| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Just when you think this wild game of conference musical chairs is over, the band starts up again and the craziness continues.
What we learned when Maryland bolted the Atlantic Coast Conference for the Big Ten on Monday were some sad, ugly truths...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:27 PM
The next generation is taking over at the Stellar Construction "Catch A Rising Star" Basketball Showcase.
Tournament director Glen Klein, lead sponsor Tony Stellar and staff stalwarts such as Bob Wootsick and John Hrebik, all have their children...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 8:10 PM
Naperville's Kevin Cordes is making quite a splash in his first NCAA Swimming Championships.
And the Arizona freshman was confident he could do exactly that.
Friday night, Cordes won the 100-yard breaststroke final after having broken the U.S. record...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 6:57 PM
I woke up on a stretcher.
I still can't remember hitting the receiver or anybody removing my helmet and shoulder pads, the way Ball State trainers did after a nasty collision during football practice one day in 1989.
By the time I was alert enough...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 5:39 AM
Jennifer Hudson is well aware of the rumors that she and fiancÚ David Otunga had broken up and was quick to address them Sunday during an interview with “Access Hollywood” on the American Music Awards red carpet.
| Oct 24, 2011
| 11:47 AM
When the Cubs’ Ryan Dempster hosts his annual Casino Night fundraiser, he and his teammates come decked out in white tuxedos with black bow ties. When fellow Cub Randy Wells hosted his benefit concert with Texas Red Dirt singer Stoney LaRue at Joe&...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:11 PM
The celebration of the most dramatic triumph in Claire Pollard's relentlessly successful 16 years as Northwestern women's tennis coach included the obligatory dousing with the water bucket.
The difference this time was the coach wasn't the only member...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:01 PM
The commissioner of one college conference recently compared the state of the NCAA to that of a delicate ecosystem being threatened by the heat of what is shaping up to be a long and litigious summer.
Ed O’Bannon’s lawsuit against the NCAA,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Halfway through your story today I got a sick feeling and tossed the sports section into the couch. What exactly would a "big name" coach do for SC that Ed Orgeron can't do, recruit?
Hope you're feeling better and thanks, really, for...
| May 25, 2012
| 7:32 AM
There are times when Northwestern women's lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller must want to say the heck with Solomonic wisdom and split Taylor Thornton in two so one half could play offense and the other half defense.
"Whichever half Kelly doesn't want,...
| Mar 28, 2014
NEW YORK — Madison Square Garden hasn't hosted an NCAA tournament game of Sweet 16 magnitude since 1955, but if any team is prepared for this moment on this stage, it's Michigan State.
The world's most famous arena? Friday's regional semifinal...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause.
Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...