Our Bob Asmussen, Scott Richey and Loren Tate are in Chicago today for the Big Ten's media shindig. Updates coming all day:
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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.
No. 10: Oregon
COACH: Mark Helfrich
2014 RECORD: 13-2
PROJECTED 2015 RECORD: 11-2
CIRCLE THE DATE: Nov. 21 vs. Southern Cal
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.
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Former Illinois guard Rayvonte Rice on Wednesday signed a contract with Italian basketball club Scaligera Verona to begin his professional career.
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.
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?