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Stories with person: Tim Beckman
  • Loss exposes holes in Illinois defense 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 6:34 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - For the first two games of this season, the Illinois defense provided something that had been missing for a while in Champaign: a wall that kept the opposition off the scoreboard.

  • Illinois shuts out Western Illinois, 44-0 story has photos
    Updated: Sep-12-15 5:04 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A season ago, Illinois games against Youngstown State, Texas State and others that Big Ten teams are expected to coast through turned into nail-biters.

  • Kent State-Illinois postponed until Saturday by lightning 
    Updated: Sep-05-15 12:14 am

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - An Illinois football team eager to put months of turmoil aside and play football will have to wait an extra day after Friday's opener against Kent State was postponed after three hours of lightning.