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  • Illinois coach Tim Beckman makes case to keep his job

    Illinois coach Tim Beckman makes case to keep his job
    As Illinois players hoisted the Land of Lincoln trophy Saturday in the middle of Ryan Field after their 47-33 throttling of Northwestern, coach Tim Beckman issued a direct order amid the delirium. "Bring it to the fans!" he yelled. Those fans in...
  • Brewer's Texas toughness rallies Virginia Tech past U.Va.

    BLACKSBURG — At 6-foot, 200 pounds, Michael Brewer bears little resemblance to his predecessor as Virginia Tech's quarterback, the bruising, 6-6, 250-pound Logan Thomas. But Friday night at Lane Stadium, with his team's two treasured streaks...
  • Two words for Trestman, Cutler and others: good and bye

    Two words for Trestman, Cutler and others: good and bye
    Does it really matter what Marc Trestman says anymore? Unless it’s goodbye, I mean. Same deal, Phil Emery and Mel Tucker. Ditto, Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall. All of you can go. After that collapse in Detroit in the biggest game of the...
  • Well, that's settled: season on scrap heap, playoff scenarios a mirage

    Well, that's settled: season on scrap heap, playoff scenarios a mirage
    DETROIT — After sacking Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford late in the third quarter of Thursday's 34-17 loss to the Lions at Ford Field, Bears defensive end Willie Young started performing for the Thanksgiving Day crowd. Young cast an imaginary...
  • Pat Haden, J.K. McKay have fond memories of 1974 game vs. Notre Dame

    Pat Haden, J.K. McKay have fond memories of 1974 game vs. Notre Dame
    For Thanksgiving, the editors gave this typist leftover turkey and stale cranberries. "Got an assignment," the editor said, unsuccessfully muffling a giggle. "Revisit the USC-Notre Dame game 40 years ago, Nov. 30, 1974. Remember that one?" Remember?...
  • Lawrence Taylor's visit to practice gives added motivation to Lafayette High football players

    Lawrence Taylor's visit to practice gives added motivation to Lafayette High football players
    Lafayette High has one of the Peninsula area's greatest football traditions, going back to a AAA state championship game appearance in 1973 in the first months of the school's existence. A reminder of that tradition, NFL Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence...
  • UCF senior receiver J.J. Worton suffers career-ending torn ACL

    UCF senior receiver J.J. Worton suffers career-ending torn ACL
    UCF coach George O'Leary said senior receiver J.J. Worton suffered a career-ending torn ACL during the Knights' win over SMU last week. Worton received an MRI on Tuesday that confirmed the severity of his injury O'Leary announced the news after the...
  • No easy answers for Beamer, Virginia Tech amid decline

    Three days before this season's opening game, Virginia Tech announced a two-year contract extension for iconic football coach Frank Beamer. The Hokies promptly dismissed William and Mary and, a week later, upset No. 8 Ohio State on the road. Tech was...
  • FSU DB Jalen Ramsey sparks defense, takes on role of villain

    FSU DB Jalen Ramsey sparks defense, takes on role of villain
    FSU DB Jalen Ramsey’s role is that of a villain for the Seminoles and he likes it that way. The sophomore now finds his home at the Star position – a hybrid role combining the responsibilities of a linebacker and a defensive back – and...
  • Friday's top prep football games in the Southland

    Friday's top prep football games in the Southland
    Long Beach Poly (11-1) vs. Bellflower St. John Bosco (11-1) at Cerritos College, 7:30 p.m. (Fox Sports West): It's big-boy football in this Pac-5 Division semifinal game. There may be more future college players on the field than anywhere else in the...
  • Forget Justin Jackson's only a freshman; his Northwestern teammates have

    As a high school freshman, Justin Jackson watched the Illinois-Northwestern game at Wrigley Field on TV and told himself: "Man, I wish I could play at one of these schools some day." He rooted for Northwestern quarterback Evan Watkins — and not...