| Jun 5, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Andrew Riley agreed with a laugh that any race that needs more than the straightaway might as well be a marathon as far as he is concerned.
That's why the University of Illinois 110-meter high hurdles champion never has tried the 400 hurdles.
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:10 PM
The Illinois women's volleyball team had been playing a demanding schedule, to say the least. By the end of the season, that schedule would be ranked the most difficult in the country, with 15 of the first 21 matches against opponents ranked in the top 20...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Like Bo Pelini, I plan to go down swinging.
The Nebraska coach — for now — nearly hit an official in the face Friday when he swung his hat to protest a call in the Cornhuskers' 37-17 loss to Iowa. I know the feeling, man. My fight to...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Alabama played lousy and Auburn got lucky, but nothing changes as another November starts to coalesce around SEC headquarters in Birmingham, Ala.
It's almost like the swallows returning to Capistrano.
When undefeated Auburn was left out of the BCS...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 13 Michigan State (9-1) at...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:27 PM
This is the latest offering in an occasional series: "Things that should keep Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott up at night."
If you started a playoff next month using the top four division champions based on Jeff Sagarin's ratings Sunday in USA Today,...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 8:47 PM
Speculation surrounding Illinois coach Tim Beckman's job status before Saturday's season finale against Northwestern at Memorial Stadium comes as no surprise but with a touch of irony.
Northwestern counterpart Pat Fitzgerald actually presided over a...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Any given season can drive you nuts, but this one has shuttle-bused me to an assortment pack of walnuts and cashews.
We're two weeks from Thanksgiving and still no one has satisfactorily explained how USC scored only seven points against Washington...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:13 PM
STORRS — You want to know the name of the next UConn football coach. We want to know the name of the next UConn football coach. And because we are unable to deliver that name today, you may decide to stop reading right about … here.
| Mar 8, 2014
|| Kentucky@Florida || 13, 9Noon ||
|| CAA tourn.: Delaware vs. Hofstra || CSNNoon ||
|| Kansas@West Virginia || ESPNNoon ||
|| Southern Methodist@Memphis || ESPN2Noon ||
|| Cincinnati@Rutgers || ESPNEWSNoon ||...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Brady Hoke says this Ohio State-Michigan game is no different from previous ones.
"There's a buzz," "he said, "because of the great rivalry and the great respect we have for Ohio."
Not enough respect to say the word "State," but that's a different...