Men's Basketball
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1939-40 1940-41 1941-42 1942-43 1943-44 1944-45 1945-46 1946-47 1947-48 1948-49
1949-50 1950-51 1951-52 1952-53 1953-54 1954-55 1955-56 1956-57 1957-58 1958-59
1959-60 1960-61 1961-62 1962-63 1963-64 1964-65 1965-66 1966-67 1967-68 1968-69
1969-70 1970-71 1971-72 1972-73 1973-74 1974-75 1975-76 1976-77 1977-78 1978-79
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1999-00 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09


1949-50

Name Pos.
Van Anderson F-G
Ren Alde G
Ted Beach F
Jim Cottrell G
William Erickson F
Rodney Fletcher G
Mack Follmer C
Cliff Fulton G
Seymour Gantman G
Roy Gatewood F
Herb Gerecke F-G
Walter Kersulis C
John Marks
Walter Osterkorn C
Donald Sunderlage F
Burdette Thurlby G
Glen Trugillo F
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (3rd year at Illinois)

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1950-51

No. Name Pos.
8 Theodore Beach F
11 Donald Sunderlage F
19 James Bredar G
25 Robert Peterson C
26 Irving Bemoras G
27 Mack Follmer C-F
29 Max Baumgardner
33 Clive Fommer F
34 Seymour Gantman G
35 Ren Alde G
37 Rodney Fletcher G
38 Herbert Gerecke G-F
47 Dick Christiansen F
48 James Schuldt G
Richard Ems
James Hoffman
John Marks
George Shapland
Andy Toth
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (4th year at Illinois)

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1951-52

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
9 Elmer Plew G 6-0 170 Fr. Paris, Ill.
11 Jim Dutcher F 6-3 185 Fr. Downers Grove, Ill.
16 Jim Wright G 6-0 160 So. Lawrenceville, Ill.
19 James Bredar G 5-11 167 Jr. Salem, Ill.
22 John Kerr C 6-9 205 So. Chicago, Ill./Tilden
24 Ed Makovsky F 6-5 194 Fr. Cicero, Ill./Morton
25 Robert Peterson C 6-8 235 Jr. Wayne, Ill./Elgin
26 Irving Bemoras G 6-3 1/2 185 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Marshall
27 Mack Follmer C-F 6-4 200 Sr. Forrest, Ill.
33 Clive Follmer F 6-4 195 Jr. Forrest, Ill.
34 Seymour Gantman G 5-7 165 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Marshall
35 Ren Alde G 6-2 180 Sr. Pana, Ill.
37 Rod Fletcher G 6-4 194 Sr. Champaign, Ill.
38 Herb Gerecke G-F 6-1 180 Sr. Pekin, Ill.
41 Max Hooper G-F 6-5 200 So. Mt. Vernon, Ill.
47 Dick Christiansen F 6-3 1/2 180 Sr. Winnetka, Ill./New Trier
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (5th year at Illinois)

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1952-53

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
7 Morris Sterneck G 6-0 170 So. Salem, Ill.
9 Elmer Plew G 6-0 170 So. Paris, Ill.
16 Jim Wright G 6-0 165 Jr. Lawrenceville, Ill.
19 James Bredar G 5-10 170 Sr. Salem, Ill.
22 John Kerr C 6-9 215 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Tilden
24 Ed Makovsky F 6-5 205 So. Cicero, Ill./Morton
25 Robert Peterson C-G 6-8 250 Sr. Wayne, Ill./Elgin
26 Irving Bemoras G 6-4 190 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Marshall
27 James Dutcher F 6-3 188 So. Downers Grove, Ill.
33 Clive Follmer F 6-4 198 Sr. Forrest, Ill.
47 Max Hooper F 6-5 200 Jr. Mt. Vernon, Ill.
48 James Schuldt G 6-0 193 Sr. Dundee, Ill.
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (6th year at Illinois)

