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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

Devin Smith #9 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates with teammates and Brutus Buckeye after an 8-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter of the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Ohio Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

#11 Ohio State Crushes Illinois

Buckeyes roll to 55-14 home victory

11/01/2014

Tyrin Stone-Davis #2 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs the ball as Logan Hutton #17 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers pursues at Memorial Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Champaign, Illinois.  Illinois defeated Minnesota 28-24. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Illinois Stuns Minnesota, 28-24

Wearing new “Gray Ghost” uniforms, Illini score first conference win of season

10/25/2014

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 Hosting 6-1 Minnesota For Homecoming

Gophers clicking while Illini struggle

10/25/2014

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CBS Chicago: Fire Illini Coach?

Columnist questions if Tim Beckman has what it takes to get Illinois football going in right direction.

10/06/2014

Quarterback Wes Lunt #12 of the Illinois Fighting Illini passes in the third quarter against the Washington Huskies on September 13, 2014 at Husky Stadium in Seattle, Washington. Washington defeated Illinois 44-19.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Illini Quarterback Has Broken Leg

Redshirt sophomore Wes Lunt was injured in Saturday’s loss to Purdue.

10/05/2014

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