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  • Five running back transfers to watch this season

    Five running back transfers to watch this season

    Here is a handful of talented running backs whose decision to transfer has provided their new teams with a big boost out of the backfield. Jordan Cronkrite Florida to USF The Buzz: Cronkrite was a four-star prospect out of Miami who left Florida following two seasons where he spent much of the...

  • Northwestern will face Wisconsin in return to Wrigley Field in 2020

    Northwestern will face Wisconsin in return to Wrigley Field in 2020

    Coach Pat Fitzgerald dubbed Northwestern’s 2010 football game at Wrigley Field against Illinois “the first bowl game in the history of Chicago” and brushed off complaints about using only one end zone by saying, “It’s like being back (in a sandlot) in Orland Park: Losers walk.” The Wildcats’ return...

  • Michigan transfer Wilton Speight is not the prototypical Chip Kelly quarterback

    Michigan transfer Wilton Speight is not the prototypical Chip Kelly quarterback

    Wilton Speight heard the same concerns about his potential fit in a Chip Kelly offense as everyone else. He was a pocket passer. Built for a pro-style offense. Not mobile enough to thrive in the kind of high-speed spread system that Kelly intended to run in his first season as UCLA’s coach. Kelly’s...

  • Central Illinois native, SIU grad hailed as hero after stopping Indiana school shooting suspect

    Central Illinois native, SIU grad hailed as hero after stopping Indiana school shooting suspect

    The teacher who subdued a suspected gunman during a shooting Friday at a middle school in Noblesville, Ind., is a former Southern Illinois football player and Mahomet, Illinois, native. Jason Seaman, 29, played defensive end for the Salukis from 2007 to 2010 and graduated with a degree in elementary...

  • Former Northern Illinois and Indiana football coach Bill Mallory dies at 82

    Former Northern Illinois and Indiana football coach Bill Mallory dies at 82

    Bill Mallory, the winningest football coach in Indiana history who led three other schools — including Northern Illinois — to bowl games, died Friday from a brain injury suffered in a recent fall. He was 82. Curt Mallory tweeted that his father “passed away peacefully” surrounded by extended family....

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