| 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 13, 2014
| 4:55 PM
After Nebraska stunned Northwestern last year on a Hail Mary, the prevailing question was this: How could you let that happen?
Given what has transpired this season in the Pac-12, the question is this: How on earth do you prevent that from happening?...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 3:45 PM
MINNNEAPOLIS — Kyle Prater was said to be "beating himself up" over a fourth-down drop that essentially turned out the lights out on Northwestern's 24-17 loss to Minnesota.
Prater shouldn't have been, considering he came through four plays...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:59 PM
Before his team flipped its season at Penn State, coach Pat Fitzgerald held up a sign in the Northwestern locker room that read, "TRUST YOURSELF."
"Right here. Right here," he told his players in an earnest tone. "Trust what we do. Have discipline in...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Joel Stave rolled left and fired a pass down the middle, a desperation heave with 23 seconds to play. Godwin Igwebuike cut in front of Wisconsin receiver George Rushing and leaped, extending his left arm.
"I went to bat it down," Igwebuike said, "and it...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Like real estate, everything about a college football head coaching job comes down to three things: Location, location, location.
The value of each victory depends largely on where a head coach works. Losses tax each guy's career differently. You always...
| Oct 12, 2014
| 5:53 PM
Halfway through the season, Northwestern is halfway to bowl eligibility. And with a remaining slate of Nebraska, Iowa, Michigan, Notre Dame, Purdue and Illinois, the Wildcats should get to six wins … shouldn't they? Here's a look back at the 24-...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Each week our national college football writer describes how he would handle the television remote Saturday, handicapping what's worth watching, and skipping:
No. 13 Georgia (4-1) at No. 23 Missouri (4-1)
9 a.m., Channel 2
This game is...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:22 PM
With a brawl on tap against Minnesota — Wisconsin's equally physical twin brother — the Northwestern players are looking ahead.
The rest of us can't get over how the Wildcats transformed from a listless 0-2 to a powerful 3-2 team that has as...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:47 PM
The only thing more stunning than an incredible weekend of games, perhaps, was the stunning overreaction to them.
We warned you that wild times were coming and that the polls were about to get poached and scrambled.
It happened, just as predicted, yet...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 7:33 PM
They are team Rope-a-Dope, these Northwestern Wildcats.
After opening the season with back-to-back losses and 12 quarters of crummy play, they are contenders in the Big Ten West.
What other conclusion can be drawn after Northwestern improved to 2-0 in...