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Former Illini QB Nathan Scheelhaase rejoins program as assistant DFO

It’s becoming something of a tradition in the Illinois football program. Start at quarterback, then come back a few years down the road and get your feet wet in the coaching business. 230 more words

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7 Families Upset By Illinois' Internal Investigation Into Alleged Women's Basketball Mistreatment

(CBS) The families of seven former Illinois women’s basketball players have expressed their outrage over the university’s internal investigation into and handling of what the families say is mistreatment and abuses by the coaching staff. 962 more words

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Illinois AD Mike Thomas: 'I Don't Feel My Job's On The Line'

(CBS) With his athletic department facing heavy scrutiny following allegations of abuse in the football and women’s basketball programs, Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas told the Mully and Hanley Show… 412 more words

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Emma: Illinois Abuse Allegations Highlight Another Major Flaw In NCAA Model

By Chris Emma–

ROSEMONT, Ill. (CBS) — With his embattled athletic department facing significant allegations of mistreatment in the football and women’s basketball programs, Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas left the Big Ten’s meetings a day before his counterparts met with reporters Tuesday. 683 more words

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The Bernstein Brief: Illinois Athletic Department Needs A Housecleaning

By Dan Bernstein–

(CBS) The athletic department at the University of Illinois needs a housecleaning.

Not an internal investigation, not the hiring of a friendly law firm to look at everything “independently” and not with any kind of secrecy for this public institution. 148 more words

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Illinois Assistant Women's Basketball Coach Leaves Amid Player Concerns

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — As the University of Illinois continues to deal with accusations that members of its Illinois football staff mistreated a player, the school said Monday it has also looked into concerns raised by parents of women’s basketball players that preceded the departure of an assistant coach. 340 more words

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At Least 20 Current, Former Illini Players Back Tim Beckman On Social Media

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Some current and former Illinois football players started their own Twitter campaign in support of Illinois coach Tim Beckman and his staff following allegations they mishandled a player’s injuries. 107 more words

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