Home of the Fighting Illini--and the Chicago Bears for the 2002 season.. In Short The dedication of Memorial Stadium was held on October 18, 1924, with a big ceremony and a football game in which a young man from Wheaton ran for six touchdowns. His name? Red Grange. And, since the game was against a powerful Michigan team, it's remembered as one of the greatest single-game performances for a running back in college football history.