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Cubit tries to focus on football amid Illinois uncertainty

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Bill Cubit insists he is focused on Illinois' opening game against Kent State, and that's it. That could be one tough task amid the turmoil at the school. Cubit takes over after Tim Beckman was fired Friday. An investigation found Beckman meddled in athletes' medical issues; He denies any wrongdoing. The two top administrators at the campus abruptly resigned...
Via Associated Press
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Some Illini players use Twitter to back coaches

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Some current and former Illinois football players started their own Twitter campaign in support of Illinois coach Tim Beckman and his staff following allegations they mishandled a player's injuries. At least 20 past and current players posted messages Thursday using the hashtag (hash)proudillini. Some were players who've had their own injuries while playing...
Via Associated Press
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois Players Are Tweeting In Support Of Program Using The Hashtag #ProudIllini

Illinois’ football programs has come under fire recently after former players Darius Millines and Simon Cvijanovic accused head coach Tim Beckman and staff of multiple forms of mistreatment.  Millines and Cvijanovic’s allegations are quite serious, but there are others stepping in to defend their program. Several current and former Illinois players have taken to Twitter to voice...
Via College Spun
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

No turnovers an ongoing problem for Illini defense

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) For a moment on Saturday, it looked as though Illinois' turnover drought might end. Youngstown State quarterback Dante Nania delivered a ball right to Illini linebacker Mason Monheim's hands. Monheim, one of the team's best defenders, dropped it. Illinois didn't force a turnover in the 28-17 win over Youngstown State, and has gone two-plus games without one...
Via Associated Press
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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