BTN School Days: Illinois Fighting Illini

When it comes to the 2011-12 athletic year for Illinois, many people will remember it for all of the transition. Football coach Ron Zook, men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber and women’s basketball coach Jolette Law all coached their last games and gave way to Tim Beckman, John Groce and Matt Bollant, respectively. But it also was a successful year, one highlighted by the men’s gymnastics team’s 10th NCAA title and first since 1989. The coach of the team, Justin Spring, 29, became the youngest gymanstics coach to win the national crown.

Catch Illinois Day on BTN all day Monday. View our programming schedule for the list of shows, games and features to be shown on Illinois Day. Future Illinois Days include: June 26 and July 17.

Other Illinois highlights from the 2011-12 athletic year:

Shows/games featured on BTN during Illinois Day:

Big Ten Icons: Lou Henson

Big Ten Icons: Red Grange

The Big Ten’s Greatest Games – Football 1999: Illinois at Michigan

The Big Ten Greatest Games – Football 2001: Wisconsin at Illinois

Big Ten Basketball Replay: Ohio State at Illinois – 1/10/12

Big Ten Football Replay: 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl – Illinois vs. UCLA

[View our programming schedule for the official list of shows on each Illinois Day]

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