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  • Miracle windup for Northwestern

    Miracle windup for Northwestern
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Just like in 1995, no one showered the victorious Northwestern coach with Gatorade. The players didn't carry Pat Fitzgerald off the field, just as the previous generation of Wildcats declined to hoist Gary Barnett, following his...
  • Grading Northwestern's performance vs. Notre Dame

    Northwestern now has victories over Wisconsin and Notre Dame and losses to Cal, NIU and Michigan. Go figure. Here's a review of the loco 43-40 overtime win over the Irish. Offense: B What a mixed bag. Trevor Siemian completed 30 of 48 passes and...
  • Return trip to Notre Dame rings true for Northwestern

    Return trip to Notre Dame rings true for Northwestern
    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Before overtime Saturday in Northwestern's nutty 43-40 victory over Notre Dame, Wildcats coach Pat Fitzgerald stepped on the field to deliver a direct message to his defense. Smiling and clapping his hands, Fitzgerald...
  • Just off the top of his head, there are a lot of sports nuggets

    Just off the top of his head, there are a lot of sports nuggets
    Random thoughts while waiting to go hiking with Reese Witherspoon: • Peyton Manning deserves better commercials. • No game in the roasty Rose Bowl should ever start before 5 p.m. • Hope the Dodgers are also trying to trade their awful...
  • Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks

    Teddy Greenstein's Big Ten football picks
    Northwestern will break your heart — and your record against the spread. After witnessing the Wildcats' debacle at Iowa, there was no way I could pick them as a 1.5-point underdog to Michigan. The NU offense woke up late, but the Wildcats still...
  • Witnesses recall Northwestern's 1995 upset of Notre Dame

     Witnesses recall Northwestern's 1995 upset of Notre Dame
    Sept. 2, 1995, is the day Northwestern stopped being Northworstern. It's when the Mildcats became the Wildcats. It's when coach Gary Barnett's "Expect Victory" mantra stopped eliciting chuckles. Unlikely doesn't begin to describe what happened at...
  • DePaul women out to build upon Sweet 16 success

     DePaul women out to build upon Sweet 16 success
    Jessica January came to DePaul in 2013 from suburban Minneapolis with an impressive array of athletic and classroom credentials. She was an all-state guard who had taken her Richfield High School basketball team to the state tournament for the first...
  • Nelson Agholor's sharp focus comes into play in USC win

    Nelson Agholor's sharp focus comes into play in USC win
    USC wide receiver Nelson Agholor carefully restricted his vision while he prepared for the Trojans' rare Thursday night game against the Cal Golden Bears at the Coliseum. His teammates had said their goal after beating Washington State was to go 3-0 for...
  • Pac-12 is benefiting the most from craziness of new playoff system

    A wise man wrote last July, "The BCS was a torture chamber to the Pac-12 and the league should rejoice its death." Wait, that was me! The first playoff season is off to a beautiful-mess start, with the 12-person selection committee trying to white-...
  • FSU, Alabama among those who face challenges on road to college football's Final Four

    FSU, Alabama among those who face challenges on road to college football's Final Four
    The path to the College Football Playoff is a winding road and there are still twists and turns that need to be maneuvered before we find out who will make the final four. Take a closer look at the 10 teams in the playoff picture and the potential...
  • Arizona State's matchup against Notre Dame could hurt title chances

    The Pac-12 Conference still isn't very good at football scheduling. It encourages its schools to play tough nonconference games, even in November, at the risk of everything. It is already at a competitive disadvantage, its 12 teams each playing nine...