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Jeremy Werner of 93.5 FM in Champaign joins Connor McKnight and Mark Carman to discuss the firing of Illinois head coach Tim Beckman and the current state of the Illini football program. 10 more words
With last year’s leading scorer Rayvonte Rice out of eligibility and point guard Tracy Abrams lost to a season-ending injury for the second consecutive season, juniors Malcolm Hill and Kendrick Nunn will once again be key players for Illinois in 2015-16. 395 more words
By Chris Emma–
(CBS) What a long, strange trip it’s been since Tim Beckman took to Champaign.
It all started with Beckman blurting that the day of his introductory press conference was as good of a day as when his kids were born. 647 more words
Illinois athletics director Mike Thomas felt strongly enough about the results of an investigation into his head football coach’s performance to fire him months before the study was even complete. 242 more words
In 2014 it took just a few weeks for the FBS Coaching Carousel to start turning, as June Jones resigned at SMU.
Well, in 2015, we didn’t even get to the season’s opening weekend, as Illinois fired head coach Tim Beckman on Friday. 330 more words