| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:12 PM
College Softball--East Carolina at Alabama-Birmingham, 11 a.m. (FXSP)
NHL Hockey--Boston Bruins at Pittsburgh Penguins, 11:30 a.m. (NBC); Buffalo Sabres at Washington Capitals, 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Auto Racing--NASCAR Sprint Cup,...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips is bunkered down and buttoned up regarding the NU men's basketball program.
It's tough to fault Phillips for that. Northwestern basketball isn't a subject many people are willing to engage. Hell, I'm reluctant...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Out to prove how transformative a month can be, Illinois revealed what a complete makeover looks like.
The Illini, now winners of four straight, avenged their worst loss on their resume by paying back Northwestern on Sunday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena with...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 8:04 AM
A Monday morning injury update revealed nothing but bad news for Northwestern.
Jared Swopshire's right knee is still being evaluated, but NU coaches are bracing for the possibility of losing him for more than just Thursday’s game at Ohio State....
| Jan 17, 2013
| 8:56 PM
CHAMPAIGN — A reporter asked Northwestern coach Bill Carmody about "calling out" his veterans after the Wildcats' horrid performance Sunday against Iowa.
"Called out is a little harsh," he replied. "I'd say challenged."
However you characterize...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 2:43 PM
After seven holes, it was time to launch a full-scale investigation.
Chris Collins, a supposed 10-handicap, had recorded four pars, two bogeys and a birdie. So Northwestern's new basketball coach was on pace for a 74 or 75 at Sunset Ridge in Northfield,...
| Jan 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
The crowd at Welsh-Ryan Arena stretched to the top row, but the behind-the-basket student sections were less than half full.
The temptation was to criticize the students who stayed on campus Sunday afternoon to watch NFL playoff games or take part in...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 6:08 PM
To say that Trey Burke dominated Thursday would be like pointing out that Pat Fitzgerald digs purple.
The point guard scored 23 points and dished out five assists in Michigan's 94-66 dismantling of Northwestern. The 94 points tied for the most allowed in...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 9:04 PM
If Charles Dickens had witnessed the first half at Welsh-Ryan Arena, he would have had an easy time describing it.
The best of times? Northwestern scored 17 straight points in a four-minute span.
The worst of times? At one point, the Cardinal had an 18-...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Drew Crawford is done for the season, a harsh blow for a Northwestern team thirsting to make its first NCAA tournament.
The 6-foot-5 senior swingman will seek a medical hardship waiver after he undergoes shoulder surgery for a torn labrum. School...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Where Fred Hill goes, Jaren Sina follows.
Sina originally committed to Northwestern, where Hill was an assistant under Bill Carmody. On the same day Seton Hall announced that Hill would join head coach Kevin Willard’s staff, the 6-foot-1 combo...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Greed is unattractive, but what kind of poker player walks away from the table when the dealer keeps throwing him hot cards?
I got my wish when the Bears closed the book on Brian Urlacher's career here. As a bonus, Urlacher whined like a jilted...