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Stories with person: Simon Cvijanovic
  • Cubit tries to focus on football amid Illinois uncertainty story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 10:45 am

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Next up for Bill Cubit is Illinois' season opener against Kent State, and that's it. The interim coach is focused on what he can control at the troubled school.

  • Illinois fires coach Tim Beckman 1 week before season opener story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 11:15 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A week before the start of the football season, a difficult summer for the University of Illinois became chaotic as coach Tim Beckman was fired after an investigation found he tried to influence medical decisions and pressure players to play with injuries.

  • Beckman denies Illinois probe's findings, hints at lawsuit 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 7:18 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - Fire Illinois football coach Tim Beckman says the findings of an investigation indicating he interfered with medical procedures and pressured players to play hurt are "utterly false" and suggested he might take legal action.