| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:57 PM
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — After Notre Dame freshman Drue Tranquill took the field against Purdue last weekend, he described it as a "surreal" experience.
He meant that in two ways.
First, the 6-foot-1, 225-pound safety has seen a surprising amount of...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 5:36 PM
Braxton Miller. Joel Stave.
One was the Big Ten's top Heisman Trophy candidate. The other seemed set to lead Wisconsin into a colossal Week 1 showdown with LSU.
But Miller had season-ending shoulder surgery Tuesday, and Stave appears to playing second...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:17 PM
They huddled early in the week, the wannabe football coach and the actual football coach.
Make no mistake: Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo believes a standard field goal should be worth two points, not three, and a guard should not play with...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Preseason prognostications are usually about as worthless as that email you get from the grand prince of Dubai telling you to send your credit card information and inherit a fortune.
It's foolhardy to trust them, and those who do will live with regret...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 4:24 PM
If you follow college football, you've seen the ugly record: The Big Ten is 1-10 against teams from the Power Five conferences and Notre Dame.
Instead of East and West, should the conference change its division names to Doom and Gloom?
But it's not...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Former Hinsdale Central volleyball star Ally Davis had 17 kills to help lead the University of Michigan to a 25-16, 25-12, 25-17 victory over Eastern Michigan in the Michigan Invitational on Saturday. It was the fifth time in 10 matches the junior notched...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Big Pac-12 and ACC conference showdowns highlight some of the top college football action on deck this weekend.
Check out our top six games to watch:
No. 11 UCLA at No. 15 Arizona State
Thursday, 10 p.m., Fox Sports 1
The Buzz: The only...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 2:09 PM
As most of us know, strength of schedule is going to be an important factor considered by members of the new selection committee as they move forward in selecting the teams to qualify for the new College Football Playoff.
That means wins against...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:43 PM
Arkansas coach Bret Bielema said he took special notice of a full-page advertisement a Northern Illinois alumni group placed in the Tribune last week, teasing the University of Illinois about not having the Huskies on its schedule.
"I played these (NIU)...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Safety help: The Irish were depleted at safety after Max Redfield was ejected for targeting. The Irish already were down Austin Collinsworth (MCL strain) and Eilar Hardy (academic investigation) then Redfield's replacement Nicky Baratti was injured...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Check out the top 10 things we learned during another packed college football weekend:
1. Never count out Steve Spurrier. The Gamecocks seemed to be shoved out the SEC division title race after a blowout loss to Texas A&M in the opener, but South...