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With the annual BTN summer bus tour complete and the season kicking off Thursday night, it’s time for BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s preseason Big Ten Power Rankings. See the full list inside.
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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.
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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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Our countdown to kickoff series continues, and today it’s all about the Big Ten East’s most intimidating player. See the BTN.com panel’s selections inside.
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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.