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Alumni Football Night planned for 1,000th IC football game


The Illinois College Blueboys will celebrate their 1,000th football game as they face Beloit College on Saturday, September 29, at 7 p.m. at IC’s England Stadium.

All former IC football players are invited to celebrate this milestone and be recognized prior to kickoff and during the game. Check-in for alumni players will be at the IC Varsity Club tent located at the northeast corner of England Stadium. Former players and their families are invited to participate in ICVC tent activities from 6 to 8:30 p.m. 

Head Football Coach Ray DeFrisco said that he hopes to see many generations of former Blueboys in attendance that evening. 

“Reaching 1,000 games is a great opportunity to reflect on the history of Illinois College football and celebrate all of those players who are part of the Blueboy family,” said DeFrisco. “We are lucky to have involved alumni who remind our current players what it means to be a Blueboy.” 

On Saturday Illinois College will also host men's soccer at 11 a.m., volleyball at 1 p.m. and women's soccer at 1:30 p.m., all facing Lawrence University. 

Alumni football players who plan to attend should RSVP by registering online at (event name "Alumni Football Night"), by email at or by phone at 217.245.3046 before September 25.

Local military, police, firefighters and first-responders will also be honored prior to kickoff with a special flag presentation.


About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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