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Even as the UI athletic department received a black eye Friday to match the one planted on the administration last week, the nameless and faceless believe the Illini can be just as effective on the football field as before head coach Tim Beckman was fired.

CHAMPAIGN – On more than one occasion Friday Illinois Athletics Director Mike Thomas talked about “turning the page.”

One week before the season opener, Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas terminated football coach Tim Beckman with two years left on his contract for behavior apparently nobody noticed until last spring when a disgruntled former player went on a Twitter rant.

Jannelle Flaws’ spot atop Illinois’ all-time goals-scored list is secured.

Kevin Hambly planned on using his team’s season opener against Louisville as a litmus test of sorts for his starting lineup and rotation.

Tim Beckman walked off the grass practice field outside Memorial Stadium on Thursday night and back into the east side of the venerable venue.

His use of lasagna in his opening news conference didn’t win any fans, who didn’t warm to him initially and never did.

University of Illinois students and area prep football coaches react to Tim Beckman's ouster.

Check out the latest news from Illinois men's tennis and men's golf.

Illinois could do a lot worse than hire Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck in 2016. The 34-year-old Fleck looks like the favorite after the firing of Tim Beckman on Friday.

Illinois volleyball defeated the Louisville Cardinals in three straight sets in the second match of the Illini Classic in Huff Gym on Friday, August 28, 2015. Illini Classic: Illinois Louisville Photographer: Darre

The Ohio State Buckeyes have named six captains and the selections may hint at who will start at quarterback.

Tim Beckman has released a statement on being fired by Illinois and denies allegations of player mistreatment

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Aug 29

There are very few who believe. Not believe in the coach, or the athletic director, or the university, but very few who believe in the Illinois football program. This is for good reason, of course....

Perry Hills was expected to play behind Oklahoma State transfer Daxx Garman and Caleb Rowe, Maryland's No. 2 QB last season.

Perry Hills was expected to play behind Oklahoma State transfer Daxx Garman and Caleb Rowe, Maryland's No. 2 QB last season.

The Illini volleyball team tips off its season tonight vs. Louisville

Illinois offensive coordinator Bill Cubit expected a normal Friday a week before the season kicks off. Instead, he was greeted with news that he'll be the interim coach after coach Tim Beckman was fired. 

On the ejector seat: Here are eight coaches and managers who suffered a fate similar to Illinois football coach Tim Beckman's and were fired before the start of a season.

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