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Beckman Lands Highest-Rated Class at Illinois

Illini football coach says playing in Heart of Dallas Bowl helped

02/04/2015

Mason Monheim #43 of the Illinois Fighting Illini and Ralph Cooper #42  celebrate Monheim's interception touchdown against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half on November 29, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.  The Illinois Fighting Illini defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 47-33.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

“Coach Kool” Not Leaving Mizzou For Illinois

Longtime MU defensive line coach reportedly had offer to become Illini co-defensive coordinator

01/26/2015

Houston Bates #94 of the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs celebrates a 35-18 win against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl on December 26, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Illinois Falls in Heart of Dallas Bowl

Former Illini linebacker stars in Louisiana Tech’s 35-18 win

12/26/2014

Members of the lllinois Fighting Illini band in the rain before the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl at Cotton Bowl on December 26, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Illini Deep in the Heart of Dallas

Illinois set to play Louisiana Tech in day after Christmas bowl game

12/26/2014

Mason Monheim #43 of the Illinois Fighting Illini and Ralph Cooper #42  celebrate Monheim's interception touchdown against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half on November 29, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.  The Illinois Fighting Illini defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 47-33.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Illini Prepare for Heart of Dallas Bowl

School gets $1.6 million for playing in Friday’s contest

12/21/2014

Missouri Tigers players prepare for their SEC Championship game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at the Georgia Dome on December 6, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Mizzou, Illini Bowl Bound

Tigers to play Minnesota in Citrus Bowl, while Illinois is headed to Heart of Dallas matchup

12/07/2014

Geronimo Allison #8 of the Illinois Fighting Illini celebrates after making a touchdown during the first quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Illinois Could Be Snubbed At Bowl Season

Illini athletic director says Big 10 may only get 9 spots for 10 bowl-eligible teams

12/04/2014

Mason Monheim #43 of the Illinois Fighting Illini and Ralph Cooper #42  celebrate Monheim's interception touchdown against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half on November 29, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois.  The Illinois Fighting Illini defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 47-33.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Illinois Is Bowl-Eligible With 47-33 Win

Fighting Illini cap-off regular season with high-scoring affair at Northwestern

11/29/2014

Illinois Fighting Illini players celebrate the game winning field goal against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Memorial Stadium on November 22, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois. Illinois defeated Penn State 16-14. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Illinois Edges Penn State, 16-14

Field goal kicked as time expired ruins day for Nittany Lions.

11/22/2014

Head coach Tim Beckman of the Illinois Fighting Illini smiles on the sidelines during the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium on November 15, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois. Iowa defeated Illinois 30-14. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Illinois Falls To Iowa On the Gridiron

Tim Beckman’s squad is now 4-6 after 30-14 home loss

11/15/2014

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