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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.

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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.

Watch Illinois coach Tim Beckman's Big Ten Media Day press conference

Here’s Illinois football coach Tim Beckman’s full media conference from Big Ten Football Media Days. BTN/BTN2Go will provide more than 13 hours of live coverage, more than double last year’s total, at the 2015 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon, presented by Allstate and BMW, Thursday and Friday at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago.

Illini, past and present, tweet support for program, Tim Beckman

Illinois football players, past and present, took to Twitter on Thursday to show their support for the program and head coach Tim Beckman. Last Sunday, former offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic sent out a flurry of critical tweets that accused Beckman of running a culture of player mistreatment. Cvijanovic, who tore his meniscus vs. Ohio State on Nov. 1 and missed the rest of the 2014 season, stopped playing football because, “I was asked to push myself past pain until I didn’t want to play anymore.” The offensive lineman started 29 games at Illinois during his final three seasons. He was

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Tim Beckman Q&A: 'The first year was a disaster, I’ll be honest'

It has been a slow, steady build at Illinois under Tim Beckman. He has made steady progress since arriving from Toledo and taking over the Illini in 2012, going 2-10 (0-8 Big Ten), 4-8 (1-7) and 6-7 (3-5) last season.

Did You See This? Illinois' Tim Beckman takes ice bath

It was a hard days work for Illinois football coach Tim Beckman on Friday. Or perhaps, he really felt like bonding with standout linebacker Jonathan Brown. Either way, the first-year head coach capped Friday’s practice with a plunge in the ice bath. No joke. And from the picture @IllinoisFootball tweeted, it sure seemed as though Beckman enjoyed the cold temperatures. See the photo in this post. Illinois fans have to like this side of Beckman. It’s always nice to see coaches interacting and having fun with their players off the field. This definitely falls under that category. My question: Which

Tim Beckman sings "Take Me Out to the Ball Game"

It was Illinois Day on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field, and as part of the festivities, first-year Illinois football coach Tim Beckman sang “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the seventh inning stretch. See photos, courtesy of @IlliniFootball, of Beckman taking part in the Wrigley Field staple in this post. [ Watch Beckman sing the Seventh Inning Stretch] [ Read and watch all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage] Great job singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" by @coachbeckman! #illini #B1GFootball @cubs — Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) July 28, 2012 Beckman on WGN radio at the