| Nov 19, 2012
| 10:37 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — It's too bad Colin Kaepernick wasn't available when Phil Emery set out to find a backup quarterback.
The first-year general manager had to strike quickly to find an experienced No. 2. The Bears invested big money in Jason Campbell,...
| Sep 16, 2012
At one time, a motor-sport loving Chicagoan could catch a race at tracks on Addison Street, Mannheim Road, Fullerton Avenue, Peterson Avenue or in suburbs like Waukegan, Maywood, Cicero, Melrose Park, Blue Island, Hammond and Hinsdale. Not to mention...
| Nov 10, 2012
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: How many more of these little annoyances will USC Athletic Director Pat Haden put up with?
Answer: The thing about little annoyances is they eventually add up to one big annoyance.
One parking ticket...
| Oct 6, 2012
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Put down the Trojan Kool-Aid. Title-game hopes? Now, if you're talking about Alamo Bowl title hopes, then we're in the realm of reality.
Answer: For the record, I much prefer Trojan Tang because it's easier...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 8:10 AM
Bears 39, Saints 14 -- NFC championship game, Jan. 21, 2007: After the Bears tied a franchise record with 13 regular-season wins, Smith guided them to the NFC title and a Super Bowl berth in his third season. Thomas Jones rushed for 123 yards...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 3:59 PM
To the men in the graying goatees who pull those ridiculous-looking navy No. 54 jerseys over slight paunches every Sunday, and the women who proudly wear the pink model, you don't matter to the Bears franchise player.
To young kids across Chicagoland...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:47 PM
One winter night three years ago inside the Kohl Center on the Wisconsin campus, the Badgers football team gathered for a bonding exercise that included a basketball shooting contest.
Former backup quarterback Nate Tice, son of the Bears offensive...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 8:57 PM
It somehow is appropriate Andrew Luck begins his career on a field opposite Jay Cutler.
The Bears quarterback can offer his Colts counterpart a bit of advice about following a legend when the teams hook up Sunday at Soldier Field. Hopefully, it will be...
| Oct 5, 2012
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, the Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games.
No. 24 Northwestern (5-0) at Penn...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 4:32 AM
With Notre Dame football concluding its 2012 regular season with a perfect 12-0 record and the No. 1 BCS ranking, NBC will take a special look back at the Fighting Irish's season and look ahead to the team's upcoming appearance in the BCS National...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:23 PM
NBC Sports Network kicks off the New Year with 10 hours of Notre Dame Football programming this Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at noon. With no NHL Winter Classic to build around, the NBC Sports Network is looking for programming to compete with bowl games and...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Mid-American Conference releases 2012-13 composite schedule...