| Sep 20, 2014
| 9:08 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Hours before kickoff at Razorback Stadium, the video scoreboard flashed larger-than-life images of former Arkansas football notables such as Dan Hampton, Lance Alworth and, yes, even Jerry Jones.
Only the names seemed to...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Northern Illinois' nation-leading 17-game road winning streak came to a screeching halt Saturday night in Fayetteville, Ark., as Arkansas struck early and often in a 52-14 rout. Turnovers and special teams breakdowns contributed to the game getting out of...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The road has been kind to Northern Illinois over the last few years, so the Huskies are determined to transform Saturday night's 52-14 blowout loss at Arkansas into a positive.
NIU had won a national-best 17 straight road games before running into the...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:51 PM
DEKALB -- Northern Illinois’ dynamic wide receiver/kick returner Tommylee Lewis will be lost for the season with a lower-body injury, coach Rod Carey announced on Tuesday.
Lewis has accounted for 3,617 all-purpose yards in 39 career games 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...
| 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...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:36 PM
If I were a millionaire who didn't write about sports for a living, I'd be camping out at the home of my bookie. That's how flawed some of these lines seem.
Let's start with …
Northern Illinois (plus 61/2) at Northwestern: The line opened at...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Drew Hare has been anointed Northern Illinois’ starting quarterback for Saturday night’s contest at UNLV. Hare led the Huskies to all 23 second-half points in last Saturday’s 23-15 win at Northwestern.
“We will let him play and...
| 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...