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No. 22 Illinois Beats Georgia Tech 75-62

Joseph Bertrand made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run to ignite No. 22 Illinois to a 75-62 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game.


Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Beckman To Return As Illini Football Coach Next Year

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas said football coach Tim Beckman will return to coach the Fighting Illini next year, despite managing only two wins this year – none of them against Big Ten rivals.


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Video: Tim Beckman Gets Run Over By An Official

Illinois’ coaching staff was guilty of three penalties in the game, including when Beckman got in the way of an official and was flagged for a sideline infraction.

CBS Chicago–11/26/2012

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Hoge: Northwestern, Illinois Headed In Different Directions

Saturday’s 50-14 win for Northwestern over the Illini represented much more than just another clash between Chicago’s Big Ten team and Illinois’ state team.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2012

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Northwestern Routs Illinois 50-14

Northwestern wanted to bolster its chances for a big-time bowl game. The Wildcats did that and more. Venric Mark rushed for 127 yards and a touchdown as Northwestern beat Illinois 50-14 on Saturday.


Cheerleaders for the Illinois Fighting Illini fire up their fans prior to a game.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Illinois Beats Butler 78-61 To Win Maui Invitational

Illinois caught a huge wave of scoring in Hawaii and rode it all the way to the Maui Invitational title.


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Purdue Holds On For 20-17 Victory Over Illinois

Akeem Hunt turned a short pass into a 63-yard touchdown, and Purdue took another step toward a second consecutive bowl berth with a 20-17 victory at Illinois on Saturday.


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Richardson Gives Illinois 78-77 OT Win Over Hawaii

D.J. Richardson drained a 3-pointer at the overtime buzzer, capping a comeback from a 16-point second-half deficit and giving Illinois a wild 78-77 victory over Hawaii on Friday night.


Tim Beckman. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Hoge On College Football: Seriously, What Is Going On In Champaign?

Having co-coordinators in college football is not uncommon, but I’ve never heard of two coordinators splitting up the play-calling by down.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2012

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Minnesota Beats Illinois 17-3

It wasn’t pretty, but Minnesota was good enough in a 17-3 win over Illinois on Saturday.


John Groce. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Wisch: My Plea To Illini Fans During Basketball Season

Here on Basketball Eve, my dual pleas are for Illini fans to not expect too much, and for the Illini players to show us something.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2012

Rod Smith #2 is congratulated Evan Spencer #16, both of the Ohio State Buckeyes, after scoring a touchdown against the Illinois Illini during the second quarter on November 3, 2012 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

Hyde Scores 3 TDs, Buckeyes Crush Illini 52-22

Carlos Hyde rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns and Braxton Miller passed for two scores and ran for another to lead No. 6 Ohio State past Illinois 52-22 on Saturday.


Everett Golson. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Week 10 College Football Roundtable & Predictions

670 The Score’s College Football Roundtable was back this week and the boys made their predictions for Saturday’s slate of games.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2012

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Wisch: When Exactly Will Illinois Football Win Again?

Tim Beckman – if he lasts another season – is likely to get another win at some point, he might never get his first Big Ten one.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2012

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Indiana Ends 5-Game Skid, Beats Illinois 31-17

It’s been a year since Illinois wandered, stunned, through a six-game losing streak that seemed like it might never end. Tim Beckman was hired as head coach to see to it that the Illini didn’t pile up losses like that again.


John Groce. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Hoge: Beckman Might Not Have A Plan, But Groce Does

While Illini Athletics Director Mike Thomas has come under fire for what is looking more and more like a disaster of a football hire, it seems many have forgotten that Illinois is a basketball school.


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Illini OL Klachko Retiring After ‘Numerous’ Concussions

Illinois head coach Tim Beckman confirmed Tuesday on the Big Ten teleconference that offensive lineman Ryan Klachko has decided to retire because of “numerous” concussions.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2012

Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines runs for a second quarter touchdown while playing the Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan Stadium on October 13, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

No. 25 Michigan Dominates Illini In 45-0 Win

Denard Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, leading No. 25 Michigan in a 45-0 win over Illinois on Saturday.


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Wisch: ‘D-Will’ Could Show A New Way For Illini Recruiting

These days, “D-Will” – he of the two Olympic gold medals and the current Sports Illustrated cover – has given the University of Illinois a brand-name star that Illini fans can be deeply proud of.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2012

Nathan Scheelhaase. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Hoge On College Football: Illini Fans Might Deserve Better, But Shouldn’t Expect It

I’ll never criticize fans for demanding the very best. They put their hard-earned money into the program and it should go after the very best. But Illini fans also shouldn’t be surprised when the result is Tim Beckman.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2012