They don't actually CITE the site, and it's possible they read the same thing and reported it too...days after Brian's CARA form snafu analysis. But an awful coincidence, no? At least they point out that the Freep's report differed greatly from the findings at the end of the article.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."