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

“It’s all about doing things the right way,” Mike Thomas says.

CBS Chicago–6 hours ago

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–8 hours ago

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–9 hours ago

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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


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


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

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


Player Advocacy Group Wants Mike Thomas, Tim Beckman, Others Fired At Illinois

Three athletic programs have had allegations of player mistreatment.

CBS Chicago–07/09/2015


7 Families Upset By Illinois’ Internal Investigation Into Alleged Women’s Basketball Mistreatment

The families are dismayed that they received no response from chancellor Phyllis Wise for six weeks.

CBS Chicago–05/21/2015


Illinois AD Mike Thomas: ‘I Don’t Feel My Job’s On The Line’

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

CBS Chicago–05/20/2015

Simon Cvijanovic, left. (Getty Images)

Emma: Illinois Abuse Allegations Highlight Another Major Flaw In NCAA Model

It’s difficult for the typical college athlete to voice concerns of mistreatment to the NCAA.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2015


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


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.


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