Fighting Illinois play in the NCBB
, owned by Valen DeBartolo the team promises to bring glamour to the league.
The Illini plays their games in the fantastic Memorial Stadium.
Goober Bowl Winners - Season 25 (it counts)
Tossit-os Fiesta Bowl Winners - Season 26
Killer Lite Bowl Winners - Season 27
Graduated Season 26 Wes Lunt
drafted 16th in the Season 20 NBFL Draft by the Oakland Elf Raiders
Graduated Season 26 Justin Hardee
Graduated Season 26 Caleb Day
Graduated Season 26 Rob Bain
drafted 18th in the Season 20 NBFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings
Graduated Season 26 Austin Schmidt
drafted #12 in the Season 20 NBFL Draft by The Ivalice Plowboys
Graduated Season 27 Darius Mosely
-The league is based off of NCAA college football, and thus we try to emulate it as much as possible. We currently have conferences, rivalries, coach's polls, bowl games, award voting, an All-American team, graduation, and other fluffy aspects to represent this conenction.
-We have nine game seasons, in addition to a possible bowl game at the end for those who qualify. Generally, new teams will be grouped together in a seperate conference for their first season as they gain the skills needed to compete. After that, they are promoted to the major conferences. Veteran NCBB programs will have both Conference and Out-of-Conference games each season, in order to foster long-term rivalries while also keeping things fresh.
-Once the regular season is complete, we come up with a Final BCS Standings in order to pair up teams in our various bowl games. The Standings are formulated by four seperate polls, as will be explained further below.
-After the bowl season is complete, new coaches are found, awards are voted on, players are reclassified, and any seniors are graduated from the team.
-Four fouls per game limit
If a team commits five (or more) fouls in a game, it gets a warning, and if it happens again, the team goes on academic probation, during which the NCBB authorities investigate the obvious low level of intelligence of your coaches and players. Teams on academic probation are not able to go to any bowl games, and they get lowered to 'Warned' status for the next season (warned teams can go to bowls, though.)
-Limit of two dirty players per team
Due to the fan-friendly desires of the TV contracts in the NCBB, is is considered unsportsmanlike and thus illegal to train more than two players to play dirty.
It has been determined that the lack of rivalry games is hurting television revenue in the NCBB, which clearly cannot continue. Thus it was mandated by the ruling body that all schools must have at least one rival by the time that their third season begins. Teams can have up to two rivals.
-No limits for rivarly games
Of course the passion that both sides have for critical rivalry games is so great that coaches are willing to look the other way when a fifth boot is dropped, or even if a fireball hits the field. Luckily the NCBB has too much paperwork to sort through to ever stop these violations, and thus it is commonly accepted that no rules (except still having a limit of two dirty players), apply for rivalry games.
Each player can only participate in four seasons worth of games before they must graduate either to the NBFL or regular, boring life. Player classification goes;
Sometimes a first-year player (Freshman) will be able to avoid jumping straight to Sophomore status under either Red-shirt or Gray-shirt rules;
These players do not lose a year of eligibility for their team and will be considered a Freshman for their second season. You can only be Red-shirted your first season and only one time.
- If player receives 0 SPP in their freshman year they are considered a Red-shirt Freshman. Fluff wise, these players were unable to play due to injury and could only focus on medical recovery, hence why they failed to gain any experience.
- If a player is picked up for the last game of a team's season (which is a bowl for those that qualify, or the last game before bowl season for those that don't,) they are considered a Red-Shirt Freshman. Fluff wise they are an early-enrollee from the next recruiting class, joining the program before the spring semester begins.
Each offseason, a program can designate one freshman player with one to five Spps as a 'gray-shirt' player. A gray-shirt player does not lose a year of eligibility and is still considered a freshman for their second season. Fluff wise, gray-shirt players are freshman who sat out part of the year due to injury but were still able to improve in practice by running the scout team.