| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:25 PM
With 13 minutes, 22 seconds left in the third quarter of Sunday's game at Lambeau Field, the Packers sent Tim Masthay out to punt. It seemed like a novelty.
After all, at that point the Packers had gone 14 possessions against the Bears this season...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 7:07 PM
Nebraska and Wisconsin will play Saturday for the Freedom Trophy, a fancy new hunk of metal that features a giant American flag. The trophy's nice and all, but here's what would make the game truly special — Nebraska I-back Ameer Abdullah....
| Nov 4, 2014
| 7:24 PM
Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on his radio show last month expressed a strong desire to move his passing point more frequently outside the pocket. On Monday, coach Marc Trestman acknowledged that was one of many topics covered in the coaches' comprehensive...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 3:16 PM
One three-hour performance Sunday night at Lambeau Field cannot save the Bears' season.
A victory over the Packers would provide a badly needed lift for a club that has lost four of the last five games dating back to the Week 4 setback against the...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 9:38 AM
Fenwick survived, Nazareth continued to thrive, Lyons and Oak Park-River Forest bowed out.
Such was the fate of West Cook-area teams in the first round of the football playoffs last weekend.
Nazareth, the top seed in the Class 5A North bracket,...
| Nov 10, 2014
— A huge component of the Philadelphia Eagles' sustained success for so long under coach Chip Kelly's predecessor, Andy Reid, was the consistent quality of play delivered by their backup quarterbacks.
The same dynamic is unfolding under Kelly as...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Tom Brady was kaput as New England's quarterback. He was so used up at age 37 — especially after a 27-point loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4 — that talk radio in Boston and beyond crackled with suggestions the Patriots should trade...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 12:13 PM
Fenwick's promising regular season did not end the way the Friars had hoped.
The first Catholic League Green title went to Montini and St. Francis after each defeated Fenwick the past two weeks, but the Friars are thinking only about Highland Park now....
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:34 PM
The Arizona Cardinals could pull off a season sweep.
Not only is Bruce Arians on track for his second NFL coach-of-the-year award in three seasons, but also Todd Bowles, the team's defensive coordinator, is prominent in the conversation for assistant...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Pat Donahue was approaching 1,000 yards heading into Saturday's action, but that was of little importance to the Fenwick senior.
A big game from the running back was necessary for Fenwick to beat Carmel in the second round of the Class 7A playoffs,...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:35 PM
As the NFL season heads into its fourth quarter, the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns are trying to salvage their fairy-tale seasons, while the San Diego Chargers have climbed off the scrap heap and back into the playoff race.
The Chargers, who...