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The Bernstein Brief: Illinois Athletic Department Needs A Housecleaning

The football and women’s basketball programs are facing allegations of player mistreatment.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2015

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Illinois Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Leaves Amid Player Concerns

Three former players have expressed concerns over being mistreated by the coaching staff.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2015

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

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

This support follows allegations of player mistreatment by Beckman.

05/15/2015

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

Ex-Illini WR Darius Millines Voices Displeasure With Tim Beckman As Well

Millines’ complaints follow allegations of player mistreatment by Beckman.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2015

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

Tim Beckman: Disappointed By Allegations, Overwhelmed By Support

A former player has accused Beckman and the Illinois football program of player mistreatment.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2015

Simon Cvijanovic, center. (Getty Images)

Emma: Illinois AD Mike Thomas, Former Players Speak Out On Simon Cvijanovic Accusations

A former Illini offensive lineman, Cvijanovic has accused coach Tim Beckman of player mistreatment.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2015

Illinois coach Tim Beckman.  (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Former Illinois Player Simon Cvijanovic Accuses Tim Beckman Of Mistreatment

Cvijanovic alleges he was pushed to play hurt and didn’t get proper medical care.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2015

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Lauren Hill Dies After Fighting Tumor To Play College Hoops

Hill helped raise around $1.5 million for cancer research.

CBS Chicago–04/10/2015

Breanna Stewart #30 of the Connecticut Huskies takes a shot as Taya Reimer #12 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defends during the NCAA Women's Final Four National Championship

UConn Beats Notre Dame, 63-53, For 3rd Straight Women’s NCAA Title

Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and Moriah Jefferson each scored 15 points.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2015

Duke's Justice Winslow. (Getty Images)

NCAA Title Game Draws Most TV Viewers In 18 Years

Duke-Wisconsin averaged 28.3 million viewers, the most since 1997.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2015

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Emma: Coach K Adapted To Win Duke’s 5th Championship

Mike Krzyzewski adapted his approach to lead Duke to its championship.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2015

Jahlil Okafor #15 of the Duke Blue Devils collides with Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers and is called for an offensive foul in the first half during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Duke Tops Wisconsin, 68-63, To Win National Title

Jahlil Okafor scored two big buckets late and his freshman buddy Tyus Jones hit a key 3-pointer to lift Duke to its fifth national title Monday night.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2015

Frank Kaminsky #44 of the Wisconsin Badgers reacts late in the game against the Kentucky Wildcats during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Celebrating Local Players In NCAA Title Game

Jahlil Okafor and Frank Kaminsky were key figures in the national title game.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2015

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski. (Getty Images)

It’s A Shot At History For Bo Ryan, Mike Krzyzewski

This is Krzyzewski’s ninth NCAA title game.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2015

Wisconsin celebrates a trip to the national title game while Willie Cauley-Stein leaves the floor Saturday after the Badgers' win in the national semifinals in Indianapolis. (Getty Images)

Emma: Kentucky’s Pursuit Of Perfection Falls Short

The Wildcats fell just shy of becoming the first team to reach 40-0.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2015

Jahlil Okafor #15 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after a play in the second half against the Michigan State Spartans during the NCAA Men's Final Four Semifinal at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 4, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Duke Headed For Another Championship Game

Justise Winslow scored 19 points and Jahlil Okafor added 18 to lead top-seeded Duke.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2015

Loyola's 1963 championship team. (Photo credit: Loyola)

Emma: Loyola’s Team Of Change

The only Illinois team to win the NCAA Tournament broke racial barriers in college basketball in 1962-’63.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2015

Lucas Oil Stadiumn. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: A Final Four With NBA Appeal

This weekend features college basketball at its best.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2015

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Emma: DePaul Goes Wrong Direction With Dave Leitao Hire

The Blue Demons bringing back the head coach who left them 10 years ago marked a change that’s no different.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2015

Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Frank Kaminsky, Jahlil Okafor Headline All-American Team

Two of the five first-team All-American members hail from the Chicago area.

CBS Chicago–03/30/2015

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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.

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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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