EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.–Martellus Bennett said he wasn’t that good of a player last year. What’s changed this season? The Bears’ tight end said he studied his game over the summer and was able to learn more about what quarterback Jay Cutler and the offense ask of him. The work has paid tremendous dividends. Bennett has
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.–Bears safety Chris Conte injured his left shoulder trying to make a play on a run by Jets running back Chris Ivory in the third quarter of Monday night’s game. Conte was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Conte left last week’s game in San Francisco after spraining the same shoulder.
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–His 37 yards receiving may not indicate the vital nature of Martellus Bennett’s role in the game plan in the Bears’ win over the 49ers on Sunday at Levi’s Stadium Sunday. But quarterback Jay Culter’s willingness to look toward his tight end in the most critical moments–particularly when the two connected on a
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–Bears defensive back Sherrick McManisi njured his quad covering a Pat O’Donnell punt in the second quarter of Sunday’s game against the 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. He has been ruled questionable to return to the game. McManis is considered the Bears’ best special teamer. Up until his second-quarter injury, he had played well
Northern Illinois took out a one-page ad in Friday’s Chicago Sun-Times in the wake of the school’s win at Northwestern last Saturday. The ad specifically calls out Illinois who does not have the Huskies on their schedule. It reads “Next? We’re looking at you Illini.” Lower in the ad, the school also pokes fun at
Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery injured his hamstring in the third quarter, but was classified as “probable” to return. Jeffery, however, was never reinserted into the game. He downplayed the injury and said that he was held out just to be “cautious” considering it was only the first game of the season.
The student-run website InsideNU.com reported that some defensive players were given the wrong wristbands for this past Saturday’s loss to Cal at home. Northwestern inserts play cards into the wristbands that help players decipher the signals from the sidelines. Television cameras confirmed that Northwestern staffer switched out some of those play cards during the Cal
Northwestern coach Chris Collins, who just finished his first season as a head coach, has been named to the USA Basketball staff. Collins will coach the USA Select Team which is comprised to help the National Team prepare for the upcoming FIBA World Cup in Spain Aug. 30 to Sept. 14. USA Basketball’s camp began
Cubs owner Tom Ricketts addressed the media before Friday’s game against the Braves, a day removed from getting unanimous approval from the Commission on Chicago Landmarks to move forward with renovating Wrigley Field. “Obviously it was very important for us to get those approvals to move forward and we’re excited to really begin the renovation
Asked about the possibility of getting Paul Konerko more at-bats and manager Robin Ventura gave a round-about answer. In the end, though, the answer was “it could happen.” In 16 games since June 1, Konerko is hitting .353 with three homers and seven RBI. He most recently homered last night to move past Andre Dawson