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Regardless of allegations, Tim Beckman's record will determine fate

Regardless of allegations, Tim Beckman's record will determine fate

With a decent chance to repeat, Illinois basked in the glory of the Princeton Review naming it America's No. 1 party school. Imagine how big the Champaign bash might be late this fall when the Illini change head football coaches. It seems a matter of when, not if. Beleaguered coach Tim Beckman arrives for the start of preseason practice Thursday on borrowed time — an observation based on football shortcomings more than the allegations of player mistreatment or the embarrassment he created at last week's Big Ten meetings. In a rambling explanation trying to articulate his program's allegiance to the word "Oskee," Beckman demonstrated no proof he could...

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