Kendrick Nunn dismissed from Illinois

Kendrick Nunn dismissed from Illinois

Submitted by BursleysFinest on May 24th, 2016 at 5:19 PM

 

Chicago Tribune link

Stemming from a Domestic Violence arrest that he had. Basketball-wise, it is a pretty substantial loss to them (he averaged about 15.5 points and 5 rebounds last year, torched us for 23). They suspended him immediately after it happened months ago, and waited on the results of the case (he plead guilty to misdemeanor domestic battery) to make a final decision. Illini basketball just got a lot less dangerous.

Illini student manager now on roster

Illini student manager now on roster

Submitted by MikeCohodes on January 23rd, 2015 at 2:05 PM

Injuries have been a running problem in the NCAA and B1G this season, not just at UM. Apparently the Illini have decided to take a drastic step though. Their roster was down to only 7 players versus Purdue this week, so effective with Saturday's game against Minnesota, they are adding a player to their roster. The team's former student manager, Ryan Schmidt, has been promoted to walk-on status and will now be suiting up for the Illini. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I just hope it doesn't ever come to this for us.

LINK

Illini Co-Offensive Coordinator Chris Beatty Fired (Edit: Now Confirmed)

Illini Co-Offensive Coordinator Chris Beatty Fired (Edit: Now Confirmed)

Submitted by UMgradMSUdad on January 5th, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Nothing has been substantiated yet, but there are reports that Illinois has fired co-OC Chris Beatty.  Given the tire fire that was Illinois football, it's probably no surprise that someone from that staff was going to be let go.

http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/

Edit: As BrownJuggarnaut pointed out in a post below, the story is now confirmed.

Here is a story from the Daily Illini: http://www.dailyillini.com/sports/men_sports/football/article_dcaa024a-578c-11e2-8ab8-001a4bcf6878.html

Key bits from the article include that the Illini were 119 out of 120 NCAA teams in total and scoring offense and that this is their fifth OC change since 2008.