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  1. Year of the Big Ten back lives up to hype

    Adam Rittenberg

    They didn't sneak up on us. Anyone who tracked the Big Ten's summer buzz -- or reviewed the list of players attending preseason media days in Chicago -- noticed the league's surplus of standout running backs. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon had spurn...

    Blog | January 23, 2015
  2. Famous Irish success stories more than just genetics

    Matt Fortuna

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Fall Sundays in the Robinson household meant that the remote belonged to Mom. A South Side Chicago native, Valerie Robinson would make Bears games appointment viewing. Everyone else in the family would pay the gridiron little mind....

    Blog | December 26, 2014
  3. Big Ten Friday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    Hello from Indianapolis. Lots to talk about, so let's get to your questions: Sameer from Chicago writes: Can you please help me understand why there is this much discussion re: impact of J.T. Barrett's injury on Ohio State's (potential) select...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  4. Indiana's Tevin Coleman defies the odds

    Matt Fortuna

    CHICAGO -- The images could not be more contrasting. Here is Indiana's Tevin Coleman, all 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds of a power rusher, barreling his way off tacklers and into the school's record books, attaining heights foreign to his program. He is No...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  5. Five SEC players named Butkus Award semifinalists

    SEC Staff

    Five Southeastern Conference football players are among the 15 players selected as semifinalists for the 30th annual Butkus Award, honoring the nation's best linebacker at the collegiate level.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2014
  6. Dwight White of Northwestern stops playing football because of on...

    Northwestern cornerback Dwight White has decided to stop playing football.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2014
  7. Judge questions $75M NCAA concussion settlement

    A federal judge overseeing a first-of-its-kind head injury settlement with the NCAA expressed concerns Thursday about some terms and the scope of the $75 million deal that encompasses all athletes going back decades.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2014
  8. Mark Emmert says scholarship changes coming up

    NCAA president Mark Emmert said Monday there is no talk about allowing compensation for autographs and signed memorabilia.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2014
  9. BYU Cougars to induct Jim McMahon into Hall of Fame, retire jerse...

    Former All-American quarterback Jim McMahon will have his No. 9 jersey retired as he enters the BYU Hall of Fame later this fall, the school announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2014
  10. Calhoun's dual role: hit 'em, make 'em smile

    Matt Fortuna

    CHICAGO -- Shilique Calhoun is speechless, which is notable because, well, he is hardly ever speechless. He is flashing his trademark smile, though, a dead giveaway of how he feels about the beating Michigan State administered to Michigan quarterback...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  11. Judge asked to reject NCAA head-injury deal

    A former San Diego State football player wants a judge to reject the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit against the NCAA, saying it will deny billions in damages to athletes who suffered head injuries.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2014
  12. Everett Golson never doubted a return back to Notre Dame

    Matt Fortuna

    After Everett Golson was banned from Notre Dame last May, he vowed he would return. The road back took him to Chicago and California, but he eventually accomplished his mission.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  13. Gunman gets 18-30 years for slaying of Eastern Michigan's Demariu...

    A man who confessed to robbing and killing Eastern Michigan University wide receiver Demarius Reed has been sentenced to 18 to 30 years in prison.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  14. 2014 Big Ten media days roundtable

    Adam Rittenberg, Josh Moyer, Mitch Sherman and Austin Ward

    CHICAGO -- Big Ten media days are in the books and the countdown to the 2014 season can officially begin. It was a mostly uneventful session at the Hilton Chicago, despite the presence of stars such as Braxton Miller, Melvin Gordon, Ameer Abdullah an...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  15. Abdullah shares message at luncheon

    Mitch Sherman

    CHICAGO -- Ameer Abdullah recounted a story of how he returned home to Alabama this summer, stunned to learn that a friend since childhood had flunked out of college, addicted to drugs, and another had been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The to...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  16. B1G coaches see playoff as equalizer

    Adam Rittenberg

    CHICAGO -- The preseason primping in college football is over. The beauty contest has been canceled. If the playoff selection committee does its job, nothing that is said, written or ranked between now and early October will matter. And that's a v...

    Blog | July 29, 2014