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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 teams: No. 10, Oregon

No. 10: Oregon

COACH: Mark Helfrich

2014 RECORD: 13-2

PROJECTED 2015 RECORD: 11-2

CIRCLE THE DATE: Nov. 21 vs. Southern Cal

Best of Illini: No. 10, Chayce Crouch

No. 10: Chayce Crouch, QB

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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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?

Best of teams: No. 11, Florida State

COACH: Jimbo Fisher

2014 RECORD: 13-1

PROJECTED 2015 RECORD: 11-2

CIRCLE THE DATE: Nov. 7 at Clemson

Best of Illini: No. 11, Teko Powell

Why he’s important: Many folks bemoaned the fact Teko Powell didn’t use a redshirt season in 2012 as a true freshman. Tim Beckman has indicated he wishes he didn’t feel like he had to play the talented defensive tackle out of Miami in that forgettable season for the Illini.

Sports Talk 07-28-15

Sports Talk 07-28-15: Play now!

Steve Kelly and Loren Tate host the Tuesday edition of Sports Talk. They talk with Martin O'Donnell.

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Best of teams: No. 12, UCLA

No. 12: UCLA

COACH: Jim Mora

2014 RECORD: 10-3

PROJECTED 2015 RECORD: 11-2

CIRCLE THE DATE: Nov. 28 at Southern Cal