| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Last season,Villanova men's basketball swept its Big 5 games by a record 90 points.
Early this month, the Wildcats won by 14 at La Salle. Three days later, they beat Saint Joseph's by twice that much on the Main Line. Yesterday afternoon, once again at...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Illinois plays a rare home game on Wednesday during final exams week. Some would argue the Illini already have been tested enough.
They have lost two straight, falling to Villanova and Oregon at neutral sites, and three of the last four, including a...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 9:32 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 18, 2014
| 4:25 PM
The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mama, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus the extra championship game means the process of picking...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:48 PM
The drive from Drew Longo's hometown of Ardsley in Westchester County, N.Y., to the "World's Most Famous Arena" in midtown Manhattan is a simple one.
Hop on the Saw Mill River Parkway, which becomes the Henry Hudson Parkway when you cross into the Bronx...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Bowl games have come and gone since the first Rose Bowl in 1902, but let's not forget some of the grandest and strangest bowls that have bowed out.
Gator Bowl, 1946-2014. Last year gave us the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl, now the "Gator" is gone....
| 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 21, 2014
| 7:43 AM
In automotive terms, Big Ten basketball in the last few seasons has been the steady, reliable car that you rarely had to take in for repairs.
Considering that the last Big Ten team to win a national championship was Maryland -- as a member of the...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Dominic Christian has plans to spread holiday joy to one college coaching staff.
The Hales senior quarterback said he has narrowed his options to Iowa and Nevada.
"I'm going to make my decision on Christmas Eve," Christian said. "I feel like both...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 3:05 PM
Nine years ago, Charlie Nuttycombe was inducted into the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He could have chosen anyone to present him, but his son, Ed, was his easy pick.
Ed reminded his father that he had coached...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 1:53 PM
TV/radio: Noon Friday at Cotton Bowl; ESPN, WSCR-AM 670.
Line: Louisiana Tech by 6.
Records: Illinois 6-6, Louisiana Tech 8-5.
Last meeting: Illinois lost 52-24 on Sept. 22, 2012 in Champaign.
On the offensive: Quarterback Reilly O'Toole led...