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1953-54

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
7 Morris Sterneck G 6-1 170 Jr. Salem, Ill.
9 Elmer Plew G 6-0 165 Jr. Paris, Ill.
11 Bill Ridley G 5-9 152 So. Taylorville, Ill.
12 Warren Wilkinson G 5-11 160 So. West Frankfort, Ill.
14 Robert Leigh G 6-1 170 So. East Lynn, Ill.
15 Doyle Glass G 5-11 180 So. Pekin, Ill.
16 Jim Wright G 6-0 165 Sr. Lawrenceville, Ill.
22 John Kerr C 6-9 225 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Tilden
24 Ed Makovsky F-C 6-5 205 Jr. Cicero, Ill./Morton
25 Robert Reitsch F 6-3 185 So. Rockford, Ill./West
27 James Dutcher F 6-3 188 Jr. Downers Grove, Ill.
30 Phil Judson G 6-2 170 So. Hebron, Ill.
32 Bruce Brothers F-C 6-5 200 So. Quincy, Ill.
34 Paul Judson G 6-3½ 170 So. Hebron, Ill.
47 Max Hooper F-C 6-5 195 Sr. Mt. Vernon, Ill.
48 Earl Newman F 6-3 220 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Marshall
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (7th year at Illinois)

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1954-55

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
7 Morris Sterneck G 6-1 175 Sr. Salem, Ill.
9 Elmer Plew G 6-0 170 Sr. Paris, Ill.
10 Hiles Stout F 6-4 205 So. Peoria, Ill./Central HS
11 Bill Ridley G 5-9 160 Jr. Taylorville, Ill.
16 James Burks C 6-8 210 So. Horse Cave, Ky.
20 Bill Altenberger G 6-1 175 So. East St. Louis
22 George Bon Salle C 6-7½ 215 So. Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy
27 James Dutcher F 6-3 185 Sr. Downers Grove, Ill.
30 Phil Judson F 6-2 165 Jr. Hebron, Ill.
32 Bruce Brothers F 6-5 200 Jr. Quincy, Ill.
33 Harvard Schmidt F 6-6 190 So. Kankakee, Ill.
34 Paul Judson F-G 6-3½ 170 Jr. Hebron, Ill.
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (8th year at Illinois)

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1955-56

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
8 Jim Chengary F 6-3 190 So. Chicago, Ill./Bowen HS
10 Hiles Stout F 6-4 205 Jr. Peoria, Ill./Central HS
11 Bill Ridley G 5-9 160 Sr. Taylorville, Ill.
20 Bill Altenberger F-G 6-1 179 Jr. East St. Louis
22 George Bon Salle C 6-8 215 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy
32 Bruce Brothers F 6-5 200 Sr. Quincy, Ill.
33 Harvard Schmidt F 6-6 190 Jr. Kankakee, Ill.
34 Paul Judson G 6-4 172 Sr. Hebron, Ill.
35 Larry Breyfogle F 6-3 165 So. Lawrenceville, Ill.
43 John Paul G 6-1 175 So. Elgin, Ill./St Edward
44 Don Ohl G 6-3 190 So. Edwardsville, Ill.
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (9th year at Illinois)

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1956-57

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Hiles Stout F 6-4 205 Sr. Peoria, Ill./Central HS
12 Roger Taylor G 6-0 160 So. Park Forest, Ill./Rich HS
14 Jim Chengary F 6-3 190 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Bowen HS
20 Bill Altenberger F 6-1 179 Sr. East St. Louis
22 George Bon Salle C 6-8 225 Sr. Chicago, Ill./Loyola Academy
24 Ted Caiazza C 6-7 235 Jr. LaGrange, Ill./Lyons HS
30 Billy Bolk G 5-11 175 Jr. Terre Haute, Ind./Gerstmeyer
32 Harvard Schmidt F 6-6 195 Sr. Kankakee, Ill.
33 Al Gosnell F-G 6-3½ 190 So. Lawrenceville, Ill
34 Larry Breyfogle F 6-3 165 Jr. Lawrenceville, Ill
40 Lloyd Eggers F 6-3 185 So. Toledo, Ill./Cumberland HS
42 John Paul G 6-1 175 Jr. Elgin, Ill.
44 Don Ohl G 6-3 180 Jr. Edwardsville, Ill.
52 Tom Haller G-F 6-3 180 So. Lockport, Ill.
Bernie Thompson F 6-2 175 So. Fairmont, W. Va.
Bob Brown C 6-6½ 196 So. Wilmington, Del./DuPont HS
 
Head Coach Harry Combes (10th year at Illinois)
Assistant Coaches: Jim Bredar and Jess MacLeay

