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Circling the Wagons

Circling the Wagons

A players-only meeting prior to the Wisconsin game led to better play and something for Illinois to build on.

CHAMPAIGN – Tim Beckman challenged the seniors on his football team to step up the leadership in the week prior to the Wisconsin game. Cornerback Terry Hawthorne and defensive end Michael Buchanan took the instruction head on, calling a players-only meeting in the hotel in Madison the night before kickoff. With a season quickly headed south, the meeting was wanted, or needed, by the entire...

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