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Memorial Stadium: True Illini Spirit

2008
57m
Documentary/History
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Cast

Dick Butkus (Self)J.C. Caroline (Self)Pete Elliott (Self)Jim Grabowski (Self)

Synopsis

Documentary traces the history of Memorial Stadium at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Covers the earliest days of football at the university, to early concepts for a stadium, World War I, honoring the true Fighting Illini and the first games at the arena built in the early 1920's. Historical film and photographs are mixed with interviews from noted Illinois football players, architects, historians, contractors, veterans and their families, college marching band directors, newspaper reporters and broadcasters.

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