Beckman's Battle

Illinois has lost five straight games, with Saturday's defeat a stinging disappointment for coach Tim Beckman and his team.

CHAMPAIGN – Tim Beckman gave a solemn shake of the head as he met athletic director Mike Thomas exiting the field following Saturday's 31-17 loss to Indiana. His face looked stressed, and he didn't speak as Thomas embraced the first-year coach. Shortly thereafter, a member of the media asked Beckman how he felt. "Awesome," he said sarcastically. "How do I look? Honestly? "I've lost 2...

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