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AD Mike Thomas Calls Culture At Illinois 'Tremendous' Despite Confirmation Of Player Mistreatment

(CBS) On the day he fired coach Tim Beckman after an external review confirmed mistreatment of players in the football program, Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas maintained Friday that he’s proud of the culture at the university. 251 more words

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Listen: We'll Never Forget Tim Beckman's Classic Ramblings

(CBS) Illinois football coach Tim Beckman was fired Friday afternoon, with the school citing the preliminary results of an investigation that confirmed he mistreated players. 179 more words

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The Bernstein Brief: A Fond Memory Of Darryl Dawkins

By Dan Bernstein–

(CBS) More than two decades ago, “Chocolate Thunder” was in South Dakota.

Darryl Dawkins had returned to play in the Continental Basketball Association in the fall of 1994 after five years playing professionally in Italy, hoping to get back to the NBA. 226 more words

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Bernstein: Separating The Patrick Kane/Derrick Rose Allegations

By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist

(CBS) It’s understandable to juxtapose the respective rape accusations against the Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and the Bulls’ Derrick Rose… 210 more words

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Bernstein: Now The NFL Wants To Curb Fighting

By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist

(CBS) Football fighting can take it’s rightful place on the list of sports stupid, now that it’s officially a “point of emphasis” for the NFL’s operations department. 573 more words

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Bernstein: Joe Maddon Was Wrong To Blame Injured Fan

By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist

(CBS) Cubs rookie Kyle Schwarber hits the ball harder and faster than anybody in baseball right now.

MLB Statcast cameras track exit velocity of balls off the bat, and his average of 96.6 mph is second to only Giancarlo Stanton’s 98.7. 850 more words

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The Bernstein Brief: Rookie Of The Year Is Kris Bryant's To Lose

By Dan Bernstein–
CBSChicago.com senior columnist

(CBS) As the Cubs pull away from the Giants in the National League wild-card race, Kris Bryant is doing the same from the rest of the field vying for NL Rookie of the Year. 174 more words

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