| Jan 19, 2015
| 4:45 PM
In the past six weeks, Chris Beatty has worn the hats of reluctant home-seller, amateur psychiatrist for a heartbroken kindergartner and wife, and enthusiastic assistant football coach jumping at an opportunity in Charlottesville.
He's performed the...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:49 PM
Naperville Central upends Plainfield East
Everyone was waiting for Plainfield East star Aaron Jordan to take over the game.
Instead, Naperville Central’s Matthew Meier seized control.
The junior guard utilized the moves...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:33 PM
As college football coaches redefine the term commitment every December, Rod Carey coined a phrase that helps him cope.
"I call it the silly season,'' the Northern Illinois coach said Monday from Boca Raton, Fla. "There's more rumors than truths. That's...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Jenna Radtke showed up for her first volleyball practice at Northern Illinois last summer just trying to help out wherever she could.
From that moment on, it seems she never left the court.
The Stevenson graduate started all 32 matches last year for...
| Sep 14, 2014
Northwestern's first seven series against Northern Illinois last Saturday ended like this: punt, punt, interception, punt, punt, punt, punt.
No wonder Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald said of his offense: "Right now we don't have any guys playing at an...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:08 AM
First collegiate starts
Tara Tralewski, a freshman volleyball player at Central College (Wis.), had 36 digs in two matches against Aurora and Wisconsin Lutheran Saturday in the NACC/IIAC Crossover tournament in Milwaukee.
Tralewski is a Naperville...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 3:23 PM
1. Game away from 400 as a head coach for Mount Carmel’s Frank Lenti, who is second all-time in wins (339) and first in state titles (11).
2. Heisman Trophy winners who played high school football in Illinois. Evanston’s Clint Frank and...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:55 PM
10:30 a.m. Softball: May 1991: Hampton vs. Bethel.--LSC 48
1 p.m. Basketball: Feb. 2004: Hampton boys vs. Phoebus.-- LSC 48
2 p.m. Golf: PGA Hero World Challenge second round (in Windermere, Fla.).--Golf
3 p.m. Football: Nov. 2007: Great...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Mark Wilson just didn't get it. He's the first to admit studying, homework and excelling in the classroom weren't anywhere near the top of his agenda in his early high school days at Phoebus.
That was the old Wilson. Now, as the redshirt freshman...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Ally Simmons, a Waubonsie Valley graduate, has helped Grand Valley State’s volleyball team pound its way into the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.
Grand Valley State won the regional by downing Ferris State (3-0) and Rockhurst (3-0).
In the win...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Wisconsin's second-half collapse Saturday raised two key questions: Why didn't Melvin Gordon get more than four carries in the second half? And why didn't quarterback Joel Stave relieve an overwhelmed Tanner McEvoy?
It took some time, but the answers...