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1957-58

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
7 Lee Frandsen G 6-3 155 So. Davenport, Iowa
9 Jerry Riva G 5-11 175 So. Clinton, Ill.
11 Roger Taylor G 6-0 170 Jr. Park Forest, Ill./Rich HS
14 Jim Dorris G 6-1 180 So. Centralia, Ill
15 Bob Schmidt F 6-5 180 So. Kankakee, Ill.
16 Phil Flanigan G 5-8 150 Jr. Tuscola, Ill.
20 Bruce Bunkenburg F 6-3 180 So. Chicago, Ill./Roosevelt HS
22 Ed Perry C 6-5 185 So. Salem, Ill.
24 Ted Caiazza C 6-7 235 Sr. LaGrange, Ill./Lyons HS
26 John Homeier C 6-3 185 So. Springfield, Ill./Feitshans
30 Mannie Jackson G 6-2½ 175 So. Edwardsville, Ill.
32 Lou Landt G 6-3 190 So. Berwyn, Ill./Roosevelt HS
33 Al Gosnell F-G 6-3½ 190 So. Lawrenceville, Ill
34 Larry Breyfogle F-G 6-3 165 Sr. Lawrenceville, Ill
35 Govoner Vaughn C-F 6-3½ 180 So. Edwardsville, Ill.
40 Tom Adams F 6-5 185 So. Washington, Ill.
43 John Paul G 6-1 175 Sr. Elgin, Ill.
44 Don Ohl G 6-3 190 Sr. Edwardsville, Ill.
48 Bob Brown C 6-7 203 Jr. Wilmington, Del./DuPont HS
51 Tom Haller F 6-3 185 Jr. Lockport, Ill.
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (11th year at Illinois)
Assistant Coach: Howard Braun

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1958-59

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 John Wessels C 6-7 210 Jr. Rockford, Ill./West HS
11 Roger Taylor G 6-0 170 Sr. Park Forest, Ill./Rich HS
12 Lee Frandsen G 6-3 155 Jr. Davenport, Iowa
14 Jim Dorris G 6-1 185 So. Centralia, Ill
15 Bob Schmidt F 6-5 180 Jr. Kankakee, Ill.
20 Bruce Bunkenburg F 6-4 190 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Roosevelt HS
22 Ed Perry C-F 6-5 195 Jr. Salem, Ill.
24 Ken Charlcraft F-G 6-3 192 So. Maroa, Ill.
25 John Homeier C 6-3 185 So. Springfield, Ill./Feitshans
30 Mannie Jackson G 6-2½ 175 Jr. Edwardsville, Ill.
32 Lou Landt G 6-3 180 Jr. Berwyn, Ill./Roosevelt HS
33 Al Gosnell F-G 6-3 190 Jr. Lawrenceville, Ill
34 Roger DeVries F 6-3 175 So. Forreston, Ill.
35 Govoner Vaughn F 6-3½ 185 Jr. Edwardsville, Ill.
40 Tom Adams F 6-5 190 So. Washington, Ill.
41 John Easterbrook G 5-8 150 So. Champaign, Ill
42 Phil Flanigan G 5-8 140 Sr. Tuscola, Ill.
44 Bill Larson G 6-1 170 So. Rochelle. Ill.
51 Bill Mohlenbrock G 6-3 178 So. Murphysboro, Ill.
52 Vern Altemeyer C 6-8 210 So. Scottsburg, Ind.
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (12th year at Illinois)
Assistant Coaches: Howard Braun and Jim Wright

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1959-60

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 John Wessels C 6-7 210 Sr. Rockford, Ill./West HS
20 Jerry Renner F 6-1 180 So. Aurora, Ill./East HS
21 Sam Leeper G 6-0 165 Jr. Tolono, Ill./Unity HS
22 Jay Lovelace G 6-1½ 165 So. Carbondale, Ill.
23 Jerry Colangelo G 6-2 175 Jr. Chicago Heights, Ill./Bloom HS
25 Bill Burwell C 6-8 243 So. Brooklyn, N.Y./Boys HS
30 Jeff Ferguson F-G 6-3 180 So. Benton, Ill.
31 Doug Mills G 6-0 165 Jr. Galesburg, Ill.
33 Jones Knoefel F 6-4 180 So. Valparaiso, Ind.
34 Gary McClung F 6-4 185 So. Maroa, Ill.
40 Dave Downey F 6-4 200 So. Canton, Ill.
41 Jerry Curless G 6-0 160 Jr. Table Grove, Ill./V.I.T HS
42 Ed Searcy F 6-5 185 Jr. Indianapolis, Ind./Attucks HS
44 Bob Starnes F 6-4 180 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Gage Park HS
51 Bill Mohlenbrock F 6-2½ 178 Sr. Murphysboro, Ill.
53 Bill Small G 6-2 185 So. Aurora, Ill./West HS
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (14th year at Illinois)
Assistant Coaches: Howard Braun (12 years at Illinois) and Jim Wright (3 years at Illinois)

