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U of I's Unruly Fan Line Largely Unused

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – Public records show that the University of Illinois athletic department’s security program for fans to anonymously report incidents at football and basketball games via text isn’t used frequently. 63 more words

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Unlike Most Schools, Illinois Banks On Lovie Smith's NFL Approach

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Since he was hired at Illinois in March, football coach Lovie Smith’s calendar has been full.

He’s been busy coaching, recruiting and, every chance he gets, preaching the power of possibility to a team and fan base hungry for wins after years of mediocrity on the field and turmoil off of it. 797 more words

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Lovie Smith Not Changing Coaching Approach

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP)- Since he was hired at Illinois in March, football coach Lovie Smith’s calendar has been full.

He’s been busy coaching, recruiting and, every chance he gets, preaching the power of possibility to a team and fan base hungry for wins after years of mediocrity on the field and turmoil off of it. 823 more words

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Ex-Illini Football Coach Has Short Stint at UNC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Illinois head coach Tim Beckman will no longer serve as a volunteer assistant with No. 22 North Carolina.

The school issued statements saying Beckman was out Thursday night, a day after Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora defended allowing Beckman to work in the program a year after Illinois had fired him amid allegations of player mistreatment. 446 more words

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Tim Beckman steps down from volunteer post at North Carolina

Tim Beckman will no longer volunteer with North Carolina’s football program, it was announced Thursday night.

Head coach Larry Fedora indicated Wednesday his friend and former Illinois head coach was worth the cyclical round of bad press, but this statement from his boss indicated the decision was never run up the proverbial flag pole. 293 more words

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The Bernstein Brief: Get Tim Beckman Away From College Football Players

By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist

(CBS) North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora must really like Tim Beckman. Why he does is anyone’s guess.

Fedora added Beckman as a volunteer assistant despite the latter’s firing by Illinois just before the start of the 2015 season for abusing his players both physically and mentally. 131 more words

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Report: Tim Beckman Is Now A Volunteer Assistant Coach At North Carolina

(CBS) About a year after being fired by Illinois following a player mistreatment scandal, Tim Beckman has returned to the coaching ranks.

Beckman is currently a volunteer coach at North Carolina, … 141 more words

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