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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
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