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1960-61

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 John Wessels C 6-7 210 Sr. Rockford, Ill./West HS
20 Jerry Renner F 6-1 180 So. Aurora, Ill./East HS
21 Sam Leeper G 6-0 165 Jr. Tolono, Ill./Unity HS
22 Jay Lovelace G 6-1½ 165 So. Carbondale, Ill.
23 Jerry Colangelo G 6-2 175 Jr. Chicago Heights, Ill./Bloom HS
25 Bill Burwell C 6-8 243 So. Brooklyn, N.Y./Boys HS
30 Jeff Ferguson F-G 6-3 180 So. Benton, Ill.
31 Doug Mills G 6-0 165 Jr. Galesburg, Ill.
33 Jones Knoefel F 6-4 180 So. Valparaiso, Ind.
34 Gary McClung F 6-4 185 So. Maroa, Ill.
40 Dave Downey F 6-4 200 So. Canton, Ill.
41 Jerry Curless G 6-0 160 Jr. Table Grove, Ill./V.I.T HS
42 Ed Searcy F 6-5 185 Jr. Indianapolis, Ind./Attucks HS
44 Bob Starnes F 6-4 180 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Gage Park HS
51 Bill Mohlenbrock F 6-2½ 178 Sr. Murphysboro, Ill.
53 Bill Small G 6-2 185 So. Aurora, Ill./West HS
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (14th year at Illinois)
Assistant Coaches: Howard Braun (12th year at Illinois) and Jim Wright (3rd year at Illinois)

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1961-62

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
14 John Love F 6-3 190 So. Ottawa, Ill.
20 Jerry Renner F-G 6-1 185 Jr. Aurora, Ill./East HS
21 Sam Leeper G 6-0 165 Sr. Tolono, Ill./Unity HS
22 Jay Lovelace G 6-1½ 165 Jr. Carbondale, Ill.
23 Jerry Colangelo G 6-2 175 Sr. Chicago Heights, Ill./Bloom HS
25 Bill Burwell C 6-8 235 Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Boys HS
30 Jeff Ferguson F-G 6-3 180 Jr. Benton, Ill.
31 Doug Mills G 6-0 172 Sr. Galesburg, Ill.
32 Bill Edwards G 6-3 190 So. Windsor, Ill.
35 Clyde Kramer F 6-4 185 So. Erie, Ill.
40 Dave Downey F 6-4 195 Jr. Canton, Ill.
41 Jerry Curless G 6-0 165 Sr. Table Grove, Ill./V.I.T. HS
44 Bob Starnes F 6-4 180 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Gage Park HS
53 Bill Small G 6-2 185 Jr. Aurora, Ill./West HS
54 Phil LaRussa C 6-6 210 So. Walnut, Ill.
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (15th year at Illinois)
Assistant Coaches: Howard Braun (13th year at Illinois) and Jim Wright (4th year at Illinois)

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1962-63

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Larry Bauer F 6-7 207 So. Springfield, Ill.
11 Bob Meadows G 5-7 ½ 157 So. Collinsville, Ill.
12 Tal Brody G 6-2 165 So. Trenton, N.J./Central HS
14 John Love F 6-3 199 Jr. Ottawa, Ill.
22 Jay Lovelace G 6-0½ 164 Sr. Carbondale, Ill.
25 Bill Burwell C 6-8½ 227 Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y./Boys HS
30 Jeff Ferguson F 6-3 195 Sr. Benton, Ill.
31 Tony Latham G 6-10½ 163 So. Waukegan, Ill.
32 Bill Edwards G 6-2 208 Jr. Windsor, Ill.
33 Bogie Redmon F 6-5½ 218 So. Collinsville, Ill.
34 Bill McKeown G 6-2 185 So. Clinton, Ill.
35 Skip Thoren C 6-8½ 201 So. Rockford, Ill./East HS
40 Dave Downey F 6-4 204 Sr. Canton, Ill.
44 Bob Starnes F 6-5 187 Sr. Dukedom, Tenn./Chicago, Gage Park HS
53 Bill Small G 6-2 185 Sr. Aurora, Ill./West HS
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (16th year at Illinois)
Assistant Coaches: Howard Braun (14th year at Illinois) and Jim Wright (5th year at Illinois)

