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  • Boys hoops | Plainfield East seniors lay groundwork for underclassmen

    Boys hoops | Plainfield East seniors lay groundwork for underclassmen
    Plainfield East captured its second Southwest Prairie Conference title in the past three years by relying on a simple recipe. The Bengals (18-9, 11-3) relied on a strong senior core, a dynamic scorer in junior Aaron Jordan and a stingy defense. "I'm...
  • Boys hoops | Future Illini the present for Plainfield East basketball

    Boys hoops | Future Illini the present for Plainfield East basketball
    Plainfield East boys basketball coach Branden Adkins knew his team needed some work to success next season. For some early ideas, he had to look no further than his home gym. Two teams at the Class 4A Plainfield East regional, Bolingbrook and Geneva,...
  • Speaking of sports

     
    Headline: Mike Ditka calls a cold-weather Super Bowl 'stupid' It is, I guess. Or, rather, risky. Cold weather isn't so terrible for football. The key playoff games are often held in frigid conditions. And the average temperature range on an......
  • Monday Morning Quarterback: blind spots proved to be fatal flaws

     
    In the wake of the Philadelphia Eagles' season-ending loss in the first round of the playoffs to the New Orleans Saints, there is so much to pick apart. Here is one person's opinion of the top three questions that loom......
  • NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 17

    NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 17
    Jonathan Grimes, who has bounced around the NFL since his days as William and Mary's versatile star running back, scored his first NFL touchdown last Sunday against Tennessee, though the Texans lost again to ensure the No. 1 overall draft pick. Listed...
  • NFL: How players with Va. connections fared in the playoffs' first round

    Veteran kicker Shayne Graham, signed by New Orleans about two weeks ago, drilled four field goals with a miss -- including a 32-yarder on the last play -- Saturday night in Philadelphia to give the Saints their first road playoff victory in franchise...
  • NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in the divisional playoffs

    NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in the divisional playoffs
    49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks jumped offside on this play near the goal line, but the former Virginia Cavalier's stops of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton sparked San Francisco into the NFC championship game. Listed by jersey number (if still applicable)...
  • Call it a 'Mission Bay Miracle' as Chargers reach playoffs

    Call it a 'Mission Bay Miracle' as Chargers reach playoffs
    Welcome to Stunned Diego. Not even the most optimistic of Chargers could have realistically predicted what unfolded Sunday, the final day of the NFL regular season, when left-for-dead San Diego somehow found its way into the playoffs. A month ago, the...
  • NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 15 (complete through Monday night's game)

    NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 15 (complete through Monday night's game)
    On the day after his former Florida State backup Jameis Winston won the Heisman Trophy, EJ Manuel of Virginia Beach threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score to help the Buffalo Bills win 27-20 at Jacksonville ... Listed by jersey number (if...
  • NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 16 (complete through Monday's game)

    NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 16 (complete through Monday's game)
    The Seahawks lost at home for the first time in second-year pro quarterback Russell Wilson's career, but don't put too much blame on his fellow Virginian Kam Chancellor, who intercepted a pass and made 11 tackles. Listed by jersey number (if still...
  • NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 6 (updated with injury news and reflects Falcons' bye week)

    NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 6 (updated with injury news and reflects Falcons' bye week)
    In a painful season for the Houston Texans, Matt Schaub is injured on a fellow former U.Va. alum's sack ... Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics: Arizona Cardinals: TE 87 Jeff King (Va. Tech, Pulaski High): On...
  • NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 7

    NFL: How players with Virginia connections fared in Week 7
    Second-year pro Jarrett Boykin from Virginia Tech gave Green Bay's injury-plagued receiving corps a huge boost. Listed by jersey number (if still applicable), name, connections and statistics: Arizona Cardinals: TE 87 Jeff King (Va. Tech, Pulaski High)...