| Sep 9, 2014
| 5:49 PM
James Franklin did not like the fact the media — both social and traditional — spoiled the surprise.
When the Penn State coach informed his players they would be eligible for postseason play this season, it was "anticlimactic," he said....
| Sep 3, 2014
| 6:18 PM
Every day, Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips walks into his office brimming with hopes of a brighter future for Wildcats sports. Then Phillips peers out the window at the press box of Ryan Field and quietly honors part of his past, however...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
Florida Atlantic (0-1) at No. 2 Alabama (1-0)
9 a.m., SEC Network
This is a...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:03 AM
Speculation about Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro’s future practically began before the swelling in his left ankle subsided.
Castro likely will miss the rest of the season after suffering a high ankle sprain Tuesday...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Rod Carey insists he did not give Northwestern a second thought before this week.
But immediately after Northern Illinois dominated Presbyterian 55-3 on Aug. 28 in DeKalb, the Wildcats became his No. 1 focus as the Huskies travel to Evanston on...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:11 PM
Kirk Herbstreit touched a sensitive nerve in the Northern Illinois and Mid-American Conference football community two seasons ago when he ranted on ESPN that the 12-1 Huskies did not deserve a chance to play in the Orange Bowl against Florida State....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 6:12 PM
Radio: 6 p.m., Thursday; WIND-AM 560.
Records: NIU 12-2 in 2013; Presbyterian 3-8.
Last meeting: First.
On the offensive: QBs Matt McIntosh, Drew Hare and Anthony Maddie all may see playing time against the Blue Hose as coach Rod...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:28 PM
DEKALB — Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey put three quarterbacks under the spotlight Thursday night but may be no closer to naming a starter after the Huskies rolled to a 55-3 victory over Presbyterian College.
Each had credible performances as...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 5:08 PM
One of the key reasons Northern Illinois frustrated Northwestern last Saturday was linebacker Rasheen Lemon.
The junior from Proviso West High School contributed a career-high nine tackles and two sacks as the Huskies prevailed 23-15. Lemon was...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Doing something different is working fine for Tommy Vitale.
As a freshman at Wheaton Warrenville South, Vitale decided to not follow in his older brother's footsteps, switching from running back to linebacker.
His brother, Dan Vitale, was the midst of...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Just hours after receiving his first college scholarship offer, Keishawn Watson abruptly put an end to his recruiting process.
The Wheaton Warrenville South senior wide receiver followed his instinct and gave a verbal commitment to Western Michigan...