Inside College Football
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
Reflects the injury to Ohio State senior quarterback Braxton Miller that reportedly will sideline him for the season Nebraska sophomore linebacker Michael Rose also would’ve been a first-teamer if not for the knee injury he sustained earlier this month.
Urban Meyer has done an unforgettable job of bringing along young quarterbacks — Alex Smith at Utah, Tim Tebow at Florida, Braxton Miller at Ohio State — before. Now, he might have to do it again, with OSU’s Big Ten and College Football Playoff hopes in the balance.
It was a monumental pair of media days for the Big Ten, as the conference welcomed Rutgers and Maryland, expanding the Big Ten into East and West divisions. The realignment was only the second time the conference has been expanded in the last sixty years. There has been speculation swirling around the Big Ten of
Sharp reader @adamstar83 tweeted a photo to me of Illinois coach Tim Beckman surrounded by a decent gathering of media at his podium Monday in Chicago, on the first day of Big Ten media days. Can’t tell how many media are in the photo (go on, check it out and take a guess) but I’m
If you’ve ever been to SEC media days at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Ala., you know that Nick Saban can’t buy a key chain in the gift shop without being mauled — in the most loving of ways — by upward of a billion crimson-clad supporters. And those are just the reporters who are
Being the champion always comes with a little something special. And the Spartans, who took home the Big Ten crown and a Rose Bowl victory, know that the storm is coming. “We’re certainly one of the hunted in this conference now,” Spartains head coach Mark Dantonio said. “Being hunted is obviously where you’d rather be,