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1963-64

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Larry Bauer F-C 6-7 207 Jr. Springfield, Ill.
11 Bob Meadows G 5-7½ 157 Jr. Collinsville, Ill.
12 Tal Brody G 6-2 170 Jr. Trenton, N.J./ Central HS
14 John Love F 6-3 195 Sr. Ottawa, Ill.
15 Don Freeman F 6-2 180 So. Madison, Ill.
20 Mel Blackwell F 6-2½ 168 So. Centralia, Ill.
22 Jim Vopicka G 6-1½ 170 So. Brookfield, Ill./ Morton West HS
23 Ron Beeks G 6-1½ 180 Jr. Princeton, N.J.
30 Jeff Ferguson F 6-3 195 Sr. Benton, Ill.
31 Tony Latham G 5-10½ 163 Jr. Waukegan, Ill.
32 Bill Edwards G 6-2 185 Sr. Windsor, Ill.
33 Bogie Redmon F 6-5½ 225 Jr. Collinsville, Ill.
34 Bill McKeown G 6-2 185 Jr. Clinton, Ill.
35 Skip Thoren C 6-8½ 215 Jr. Rockford, Ill./ East HS
40 Bob Brown F 6-2 190 So. West Frankfort, Ill.
43 Larry Hinton F 6-2½ 190 So. Shelbyville, Ill.
44 Mike Graville F 6-1 170 So. Madison, Ill.
53 George Johnson F 6-2½ 185 So. Elmhurst, Ill./ York HS
54 Dan Lee F 6-3 175 So. Attica, Ind.
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (17th year at Illinois)
Assistant Coaches: Howard Braun (15th year at Illinois) and Jim Wright (6th year at Illinois)

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1964-65

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
11 Bob Meadows G 5-8 161 Sr. Collinsville, Ill.
12 Tal Brody G 6-1 ½ 173 Sr. Trenton, N.J./Central HS
14 Jerry Mettille F 6-4 179 So. Morris, Ill.
15 Don Freeman F 6-1½ 179 Jr. Madison, Ill.
21 Bob Johansen F 6-4½ 185 So. Geneva, Ill.
22 Jim Vopicka G 6-1½ 175 Jr. Brookfield, Ill./Morton West HS
23 Ron Beeks G 6-1½ 180 Sr. Princeton, N.J./Lawrenceville, NJ
24 Jim Dawson G 6-0 172 So. Elmhurst, Ill./York HS
25 Preston Pearson G 6-1 193 So. Freeport, Ill.
30 Deon Flessner F-C 6-4½ 193 So. Fithian, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden
33 Bogie Redmon F-C 6-5½ 225 Sr. Collinsville, Ill.
34 Bill McKeown G 6-2 182 Sr. Clinton, Ill.
35 Skip Thoren C 6-8½ 232 Sr. Rockford, Ill./East HS
40 Bob Brown F 6-2 198 Jr. West Frankfort, Ill.
43 Larry Hinton F-G 6-2½ 194 Jr. Shelbyville, Ill.
44 Mike Graville G 6-0½ 175 Jr. Madison, Ill.
54 Dan Lee F 6-3 175 Jr. Attica, Ind.
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (18th year at Illinois)
Assistant Coaches: Howard Braun (16th year at Illinois) and Jim Wright (7th year at Illinois)

