| Sep 20, 2014
| 9:08 PM
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.—Hours before kickoff at Razorback Stadium, the video scoreboard flashed larger-than-life images of former Arkansas football notables such as Dan Hampton, Lance Alworth and, yes, even Jerry Jones.
Only the names seemed to...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 5:29 PM
The road has been kind to Northern Illinois over the last few years, so the Huskies are determined to transform Saturday night's 52-14 blowout loss at Arkansas into a positive.
NIU had won a national-best 17 straight road games before running into the...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 8:44 AM
2013 | 8-4 First year in Conference USA
Sixth year (46-14, all with ODU)
Growing up in rural Maine, young Bobby Wilder was often alone with his thoughts, a common occurrence for residents of the least populous state east...
| 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 19, 2014
| 5:32 PM
TV/radio: 6 p.m., Saturday; ESPNU, WIND-AM 560.
Line: Arkansas by 131/2.
Records: Northern Illinois 3-0; Arkansas 2-1.
Last meeting: Arkansas won 30-27 on Nov. 12, 1994, in Fayetteville, Ark.
On the offensive: The Huskies' offense ranks third in...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 7:29 PM
Oh, what a beautiful … morning?
Saturday's early games appeared to be, at one TV viewers' guide paper, a good reason to sleep until noon.
The action turned out to be so compelling, though, that even Mother Nature was determined to watch by...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:02 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State past No. 18 Michigan 43-40 in maybe the biggest win in Coach Bill O'Brien's two seasons with the Nittany Lions.
Penn State's Christian Hackenberg...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Time appears to be running out on one of the most controversial issues of college football's off-season.
The NCAA Football Rules Committee last month began considering a proposal that would penalize teams for snapping the ball before 10 seconds have...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:37 PM
One of the Ten Commandments of Sports is a football coach eventually must be replaced by his opposite.
Even Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez, the maverick who uttered, "I won't use a search committee; most search committees use me," followed...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Pat Fitzgerald makes his rounds at 5 p.m. on Thursdays.
"He'll say, 'The office is closed in five minutes. Get out of here,'" linebackers coach Randy Bates said. "And then he'll swing by a second time to make sure."
Thursday is date night for...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 3:37 PM