Tim Beckman

Illinois receiver Mike Dudek. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

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

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

The Bernstein Brief: Mediocrity Reigns At Illinois

Tim Beckman being retained sends a message.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2014

Tim Beckman.  (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Emma: Beckman Staying At Illinois

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

CBS Chicago–11/30/2014

: Head coach Tim Beckman of the Illinois Fighting Illini coaches against the Northwestern Wildcats during the fourth quarter.  . (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Firing Beckman Would Be Foolish

A different scene took place two years ago at Ryan Field.

11/29/2014

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

Wisch: Will Thomas Hold Beckman To Zook’s Standards?

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has a big decision awaiting this weekend.

CBS Chicago–11/25/2014

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Michigan State’s No Longer The ‘Little Brother’

Saturday figures to show how far the Spartans have come and how far the Wolverines have fallen.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2014

Former Wisconsin coach and current athletic director Barry Alvarez. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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

Aaron Bailey in 2013. (Getty Images)

Aaron Bailey To Get His Shot To Start At QB For Illinois

With Wes Lunt out, it’s either Bailey or Reilly O’Toole’s job to win.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2014

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

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

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah. (Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: Nebraska May Be Back

The Cornhuskers can truly prove themselves Saturday in East Lansing.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2014

Illinois fans. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Wisch: Hungry Illini Fan Base Deserves To Be Fed

Ravenous Illinois fans take over Internet polls — what would they do with a real championship team?

CBS Chicago–10/01/2014

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

The Northern Illinois Huskies celebrated after Saturday's win at Northwestern. (David Banks/Getty Images)

View: NIU Ad In Tribune Trolls Illinois, Northwestern

Hey, if you’re winning, you can talk all you want, right?

CBS Chicago–09/12/2014

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

Wisch: Lunt’s Slow Starts Can’t Follow Illini To Seattle

Illinois is 2-0 despite sluggish starts to games.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2014

Memorial Stadium. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: With Attendance, Illini Losing The Numbers Game

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

CBS Chicago–09/04/2014

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

Wisch: It Should Be ‘Bowl Or Bust’ For Beckman In 2014

No Illini coach has started with three straight losing seasons since 1977-’79.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2014

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio, left, and Ohio State coach Urban Meyer. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Emma’s End-Around: How The Big Ten Will Be Won

Stability is such a key in the Big Ten, and Ohio State and Michigan State have it.

CBS Chicago–08/29/2014

Dick Butkus. (Skip Bolen/Getty Images Fox Cable Network)

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

Wes Lunt. ( Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Wes Lunt Named Starting QB For Illinois

Lunt impressed during a freshman season at Oklahoma State before he was injured.

CBS Chicago–08/20/2014

Maryland coach Randy Edsall. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Emma: NCAA Change Can’t Come Soon Enough

Maryland coach Randy Edsall sounded off at media days, saying there needs to be “big changes.”

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

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