FALLEN SAINT Coach Joe Paterno (409-136-3)
INDELIBLE MOMENT The Lavar Leap. On Oct. 31, 1998, linebacker Lavar Arrington timed the snap count and stuffed Illinois running back Elmer Hickman on a fourth-and-one.
COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE PSU's colors were originally pink and black, but when sun exposure dulled the pink to white, the team stuck with it and switched from black to blue.
ILLINOIS FIGHTING ILLINI
FIRST GAME Oct. 18, 1924 Illinois 39, Michigan 14
FIRST-GAME ATTENDANCE 17,000
MOST RECENT RENOVATION 2008