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  • Has conference realignment at last reached a lull?

    The latest wave of major conference realignment lands ashore this week, bringing with it geographical contradictions, upended traditions and financial gains. Welcome to the Atlantic coast, Louisville. Time to get to know the Great Lakes, Maryland...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    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....
  • What would Gregg Popovich be without Tim Duncan?

    Gregg Popovich declines to try to run from the massive shadow of Tim Duncan. We're talking about a literal shadow; Duncan is 6-foot-11. And we're talking, at the same time, about a symbolic shadow. Popovich and Duncan recently combined for their fifth...
  • INSIDE SLANT - Part 1

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Chicago Bears - INSIDE SLANT Cutler feels rejuvenated preparing for 2014 Bears season Both physically and mentally, quarterback Jay Cutler couldn't feel better about the approaching Chicago Bears season. Armed with...
  • Teel Time: Neither Pythagoras nor Bill James could explain ACC baseball's title drought

    Teel Time: Neither Pythagoras nor Bill James could explain ACC baseball's title drought
    Wake Forest’s 1955 NCAA baseball championship was the fledgling ACC’s third national title of any variety, following Maryland’s in football (1953) and men’s lacrosse (’55). Conference teams have since won 134 national...
  • INSIDE SLANT

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Chicago Bears - INSIDE SLANT Injured Palmer losing grip on Bears' backup QB spot Jordan Palmer owned a good edge in the Chicago Bears' backup quarterback battle based on being with the team last year. The chance to...
  • Oak Park's Lemke-Bell picks Northwestern football

    Oak Park's Lemke-Bell picks Northwestern football
    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...
  • Monday's multi-sport college and local roundup: ODU loses top women's basketball player to Minnesota

    Colleges: Women's basketball: Old Dominion lost its top player, Shae Kelley, who announced she will transfer to Minnesota for her final collegiate season, the Virginian-Pilot reported. With the Gophers, she will play for former VCU coach Melanie...
  • College update: Former Spartans standouts doing well on diamond

    College update: Former Spartans standouts doing well on diamond
    The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Catherine Horner (La CaƱada High, 2012) University of Tulsa sophomore: A two-time CIF Southern Section champion with the Spartans, Horner is now a steady contributor to a torrid...
  • NFL draft preview: Tight ends

    NFL draft preview: Tight ends
    As the NFL draft nears — it takes place May 8-10 — we're taking an 11-day, position-by-position look at what's out there and what the Bears need. Bears status Martellus Bennett enjoyed a productive first season in Chicago, racking up 65...
  • National signing day | Five Mount Carmel players sign with D-I schools

    National signing day | Five Mount Carmel players sign with D-I schools
    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...
  • Keri Herman turns in skates for the slopes to make U.S. Olympic team

    Keri Herman could shoot and score and deke defenders on an eighth-of-an-inch hockey skate blade, so taking on the rails and jumps of a slopestyle course in the mountains on skis felt like mere child's play. Hockey skills, apparently, are far more...