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Illinois women's basketball investigation finds no wrongdoing, discrimination

An independent investigation launched by the university into claims of racial discrimination on the Illinois women's basketball team showed no wrongdoing.

Big Ten Network to show Ohio State behind the scenes

CHICAGO • If you’re a fan of the HBO football documentary “Hard Knocks,” the Big Ten Network is hoping you’ll take a look at its upcoming college version.
Chicago Tribune Jul 31, 2015

Assistant coach in Illini women's suit gets results - at a cost, critics say

As players transferred out of the University of Illinois women's basketball program this past season, then-associate head coach Mike Divilbiss may have had a feeling of deja vu.
Beckman elusive at Big Ten media day

Beckman elusive at Big Ten media day

Many questions about investigation over handling of players

Illinois coach Tim Beckman faces media today

Illinois coach Tim Beckman faces reporters for the first time Thursday since allegations of player mistreatment hit the program.
Chicago Tribune Jul 30, 2015

Interview of 50 Illini football players puts coach Tim Beckman in perspective

In January 2012, shortly after being hired as the new Illinois football coach, Tim Beckman introduced himself to his players at Memorial Stadium wearing a blue suit with an orange tie.
Title talk buoys Big Ten media days

Title talk buoys Big Ten media days

Ohio State will be the story entering the season.
Quad-City Times Jul 28, 2015
Illini's Abrams will miss another season

Illini's Abrams will miss another season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois senior point guard Tracy Abrams will miss a second straight season because of an injury, a damaging blow to the team's hopes of returning to the NCAA Tournament.
Chicago Tribune Jul 28, 2015

Former Illini star Rashard Mendenhall now writes for HBO's 'Ballers'

We know the narrative of sportswriters as frustrated athletes.

Illini guard Tracy Abrams to miss second straight season

For a second straight season, Illinois will be without veteran point guard Tracy Abrams.
Analysis: Ohio State an obvious pick in Big Ten

Analysis: Ohio State an obvious pick in Big Ten

Sports media folks don’t agree on much, especially when it’s time to peek into our often-cloudy crystal ball. But all 40 of us invited to participate in a Cleveland.com Big Ten Conference foot…

Illinois gets commitment from son of former Oklahoma great Keith Jackson

Illinois added defensive tackle Kenyon Jackson on Monday as the 11th member of the 2016 recruiting class, picking up an oral commitment from the son of former Oklahoma and NFL great Keith Jackson.

Illinois hires new assistant coach for women's basketball team

Illinois has hired longtime college coach Jody Martinez as an assistant women's basketball coach, replacing one of the central figures in a lawsuit the program faces from former players.
Chicago Tribune Jul 27, 2015

North Dakota State favored over Illinois State in Missouri Valley poll

The two teams that gave the Football Championship Subdivision a thrilling finish last season were tabbed Monday by Missouri Valley Football Conference followers to once again decide the league title - and maybe more.
Chicago Tribune Jul 24, 2015

Illini freshman guard sidelined with leg injury

Illinois freshman Jalen Coleman-Lands will be sidelined for the team's upcoming overseas trip next month.