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EIU Searching for New Head Baseball Coach
The Eastern Illinois University Athletic Department is searching for a new head baseball coach.
The university announced they are not renewing the contract for head baseball coach Jim Schmitz and a search for his successor will start immediately.
Schmitz completed his 21st season as the EIU head coach with the Panthers finishing the 2015 season with a 13-39 record. ... READ MORE >>
U of I Investigation Expands to Women's Basketball
The same legal firm asked to investigate player complaints about the Illinois football team is now looking into similar claims involving the women's basketball team.
Shool spokeswoman Robin Kaler says the Franczek Radelet firm has been asked to review allegations of player mistreatment raised by the parents of three former members of the team.
They include a complaint rega ... READ MORE >>
U of I Asst. Coach Leaves Amid Player Concerns
A week after the Illinois football staff faced accusations of mistreating a player, the school says it has also looked into concerns raised by parents of women's basketball players that preceded the departure of an assistant coach.
Spokeswoman Robin Kaler said Monday assistant coach Mike Divilbiss and the university "had agreed to part ways."
Kaler says the university look ... READ MORE >>
U of I Will Reopen State Farm Center Against Notre Dame
Illinois plans to reopen the renovated State Farm Center on December 2nd against Notre Dame as part of the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge.
Illinois and Notre Dame haven't played a basketball game since the 2003 NCAA Tournament and that was the first time they'd met in 30 years.
The Fighting Irish won that game, but the Illini hold the series edge 27-13.
The State ... READ MORE >>