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1965-66

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 John Prescott F 6-5½ 184 So. Lake Forest, Ill.
11 Ben Louis G 6-2½ 171 So. Pinckneyville, Ill.
12 Greg Wright G 6-1 197 So. Glenwood, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor HS
14 Jerry Mettile G-F 6-4 180 Jr. Morris, Ill.
15 Don Freeman F 6-3 180 Sr. Madison, Ill.
20 Rich Crusius F 6-6 177 So. Bloomington, Ill.
21 Bob Johansen F 6-5 190 Jr. Geneva, Ill.
24 Jim Dawson G 6-0 168 Jr. Elmhurst, Ill./York HS
25 Preston Pearson G 6-1 191 Jr. Freeport, Ill.
30 Deon Flessner F 6-4 ½ 198 Jr. Fithian, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden HS
33 Rich Jones C-F 6-7 201 So. Memphis, Tenn./Lester HS
35 Ron Dunlap C 6-8 215 So. Chicago, Ill./Farragut HS
40 Bob Brown G-F 6-2½ 198 Sr. West Frankfort, Ill.
43 Larry Hinton G 6-2½ 190 Sr. Shelbyville, Ill.
44 Mike Graville G 6-0½ 187 Sr. Madison, Ill.
54 Dan Lee F 6-2½ 186 Sr. Attica, Ind.
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (19th year at Illinois)
Assistant Coaches: Howard Braun (17th year at Illinois) and Jim Wright (8th year at Illinois)

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1966-67

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 John Prescott F 6-6 186 Jr. Lake Forest, Ill.
11 Benny Louis G 6-2 174 Jr. Pinckneyille, Ill.
12 Paul Nitz F 6-5½ 196 Jr. McHenry, Ill./Marion Central Catholic HS
14 Jerry Mettville F-G 6-4 188 Sr. Morris, Ill.
21 Bob Johansen F 6-4½ 191 Sr. Geneva, Ill.
24 Jim Dawson G 6-0 173 Sr. Elmhurst, Ill./York HS
25 Preston Pearson G 6-1 193 Sr. Freeport, Ill.
30 Deon Flessner F 6-4½ 205 Sr. Royal, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden HS
32 Les Busboom F 6-4 185 So. Royal, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden HS
33 Rich Jones F 6-7 206 Jr. Memphis, Tenn./Lester HS
34 Dennis Pace G 6-3 177 So. Collinsville, Ill.
35 Ron Dunlap C 6-8 222 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Farragut HS
40 Dave Scholz C-F 6-7½ 213 So. Decatur, Ill.
43 Steve Kuberski C-F 6-7½ 207 So. Moline, Ill.
45 Bill Stefan G 6-4 185 So. Westchester, Ill./St. Joseph HS
 
Head Coach: Harry Combes (20th year at Illinois)
Assistant Coaches: Howard Braun (18 years at Illinois) and Jim Wright (9 years at Illinois)

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1967-68

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
11 Benny Louis F 6-3 178 Sr. Pinckneyville, Ill.
12 Paul Nitz F/C 6-6 197 Jr. Woodstock, Ill./Marian Central HS
15 Mike Price G 6-3 195 So. Indianapolis, Ind./Arsenal Tech HS
24 Dan Kuemmerle F/G 6-3 189 So. Danville, Ill./Schlarman
25 Steve Kohn G 6-4 188 So. Creve Coeur, Mo./Laduc HS
30 Randy Crews F 6-5 212 So. Kankakee, Ill./Bradley Bourbonnais HS
32 Les Busboom F/G 6-4 189 Jr. Royal, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden HS
33 Jodie Harrison G 6-3 198 Jr. Streator, Ill.
34 Denny Pace F 6-3 174 Jr. Collinsville, Ill.
40 Dave Scholz C 6-8 211 Jr. Decatur, Ill.
42 Jim Skarda F 6-5 192 So. Lake Geneva, Wis./Badger HS
43 Rich Crusius F 6-6 189 Sr. Bloomington, Ill.
44 Ron Armburst G 6-1 180 So. Lincoln, Ill.
45 Bill Jones G 6-1 189 So. Chicago, Ill./Waller
 
Head Coach: Harv Schmidt (1st year at Illinois, 5th overall)
Assistant Coach: Dick Campbell (1st year)

