| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:56 PM
Brian Arnfelt should be on Northwestern's "good hands" team.
Though a lineman's hands often are called paws, Arnfelt uses his digits to play the keyboard in his apartment. His affinity for piano comes from his mother, Cathy, who owns a music studio in...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 7:41 PM
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois coach John Groce slumped into a chair, placed his head on his palm and exhaled as an orange chaos erupted all around him on the Assembly Hall court.
He had just gotten the best news in long time.
After an official review of...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 5:56 PM
Seven games, five losses, one recruiting faux pas and a pinch of chewing tobacco into his tenure, Illinois coach Tim Beckman will enter Memorial Stadium on Saturday for his first homecoming game.
And there already is a faction that wants to kick...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 6:23 PM
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Big Ten's total offense rankings reveal a total picture of the conference's two best quarterbacks.
Nebraska's Taylor Martinez is first at 276.3 yards per game. Ohio State's Braxton Miller comes next at 275.8.
That's a difference of...
| May 13, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Bolingbrook junior defensive back Parrker Westphal made an unofficial visit to Florida over the weekend.
Westphal reconnected with former Raiders teammate and current Gators freshman linebacker Antonio Morrison in Gainesville.
"It was great," Westphal...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:49 PM
The ball touched six players' hands and was shot four times in 23 seconds on one unforgettable possession before D.J. Richardson's 3-pointer finally drained through the net to tie the game and serve as a reminder to Illinois.
This is a team that knows...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 1:30 PM
The Big Ten is now a conference of Legends, Leaders and East Coasters.
The league on Monday added Maryland, and Rutgers will join Tuesday.
At a news conference on Maryland’s campus, league commissioner Jim Delany welcomed the school by saying...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:32 PM
Here's what you need to know about Thursday's NBA draft: Nerlens Noel averaged 10.5 points as a Kentucky freshman until his season ended early because of a serious knee injury.
Now he's the likely No. 1 pick.
Noel still can't jump because of surgery...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Noteworthy items from Penn State's 38-14 win over Iowa, courtesy Penn State sports information. Bill O’Brien ties a Penn State record, becoming the third first-year Nittany Lion head coach to post a five-game winning streak. He joins George...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Penn State's visit to Purdue on Saturday is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on ESPNU. Vacated wins notwithstanding, the Lions are 5-2 in West Lafayette. The Boilermakers (3-5 overall) will be looking for their first Big Ten win of......
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:39 PM
It seems everybody is doing a video version of Carly Rae Jepsen's “Call Me Maybe” these days. There was the now famous Harvard baseball version, the cute Cookie Monster version and now one performed by seven mascots from the Big Ten. The...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 4:39 PM
College Football Countdown: No. 12 Michigan State...