1. Illinois' Tim Beckman Needs to Perform Better Before He Starts Trash Talking

    Give Illinois head coach Tim Beckman credit—he doesn't lack for confidence. Results or pesky facts aside, Beckman knows what he wants the Illini program to be, and he is great at messaging that...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 7 months ago 3,147 reads 7 comments

  2. Illinois' Bill Cubit Is the Most Valuable Assistant in the Big Ten

    On Wednesday, University of Illinois head coach Tim Beckman announced the signing of nine new players, but it was another announcement that stole the show...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 2,609 reads 2 comments

  3. Breaking Down the 2013 Fighting Illini Football Season

    Another season of Fighting Illini football is in the books. 2013 was a roller coaster season for the Illini . Despite a 4-8 record, there were quite a few positives in the season for Illinois...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 9 months ago 1,397 reads 1 comments

  4. Which Big Ten Football Coaches Are on the Hot Seat?

    To say the Big Ten season hasn't played out the way many pundits and prognosticators thought it was going to would be an understatement...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 9 months ago 3,112 reads 10 comments

  5. Big Ten Football: What We Learned During Week 12

    Wide receivers nearly rushing for 100 yards, triple overtime in Evanston and turnovers galore—the Big Ten had it all and then some in Week 12 of the college football season...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 10 months ago 2,231 reads 4 comments

  6. Illini's Loss to Penn State a Huge Blow to Bowl Hopes, but a Show of Progress

    My, how times have changed. Prior to Saturday's contest between the Illini and Penn State Nittany Lions, the Illini had won only two games against their Big Ten rival since 2002...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 10 months ago 995 reads 2 comments

  7. Perception of Big Ten's Leaders Division as Weaker of Two Could Be Changing

    Since the inception of the ill-concieved Leaders and Legends Division names, the Legends Division (M's, N's and Iowa if you still haven't gotten used to it) has had the perception of being the stronger and much more competitive division...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 11 months ago 3,038 reads 6 comments

  8. Scheelhaase Is the Key to Illinois Football Holding Its Own in Big Ten Play

    After a two-season stretch that saw Illinois football lose 16 out of 18 games, the team has raced off to a 3-1 start. To silence some of its doubters, second year coach Tim Beckman 's spread attack has produced over 40 points per game...

    Aaron Bruder Written by Aaron Bruder about 11 months ago 1,331 reads 2 comments

  9. Has Tim Beckman's Hire of Bill Cubit Resurrected Illini Football?

    It sure is amazing how quickly things can turn around with the right set of coaches. Don't believe me? Then I submit to you the 2013 Illinois football team and head coach Tim Beckman 's hire of offensive coordinator Bill Cubit...

    Andrew Coppens Written by Andrew Coppens about 12 months ago 2,942 reads 4 comments