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
Anybody local represented on the Preseason All-Big Ten Team this year? It seems like a straight forward enough question that there should be an easy answer. But really, it depends on how you look at it. There are local players, just not local schools. Sure both Illinois and Northwestern have players on the cusp. They
In some unlikely scenario, if Northwestern’s quintet of freshmen were ordained with a tag line as iconic as “Fab Five,” it would imply that some sort of celebration would ensue come March. But far from the postseason and yet to have played a college basketball game, there’s still a moniker Vic Law, Scottie Lindsey, Johnnie
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
Lawyers for Northwestern University student-athlete football players on Thursday evening filed their latest arguments in favor of allowing the players to vote to form a union.
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
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
Northwestern’s head coach Pat Fitzgerald was the first to speak at this year’s Big Ten Football Media Days, and whether it was coincidence or not that the hometown favorite opened the conference, he will almost certainly be happy to get his turn at the podium out of the way. Of the questions directed at Fitzgerald,
Northwestern fans can stop sweating that Penn State press conference called for late Saturday morning, at which PSU is expected to name a new director of athletics. NU’s A.D., Jim Phillips, rumored to be a candidate for that job, is staying put in Evanston, sources confirmed to the Sun-Times on Saturday.