2-1)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
2/8/1906*
no, no
@ Evanston YMCA L 15–51  4-2 (2-1)
Evanston YMCA 
Evanston, IL
2/9/1906
no, no
@ University of Chicago L 14–49  4-3 (2-2)
Bartlett Gymnasium 
Chicago, IL
2/10/1906*
no, no
@ Wheaton College L 28–37  4-4 (2-2)
Adams Hall 
Wheaton, IL
2/14/1906*
no, no
vs. Oberlin College W 31–25  5-4 (2-2)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
2/16/1906
no, no
@ Indiana
Rivalry
L 7–38  5-5 (2-3)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
2/17/1906
no, no
@ Purdue L 22–48  5-6 (2-4)
Lafayette Colliseum 
West Lafayette, IN
2/24/1906
no, no
vs. University of Chicago W 24–21  6-6 (3-4)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
2/28/1906
no, no
vs. Minnesota L 25–27  6-7 (3-5)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
3/3/1906
no, no
vs. Wisconsin L 32–35  6-8 (3-6)
Kenney Gym 
Urbana, IL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Century of Orange and Blue: Celebrating 100 Years of Fighting Illini Basketball By Loren Tate, Jared Gelfond pg.20 ISBN 1-58261-793-7
  2. ^ Fighting Illini Basketball: A Hardwood History By News-Gazette, Sports Publishing LLC ISBN 1-58261-356-7
  3. ^ FightingIllini.com
  4. ^ University of Illinois Fighting Illini Statistics Summary for 1905-06, FightingIllini.com