Illinois football looking to avoid all the offseason distractions

Illini focusing on getting better as a team

By Elliott Polakoff |

Published 08/01 2015 10:50PM

Updated 08/01 2015 10:50PM

The Illini went to their first bowl game in three years in 2014. But it's what happened in the offseason that is dominating the headlines in Champaign, as allegations of player mistreatment by former Illini Simon Cvijanovic have cast a cloud over the program heading into 2015.

Matt Wettersten caught up with head coach Tim Beckman and some players to see how they're dealing with the unwanted publicity.

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