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Illinois hires ex-Big 12 leader as consultant

The University of Illinois has hired a consulting firm led by former Big 12 Conference commissioner Dan Beebe as it deals with former athletes' allegations of mistreatment.

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Group wants Emmert to meet ex-Illinois players

An advocacy group for college athletes wants NCAA President Mark Emmert to meet with former Illinois student-athletes who have alleged they were mistreated by coaches.

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Illinois chancellor resigns; athletics among issues

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Chancellor Phyllis Wise said Thursday that she is resigning, citing a range of "external issues" that she says have become a distraction for the school.

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Illinois coach wants to change tone of program

After a report on allegations of mistreatment in Illinois women's hoops leveled that a former assistant coach treated players harshly, head coach Matt Bollant said he wants to change the tone.

Former Illini players suing school

Seven former Illinois women's basketball players are accusing coach Matt Bollant and a former assistant of violating their civil rights and using race to divide the team while trying to force some players out. The lawsuit adds to this year's accusations against the school's sports programs over player treatment. Story

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Former Illinois assistant get $48,000 payout

A newspaper says the University of Illinois gave a more than $48,000 payout to a former assistant women's basketball coach who left amid accusations that players were mistreated.

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Illini up support efforts amid athletes' allegations

Illinois is taking steps to increase support for what it terms "the health and well-being" of its athletes following abuse allegations in both the football and women's basketball programs.

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Illinois investigation widens to women's hoops

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.

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Illinois assistant leaves amid player concerns

Illinois says it has also looked into concerns raised by parents of women's basketball players that preceded the departure of an assistant coach.

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Chatrice White set to revive Illini

From the McDonald's All American Games in Chicago to the high school program she revived in Shelby, Neb., center Chatrice White already is looking forward to her next reclamation project, at Illinois.