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Stories with person: Tim Beckman
  • Loss exposes holes in Illinois defense 
    Updated: Sep-21-15 6:34 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - For the first two games of this season, the Illinois defense provided something that had been missing for a while in Champaign: a wall that kept the opposition off the scoreboard.

  • Illinois shuts out Western Illinois, 44-0 story has photos
    Updated: Sep-12-15 5:04 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - A season ago, Illinois games against Youngstown State, Texas State and others that Big Ten teams are expected to coast through turned into nail-biters.