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Bill Cubit, Illinois football loses more players to transfer

Linebacker T.J. Neal Jr. (52) will transfer out of the Illinois football program. He is a graduate transfer who will be eligible to play in the fall 2016.
January 26, 2016

Illinois head football coach Bill Cubit's roster continues to shrink just over a week before national signing day. As first reported by The News-Gazette, linebacker T.J. Neal Jr. plans on transferring...

Illini resolutions for 2016

Illinois head coach John Groce looks down in disbelief during the game against Yale at the State Farm Center on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. The Illini won 69-65.
January 18, 2016

Let me tell you a story.When I was nine years old, I rode my first-ever roller coaster at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay, Florida. I’ll cut to the chase: It turned me green.As bad as the experience was for...

Introducing your next athletic director: Kevin McCarthy

Introducing your next athletic director: Kevin McCarthy
November 10, 2015

Despite being cleared of wrongdoing, former Athletic Director Mike Thomas had about a snowball’s chance in hell at surviving the report about the allegations surrounding Illini athletics.Whoever follows...

Takeaways from the Franczek Radelet report into the athletic department

New interim Athletic Director Paul Kowalczyk addresses the media on November 10, 2015 at Memorial Stadium after the University announced his appointment to the position after firing Mike Thomas. Kowalczyk just officially announced his retirement, which will take effect on Aug. 31.
November 10, 2015

The University released the results of Chicago-based law firm Franczek Radelet’s lengthy investigation into the athletic department on Monday.The report explored the department’s handling of sports...

A change in culture: Mike Thomas and where Illinois athletics goes from here

A change in culture: Mike Thomas and where Illinois athletics goes from here
November 9, 2015

Mike Thomas was inevitably going to get fired.It was simply a matter of when, not if. Even despite Thomas’ relative innocence in relation to the abusive actions of Tim Beckman — as described in...

Illinois football’s Bill Cubit will continue to serve his team after Mike Thomas departure

Coach Bill Cubit shares stern words during the game against Middle Tennessee State at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 26. Illinois won 27-25.
November 9, 2015

The Illinois football investigations were hanging over head coach Bill Cubit’s and the heads of the rest of the team since former player Simon Cvijanovic made allegations against former head coach...

Illini football gets its revenge against Purdue

Illini football gets its revenge against Purdue
November 8, 2015

WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — Bill Cubit didn’t sleep much after his team was punched in the mouth 39-0 by Penn State last week. And despite Illinois’ 48-14 stomping of Purdue on Saturday, he said...

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 football looking to correct road troubles against Iowa

Iowa players carried the Floyd of Rosedale trophy off the field following a 31-13 victory over Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa, Saturday, September 29, 2012. (Marlin Levison/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)
October 7, 2015

Running down the visiting team tunnel onto an opponent’s field can be a daunting task for college football players. Players run from a narrow tunnel into a sea of the home team’s colors. Thousands...

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...

The Big Ten’s nightmarish Rutgers problem

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood reacts during second-quarter action against Central Florida at Bright house Networks Stadium in Orlando, Fla. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. UCF defeated Rutgers, 41-17. (Joshua C. Cruey/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)
September 22, 2015

Just as the Big Ten season is getting interesting, the conference is once again bogged down in the mire of another looming scandal.The most recent culprit of conference controversy is Rutgers. With arrests...

Illinois fans missed out on Saturday

Wes Lunt prepares for a snap during Illinois' 52-3 victory over Kent State in their season-opener at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 5.
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...

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