Bruce Weber

Bruce Weber

Bruce Weber Fired

Bruce Weber was fired from Illinois on Friday morning.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

Bruce Weber looks on during the first round of the Big Ten Tournament. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Hoge: For Bruce Weber’s Sake, Pull The Cord Already

As he sat at the podium, his face beat red and his hoarse voice even raspier than usual, one could only hope someone has the decency to unplug the life support soon.

03/08/2012

Bruce Weber. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

VIDEO: Bruce Weber’s Emotional Postgame Remarks

Check out this video of Bruce Weber addressing the media of Illinois’ loss.

670 The Score–03/08/2012

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No. 14 Wisconsin Beats Struggling Illinois 70-56

Senior Jordan Taylor scored 16 points in his final home game, helping No. 14 Wisconsin beat Illinois 70-56 on Sunday in both teams’ regular season finale.

03/04/2012

Meyers Leonard. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Muller: Illini Players Need To Be Held Accountable

While he may likely lose his job after this season, Weber is not the only problem at Assembly Hall.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

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Illini Drop Sixth Straight With 83-67 Loss To No. 8 Buckeyes

Deshaun Thomas scored 19 points and No. 8 Ohio State regained its shooting touch, rolling over Illinois 83-67 on Tuesday night to remain in the thick of the Big Ten race.

02/21/2012

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Bernstein: Illinois Basketball Must Decide What It Is

If this pathetic, blubbering mess of failure and self-flagellation is to be somehow disinfected, it will take some real soul-searching before a reconstruction plan can be created.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2012

Bruce Weber. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Bruce Weber Deserves To Finish The Season

Bruce Weber should be allowed to finish this season, both because he deserves it and also because the Illinois basketball program deserves it, too.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

Purdue guard D.J. Byrd. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Purdue’s D.J. Byrd Arrested On Public Intoxication

Purdue guard D.J. Byrd was arrested overnight and accused of public intoxication.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

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Bruce Weber Issues Statement: ‘I Spoke Out Of Frustration’

Illinois head coach Bruce Weber issued a statement Thursday to further explain the comments he made after Wednesday’s loss to Purdue.

02/16/2012

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Revsine: Weber Seemed ‘Resigned’ To His Fate

Following Illinois’ fourth straight loss Wednesday night, Bruce Weber looked defeated.

670 The Score–02/16/2012

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Weber Has Reached ‘Point Of No Return’

On the heels of Illinois’ 67-62 loss to Purdue on Wednesday night, head coach Bruce Weber delivered a powerful postgame press conference.

670 The Score–02/16/2012

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Hoge: Bruce Weber Needs A Miracle To Save Job

According to multiple sources, key Illini boosters have made it clear to Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas that Weber’s $3.9 million buyout should not stand in the way of making a change.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

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Illini AD Thomas Noncommittal Toward Bruce Weber

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas joined The McNeil and Spiegel Show and didn’t exactly give his head basketball coach a vote of confidence.

670 The Score–02/14/2012

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Pressure Builds On Bruce Weber

Mike Thomas is now about to launch a campaign to raise more than $100 million to redo Assembly Hall even as fans grow increasingly frustrated with men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber.

CBS Chicago–02/13/2012

Tim Hardaway Jr. #10 of the Michigan Wolverines. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Illini Lose Again, 70-61 At No. 22 Michigan

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 15 points and Evan Smotrycz added 13, helping No. 22 Michigan remain unbeaten at home with a 70-61 win over Illinois on Sunday.

02/12/2012

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Wisch: There’s No ‘Magic Bullet’ Hire For Illini Basketball

What a big chunk of the Illinois fan base often fails to acknowledge is that Illinois basketball isn’t quite the elite program that many like to imagine it to be.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2012

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Northwestern Holds Off Illinois 74-70

Northwestern’s formula for Sunday’s 74-70 win against Illinois was a familiar one: stick to a guard-heavy six-man rotation, and hit open shots.

02/05/2012

Derrick Nix #25 of the Michigan State Spartans goes up for a shot during first half action against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Assembly Hall on January 31, 2012 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Illini Upset No. 9 Michigan State, 42-41

Brandon Paul shook off a poor-shooting game to score 18 points, including two free throws with 45 seconds left that gave Illinois the lead in a 42-41 victory over No. 9 Michigan State on Tuesday night.

01/31/2012

Bruce Weber coaches the Southern Illinois Salukis during the second round of the 2002 NCAA Tournament at the United Center. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Would Bruce Weber Return To Southern Illinois?

With Bruce Weber struggling at Illinois and Chris Lowery floundering at Southern Illinois, a reunion between Weber and SIU would make a lot of sense.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

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