| Jan 11, 2015
| 3:15 PM
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Chris Collins looked at his team's upcoming Big Ten schedule recently and said it would make him "sick to his stomach" if he dwelled on it.
Sunday's immediate challenge was a visit to Michigan State, where the Wildcats have...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 6:51 PM
(Record, last week's ranking in parentheses.)
1. Wisconsin (14-1 overall, 2-0 Big Ten; No. 1): Doesn't look like Wisconsin will be truly tested in the Big Ten season until a Feb. 24 date at Maryland. The first two conference victories were double-...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 10:18 PM
Northwestern coach Chris Collins is trying his best to "embrace the process" of developing his young Wildcats into winners.
But some steps are more agonizing than others.
Wednesday night's 72-67 home loss to Illinois and Sunday's frustrating...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 6:22 AM
Evanston's Central Street was already sluggish on a recent Saturday afternoon when a wailing siren brought traffic on the two-lane road to a halt. An Illinois State Police cruiser sailed up from behind, lights blazing, and led a line of westbound buses...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:01 PM
DALLAS — Early in the season, Illinois coach Tim Beckman described the team's inability to create turnovers as one of its biggest weaknesses.
The defense finished the regular season ranked 112th nationally, allowing 464.3 total yards per game, and...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 8:42 PM
Wisconsin players showed their age and experience while dismantling a young Northwestern team 81-58 Sunday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
"In a game like this, we have to have a lot of things go right to have a chance," Northwestern coach Chris Collins...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Chris Collins coaches the way you and I would.
He was so disgusted with Northwestern's Dec. 17 home loss to Central Michigan, he changed the pregame routine. He removed the locker-room chairs so his players would stay upright and lathered as they...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Tre Demps' philosophy is simple: See the opportunity, seize the opportunity. See his father, Pelicans general manager Dell Demps, seize it more.
The father made a trip to Evanston on Saturday before his team faced the Bulls at the United Center on...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 7:16 PM
One minute after Jim Harbaugh's news conference ended Sunday, the 49ers announced what everyone already assumed: The team would part ways with the coach who guided them to three consecutive NFC title games.
"It's been the time of my life," Harbaugh ...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:03 AM
Northwestern looks for its fourth straight victory when it begins Big Ten play on the road against Rutgers on Tuesday. The Wildcats have won four of their last five games - including a 76-55 triumph over Northern Kentucky on Saturday - and hope to win...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Figuring out the Big Ten is confounding.
Michigan State, the team picked to finish third in the conference in the preseason media poll, already has four losses. Nebraska, a dark horse choice to win the league, is saddled with four losses as well —...