It’s old news that two head football coaches at Wisconsin — Bret Bielema and Gary Andersen — left in part because of the school’s academic restrictions in accepting borderline athletes.
Harking back to Barry Alvarez, Wisconsin has nevertheless ridden a wave of momentum in sustaining a successful program.
CHAMPAIGN — As far as roster size goes, Central football is on par this summer with the other two seasons under coach Nate Albaugh.
But when it comes to summer participation? It’s on the rise for the Maroons. Up nearly 25 percent.
Sports Talk 07-23-15: Play now!
After delivering the latest in sports news, Steve talks baseball with David Schuster (670 The Score), then basketball with former Illini Dee Brown, and finally chats football with former Illini Carey Davis.
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Our longtime college football writer will be attending next week's Big Ten media days. Ask him what kind of questions Illinois coach Tim Beckman will get during his interview sessions. And ask him about new graduate assistant coach Reilly O'Toole.
Based on last week's chat, it seems like interest is ramping up again for Illinois volleyball ... Kevin Hambly's squad certainly dominated the conversation. So Scott Richey will be back at it again at 2 p.m. Tuesday, tackling any Illini volleyball questions you might have. Women's basketball and baseball are always good topics. Illini soccer, too. The same "rules" apply per usual.
University of Illinois trustees today are expected to sign off on amendments to three UI head coaches' contracts. In addition to more years for wrestling's Jim Heffernan and more money for gymnastics' Kim Landrus and Justin Spring, all three deals include provisions for "90 percent of the net profit of any camps and clinics" operated by the UI.