| 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...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 10:16 AM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Even though Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly has a quarterback on his roster who started in a BCS national championship game and another of similar style who hasn’t taken a snap in college, he would like you to know that, no,...
| 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...
| Aug 3, 2014
Later this week, Boo Williams heads to Canada to watch his nephew barnstorm on Indiana University’s five-games-in-six days exhibition basketball tour. Troy Williams started last season as a freshman for the Hoosiers and is among many current college...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:35 AM
An Indiana University student was among those killed in the Malaysia Airlines jet crash Thursday, university officials announced.
Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student in chemistry at the university and an avid rower who once competed on the...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 6:56 PM
Justin Grimm pitched in 12 of the Cubs' first 20 games — a frightening workload for a reliever who never pitched exclusively out of the bullpen until last September.
"The first month, quite honestly, I was surprised I was throwing as much as I was...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 1:41 PM
As Maryland leaves the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten, the Terps will be looking at an entirely new set of competitors in each of their intercollegiate sports.
With the transition becoming official Tuesday, here's a glance at each of...
| 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
| 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...
| May 20, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Sam Travis has added another player of the year award to his impressive baseball record.
The Indiana University junior first baseman from Orland Park was named Tuesday as the unanimous pick for Big Ten player of the year.
Travis was chosen Tribune...
| May 24, 2014
| 1:45 PM
The quest to plant roots in the New York market led the Big Ten to add Rutgers in November 2012.
In the 18 months since the marriage was announced, fans of the venerable conference have watched their new member implode. There was the abusive men's...