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  • Preview: Eastern Illinois at Minnesota

    Coming off its best season in a decade, Minnesota faces some elevated expectations entering Thursday's season opener against visiting Eastern Illinois of the FCS. The Golden Gophers went 8-5 a year ago - their highest victory total since a 10-3 campaign...
  • Proud of kids and parents and coaches

    On most days, reading the Trib is an exercise in division. The paper is typically filled with stories of what divides us as a nation, as a state and as a city. Whether it's race, religion, politics, ethnicity or income, we are constantly reminded of the...
  • Football: Former Alemany QB Vernon Adams passes for four TDs

    Former Alemany quarterback Vernon Adams began his junior season at Eastern Washington on Saturday by completing 26 of 48 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns in a 56-35 victory over Sam Houston State. Adams also rushed for 61 yards. Adams was...
  • Football: Former Alemany QB Vernon Adams leads No. 1 FCS team

    Eastern Washington, ranked No. 1 in the nation in the FCS, opens its football season on Saturday against Sam Houston State. Former Alemany quarterback Vernon Adams Jr., a junior, was the runner-up for the division's top award, the Walter Payton Award,...
  • Tribune poll: Voters give Emanuel low marks on his school policies

    Tribune poll: Voters give Emanuel low marks on his school policies
    After a teachers strike, school closings and widespread budget cuts, city voters are increasingly frustrated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's stewardship of Chicago Public Schools, a new Chicago Tribune poll shows. Nearly two-thirds of those surveyed...
  • Lions' Ndamukong Suh 'very receptive' about player safety, NFL official says

    The NFL this off-season has identified 21 "at-risk" players in its league players who were either suspended over the past two years for hits or close to being suspended. Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who has been fined a hefty chunk of...
  • Top Bears training camp story lines, just wait for them

    Top Bears training camp story lines, just wait for them
    Ah, training camp. A magical time for football players when they can bond, sweat, block and do who knows what else to prepare for the season. You'll hear a lot out about position battles and Jay Cutler's mindset over the next few weeks. Then there are the...
  • Pro Football HOF: Bottleneck frustrates worthy candidates

    The Sports Xchange By Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange Sports Illustrated's Boomer Esiason unveils the five most underrated players going into the 2014 NFL season. CineSport LLC Pro Football HOF: Bottleneck frustrates worthy candidates When seven pro...
  • NFL, family salute Walter Payton on his birthday

    NFL, family salute Walter Payton on his birthday
    On Friday, what would have been Walter Payton's 60th birthday, friends, family and the National Football League are remembering the Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back. “Obviously this would have been a big birthday for him, turning 60 this...
  • Quinn, Rauner camps distribute false press releases attacking each other

    Quinn, Rauner camps distribute false press releases attacking each other
    The race for Illinois governor hasn’t even reached Labor Day, and both campaigns have found a new way to attack the other party’s candidate: distributing phony “media advisories.” Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign went...
  • Bowling Green ranked No. 34, Falcons will lean on offense to help chase MAC title

    Bowling Green ranked No. 34, Falcons will lean on offense to help chase MAC title
    The Orlando Sentinel's college insider Matt Murschel has ranked all 128 Football Bowl Subdivision teams in the country entering the 2014 season. The Sentinel staff will take a closer look at a new team daily, counting backward from No. 128 to our...
  • Aldermen to hold hearing on low minority numbers at elite North Side schools

    Aldermen to hold hearing on low minority numbers at elite North Side schools
    A growing concern about declining enrollment of minority students at Chicago Public Schools’ highest-tier schools, particularly on the city’s North Side, will fuel a public hearing this morning. Although the City Council Education and Child...