| Jun 25, 2014
Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Because of his size, David Edwards was always put on the offensive and defensive lines of his youth football teams. It just made sense.
Until he started his freshman year at Downers Grove North, that is. He was one of only two volunteers when coaches...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Naperville native Vanessa DiBernardo was a Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient. The soccer star from the University of Illinois won the award, which recognizes athletic and academic accomplishments. Only 24 of the 8,000-plus Big Ten athletes win the award....
| May 31, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Oak Park junior Adam Lemke-Bell put on weight this spring and saw the scholarship offers pour in from the Big Ten, ACC and even an SEC school.
A rising star in the recruiting world, the 6-foot-5, 275-pound offensive tackle saw no need to continue the...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Penn State's Big Ten opener against Rutgers is the third announced prime-time game of the season. Here's a schedules update. AUG. 30: Central Florida (Dublin) 8:30 a.m. ESPN2 SEPT. 6: AKRON SEPT. 13: at Rutgers 8 p.m. Big Ten Network......
| May 19, 2014
| 9:00 PM
The Orlando Sentinel's college insider Matt Murschel has ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2014 season. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Former USC tailback Ty Isaac, who said last month that he would transfer, will attend Michigan, he announced on his Twitter feed.
"I will be attending the University of Michigan this year," Isaac wrote.
Isaac came to USC from Joliet (Ill.) Catholic...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:51 AM
A member of the student broadcast team asked Matt Domer about joining a Mount Carmel-to-Illinois pipeline that's been busy "the last couple years."
Frank Lenti, Mount Carmel's long-time coach, couldn't help but interject.
"There has been a Mount...
| Mar 20, 2014
MILWAUKEE — In "Frank's world," as Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan says, there's a lot happening.
Frank would be Wisconsin center Frank Kaminsky, and Ryan doesn't really try to interpret what Kaminsky could be thinking at a given moment.
But there's one...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:41 PM
New NBA commissioner Adam Silver's desire to force players to stay in college for two years was a big topic of discussion at McDonald's All-American Games' events this week.
Fab Fiver and longtime NBA guard Jalen Rose, who broadcast the game for ESPN,...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Jason Tsirtsis of Crown Point, Ind., became the first Northwestern freshman to win an NCAA wrestling title.
And Illinois sophomore Jesse Delgado of Gilroy, Calif., won a second straight.
Tsirtsis, the No. 5 seed, beat 11th-seeded Joshua Kindig 3-1...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Charlie Partridge hasn't been the head coach for a single FAU game, but the fine folks over at Athlon Sports have a good idea of where he ranks in the pantheon of college football coaches — and they say he's better than FIU coach Ron Turner....