Illinois fires head basketball coach Weber

Friday, March 9, 2012 | 3:39 p.m. CST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois fired Bruce Weberc on Friday, letting go of a fiery coach whose first three years with the Illini included a run to the national championship game before a long, lackluster slide the past six years that culminated with a 17-15 mark this season.