| Feb 27, 2015
| 5:26 PM
Instead of heating up down the stretch of the regular season, Illinois is facing its longest losing streak of the season.
The Illini have dropped three straight games. And with only three more regular-season contests remaining before the Big Ten...
| 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...
| 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 21, 2015
This should have been fun garbage time for the Northwestern women's basketball team, a chance for several of its bench players to get some action for the first time in nearly three weeks.
After all, the Wildcats had a 19-point lead at home with seven...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 7:02 PM
No. 14 Yale broke open a tie game with four unanswered goals in the fourth quarter to defeat No. 7 Maryland, 10-6, on Saturday in freezing temperatures in New Haven, Conn.
Conrad Oberbeck led the Bulldogs (2-0) with three goals and two assists as Yale...
| 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...