Nathan Scheelhaase’s father banned from Illinois games for a year

Things are going from bad to worse for Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase. The senior has not thrown a single touchdown pass in the Illini’s last three games – all losses – and now his father will never again be able to see him play in Urbana-Champaign.

According to, Scheelhaase’s father, Nathan Creer, has been banned from all U of I home games for a year.

University police Chief Jeff Christensen said Tuesday that Nathan Creer was arrested after an argument at Memorial Stadium during Saturday’s game. Christensen said Creer became “somewhat aggressive” with officers.


Christensen said campus bans are “standard practice” when someone who isn’t a student or university employee is suspected of creating trouble at the school.

Creer probably wasn’t the only Illinois parent was upset on Saturday. The Illini were absolutely flattened at home, 42-3, by Michigan State. Illinois, who opened the year at 3-1, now sits at 3-4. With games against Penn State, Ohio State and Northwestern still on the schedule, the Illini may not reach the six wins necessary for postseason competition.

Per his suspension, Creer will not be able to attend the Ohio State game or the season finale against the Wildcats – potentially the final game of his son’s career.