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Head coach Bill Cubit and the Illinois sideline celebrate after Taylor Zalewski makes the PAT that put Illinois up 14-13 over Nebraska to win the game.
October 9, 2015

The Franczek Radelet investigation of the Illinois football team is over. And everyone but Tim Beckman has been cleared.WHAT DID THE REPORT SAYOn Aug. 28, about a week after receiving the initial findings...

Illinois' head coach Bill Cubit on the sidelines during the Illini's 27-25 win over Middle Tennessee State at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 26.
October 9, 2015

Tim Beckman wasn't the only coach involved in player mistreatment and injury abuse with the Illinois football teamATHLETIC DIRECTOR MIKE THOMAS/ INTERIM CHANCELLOR BARBARA WILSON announced (day) that ASSISTANT...

Illinois and UCLA football traveled different paths after meeting in 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Illinois head coach Tim Beckmam reacts after having a referee decision go against Illinois during the game against Western Kentucky at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. The Illini won 42-34.
September 23, 2015

There was a sense of relief when Nathan Scheelhaase took a knee during the final seconds of the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl on New Year’s Eve. Defensive lineman Craig Wilson grabbed a container of...

Brown named special assistant to the athletic director

Former Illinois basketball star Dee Brown is introduced at the Alumni Basketball Game, Sept. 13 at Assembly Hall.
September 9, 2015

Dee Brown was back in Champaign for the summer, and per the request of Mike Thomas, isn't leaving any time soon.The former Illini men's basketball guard has been permanently named special assistant to...

Timeline of Beckman's tenure at Illinois

Timeline of Beckman's tenure at Illinois
August 31, 2015

View a timeline of Tim Beckman's career highs and lows. Compiled by Michal Dwojak; assembled by Steffie Drucker.

Athletic Director Thomas left running

Athletic Director Thomas left running
August 28, 2015

Following Friday’s press conference about Tim Beckman’s dismissal, Mike Thomas seemed frozen in time. For a split second he looked like a painter admiring his model, Bill Cubit, at the lectern.Then...

Amid chaos, Cubit ready for new job

Bill Cubit was recently named interim head football coach after Tim Beckman was fired. 
August 28, 2015

Bill Cubit issued a rallying cry in his first press conference as interim head coach for the Illinois football team. As he spoke to the media, his words were more directed toward Illini nation and the...

Lou Henson Court to grace renovated State Farm Center

Illinois' head coach Lou Henson shaking hands with Indiana coach Bobby Knight following a 70-53 victory for the Illini in Champaign on March 4, 1984.
August 24, 2015

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas announced Monday that the renovated State Farm Center will feature Henson Court, named for legendary Illini head basketball coach Lou Henson.The logo features Henson's...

Michelle Dasso no longer women's tennis head coach

August 7, 2015

Illinois has declined to renew Michelle Dasso's contract and she will not be returning as the women's tennis headcoach, the University announced Wednesday. "We appreciate and thank Michelle...

Bollant speaks for the first time since allegations

Illinois head coach Matt Bollant instructs his team during the Illini's win over Wisconsin at Assembly Hall, on Monday, Feb. 18, 2013
August 5, 2015

Illinois head women's basketball coach Matt Bollant addressed the media for the first time today since allegations of racial abuse were levied at him back in May."I want our program...

UPDATED: Illini women's basketball investigation: no evidence of racism, abuse

Illinois head coach Matt Bollant applauds his teams performance during the Illini's 89-37 win over Mariam at Assembly Hall, on Oct. 30, 2012.
August 3, 2015

And just like that, one of the investigations into the Illinois athletic department is over.Editor's note: read the entire report here.The law firm of Pugh, Jones and Johnson has determined that the...

It's summer of uncertainty for Illini football, basketball fans

It's summer of uncertainty for Illini football, basketball fans
July 18, 2015

When you’ve been out of school since mid-May, it feels like summer is winding down by the time late July rolls around.Classes start in about a month. The first football game is a little over six weeks...

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