New Illinois football head coach Tim Beckman takes over for the fired Ron Zook. The rookie head coach (on a Big Ten level) from Toledo addressed the media yesterday (Here is the link to the 25 minute video) after a week at Camp Rantoul; the Illini train on the former Chanute air force base. Here are some of the highlights of what he had to say … [Read more...] about Illini Football Media Day highlights
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Illini get much needed boost to the return game in NIU transfer
Illini Coach Tim Beckman landed a pretty important although bound to be somewhat overlooked recruit today. It's the ultimate needs-based pick up. Yuo can easily say without hyperbole that Illinois had the worst special teams in all of college football last year. Aside from the placekicking, it was all around atrocious and cost them a win at Penn State, and probably another two … [Read more...] about Illini get much needed boost to the return game in NIU transfer
Illinois Alumni Association takes shot at Northwestern marketing slogan
I received a mass email today from the Illinois Alumni Association. The subject heading: ILLINOIS: Chicago's Big Ten University The message content: Illinois alumni don't need an expensive roadside billboard to let people know we're the best public Big Ten university in Chicago! Instead, make your case in your office space by displaying your loyalty for everyone to … [Read more...] about Illinois Alumni Association takes shot at Northwestern marketing slogan
Can Tim Beckman keep Illini Defensive Dominance going?
The Illini started to get defensive, real defensive in the 2010 Texas Bowl. In that 38-14 trouncing of Robert Griffin III and Baylor, they held RG3 and the Bears in check. The man who would win the Heisman trophy and become the #2 overall pick in the NFL Draft the very next season was out of rhythm, out of sync versus the Illini in Houston. And that D carried over into 2011, … [Read more...] about Can Tim Beckman keep Illini Defensive Dominance going?
New 2012 Illini Football slogan unveiled
Illinois football coach Tim Beckman revealed the 2012 Illinois “Loyal-Tee” shirt design Tuesday in front of Foellinger Auditorium in Champaign. The winning design, featured on the front of the shirt, was voted on by thousands of Illini fans out of four designs based on the winning fan-submitted slogan, “A New Era BECKons.” Get it? Cuz of Tim Beckman, beckons..."STEAKS … [Read more...] about New 2012 Illini Football slogan unveiled