LIVE! Big Ten Media Days 2015

Our Bob Asmussen, Scott Richey and Loren Tate are in Chicago today for the Big Ten's media shindig. Updates coming all day:

On WDWS 1400-AM, programming starts at 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


5:55 p.m.

Beckman: 'I’m only concerned about one thing'

As expected, Tim Beckman was quizzed relentlessly about his treatment of players during his appearance at today's Big Ten football media day. As expected, the embattled Illinois coach shed little light on the subject.

Best of Illini: No. 10, Chayce Crouch

No. 10: Chayce Crouch, QB

Best of teams: No. 10, Oregon

No. 10: Oregon

COACH: Mark Helfrich

2014 RECORD: 13-2


CIRCLE THE DATE: Nov. 21 vs. Southern Cal

UI roundup: Hambly's squad receives AVCA honor

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois volleyball joined the team from Rutgers on Wednesday as the only Big Ten squads to receive the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2014-15 school year.

Sports Talk 07-29-15

Sports Talk 07-29-15: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Marcus Jackson host the Wednesday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Dan Hartleb and Adam Christ.


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Rice to Italy: 'I couldn’t pass this up'

Former Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice on Wednesday signed a contract with Italian basketball club Scaligera Verona to begin his professional career.

(UPDATED) Hartleb rounds out coaching staff

CHAMPAIGN — Dan Hartleb dipped into the pool of former Iowa State baseball players when he hired Spencer Allen just more than a year ago to replace longtime assistant Eric Snider.

It worked. Allen helped guide Illinois to a program-record 50 wins, while the Illini either led or were near the top of the Big Ten in most offensive statistical categories.

Beckman prepped for grilling at media day

Steve Kelly broadcasts live from Big Ten media days Thursday at 5 on WDWS.

July 31 Illinois football chat

Friday, July 31, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Illinois contingent went through the rigors of Big Ten Media Days on Thursday. Sports editor and beat writer Matt Daniels wasn't in Chicago as he's enjoying time with his new daughter, born last Wednesday, but he watched how Tim Beckman looked in front of the camera. What's the latest with Camp Rantoul? Position battles? Recruiting? Investigations?