| Aug 1, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The Orlando Sentinel's college insider Matt Murschel has ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2014 season. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 4:28 PM
If Nebraska expects to compete for a Big Ten title this season, the Huskers will need another outstanding season by Ameer Abdullah. One of the most consistent and dependable running backs, Abdullah optimizes what this league has been known for as a...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Forward Kelly Maday, goalkeeper Dani Kaufman and midfielder Bina Saipi contributed to New Trier's Class 3A soccer state championship in June.
They were all sophomores, and with two years of high school remaining, all three made Division I college...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Josh Ferguson has gone from a player shadowed by skepticism to one carrying heavy expectations in Champaign.
Either way, the Illinois running back appreciates the fuel for his drive.
"I have a big year ahead of me and I have to prove people wrong," he...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
After five days of voting, the results of the Big Ten mascot poll are in.
The turnout and the results are equally stunning.
As of early Friday morning, more than 7 million votes have been cast. (A typical Chicago Sports poll generates between 500...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:57 PM
I woke up on a stretcher.
I still can't remember hitting the receiver or anybody removing my helmet and shoulder pads, the way Ball State trainers did after a nasty collision during football practice one day in 1989.
By the time I was alert enough...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Indiana coach Kevin Wilson wouldn't go so far as to say Tevin Coleman was poised for a "breakout" seasons, but Wilson likes the future for the junior tailback from Tinley Park.
"I'm looking forward to Tevin having a solid year, a strong year," Wilson...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 9:53 AM
All Jannelle Flaws wanted was another chance. A chance to get back on the field at the University of Illinois and prove she could play soccer again.
And along the way she made history.
Flaws, one of the top recruits coming out of Glenbrook South three...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Wednesday marks the beginning of the summer evaluating period in college basketball. That means coaches will be spending quality time at airports, comparing hotel breakfast spreads and watching a lot of high schoolers compete while hoping they can land...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:03 PM
Former Illinois offensive lineman Shawn Afryl died of cardiac arrest Monday night, according to his former high school football coach. Afryl was 22.
He collapsed while practicing with a few teammates at Winona State University in Minnesota, where he had...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Last season, Illinois increased its offensive production by 130 yards per game from the previous year.
Now the Illini need to see as giant a leap from the defense this season to find success
While the offense sizzled under coordinator Bill Cubit,...