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This is the time of year when all things seem possible on college campuses. Visions of conference titles, bowls and playoff berths dance in the heads of giddy fans. But Illinois finds itself bidding goodbye to its head coach a week before kickoff.
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One week before Illinois kicks off the 2015 season, it fired head coach Tim Beckman. Beckman spent three seasons in Champaign, compiling a 12-25 record. See how the Illini reacted to the news inside.
The Big Ten Network bus has screeched to a halt. The football tour is complete. Over, finished, gone, done, out. But, the memories from the 14-stop trip burn on forever.
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Tim Beckman is out; Bill Cubit is in. Illinois AD Mike Thomas announced the dismissal of head coach Tim Beckman on Friday afternoon.
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University of Illinois Director of Athletics Mike Thomas dismissed head football coach Tim Beckman on Friday, citing preliminary results of an external review into allegations involving the program.
The school will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. ET Friday to discuss the decision, and BTN/BTN2Go will air the full thing.
The 2015 BTN camp tour is over after 17 days crisscrossing the interstates from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Piscataway, New Jersey.