1928–29 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team

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1928–29 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball
1928–29 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1928–29 record 10–7 (6-6 Big Ten)
Head coach J. Craig Ruby
Assistant coach Jack Lipe
Assistant coach John Sabo
David M. Bullock (Trainer)[1]
Captain Ernest Dorn
Home arena Huff Hall
Seasons
1928–29 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wisconsin 10 2   .833     15 2   .882
Michigan 10 2   .833     13 3   .813
Purdue 9 3   .750     13 4   .765
Northwestern 7 5   .583     12 5   .706
Illinois 6 6   .500     10 7   .588
Ohio State 6 6   .500     9 8   .529
Iowa 5 7   .417     9 8   .529
Indiana 4 8   .333     7 10   .412
Chicago 2 10   .167     5 11   .313
Minnesota 1 11   .083     4 13   .235
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1928–29 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team represented the University of Illinois.

Regular season[edit]

The 1928-29 season was head coach Craig Ruby's 7th at the University of Illinois. Having 3 returning starters from a team that had finished in a ninth place tie in the Big Ten the year before, allowed the Fighting Illini to improve to an overall record of 10 wins and 7 losses and a conference record of 6 wins 6 losses. The starting lineup included captain Ernest F. Dorn at center with Charles Harper and Earl H. Drew at the forward slot. The guards were, future head coach, Douglas R. Mills and Herbert Hill.[2]

Roster[edit]

1928–29 Illinois Fighting Illini men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F 3 Charles Harper 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 164 lb (74 kg) So Chandlerville, Illinois
F 4 Earl Drew 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sr Champaign, Illinois
F 5 Ernest Dorn (C) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 167 lb (76 kg) Sr Chicago, Illinois
C 6 Leon Fouts 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Omaha, Nebraska
G 7 Douglas R. Mills 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 162 lb (73 kg) Jr Elgin, Illinois
G 8 Andrew R. Solyom 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Hammond, Indiana
G 9 James W. Lewis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Jr Waukegan, Illinois
F 10 John D. How 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Lakeville, Indiana
G 11 Herbert Hill 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 150 lb (68 kg) So Elgin, Illinois
G 12 C. Donnelly Gamble 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Champaign, Illinois
G 14 Keston J. Deimling 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Sr Stevens Point, Wisconsin
F 15 Richard Downing 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 163 lb (74 kg) So Mount Pulaski, Illinois
C 16 E. Horace May 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Chicago, Illinois
G 17 Carl H. Bergeson 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Batavia, Illinois
G 18 Raymond Eugene Fisher 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Champaign, Illinois
G 19 Edwin J. Simionich 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 173 lb (78 kg) Sr Joliet, Illinois
F 20 Fred Shankman 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 150 lb (68 kg) So Chicago, Illinois
F 21 James Dorsey 5 ft 7 in (1.7 m) 135 lb (61 kg) So Wilmington, Illinois
F 22 Huren Derment 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 148 lb (67 kg) Jr Champaign, Illinois
F 23 John Tarwain 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 179 lb (81 kg) So Sesser, Illinois
F 24 Rufus Glass 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Sr Kokomo, Indiana
G 25 Robert Greene 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 155 lb (70 kg) So Peoria, Illinois
G 26 James Groutage 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Genton, Illinois
G 27 Glenn Hummer 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Huntington, Indiana
G 28 John H. Pribble 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Jr Salem, Illinois
C 29 Theodore Blum 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Oak Park, Illinois
G 30 Walter Jolley 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Chicago, Illinois
G 31 Forrest 'Frosty' Peters 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Jr Billings, Montana
F 32 Edwin Lashmet 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sr Winchester, Illinois
C 33 Louis Cotie 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Sr Muskegon, Michigan
F 34 Roy Greene 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sr Renovo, Pennsylvania
G 35 Elmer Moos 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Aurora, Illinois
G 36 Palmer Muhl 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 157 lb (71 kg) So Oskaloosa, Iowa
G 37 James Snyder 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 168 lb (76 kg) So Chicago, Illinois
C 38 Donald Allen 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Long Point, Illinois
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Jack Lipe (University of Illinois) (5th year)
  • John Sabo (University of Illinois) (1st year)

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
Non-Conference regular season
12/10/1928*
no, no
Bradley W 46–29  1-0 (0-0)
New Gymnasium (-)
Champaign, IL
12/15/1928*
no, no
Lombard W 44–22  2-0 (0-0)
New Gymnasium (5,429)
Champaign, IL
12/20/1928*
no, no
North Dakota W 28–27  3-0 (0-0)
New Gymnasium (-)
Champaign, IL
12/31/1928*
no, no
Washington University W 38–29  4-0 (0-0)
New Gymnasium (-)
Champaign, IL
Big Ten regular season
1/5/1929
no, no
Purdue L 24–33  4-1 (0-1)
Jefferson High School (-)
West Lafayette, IN
1/8/1929
no, no
Indiana
Rivalry
W 20–16  5-1 (1-1)
New Gymnasium (-)
Champaign, IL
1/12/1929
no, no
Ohio State L 22–27  5-2 (1-2)
Ohio Expo Center Coliseum (-)
Columbus, OH
1/14/1929
no, no
Michigan W 17–21  5-3 (1-3)
Yost Field House (-)
Ann Arbor, MI
1/19/1929
no, no
University of Chicago W 22–19  6-3 (2-3)
New Gymnasium (-)
Champaign, IL
2/4/1929*
no, no
Butler L 28–33  6-4 (2-3)
New Gymnasium (-)
Champaign, IL
2/9/1929
no, no
University of Chicago L 33–29  7-4 (3-3)
Bartlett Gymnasium (-)
West Lafayette, IN
2/11/1929
no, no
Minnesota W 35–32  8-4 (4-3)
University of Minnesota Armory (-)
Minneapolis, MN
2/16/1929
no, no
Ohio State L 30–35  8-5 (4-4)
New Gymnasium (5,570)
Champaign, IL
2/18/1929
no, no
Michigan W 27–24  9-5 (5-4)
New Gymnasium (6,373)
Champaign, IL
2/23/1929
no, no
Indiana
Rivalry
L 22–32  9-6 (5-5)
Men's Gymnasium (-)
Bloomington, IN
3/2/1929
no, no
Purdue L 23–37  9-7 (5-6)
New Gymnasium (7,001)
Champaign, IL
3/4/1929
no, no
Minnesota W 32–27  10-7 (6-6)
New Gymnasium (5,766)
Champaign, 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]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Athletic Trainer Association
  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 1928-29, FightingIllini.com