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  1. NIU coach Doeren makes name for himself

    Scott Powers

    When Northern Illinois athletic director Jeff Compher hired Dave Doeren as football coach in December 2010, Compher knew he'd likely be undertaking another coaching search in the not-too-distant future. It's the cruel truth that comes with being i...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  2. Northern Illinois kicks off Heisman campaign for QB Jordan Lynch

    Scott Powers

    Northern Illinois' communications department kicked off a Heisman Trophy campaign for Huskies junior quarterback Jordan Lynch on Wednesday. "Yes, we are definitely starting a campaign for Jordan," Northern Illinois associate athletic director for ...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  3. DePaul extends AD Jean Lenti Ponsetto

    Scott Powers

    DePaul athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto signed a five-year contract extension, the school announced on Tuesday. Ponsetto was hired as athletic director on July 1, 2002 and is now signed through the 2016-17 academic year. "Jean Lenti Ponset...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  4. Infamous fan at last NU-Nebraska tilt

    Scott Powers

    Northwestern Wildcats athletic director Jim Phillips isn't one to bring attention to Chicago's criminal past, but he can't ignore the fact Al Capone attended the last meeting between the Wildcats and the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Evanston, Ill. on Oct....

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  5. Northwestern Wildcats to host Nebraska Cornhuskers for first time...

    Scott Powers

    The Northwestern Wildcats will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers for the first time since 1931, when Al Capone attended.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  6. DePaul hopes Notre Dame still in its future

    Scott Powers

    DePaul athletic director Jean Lenti Ponsetto said Wednesday she's hopeful the Blue Demons can continue their athletic relationship with Notre Dame after the Irish depart the Big East. Notre Dame announced Wednesday it is joining the ACC in every s...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  7. Swarbrick elaborates on playoff

    Scott Powers

    Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Wednesday that he expected college football's four-team playoff selection committee to put an emphasis on strength of schedule and be able to analyze every FBS team's season. Swarbrick said the det...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  8. Notre Dame Fighting Irish AD Swarbrick wants college football pla...

    Scott Powers

    Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick gave his thoughts on college football playoff's selection process.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  9. NIU AD pays up with shaved head

    Scott Powers

    Northern Illinois athletic director Jeff Compher may have less hair, but he is a man of his word. Compher said he would shave his head if the Huskies won a MAC championship this school year. Northern Illinois won four with the football, volleyball...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  10. No reason Groce can't win in Champaign

    Scott Powers

    Sources say Illinois has finally landed its new coach in John Groce after what appeared to be another bumpy journey for Illini athletic director Mike Thomas. From the outside looking in, the Illini's search for Bruce Weber's replacement didn't appe...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  11. Diversity a factor in Illinois' search

    Scott Powers

    University of Illinois board of trustee Lawrence Oliver said Friday he is confident athletic director Mike Thomas has made diversity a focus in his search for a men's basketball coach. Oliver and fellow trustee James Montgomery voted against the h...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  12. Illinois Fighting Illini trustee says diversity a focus for coach...

    Scott Powers

    Illinois is taking race into account in its search for a new head basketball coach.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2012
  13. Carmody to remain at Northwestern

    Scott Powers

    Bill Carmody will remain Northwestern's coach after athletic director Jim Phillips gave him a vote of confidence on Thursday. Read the entire story....

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  14. Northwestern Wildcats coach Bill Carmody gets vote of confidence

    Scott Powers

    Bill Carmody will remain Northwestern's coach after athletic director Jim Phillips gave him a vote of confidence on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2012
  15. Rapid Reaction: Smart rejects Illini offer

    Scott Powers

    Illinois will have to move onto Plan B now that VCU coach Shaka Smart has turned down its offer. The question now is whether Illinois and its athletic director Mike Thomas have a legitimate Plan B. There have been a lot of names thrown around f...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  16. Southern Illinois Salukis offer job to Bruce Weber, source says

    Scott Powers

    Southern Illinois wants Bruce Weber back in Carbondale, Ill., and has offered the former Illinois coach its head coaching job, according to a source familiar with the situation.

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2012