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The top three remained the same in the new College Football Playoff rankings, released Tuesday evening. Mississippi State stayed at No. 1, followed by Florida State and Auburn. Oregon moved up one spot to fourth, replacing Ole Miss, which was beaten by Auburn last weekend.
ESPN is reporting that Michigan is interested in Northwestern athletic director Jim Phillips for its vacancy at the same position. Dave Brandon resigned from the post on Friday. The news isn’t surprising considering Phillips is highly respected among his peers. He was previously linked to openings at Standford and, more recently, Penn State. Phillips has
ESPN is reporting that Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon will resign today. The university sent out a press release at 10:17 a.m Friday announcing that president Mark Schlissel would be making an announcement at 1:30 p.m. Brandon and the Wolverines’ athletic department has come under scrutiny this season concerning student season ticket prices and the
Tim Beckman gave Illinois football fans a message of hope Monday. The believers among them will hold on to it as the 4-4 Illini head down the stretch of a critical season. That message came in the form of wonderful news: Quarterback Wes Lunt is expected to be back on the field for the home
Florida State tried to stand by its Heisman Trophy-winning man late Friday, issuing a statement from athletic director Stan Wilcox about Jameis “John Hancock” Winston that all but guarantees the quarterback will play Saturday night against Notre Dame.
If anyone knows Jameis Winston, it’s fellow Heisman Trophy winner and two-sport legend Bo Jackson. But from what he has witnessed recently of Winston’s off-the-field exploits, Jackson is not happy. In fact, Bo says he’s done trying to help Winston. In a candid interview with Jim Rome on CBS Sports Radio, Jackson said the troubled
The New York Times used Facebook ‘likes’ to identify the rooting interest of college football fans throughout the country. The overview is interesting on its own, but the data is also interactive by zip code, and Chicago is one of the most complex areas in the country. Some counties favor Illinois, others Notre Dame, Ohio
In August, the fifth-graders in Linsey Rose’s class at Bradwell School of Excellence wrote a letter to the Chicago Tribune defending their South Shore neighborhood. The students wanted to sound off on the idea that violence has transformed Chicago into Chiraq, the oft-used term that oversimplifies and under-represents the realities of Chicago. Here are their
Penn State is a factor again in the race for the Big Ten championship. The NCAA announced Monday that it had eliminated Penn State’s postseason ban, which stemmed from the explosive Jerry Sandusky scandal, effective immediately. The four-year ban had been scheduled to conclude at the end of the 2015 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