| Oct 28, 2014
| 8:40 PM
When Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany finally gave his blessing to a playoff, it was a nod to hyperventilating college football fans and a thumbs-up to extra TV money.
Another benefit: Given that the SEC champion was practically guaranteed to advance...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 5:17 PM
Many sprains and strains have healed, but Northwestern exited its off week with at least one prominent starter still sidelined: middle linebacker Collin Ellis.
Ellis suffered a concussion Oct. 11 against Minnesota — not his first of the season...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 7:17 PM
It started with abdominal pain. Nothing major, but Dwight White felt discomfort one day in June, enough to request a doctor’s appointment.
White had always been the exception. He was a smallish guy (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) playing a high-risk...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:42 PM
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| Oct 16, 2014
| 5:55 PM
He plays in what's called "the box" — a front designed to corral running backs and harass quarterbacks.
But only a fool would put Chance Carter in a box.
Northwestern's fifth-year senior defensive tackle is a free thinker in a sport that...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 4:08 PM
Their egos are bruised, their bodies are battered. Nebraska dominated the second half in its 38-17 victory over Northwestern on Saturday, leaving a bevy of injured Wildcats in its wake. Superback Dan Vitale left Ryan Field in a walking boot; receiver Kyle...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Maryland's schedule for the first Big Ten women's lacrosse season features some things old and some things new as the Terps leave behind a couple of storied rivalries to face a new conference and new foes, including a first meeting with Florida.
| Oct 18, 2014
| 9:33 PM
Northwestern and Nebraska, it seemed, were incapable of playing a lopsided game. Their previous three meetings resulted in victories decided by three points, one point and a last-second Hail Mary.
The Saturday night gathering at soggy Ryan Field had the...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:09 AM
The oddsmakers apparently do not see Maryland stacking up well heading into Saturday's game at Wisconsin.
The Terps are 11.5-point underdogs according to the three lines at ESPN.com.
The Badgers (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) are ranked first nationally in...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:23 PM
The Chicago Arena in Streeterville is long gone, sold in 1954 to become a "television city" for CBS Chicago, sold again when CBS moved to North State Street in 2008, now a construction site for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago's new hospital....
| Oct 16, 2014
| 8:40 PM
With half of his Northwestern roster newcomers, coach Chris Collins is soliciting the help of his upperclassmen to mentor them — even if it means the newbies might grab some of their playing time.
The Wildcats finished 14-19 last season and 6-12...