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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

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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

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Report: University Of Illinois Hires Outside Law Firm For Another Independent Investigation

An initial internal investigation found no wrongdoing following allegations of player mistreatment in the women’s basketball program.

CBS Chicago–05/26/2015

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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

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

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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

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Wisch: Illini Fumble By Moving Football Opener To A Friday

This is certain: Prospective recruits won’t be watching on a Friday night.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2015

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

Illinois Football Moves 3 Home Games Against Northwestern To Soldier Field

The Illini and Wildcats will square off at Soldier Field in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

CBS Chicago–02/09/2015

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Wisch: A To-Do List For Tim Beckman, Mike Thomas

Receiver Mike Dudek needs to be promoted as the face of the program.

CBS Chicago–12/09/2014

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Emma: Beckman Staying At Illinois

Illinois will retain football coach Tim Beckman, a team source confirmed.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2014

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Wisch: Badgers Shows Us Illini Football Can Be More

Wisconsin was once in the doldrums and is now a Big Ten power.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2014

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Wisch: It’s Time To Let Tim Beckman Go

Illinois is just 1-17 in Big Ten play under Beckman’s direction.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2014

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

Wisch: In Big Ten, Beckman Should Be Held To Higher Standard

Tim Beckman’s boss made it clear upon his hiring that Big Ten success was the goal.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2014

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Wisch: With Attendance, Illini Losing The Numbers Game

Illinois’ football attendance has been dwindling for five straight seasons.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2014

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Wisch: It’s Time The Illini Erect Statues Honoring Butkus, Halas

It’s time to honor the past and further connect Chicago to Champaign.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2014

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Wisch: Bring The IHSA Basketball Tourney Back Home

Bidding’s open, and there’s an aura about holding it at the state’s flagship university.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2014

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Wisch: For More Donors, Illini First Need More Wins

Illinois’ athletic department ranks in the lower one-third of the Big Ten in donor contributions.

CBS Chicago–03/27/2014

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Wisch: The More Games, The Better For Young Illini

Illinois would benefit from playing in any postseason tournament, including the third-tier CBI.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2014

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Wisch: Warm Illini Football Thoughts In February

By Dave Wischnowsky – (CBS) It’s Valentine’s Day, and I’m feeling the love. Yes, for my wife, of course. But also for the University of Illinois’ football scheduling, which I think is pretty sweet. And […]

CBS Chicago–02/14/2014

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Wisch: Mike Thomas’ To-Do List In Champaign

Mike Thomas has plenty to accomplish to earn his pay raise.

CBS Chicago–01/28/2014

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