| Mar 21, 2014
| 5:39 PM
College basketball collectively swooned Friday night when Virginia Tech hired Buzz Williams as its head coach, and here’s why: Williams created more national splash in six seasons at Marquette than the Hokies have in 106.
To wit: Williams guided...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:34 PM
Marvin Lewis was the Ravens' defensive coordinator in 1996 when the franchise set its foundation with the drafting of offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden and middle linebacker Ray Lewis.
Year after year, he watched Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 6:10 PM
LONDON — The Bears talked about it so much you hate to wonder where they would be if they didn't reach 4-3 before their week off.
Fortunately, they don't have to consider that now because the goal coach Lovie Smith set forth after a dismal effort...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 9:12 PM
First minute of the game, and it was the Bears’ defense calling a timeout. That’s one fewer timeout the offense can waste, at least.
No, wait, remarkably, they weren’t needed.
Jay Cutler used play-action to hit Devin Hester for a 48-...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 7:43 AM
I have an answer for Darryl Drake: Because we’re tired of being served dung and then told it’s dinner.
This is not “Jeopardy!’’ This is not about giving an answer and then getting to the question. Because Drake did not ask a...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:53 PM
How badly do you think Jay Cutler is missing Greg Olsen? -- Brian Ausmus, from Twitter
Given that Earl Bennett has been injured and Roy Williams has been ineffective, I think Olsen could have had an impact on the last two games. Olsen could have provided...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 7:44 PM
If the Bears were looking for something to hang their hats on Sunday, the Packers locker room was full of players saying the 89-yard punt return for a touchdown by Johnny Knox was the greatest play they've ever witnessed.
Too bad a holding penalty...
| Sep 25, 2011
| 5:42 PM
Brian Urlacher created another turnover with another spectacular diving grab of an Aaron Rodgers pass. Miraculously, the Bears still had a chance.
Urlacher gave the Bears possession at their 45 down 10 with 9:27 to go. The Bears might not have deserved...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 12:40 PM
With pitching so hard to acquire why do the Cubs insist on trading established pitchers like Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza for unproven players? Is pitching the name of the game? My idea is build around a good pitching staff. -- John Romano, Springfield,...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 10:29 PM
The Bears had hoped to find out what kind of team they were a week ago in Detroit.
The discovery wasn't one they enjoyed. Given another chance — there aren't many remaining with the hole the team has dug itself in the NFC North — the Bears...
| Nov 21, 2011
The quarterbacks didn't want to make it into their duel but that's what Sunday's meeting at Soldier Field came down to — Jay Cutler and Philip Rivers squaring off in a showdown of gunslingers.
After the Bears prevailed 31-20 over Cutler's former...