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FAU Sports | Sun Sentinel blogsCarl Pelini is a good talker. Ask a question and you are going to get more information that you expected. So after a half hour with him on Tuesday, there is plenty of stuff to get me through the......
FAU Sports | Sun Sentinel blogsI have been talking to a lot of people about Howard Schnellenberger and the stadium and a lot of stuff is not making it into stories, but is pretty interesting. I was intrigued by what I heard when I......
FAU Sports | Sun Sentinel blogsAh, nothing like a coach search to take fans on a roller coaster. Reading tea leaves ??? assistants??? contracts not renewed, names floating around, date of announcing new coach not really the date of announcement. All I can say......
Tim Beckman faced a dilemma on the 14th hole at Olympia Fields' North Course: lay up or try to fly it 160 yards from the right rough to clear the scrub area. "You know me," the Illinois football coach said. "I'm not going to play it dang short." At...
Jim Phillips began the toughest day of his tenure as Northwestern athletic director at 8 a.m. Saturday by telling the father of his son's seventh-grade basketball coach how much he respected him. The meeting with Bill Carmody lasted long enough to...
Of all the insulting misconceptions spread since Northern Illinois qualified for the Orange Bowl, the most uninformed suggests the Huskies will use the unfair opinions of the Kirk Herbstreits of the college football world for motivation. None needed. To...
The accent has been removed from the second "e" in Montee Ball. Apparently it was slowing him down. Before the season, Wisconsin's star tailback asked that his name be pronounced "Mon-TAY" to reflect what's on his birth certificate. But he got...
When packing for Illinois' trip to Austin, Texas, to play Colorado in Friday's NCAA tournament matchup, Illini coach John Groce will skip the cowboy hat and boots. He cannot vouch for his wife, Allison. "I'll leave that to her,'' Groce said Sunday...
Traveling through St. Louis the other day, Bruce Weber encountered an Illinois fan who felt compelled to step out of his car and offer an apology to the former Illini coach. "He says, 'Coach, I still feel bad about what happened,' '' the Kansas State...
MONDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS ++++++++++++++++++++ || MLB || Orioles@Angels (T) || MASN12:30 || || Atlanta@Cincinnati || ESPN7 || || C. base. || Maryland@Clemson || ESPNU7 || || NBA play. || East semi.: Chicago@Miami, Gm. 1: || TNT7 || || West semi.:...
College football commissioners were going to end their three-day unity conference in Pasadena with a round of "Kumbaya" at the hotel's valet carport. That was before the consulting firm that dreamed up "College Football Playoff" suggested something more...
Tied at 49 with 14.6 seconds left in Thursday's first-round Big Ten tournament game, Illinois coach John Groce didn't want a timeout before his team's final possession. Nor did Brandon Paul need directions before dropping a 15-foot, fadeaway jumper over...
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