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Dienhart: 'Illinois can turn the page and begin anew yet again'

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.

Illinois football dismisses head coach Tim Beckman

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.

Here's the Illinois women's Big Ten Conference basketball schedule

The Big Ten Conference announced the men’s and women’s basketball schedules for 2015-2016 this week. Here’s the conference slate for the Illinois women. See the complete master schedule for the entire Big Ten Women’s basketball season here. Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Thursday December 31, 2015 Maryland at Illinois Champaign, IL Sunday January 3, 2016 Illinois at Purdue West Lafayette, IN Thursday January 7, 2016 Minnesota at Illinois Champaign, IL Sunday January 10, 2016 Illinois at Nebraska Lincoln, NE Wednesday January 13, 2016 Illinois at Rutgers Piscataway, NJ Sunday January 17, 2016 Wisconsin at Illinois Champaign, IL Wednesday

See the 2015-2016 Big Ten Conference women's basketball schedule

On Thursday night, “BTN Live” rolled out the 2015-16 Big Ten women’s basketball schedule, and we’ve laid it out for you below. Be sure to watch “BTN Live” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for a comprehensive look at the Big Ten stories of the day. Looking for your school’s conference schedule? Click on the hyperlink below. Illinois Indiana Iowa Maryland Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Rutgers Wisconsin Here’s the full 2015-16 Big Ten women’s basketball conference schedule: Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Thursday December 31, 2015 Michigan State at Ohio State Columbus,

Here's the Illinois men's Big Ten Conference basketball schedule

The Big Ten Conference announced the men’s and women’s basketball schedules for 2015-2016 this week. Here’s the conference slate for the Illinois men. See the complete master schedule for the entire Big Ten men’s basketball season here. Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Wednesday December 30, 2015 Michigan at Illinois Champaign, IL Sunday January 3, 2016 Illinois at Ohio State Columbus, OH Thursday January 7, 2016 Illinois at Michigan State East Lansing, MI Sunday January 10, 2016 Purdue at Illinois Champaign, IL Saturday January 16, 2016 Nebraska at Illinois Champaign, IL Tuesday January 19, 2016 Illinois at Indiana Bloomington,

See the 2015-16 Big Ten Conference men's basketball schedule

On Thursday night, “BTN Live” rolled out the upcoming Big Ten men’s basketball schedule, and we’ve laid it out for you below. Be sure to watch “BTN Live” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for a comprehensive look at the Big Ten stories of the day. Looking for your school’s conference schedule? Click on the hyperlink below. Illinois Indiana Iowa Maryland Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Rutgers Wisconsin Here’s the full 2015-16 Big Ten men’s basketball conference schedule: Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Site Tuesday December 29, 2015 Michigan State at Iowa Iowa City,

Tom Dienhart offers one post-camp takeaway for all 14 Big Ten teams

The 2015 BTN camp tour is over after 17 days crisscrossing the interstates from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Piscataway, New Jersey. I still have not caught up with laundry and or reintroduced myself to my family, but I thought I’d offer one takeaway from every stop along the way. Here are my final thoughts from each stop: ILLINOIS Good energy at Camp Rantoul—along with some good teaching. QB Wes Lunt looked good, but coming up with explosive/big plays may be a challenge. The RB spot is especially worrisome. The d-line looks better equipped to stop the run. No more big plays.