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Illinois fans missed out on Saturday

Illinois fans missed out on Saturday

By Peter Bailey-Wells

September 6, 2015

Rainouts are pretty lousy.Yes, Illini fans, I know you spent three hours waiting for Friday’s Illinois season opener to start. I know you endured the wind and the rain and the lightning. I know you all came out to see the Illini Friday night and didn’t get to. I was waiting there right along wit...

Tim Beckman considering lawsuit against University of Illinois

Tim Beckman considering lawsuit against University of Illinois

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

September 1, 2015

Tim Beckman might not be done with the University of Illinois. The former head football coach might be the latest person to file a lawsuit against the University and the athletic department. After Athletic Director Mike Thomas fired him on Friday, Beckman released a statement to The Associ...

Stuff Huff match provided opportunity for Simpson and Sneed to see potential fellow Illini in action.

Stuff Huff match provided opportunity for Simpson and Sneed to see potential fellow Illini in action.

By Eli Schwadron

August 31, 2015

As detailed in Daily Illini basketball columnist Alex Roux’s Monday story, 2016 basketball recruits Xavier Sneed and Xavier Simpson attended Friday night’s volleyball season opener. While it’s common practice for prospects of any sport to check out another program’s game or match while takin...

Timeline of Beckman's tenure at Illinois

Timeline of Beckman's tenure at Illinois

By Michal Dwojak

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

By Peter Bailey-Wells

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 he was gone.Just seconds after Cubit finished speaking, Thomas fled the upper level of Memorial Stadium, leav...

Amid chaos, Cubit ready for new job

Amid chaos, Cubit ready for new job

By Charlotte Carroll

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 five players standing in the room watching their new coach try to quell a whirlwind of emotions.His...

Illinois football’s Mike Phair ready for next project

Illinois football’s Mike Phair ready for next project

By Michal Dwojak, Staff writer

August 26, 2015

Mike Phair has held many roles during his football career. Illinois football’s co-defensive coordinator has helped discover college football players who could become stars in the NFL. Phair has coached Pro Bowlers and Hall of Fame defensive players and worked alongside the NFL’s brightest...

Illinois looks to class of 2015 for offensive assistance

Illinois looks to class of 2015 for offensive assistance

By Charlotte Carroll

August 25, 2015

On a team with 22 seniors, Illinois football wanted to rely mainly on its experience this season. But with injuries threatening the return of key players, the Illini may have to use its younger options sooner than anticipated.There are 36 newcomers in all, with 18 freshmen signees, seven junior-colle...

UIUC Summer 2015 Recap

August 24, 2015

Here are the UIUC news you may have missed this summerThe written stories:Athletics:Former Illini football player attacks Beckman on TwitterFormer soccer player sues University Illini women's basketball investigation: no evidence of racism, abuse Wise:Wise resigns as chancellor, will earn $300,000 as professor in MCB Salaita:Court sides with Salaita in release of documentsS...

University RSOs gain followers through friendship, school pride

By Maddie Galassi

August 19, 2015

The University has a reputation for being an extremely large, diverse campus, and their RSOs follow the same trend. But what distinguishes an organization from gaining a small or large following? And how do clubs maintain their presence? These RSOs weighed in:Illini PrideWith a campus full of students...

The guy: Mason Monheim and the Illini defense

The guy: Mason Monheim and the Illini defense

By Charlotte Carroll

August 17, 2015

A few weeks ago, Illinois linebacker Mason Monheim showed up with a unique look to the Big Ten Media Days in Chicago.With his long hair pulled back in a bun, cowboy boots and a suit complete with a bolo tie, the accessories looked more appropriate for a rodeo rather than a hotel ballroom in the big ...

A reminder about Fighting Illini sports

A reminder about Fighting Illini sports

By Peter Bailey-Wells

August 17, 2015

Illinois sports are not about you. Once or twice over the summer you might have thought they were. Even if you’re an innocent fan. For example: “Why did Tracy Abrams get hurt? Why are my favorite teams’ players always getting hurt?”That’s a natural reaction. It’s the summer. Summer is a self-centered s...

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