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.
Northwestern asked the full National Labor Relations Board on Thursday to overturn the decision by the regional director of the Chicago office, which catgeorizes the universities football players as employees and allows them to unionize. The university contends that the regional director overlooked evidence the university presented that indicates that its football players are primarily
Northwestern announced Monday it will install a new video board at Ryan Field, nearly triple the size of the current one, in advance of the 2014 college football season. Additionally the university will install two LED ribbon boards overlooking both end zones. “This is an exciting announcement for members of the Northwestern Football family and
Northwestern and DePaul have agreed to a five-year series in men’s basketball that will begin during the 2015-16 season. Northwestern is set to host two of the game and DePaul three. “As a Chicago native, I think it’s terrific for basketball in the area to have Northwestern and DePaul play one another,” Northwestern coach Chris
Tim Beckman is still disappointed about a Sports Illustrated story from a couple of months back in which the Illinois coach was quoted as saying improvement in the 2014 season could come in the form of “five or six wins.”