| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Chris Collins coaches the way you and I would.
He was so disgusted with Northwestern's Dec. 17 home loss to Central Michigan, he changed the pregame routine. He removed the locker-room chairs so his players would stay upright and lathered as they...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Gabe Green, Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin, Sr., QB
Led the Cyclones to consecutive Class 5A championships and posted big numbers in the process. Southern Mississippi recruit threw for 2,841 yards on 75-percent passing with 37 TDs and two INTs as a...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:29 PM
Radio: 7 p.m. Wednesday; WGN-AM 720.
Records: Central Michigan 6-1, Northwestern 6-3.
Fred Mitchell's quick look: The Chippewas have not played since Dec. 6, when they trounced SIU-Edwardsville 94-61 while tying a MAC record with 20 3-pointers....
| Dec 17, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Northwestern coach Chris Collins was asked afterward if there was a redeeming aspect to Wednesday night's 80-67 home loss to Central Michigan.
"Personally I don't take anything positive from this game," Collins said.
Central Michigan (7-1) of the MAC...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 4:48 PM
With two regular-season games remaining, Northern Illinois is in protection mode — trying to safeguard its precarious position in the Mid-American Conference West while continuing to protect its quarterback.
"You keep winning, each game gets...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 9:57 PM
ATHENS, Ohio — This is how Northern Illinois can win the West: simply beat Western Michigan in the season-finale Nov. 28.
The Huskies (9-2, 6-1 MAC) retained control of their Mid-American Conference West destiny Tuesday night when they hung on...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:40 PM
By defeating Ohio 21-14 Tuesday night, the Huskies (9-2, 6-1 MAC) did their part to set up a high-stakes regular-season finale Nov. 28 against Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Mich. In the meantime, the Broncos (7-3, 5-1) will try to get past Central...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:08 AM
First collegiate starts
Tara Tralewski, a freshman volleyball player at Central College (Wis.), had 36 digs in two matches against Aurora and Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday in the NACC/IIAC Crossover tournament in Milwaukee.
Tralewski is a Naperville...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Jenna Radtke showed up for her first volleyball practice at Northern Illinois last summer just trying to help out wherever she could.
From that moment on, it seems she never left the court.
The Stevenson graduate started all 32 matches last year for...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Radio: Noon Saturday; WIND-AM 560, WCPT-FM 92.5.
Line: NIU by 21.
Records: Northern Illinois 5-2, 2-1 MAC; Eastern Michigan 2-5, 1-2.
Last meeting: NIU won 59-20 on Oct. 26, 2013, in DeKalb.
On the offensive: The Huskies lead the MAC and are fifth...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 5:37 PM
Winning has not come easily of late for Northern Illinois, yet the Huskies should come away with a victory Saturday at Eastern Michigan.
The Eagles dropped to 2-5 and 1-2 in the Mid-American Conference with their 36-14 loss Saturday at Massachusetts....