| Dec 17, 2014
| 5:45 PM
The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 4:04 PM
The view from Jim Phillips’ office is mundane … a parking lot outside Ryan Field.
Turn the other way and you can see why the Northwestern athletic director is so bullish about the future — a giant color depiction of the $260 million...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Did you catch Central Michigan's Hail Mary/Cal lateral play at the end of the Bahamas Bowl? My immediate thought: I can't believe that didn't happen to Northwestern.
The Wildcats didn't qualify for a bowl this season, but 10 Big Ten teams will line up to...
| 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 28, 2014
| 7:16 PM
One minute after Jim Harbaugh's news conference ended Sunday, the 49ers announced what everyone already assumed: The team would part ways with the coach who guided them to three consecutive NFC title games.
"It's been the time of my life," Harbaugh ...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 4:31 PM
People laugh at the awkward sponsor names of the bottom-tier bowl games.
Hey, there's a Bitcoin Bowl! How many stadium nachos can one get me?
But there's a serious side, too, and that became clear when cornerback Nick VanHoose spoke Monday about...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 6:53 PM
There's a time for deep thinking – and a time when it's better to be a dummy. Or to simplify, in football parlance.
The deep thoughts will come at the end of this miserable Northwestern season, a campaign marked by the Wildcats' incredible...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Northwestern will break your heart — and your record against the spread.
After witnessing the Wildcats' debacle at Iowa, there was no way I could pick them as a 1.5-point underdog to Michigan. The NU offense woke up late, but the Wildcats still...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Don't count the Big Ten among New York tourists.
"We don't want to visit," Commissioner Jim Delany said Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, site of the 2018 Big Ten men's basketball tournament. "We want to live here."
Madison Square Garden also will...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 4:11 PM
The path to the College Football Playoff is a winding road and there are still twists and turns that need to be maneuvered before we find out who will make the final four.
Take a closer look at the 10 teams in the playoff picture and the potential...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote on Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
No. 8 Ohio State (8-1) at No. 25 Minnesota (7-2)
9 a.m., Channel 7