MicronPC.Com Bowl Invites Fighting Illini To Post-Season Bowl Appearance


Nov. 24, 1999

Bowl Announcement Audio

The University of Illinois officially accepted a bid today to play in the Bowl Thursday, Dec. 30, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The 10th annual Bowl will pit the Illini against the fourth selection from the Atlantic Coast Conference for a 6 p.m. Central time matchup at Pro Player Stadium, home of the Miami Dolphins and Florida Marlins. The ACC opponent will be announced early next week.

Ticket orders will be accepted at the Illinois Athletic Ticket Office in the Assembly Hall North Box Office beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 29, or by phone at (217) 333-3470. Club level seats are priced at $48 and lower level seats are $39. All ticket orders will also include a $1 handling fee. Tickets will also be available on the Internet at Priority seating is given to FISF donors. There is no limit on ticket purchases.

The Bowl is the first postseason appearance for the Fighting Illini since they defeated East Carolina, 30-0, at the 1994 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn. Illinois has appeared in 12 Bowl games dating to the 1947 Rose Bowl, and has compiled a 5-7 record in Bowl games. The Illini are 2-3 in bowl games during the 1990s.

The Fighting Illini will begin practice Dec. 3.

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No. 24 Miami 46, N.C. State 23 Georgia Tech 35, West Virginia 30

Dec. 27, 1996, Carquest Bowl Dec. 30, 1995, Carquest Bowl
No. 19 Miami 31, Virginia 21 North Carolina 20, Arkansas 10

Jan. 2, 1995, Carquest Bowl Jan. 1, 1994, Carquest Bowl
South Carolina 24, West Virginia 21 No. 12 Boston College 31, Virginia 13

Jan. 1, 1993, Blockbuster Bowl Dec. 28, 1991, Blockbuster Bowl
No. 9 Stanford 24, Penn State 3 No. 8 Alabama 30, No. 13 Colorado 25

Dec. 28, 1990, Blockbuster Bowl
No. 6 Florida State 24, No. 7 Penn State 17