| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:00 PM
About 150,000 spectators squeezed into Soldier Field in Chicago that night in September, 1927, and many left convinced they'd witnessed the fight of the century.
The drama's high point came in Round 7 when former champion Jack Dempsey stung Gene...
| Sep 13, 2013
Bitterness is as much a part of the Bears' storied tradition as the T-formation and a bone-crushing defense.
Pick an era and it's not hard to find former Bears who've enjoyed slinging mud at the organization with which they gained national fame. Brian...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:11 PM
The play defied time, space and the logic of soccer.
A Northwestern foul gave DePaul a direct kick 20 yards from the Wildcats' goal with 21 seconds left in the second overtime of a scoreless tie. The best Northwestern could reasonably hope for was to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:09 PM
We are three weeks into the college football season and things are going as planned—sort of.
Johnny Football continues to play the role of the ultimate high-flying heel, Lane Kiffin's hot seat at USC is scorching thanks to an inept offense and...
| Oct 27, 2013
This is a football city, and that is because we (or most of us) still like to think we live in a rough-and-tumble town. The echo of Carl Sandburg remains strong. He called the city “alive and coarse and strong and cunning” and endowed it...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:00 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Matt Prater kicked a 28-yard field goal as time expired and Peyton Manning and Denver overcame the first 500-yard passing game in Dallas history to keep the Broncos unbeaten with a 51-48 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday.
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:49 AM
At least one person walked past former Simeon football player Demarius Reed after he was shot near the Eastern Michigan University campus, but she thought he was just passed out from a party and continued on, according to police.
At least six other...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:52 PM
His coaches say Demarius Reed had been a natural leader on the football field since he was a boy, sporting skills that propelled him from the playing fields of Simeon Career Academy to a spot on the roster at Eastern Michigan University.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Police investigating the death of former Simeon football player Demarius Reed are looking for anyone who attended a late-night party in an apartment complex near Eastern Michigan University where Reed was found shot.
"We're just looking for people from...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Nobody at Halas Hall came out and directly questioned the design of the Bears' pass rush, a misnomer so far.
But if you listened closely the other day, you heard doubt.
"We've stunted our defensive linemen a lot on passing downs, where we didn't...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:15 PM
Last year when the Bears faced the Lions at Soldier Field, Jay Cutler emerged bruised, battered and concussed after Ndamukong Suh sacked and buried the Bears quarterback in the second quarter.
Bears backup quarterback Josh McCown knows that he could...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Of the 13 quarterbacks selected in the 2003 NFL draft, only three remain active — No. 1 pick Carson Palmer, Packers backup Seneca Wallace and the guy Chicago loved and loathed with equal passion, depending on the week.
The guy once booed during...