Tim Beckman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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

These sound bites will live on forever.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2015

Illinois coach Tim Beckman. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

Illinois Has Fired Football Coach Tim Beckman

Beckman was 12-25 in three seasons and accused of player mistreatment.

CBS Chicago–08/28/2015

Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. (Getty Images)

Looking To Future, More NCAA Athletes Seek Own Trademarks

Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliott recently applied for five trademarks, including rights to use his nicknames “Zeke” and “Eze” on merchandise.

CBS Chicago–08/27/2015

The court of the State Farm Center at the University of Illinois (Statefarmcenter.com)

Illinois Honors Lou Henson, Names Court For Former Basketball Coach

The honor is one that Henson’s supporters have long pushed for. And it comes as the 83-year-old Henson deals what he has called pre-leukemia.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2015

Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

NLRB Dismisses Northwestern Players’ Petition To Form A Union

The national office overturned a 2014 decision by the regional office.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2015


Illini Forward Darius Paul Suspended Indefinitely, Sent Home From European Tour

Paul was arrested in France, according to a report.

CBS Chicago–08/15/2015


Matt Bollant Wants To Change Tone Of Illinois Women’s Basketball Program

Bollant doesn’t know what drove players’ accusations of mistreatment by the coaching staff.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2015

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Program Expanded To Help Family Travel In College Football Playoff

The expense-reimbursement program will now extend to teams in the semifinals as well.

CBS Chicago–08/04/2015


School Report: Illinois Players’ Allegations Unfounded

No real evidence of a racial divide was discovered, per the report.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2015

Tim Beckman (Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Emma: Embattled Tim Beckman Dodges Chance To Clear Name

Illinois’ head coach made his first public comments since allegations were leveled to his name.



Illinois’ Mike Thomas On Accusations Of Player Mistreatment: ‘We Wear Integrity On Our Sleeves’

Illini football coach Tim Beckman sidestepped questions.

CBS Chicago–07/30/2015

Illinois senior guard Tracy Abrams. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Illinois Guard Tracy Abrams Tears Achilles, Out For 2nd Season

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.

CBS Chicago–07/28/2015

Ohio State's Braxton Miller. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Report: Ohio State’ Braxton Miller Shifting From Quarterback To Receiver

This will help clear up a quarterback position battle that was three deep previously.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2015

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey, center. (Getty Images)

Emma: Mike Brey Built Notre Dame Better By Being Himself

Entering his 16th season, Brey has made Notre Dame a perennial power.

CBS Chicago–07/23/2015

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Notre Dame Football To Play Navy In San Diego In 2018

The Irish have never played in San Diego.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2015

Illinois basketball coach John Groce. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Illinois Completes Non-Conference Basketball Schedule

The slate is headlined by games against Notre Dame and Missouri.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2015

Notre Dame coach Mike Brey. (Getty Images)

Mike Brey Wants Notre Dame To Be DePaul’s Foe To Open New McCormick Arena

DePaul’s new arena at McCormick Place is schedule to open in late 2017.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2015

A DePaul University basketball jersey. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

DePaul Basketball Players Give Tips To Kids With Epilepsy

Kids with epilepsy took part in a basketball camp today, getting pointers from DePaul University basketball players, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.



NCAA Tweaks March Madness Seeding Rules For More Flexibility

Geographic rules can now be cast aside to give the best No. 2 seed a more favorable draw.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2015

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Illini Upset The Hoosiers, 74-72

Photos from the Illinois Indiana game on February 7th. The Fighting Illini won the game 74-72.

Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Photos: BCS Media Day

Notre Dame and Alabama coaches and players meet with reporters at BCS Media Day at Sun Life Stadium.

Penn State Community Reacts As Trustees Fire Coach Joe Paterno

Penn State Riots

A photo galley of Joe Paterno’s firing and the ensuing riots on the campus of Penn State University.

Joe Paterno. (Photo by: Jamie Squire/Allsport)

Joe Paterno Through The Years

Joe Paterno’s coaching career has come to a crashing end. Here are a number of photos of Paterno through the years.

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