As Tim Beckman tries to haul Illinois out of the football doldrums, he should be thankful. He could be facing tougher sledding elsewhere.
While most of his opponents struggled to crack par in the Illinois PGA Championship's second round Tuesday, UI men's golf coach Mike Small carded his second 67 of the tournament to give himself a 5-shot lead heading into the final day.
It’s game week! The big question is ... does Tim Beckman need a bowl game to keep his job?
The consensus is clear from the Illinois volleyball team. The Illini have run fast-paced offenses before — in high school or club — but nothing in their past compares to the tempo they’re playing at this season. It’s a 180-degree turn from their slower high-ball and something head coach Kevin Hambly called “a very drastic change.”
The Illinois women’s golf team released its 2014-15 schedule Tuesday, and it includes a rare chance to see the Illini play at home.
I believe football games are won and lost up front. If the D-line isn’t dominant, it creates problems for the linebackers and secondary.
Preparation for Saturday’s opener against Youngstown State (11 a.m., BTN, WDWS 1400-AM) is well underway. Here are three items of note Tim Beckman had to say Monday, courtesy Matt Daniels:
When Youngstown State coach and former Illini coach Eric Wolford gazes around Memorial Stadium on Saturday, he’ll carry a stream of happy memories.
2014 Football Schedule
|Aug. 30 vs. Youngstown State, 11 a.m., BTN|
|Sept. 6 vs. Western Kentucky, 11 a.m., BTN|
|Sept. 13 at Washington , 3 p.m., Fox|
|Sept. 20 vs. Texas State - TBA|
|Sept. 27 at Nebraska - 8pm, 8 p.m., BTN|
|Oct. 4 vs. Purdue - TBA|
|Oct. 11 at Wisconsin - TBA|
|Oct. 25 vs. Minnesota, 11 a.m.|
|Nov 1 at Ohio State - 7p.m., ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2|
|Nov. 15 vs. Iowa - TBA|
|Nov. 22 vs. Penn State - TBA|
|Nov. 29 at Northwestern|
|Sept. 5 vs. Kent State|
|Sept. 12 vs. Western Illinois|
|Sept. 19 at North Carolina|
|Sept. 26 vs. Middle Tennesee|
|Oct. 3 vs. Nebraska|
|Oct. 10 at Iowa|
|Oct. 24 vs. Wisconsin|
|Oct. 31 at Penn State|
|Nov. 21 at Minnesota|
|Nov. 28 vs. Northwestern|