| Nov 21, 2011
| 1:39 PM
The Unity Thunder recreational league cheerleading squad will be traveling south for the bowl season for the second year in a row, this time to New Orleans for the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Beth Perrine, Unity's director of cheerleading and poms, said the...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 9:29 AM
The Football Writers Association of America has named Northwestern’s Venric Mark to its All-America team as a punt returner.
Mark is the 39th player in program history to be named a first-team All-American and is the lone representative from the...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Northwestern's Gator Bowl preparation included a Monday night trip to Dave & Busters, a Tuesday visit to the United Center for Celtics-Bulls and a Thursday stop at Pinstripes for bowling, bocce and team bonding.
“Our bowl week here is unique and...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen joined Pat Fitzgerald at Wrigley Field in 2010 when the Northwestern coach guest-conducted "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
How did Fitzgerald do?
"He was great," Mullen said Friday in a telephone interview. "He gets...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 3:08 PM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Northwestern officials will have extra ammunition to fire up fans and alums at a New Year’s Eve pep rally in Jacksonville for the Jan. 1 Gator Bowl.
The Tribune has learned that the school will announce that it has raised more...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:06 AM
Sean Glennon had just returned from a friend’s bachelor party in Cabo San Lucas, where, he assured me, neither he nor his fellow revelers were detained by authorities.
And while he called too late for inclusion in Sunday’s print column on his...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:26 PM
No 6-6, bowl-eligible ACC team has ever missed college football’s bloated postseason, a trend that’s likely to continue.
As the Birmingham News’ Jon Solomon reported this week, a Big Ten proposal to elevate the minimum record for bowl...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 8:56 AM
The Orlando Sentinel has ranked all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 120 to our projected No. 1 team. We will not be including the four teams the...
| Aug 29, 2012
Eight is enough.
Eight would be great.
And with apologies to Al Davis: “Just win eight, baby!”
That is what the Florida Gators should be shooting for this season:
The Magic 8 Ball.
As much as UF's royally spoiled fans don't want to hear...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 3:01 AM
No college football team returns more sacks from last season than Virginia Tech. The Hokies had 41, and 13 players who accounted for 40 of them are back.
On the flip side, three of the 11 teams that averaged more sacks per game in 2011 than Tech appear...
| Aug 26, 2012
HOW TO GET TO POSTSEASON
At this stage in Tech's evolution it's not so much a matter of how it'll get to the postseason (it has gone to bowls in 19 consecutive seasons), but rather how good the postseason will be for the Hokies. Games at...