| Dec 26, 2014
| 6:26 PM
O'Toole time: Illinois senior quarterback Reilly O'Toole received a text message from former quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase telling him to leave everything on the field at the Heart of Dallas Bowl. And he did just that. O'Toole's jersey was stained and...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 4:14 PM
DALLAS — Illinois' season ended with a thud.
The Illini's play against Louisiana Tech in a 35-18 loss Friday in the Heart of Dallas Bowl was reminiscent of the start to their season. They had too many penalties, a defense that gave up too many big...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 5:52 PM
Drew Pearson played 11 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, made three Pro Bowls, was a three-time All-Pro, and reeled in 489 career catches…
And all people ask about is The One.
That was Pearson's game-winning, 50-yard touchdown catch from Roger...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 2:52 PM
While the college football season won't officially end until Oregon and Ohio State play in the inaugural College Football Playoff national championship game, all 38 postseason games with "bowl" in the title have been completed.
So no reason to wait: Let'...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 5:15 PM
A surprising winning streak. A victory in the rivalry game. A bowl game.
The end-of-season flourish seemed to save Illinois coach Tim Beckman, who was retained by athletic director Mike Thomas with an announcement Sunday.
Those achievements would whip...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 7:01 PM
Illinois hasn’t played its last game of the season. That’s enough reason for coach Tim Beckman to have the last laugh.
The Illini (6-6) will play in their first bowl game since Beckman took over the football program three seasons ago. They&...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Maryland coach Randy Edsall spent Saturday night and the beginning part of Sunday watching and waiting, unsure for which bowl game the Terps would be selected.
Ultimately, Maryland (7-5 overall, 4-4 in the Big Ten Conference) landed in a good spot,...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:10 PM
The Big Ten hasn't been successful in bowl games of late, going 8-16 over the last three years. Las Vegas evidently expects little improvement this year.
According to odds posted by Wynn Las Vegas, all 10 Big Ten bowl teams are underdogs in their games....
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Numerous Maryland natives populate the Terps football roster and are set to participate in the Foster Farms Bowl Dec. 30 against Stanford.
Several others will participate in bowl games for Navy, West Virginia and Penn State.
Here is a look at other...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 5:49 PM
From junior high until well into his college career, Houston Bates' anticipation before football games would grow so intense, he would throw up.
"I'm beyond nerves now," the Louisiana Tech senior linebacker said. "I'm a veteran of the game now."
| Nov 14, 2014
| 6:49 PM
With the nation's second-youngest football roster, Penn State certainly would benefit from the extra practices a bowl game affords. But quarterback Christian Hackenberg is motivated by a different reason.
Hackenberg said Penn State's small group of...