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  • Louisiana Tech's Bates helps beat former teammates

    The Sports Xchange By Art Garcia, The Sports Xchange Louisiana Tech's Bates helps beat former teammates DALLAS -- Houston Bates made plenty of special memories while with the Illinois Fighting Illini. On Friday at the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl,...
  • Heart of Dallas Bowl matchup: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech

    Heart of Dallas Bowl matchup: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech
    TV/radio: Noon Friday at Cotton Bowl; ESPN, WSCR-AM 670. Line: Louisiana Tech by 6. Records: Illinois 6-6, Louisiana Tech 8-5. Last meeting: Illinois lost 52-24 on Sept. 22, 2012 in Champaign. On the offensive: Quarterback Reilly O'Toole led...
  • Skip Holtz and Tim Beckman continue family coaching traditions

    Skip Holtz and Tim Beckman continue family coaching traditions
    Timothy David Beckman's initials (T.D.) are no coincidence. As a small child, Tim Beckman would doodle stick figures and even assign them jersey numbers. When NFL players were near, he often would rather sidle up to his pops, Dave Beckman, and other...
  • Bowl victory would put exclamation point on Illinois' reclamation season

    DALLAS — Wearing gaudy sweater vests with chest hair peeking out of the top, Santa Claus belly shirts and poinsettia-patterned crocheted tops, the Illinois football team brought its ugly Christmas sweater party to Dallas earlier this week. The...
  • Illinois defense on the upswing heading into bowl game

    Illinois defense on the upswing heading into bowl game
    DALLAS — Early in the season, Illinois coach Tim Beckman described the team's inability to create turnovers as one of its biggest weaknesses. The defense finished the regular season ranked 112th nationally, allowing 464.3 total yards per game, and...
  • 3 Illinois recruits from Texas thrilled Illini in Heart of Dallas Bowl

    When Donovonn Young was a high school senior in 2010, he traveled from Katy, Texas, to Houston to watch Illinois practices and then saw the Illini beat Baylor in the Texas Bowl. The running back already was set on Illinois as his college destination,...
  • Tim Beckman names Reilly O'Toole starting QB for Illini's bowl game

    Tim Beckman names Reilly O'Toole starting QB for Illini's bowl game
    DALLAS -- Quarterback Reilly O’Toole received the official nod as the Heart of Dallas Bowl game starter from coach Tim Beckman. “He deserves it,” Beckman said on Tuesday. O’Toole led Illinois to all three Big Ten victories,...
  • Sports TV and radio: Friday's 12/26 log (updated Monday AM)

    7:40 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: West Ham at Chelsea.--NBCSN 9 a.m.    Football: Oct. 2014: Phoebus vs. Bethel.--LSC 48 9:55 a.m.    Soccer: English Premier League: TBA.--NBCSN Noon    Football: Oct. 2014: Kecoughtan vs. Phoebus.-- LSC 48 12:...
  • College football bowl matchups and previews

    Welcome to the extreme college football postseason. A playoff will conclude the season for the first time. More bowl games than ever 39 will be contested with two nations represented. Hello, Bahamas. The calendar is packed with action, starting with...
  • Louisiana Tech's Houston Bates to face ex-Illinois teammates in final game

    From junior high until well into his college career, Houston Bates' anticipation before football games would grow so intense, he would throw up. "I'm beyond nerves now," the Louisiana Tech senior linebacker said. "I'm a veteran of the game now." But...
  • Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech

    SportsDirect Inc. Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl Preview: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech ZAXBY'S HEART OF DALLAS BOWL STORYLINES 1. One of the many setbacks during Illinois coach Tim Beckman's first year on the job was a blowout loss to Louisiana Tech. With...