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Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois has fired football coach Tim Beckman one week before the start of the season, citing preliminary results of an investigation into allegations of player mistreatment and inappropriate behavior. Athletic director Mike Thomas said Friday that the timing is unfortunate, but ''it was in the best interests of student-athletes to act now rather than when a...
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Former Illinois Player Darius Millines Tweets That Tim Beckman, Staff Shunned Him For Visiting Sick Father

Last week, former Illinois lineman Simon Cvijanovic made headlines for a long Twitter rant against Illini head coach Tim Beckman and the Illini program. Cvijanovic, who had been a four year starter and has served as one of the team’s media reps at Big Ten Media Days, accused Beckman of making him play through pain and claims that the program employs unlicensed medical professionals...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Illini’s Tim Beckman Under Fire

Over the weekend former Illinois offensive lineman, Simon Cvijanovic took his distaste for Illini head coach Tim Beckman to twitter. Cvijanovic cited Beckman’s abuse of power in his tweet and attributed many of his (Cvijanovic’s) mental issues to Beckman’s physical, mental, and emotional ridicule. On Monday, Illini Athletic Director, Mike Thomas came out in support of his head...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Illinois lineman says head coach made him play hurt

Former Illinois offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic has made some serious accusations against Fighting Illini coach Tim Beckman. Cvijanovic, who was a senior last season, wrote in a lengthy Twitter rant on Sunday that Beckman and the Illinois training staff misdiagnosed his injuries and forced him to play when he shouldn’t have been. Cvijanovic decided to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois coach responds to criticism with statement

Illinois Fighting Illini football coach Tim Beckman received some harsh criticism from former Illinois offensive guard Simon Cvijanovic. Cvijanovic discussed what he believed to be mistreatment from the team’s coaching staff, before injuring his shoulder and eventually quitting the team last season. Shortly after the allegations were put out on social media, Beckman and the university...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Illinois Football Player Simon Cvijanovic Blasts Coach Tim Beckman on Twitter

It’s no secret Illinois’ coach Tim Beckman is on the hot seat entering 2015. Beckman’s win total has improved by two games in back...
Via Athlon Sports
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Illinois Football Player Goes on Rant Against Head Coach

Former Illinois football player Simon Cvijanovic went off on a rant targeting the Illini football team as well as head coach Tim Beckman on Sunday. Displaying anger and outright frustration, Cvijanovic  accused Beckman of abuse and “misuse of power.” In a Twitter rant that lasted hours and included dozens of tweets, Cvijanovic didn’t back down when faced with questions...
Via Sportsnaut
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois Coach Tim Beckman Issues Statement In Response To Simon Cvijanovic’s Accusations

Sunday afternoon, former Illinois offensive guard Simon Cvijanovic, who injured his shoulder midway through last season and quit the team shortly after, went on a passionate Twitter rant about how he felt he was mistreated by the Illini coaching staff during his time in Champaign. A few hours later, Beckman and Illinois have issued a statement in response. Matt Wettersten of WCIA...
Via College Spun
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Illinois OL Ted Karras Responds To Simon Cvijanovic’s Allegations, Says Former Teammate “Quit On His Brothers”

Former Illinois offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic posted a series of damning tweets about the Illini’s football program earlier this afternoon.  The former offensive tackle, whose college career ended last November when he injured his shoulder, made some serious allegations against head coach Tim Beckman and the Illinois athletic department. Among the allegations: he was pushed...
Via College Spun
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Illinois OL Simon Cvijanovic Has Some Serious Allegations Against Tim Beckman, Illini Football Staff

Former Illinois offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic took some time out of his Sunday to make some pretty serious allegations against the Illini’s football program.  Cvijanovic, whose college career ended last November when he injured his shoulder, says he was constantly asked to play through pain.  The 6-foot-6, 310-pound former offensive tackle posted a series of tweets that...
Via College Spun
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

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