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1968-69

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Rick Howat G 6-2 160 So. Downers Grove, Ill./North HS
11 Bob Windmiller G 6-0 174 So. Ossian, Ind.
14 Fred Miller F 6-4 194 So. Pekin, Ill.
15 Mike Price G/F 6-3 196 Jr. Indianapolis, Ind./Arsenal Tech HS
20 Brad Richardson F 6-4 208 So. Olney, Ill./East Richland HS
30 Randy Crews F 6-5 217 Jr. Kankakee, Ill./Bradley Bourbonnais HS
31 Greg Jackson C 6-8 254 So. Chicago, Ill./St. Philip HS
32 Les Busboom G 6-4 194 Sr. Royal, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden HS
33 Jodie Harrison G 6-3 193 Sr. Streator, Ill.
34 Denny Pace F/G 6-3 176 Sr. Collinsville, Ill.
40 Dave Scholz F/C 6-8 222 Sr. Decatur, Ill.
43 Bob Shapland G 6-2 182 So. Champaign, Ill./Central HS
44 Ron Armbrust G 6-1 183 Jr. Lincoln, Ill.
 
Head Coach: Harv Schmidt (2nd year at Illinois, 6th overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Campbell (2nd year), Jim Wright

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1969-70

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Rick Howat G 6-2 157 Jr. Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North HS
11 Bob Windmiller G 6-0 181 Jr. Ossian, Ind.
14 Fred Miller F 6-4 202 Jr. Pekin, Ill./Pekin HS
15 Mike Price G 6-3½ 201 Sr. Indianapolis, Ind./Arsenal Tech HS
24 Larry Dykstra C 6-7 207 So. Rockford, Ill./Guilford HS
25 Jim Krelle G 6-3½ 183 So. Aurora, Ill./West HS
30 Randy Crews F 6-5½ 239 Sr. Kankakee, Ill./Bradley Bourbonnais HS
31 Greg Jackson C 6-8 255 Jr. Chicago, Ill./St. Philip HS
32 Sam Scaletta G 6-0 171 So. Blue Island, Ill./Eisenhower HS
40 Tom Dezort F 6-6 189 So. Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville HS
42 Doug Faulds C 6-6½ 196 So. LaGrange Park, Ill./Lyons HS
43 Bob Shapland G 6-2 186 Jr. Champaign, Ill./Central HS
 
Head Coach: Harv Schmidt (3rd year at Illinois, 7th overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Campbell (3rd year), Jim Wright

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1970-71

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Rick Howat G 6-2 158 Sr. Downers Grove, Ill./Downers Grove North HS
12 Nick Weatherspoon F 6-6 183 So. Canton, Ohio/McKinley HS
14 Fred Miller F-G 6-4 207 Sr. Pekin, Ill./Pekin HS
21 Larry Cohen G 6-2 178 So. Wilmette, Ill./New Trier East HS
25 Jim Krelle G 6-3 182 Jr. Aurora, Ill./West HS
31 Greg Jackson C 6-8 265 Sr. Chicago, Ill./St. Philip HS
32 Sam Scaletta G 6-0 173 Jr. Blue Island, Ill./Eisenhower HS
33 Alvin O'Neal F-G 6-4 183 So. Peoria, Ill./Spalding HS
35 Jim Rucks F 6-3 202 So. Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan HS
40 Tom Dezort F 6-5 194 Jr. Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville HS
43 Bob Shapland G 6-2 183 Sr. Champaign, Ill./Central HS
44 Jed Foster F-C 6-6 205 So. Fairfield, Ill./Fairfield HS
45 Nick Conner F-C 6-6 194 So. Columbus, Ohio/East HS
54 Jim DeDecker C 6-10 220 So. Moline, Ill./Alleman HS
 
Head Coach: Harv Schmidt (4th year at Illinois, 8th year overall)
Assistant Coach: Dick Campbell (4th year), Jim Wright

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1971-72

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Garvin Roberson G 6-4 186 So. Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart HS
12 Nick Weatherspoon F 6-6 183 Jr. Canton, Ohio/McKinley HS
14 C.J. Schroeder G 6-4 195 So. Davenport, Iowa/West HS
21 Larry Cohen G 6-2 178 Jr. Wilmette, Ill./New Trier East HS
25 Jim Krelle G 6-3 182 Sr. Aurora, Ill./West HS
30 Mike Wente F 6-5 200 So. Effingham, Ill./St. Anthony HS
34 Greg Wilson G 6-3 191 So. Sebring, Ohio/McKinley HS
35 Bill Morris C 6-9 235 So. St. Louis, Mo./Beaumont HS
40 John McBride G-F 6-3 180 Jr. Orland Park, Ill./Carl Sandburg HS
42 Jim Rucks F 6-3 202 Jr. Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan HS
43 Kim Jolley F 6-6 210 So. Indianola, Ill./Jamaica HS
44 Jed Foster F-G 6-6 205 Jr. Fairfield, Ill./Fairfield HS
45 Nick Conner F-C 6-6 194 Jr. Columbus, Ohio/East HS
54 Jim DeDecker F-C 6-10 220 Jr. Moline, Ill./Alleman HS
 
