| Feb 27, 2015
| 5:35 PM
Northwestern may have a shot at an NIT bid if the Wildcats continue to finish strong.
And Illinois is entertaining notions of an NCAA berth, with plenty of company on that precarious tournament bubble.
Saturday night's intrastate meeting at the...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 2:12 PM
Sure, there's plenty of lacrosse left to be played this season. But this weekend brings us five games — we'll call them "barometer games" — that could determine a team's direction the rest of the season.
The games will gauge the quality of...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 3:55 PM
Given a choice between dunkers and and 3-point bombers, I'll take muscle-flexing beasties every time. Which is why I like Purdue's chances for making more postseason noise than Indiana.
The Boilermakers convinced this skeptic when they swept Indiana by...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 7:16 PM
(Record, last week's ranking in parenthesis)
1. Wisconsin (25-3, 13-2; 1): The Badgers still are the strongest team in the conference despite Tuesday's loss to Maryland. Up next: Sunday vs. Michigan State.
2. Maryland (23-5, 11-4; 2): The victory over...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 1:41 PM
When college basketball teams make the transition from rebuilding to nationally relevant, their coaches, players and fans often can point to a few games that helped speed up the process.
Someday Mark Turgeon might talk about Tuesday night's 59-53...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Why they would sign him: Along with the Arizona Cardinals, the Colts unsuccessfully tried to claim running back Ben Tate off waivers; he was awarded to the Minnesota Vikings after being cut by the Cleveland Browns. The Colts lost...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 10:55 PM
It's been 30 years since a women's basketball team from the Big Ten went undefeated over 18 conference games. Fifth-ranked Maryland is halfway there in its inaugural season and showing it's by far the class of the conference after having beaten three of...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 4:46 PM
Jarius Adams, Michigan on one, Ohio State on two. WISCONSIN! WISCONSIN! Reeeady. Set. Hut.
More like TIME OUT!
As much as in football itself, audibles are required when it comes to recruiting. And the need for split-second shifts and decisions...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 4:05 PM
Syracuse was the toast of college basketball a year ago. Jim Boeheim’s Orange was 25-0, ranked No. 1 and applauded for a style rooted in a stifling 2-3 zone defense.
Today, Virginia is portrayed by some of the same oracles as the game’s...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 4:51 PM
After a victory that was as emotional as it was exhausting, Illinois coach John Groce compared his team's efforts to that of Seabiscuit's valiant match-race upset of War Admiral in 1938.
"It was his heart," Groce said Thursday after beating Michigan...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 8:26 PM
Before the Hurricanes’ opener, coach Jim Morris was plenty excited to see how the new, flatter-seamed baseballs being used by the NCAA this year would drive up offensive numbers.
On Friday night, Rutgers may have had some of the bigger swings...