1929–30 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1929–30 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
1929–30 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1929–30 record 8–8 (7-5 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
Assistant coach John P. Sabo
Assistant coach Carl Voyles
David M. Bullock (Trainer)[1]
Captain Doug Mills
Home arena Huff Hall
Seasons
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.[2]

Roster[edit]

1929–30 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 3 Harper, CharlesCharles Harper 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 158 lb (72 kg) Jr Chandlerville, Illinois
G 4 Kamp, RobertRobert Kamp 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Mt. Carmel, Illinois
F 5 Kamp, ElbertElbert Kamp 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 150 lb (68 kg) So Mt. Carmel, Illinois
C 6 May, Elbridge HoraceElbridge Horace May 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Chicago, Illinois
G 7 R. Mills, DouglasDouglas R. Mills (C) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 162 lb (73 kg) Sr Elgin, Illinois
C 8 Kawal, Ed J.Ed J. Kawal 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 183 lb (83 kg) So Cicero, Illinois
G 9 Hill, HerbertHerbert Hill 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 145 lb (66 kg) Jr Elgin, Illinois
G 10 C. Munch, DonaldDonald C. Munch 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 156 lb (71 kg) So Joliet, Illinois
G 11 R. Harper, BufordBuford R. Harper 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Chandlerville, Illinois
C 12 Y. Bartholomew, RobertRobert Y. Bartholomew 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 155 lb (70 kg) So Peoria, Illinois
G 14 J. Bowron, WilliamWilliam J. Bowron 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Batavia, Illinois
F 15 J. Doolen, WalterWalter J. Doolen 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Kinmundy, Illinois
F 16 Hardin Downing, RichardRichard Hardin Downing 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Mount Pulaski, Illinois
G 17 L. Wham, FredFred L. Wham 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Centralia, Illinois
F 18 Tarwain, JohnJohn Tarwain 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Sesser, Illinois
G 19 C. Evans, JohnJohn C. Evans 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Dayton, Ohio
G 20 W. Downing, RalphRalph W. Downing 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 158 lb (72 kg) So Mount Pulaski, Illinois
G 21 S. Fencl, GeorgeGeorge S. Fencl 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 158 lb (72 kg) So Cicero, Illinois
F 22 C. Van Ness, RobertRobert C. Van Ness 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 137 lb (62 kg) So Fort Wayne, Indiana
F 23 Shankman, FredFred Shankman 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) 158 lb (72 kg) Jr Chicago, Illinois
G 24 Hummer, GlenGlen Hummer 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Peoria, Illinois
F 25 Henry Salisbury, DouglasDouglas Henry Salisbury 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Aurora, Illinois
F 26 L. Greene, RobertRobert L. Greene 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Peoria, Illinois
G 27 L. Hadam, MarvinMarvin L. Hadam 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Peoria, Illinois
G 28 H. Morgan, WesleyWesley H. Morgan 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 150 lb (68 kg) So Kinmundy, Illinois
G 29 Landrey Martin, ErnestErnest Landrey Martin 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr East Lynn, Illinois
G 30 Charles Troch, HermanHerman Charles Troch 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Chicago, Illinois
F 31 R. Dorsey, JamesJames R. Dorsey 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 135 lb (61 kg) Jr Wilmington, Illinois
F 32 J. Blum, TheodoreTheodore J. Blum 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Oak Park, Illinois
F 33 R. Canfield, CharlesCharles R. Canfield 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 172 lb (78 kg) So Kalamazoo, Michigan
F 34 T. Brydges, WilliamWilliam T. Brydges 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 145 lb (66 kg) So Chicago, Illinois
G 35 James Lunds, RollandRolland James Lunds 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 167 lb (76 kg) So Keasbey, New Jersey
G 36 Moos, ElmerElmer Moos 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Aurora, Illinois
C 37 J. Steinman, HenryHenry J. Steinman 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 183 lb (83 kg) So Melvin, 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]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
12/14/1929*
no, no
Bradley L 22–30  0-1 (0-0)
New Gymnasium (5,532)
Champaign, IL
12/19/1929*
no, no
Washington University W 30–19  1-1 (0-0)
New Gymnasium (4,901)
Champaign, IL
12/23/1929*
no, no
DePauw W 30–19  2-1 (0-0)
New Gymnasium (-)
Champaign, IL
1/2/1930*
no, no
Butler L 18–28  2-2 (0-0)
Hinkle Fieldhouse (-)
Indianapolis, IN
1/6/1930
no, no
Ohio State W 19–15  3-2 (1-0)
New Gymnasium (5,926)
Champaign, IL
1/13/1930
no, no
Michigan W 24–18  4-2 (2-0)
Yost Field House (-)
Ann Arbor, MI
1/18/1930
no, no
Wisconsin L 9–14  4-3 (2-1)
University of Wisconsin Armory and Gymnasium (-)
Madison, WI
2/5/1930
no, no
University of Chicago W 28–25  5-3 (3-1)
New Gymnasium (6,924)
Champaign, IL
2/8/1930
no, no
Minnesota L 21–26  5-4 (3-2)
Williams Arena (-)
Minneapolis, MN
2/10/1930*
no, no
Northwestern W 30–24  6-4 (4-2)
Patten Gymnasium (-)
Evanston, IL
2/15/1930
no, no
Minnesota W 26–22  7-4 (5-2)
New Gymnasium (5,739)
Champaign, IL
2/17/1930
no, no
Ohio State W 26–16  7-5 (6-2)
Ohio Expo Center Coliseum (-)
Columbus, OH
2/22/1930
no, no
Northwestern L 32–34  7-6 (6-3)
New Gymnasium (6,591)
Champaign, IL
2/24/1930
no, no
Wisconsin L 17–23  7-7 (6-4)
New Gymnasium (6,905)
Champaign, IL
3/1/1930
no, no
Michigan W 30–17  8-7 (7-4)
New Gymnasium (6,900)
Champaign, IL
3/5/1930
no, no
University of Chicago L 22–35  8-8 (7-5)
Bartlett Gymnasium 
Chicago, IL
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Bold Italic connotes conference game Source[4]

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