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Ron Zook

Fire Away: College Football Coaches Axed Around The Country

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.29.2011 | Sports

"Black Friday" is the moniker given to the day after Thanksgiving. Marked by deep discounts at retailers and occasional cutthroat behavior by shoppers...

Ron Zook Fired As Illinois Football Coach

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 01.27.2012 | Sports

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois coach Ron Zook was fired Sunday after the Illini followed a 6-0 start to this season with a six-game losing streak. ...

Illini Linebacker Kicked Off Team After Aggravated Battery Arrest

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois has kicked linebacker Evan Frierson (Fry'-er-son) off its football team two days after he was arrested and charged wi...

Illinois Benches QB Juice Williams, Eddie McGee New Starter

ESPN Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a 1-3 start, Illinois has decided to make a change at quarterback. Senior Juice Williams has been benched in favor of junior Eddie McGee for th...

Illinois Falls To Purdue 24-14 As Illini Remain Winless In Big Ten

AP | CLIFF BRUNT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Joey Elliott passed for 166 yards and ran for 62 yards and a touchdown, and Purdue beat Illinois 24-14 Saturday to avoid ...

Illinois Falls To Michigan State 24-14 As Quarterback Switch Backfires

AP | DAVID MERCER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Keith Nichol threw for 179 yards in his first start to lead Michigan State to a 24-14 win over Illinois on Saturday. Larry Ca...

Wrigley Field Football Game: Zook 'Very Excited' About Illinois-Northwestern Game At Friendly Confines

ESPN Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wrigley Field has turned into Chicago's newest hot spot for big-time concerts, and it also hosted the NHL's Winter Classic, so what's next for the leg...

Football Coach Ron Zook Is Highest Paid Public University Employee

Chicago Sun-Times | DAVE NEWBART AND ART GOLAB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There are 69,000 people who work for public universities in Illinois, and none of them is paid as much as Ron Zook, the University of Illinois' footba...