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Two votes against Tim Beckman hire

Updated: January 20, 2012, 5:25 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Two University of Illinois board of trustee members voted against the appointment of football coach Tim Beckman on Thursday, citing their disappointment with the lack of African-American men's basketball and football head coaches hired by the school.

Beckman's contract was approved by 10 of the 12 trustee members in Chicago on Thursday, according to spokesperson Thomas Hardy. James Montgomery and Lawrence Oliver II were the two trustees to vote against the appointment because Illinois ...

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