| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:14 PM
When Al Carius was winning Big Ten titles in cross-country and track as a University of Illinois runner nearly 50 years ago, he wore pants with a size 32 waist and promised himself never to need a larger size.
The label on the jeans Carius was wearing...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 1:36 PM
For three starters on the Northwestern men's soccer team — Kyle Schickel, Layth Masri and Lepe Seetane, former standouts at three Louisville high schools — the Wildcats' Sunday night NCAA tournament match at Louisville is a homecoming.
| Sep 25, 2012
| 8:06 PM
The folks who live on Williams Avenue in Deerfield finally are able to sleep in.
With Joey Calistri now living in Evanston, the neighbors no longer wake up to the sound of him shooting soccer balls off the wooden fence in his yard before school....
| Mar 24, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Naperville's Kevin Cordes is making quite a splash in his first NCAA Swimming Championships.
And the Arizona freshman was confident he could do exactly that.
Friday night, Cordes won the 100-yard breaststroke final after having broken the U.S. record...
| Apr 22, 2012
| 8:07 PM
Ellis Coleman already was YouTube famous.
Now Coleman and his "flying squirrel" move that went viral are headed to the London Olympics.
The 20-year-old from Oak Park High School became the youngest member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic wrestling team Sunday...
| May 25, 2012
| 7:32 AM
There are times when Northwestern women's lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller must want to say the heck with Solomonic wisdom and split Taylor Thornton in two so one half could play offense and the other half defense.
"Whichever half Kelly doesn't want,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Like Bo Pelini, I plan to go down swinging.
The Nebraska coach — for now — nearly hit an official in the face Friday when he swung his hat to protest a call in the Cornhuskers' 37-17 loss to Iowa. I know the feeling, man. My fight to...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 4:22 PM
It appears that reports of the Southeastern Conference's death were greatly exaggerated.
For more than a week, critics and pundits alike had been celebrating what appeared to be demise of the SEC. After seven consecutive national championships won by...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Alabama played lousy and Auburn got lucky, but nothing changes as another November starts to coalesce around SEC headquarters in Birmingham, Ala.
It's almost like the swallows returning to Capistrano.
When undefeated Auburn was left out of the BCS...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:42 PM
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 13 Michigan State (9-1) at...
| Dec 3, 2013
College field hockey
Five Terps named to All-America teams
Maryland junior midfielder Maxine Fluharty, senior goalkeeper Natalie Hunter, senior defender Ali McEvoy, sophomore defender Sarah Sprink and senior forward Jill Witmer were named to National...