Head Coach: Harv Schmidt (5th year at Illinois, 9th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Campbell (5th year), Jim Wright

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1972-73

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Garvin Roberson G 6-4 190 Jr. Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart HS
11 Dave Roberts G 6-2 175 So. Maywood, Ill./Proviso East HS
12 Nick Weatherspoon F 6-6 183 Sr. Canton, Ohio/McKinley HS
14 C.J. Schroeder G 6-4 194 Jr. Davenport, Iowa/West HS
20 Dennis Graff G 6-1½ 165 Fr. Gibson City, Ill./Gibson City HS
21 Larry Cohen G 6-2 178 Sr. Wilmette, Ill./New Trier East HS
22 Rich Connell G 6-1 175 Fr. St. Joseph, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden HS
24 Jeff Dawson G 6-1 175 Sr. Oak Park, Ill./Downers Grove North HS
25 Donn Deputy F 6-4 185 So. Pekin, Ill./Pekin HS
30 Mike Wente F 6-6 200 Jr. Effingham, Ill./St. Anthony HS
31 Mark Bondeson F 6-6 179 Fr. Des Plaines, Ill./Maine East HS
32 Rick Schmidt F 6-6 205 So. St. Joseph, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden HS
33 Otho Tucker G-F 6-6 185 So. Paris, Ill./Paris HS
40 John McBride F 6-3 180 Sr. Orland Park, Ill./Carl Sandburg HS
41 Dave Smith F 6-7½ 200 Fr. Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central HS
42 Jim Rucks F 6-3 218 Sr. Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan HS
44 Jed Foster F 6-6 205 Sr. Fairfield, Ill./Fairfield HS
45 Nick Conner F-C 6-6 194 Sr. Columbus, Ohio/East HS
53 Bill Rucks C 6-11¾ 250 Fr. Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan HS
54 Jim DeDecker C 6-10 210 Sr. Moline, Ill./Alleman HS
 
Head Coach: Harv Schmidt (6th year at Illinois, 10th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Campbell (6th year), Marshall Stoner

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1973-74

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown/High School/Previous School
10 Garvin Roberson G 6-4 190 Sr. Elkhart, Ind./Elkhart HS
11 Dave Roberts G 6-2 175 Jr. Maywood, Ill./Proviso East HS
14 C.J. Schroeder G 6-4 194 Jr. Davenport. Iowa/West HS
15 Tom Carmichael C 6-7 200 Jr. Rochelle, Ill./Rochelle HS
20 Dennis Graff G 6-1 165 So. Gibson City, Ill./Gibson City HS
22 Howie Johnson G 6-2 165 Fr. Marshall, Ill./Marshall HS
24 Jeff Dawson G 6-2 175 Sr. Oak Park, Ill./Downers Grove North HS
25 Donn Deputy F 6-4 185 Jr. Pekin, Ill./Pekin HS
30 Mike Wente C 6-6 200 Sr. Effingham, Ill./St. Anthony HS
31 Mark Bondeson F 6-6 179 So. Des Plaines, Ill./Maine East HS
32 Rick Schmidt F 6-6 205 Jr. Royal, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden HS
33 Otho Tucker G/F 6-6 200 So. Paris, Ill./Paris HS
41 Dave Smith F 6-6 200 So. Clarendon Hills, Ill./Hinsdale Central HS
42 Tim Bushell F 6-6 185 Fr. Lincoln, Ill./Lincoln HS
43 Brad Farnham F 6-6 190 Fr. Paris, Ill./Paris HS
53 Bill Rucks C 7-0 250 So. Waukegan, Ill./Waukegan HS
54 Mike Dempsey C 6-8 195 Fr. Moline, Ill./Moline HS
 
Head Coach: Harv Schmidt (7th year at Illinois, 11th year overall)
Assistant Coaches: Dick Campbell (7th year), Marshall Stoner



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