Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Fighting Illini vs UCLA Bruins

The Illini are bowl bound....and in San Francisco!   It would be great to see So. Cal Orange and Blue alums filling the AT&T Park on Dec 31st!  What a great way to celebrate the new year! 

The Alumni Association, in partnership with our travel partner Premiere Sports Travel and UI Athletics, has put together some bowl travel options which can be found at  They are still in the process of putting together the game day only and pregame package. has a great bowl site called Bowl Central, This site will feature the latest and greatest about all aspects of the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl game.  Bowl Central is also a great site to get your tickets for the game to ensure you will be sitting and cheering with fellow Illini, not to mention, a great way to support the University!!


This year's game will be the 10th installment of the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. The bowl has been affiliated with the Pac-12 Conference since 2007, and 2011 is the first time it will pair teams from the Pac-12 against the Big Ten Conference. The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl was known as the Diamond Walnut SanFrancisco Bowl in 2002 and 2003, and as the Emerald Bowl from 2004-09. The bowl receives the sixth choice of bowl-eligible teams from the Pac-12 and had anarrangement to host Army in 2011, had the Black Knights been bowl-eligible this season. The ACC was scheduled to provide a replacement team in the case that Army wasn’t bowl-eligible, but did not have a ninth bowl-eligible team this season.