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  1. Belpedio's commitment to pay off at draft

    Scott Powers

    Louis Belpedio liked football and loved hockey growing up. That wouldn't be a problem for most Chicago-area teenagers. They would pick a high school that offered both sports and everything would be just fine. For Belpedio, who grew up in Skoki...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  2. Signing Day: Northwestern attracting talent

    Scott Powers

    Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald hates recruiting ratings as much as any coach in the country. Fitzgerald makes a point of saying that every year on Signing Day. He's bound to do it again on Wednesday. Despite his despise for the rating system...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  3. Signing Day: Illini seeking instant help

    Scott Powers

    Illinois coach Tim Beckman received a rude awakening with last season's 2-10 finish, which included a winless Big Ten campaign. Beckman is now looking for his second Illini recruiting class to help fix some of those problems. Early start: Beck...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  4. Laquon Treadwell deciding Thursday

    Scott Powers

    Crete-Monee (Ill.) senior Laquon Treadwell, the nation's top wide receiver recruit, will announce his college decision at his school Thursday. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Treadwell will choose between Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Mississippi. He's alr...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  5. Top WR Laquon Treadwell to choose college Thursday

    Scott Powers

    Laquon Treadwell, the nation's top wide receiver, will announce his college decision at his school at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2013
  6. NIU to face Iowa and Purdue in 2013

    Scott Powers

    Northern Illinois' 2013 football non-conference schedule will include two Big Ten opponents, the school announced on Wednesday. Coming off its historic BCS playoff appearance, Northern Illinois will play at Iowa on Aug. 31 and at Purdue on Sept. 2...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  7. Source: Illinois hires Bill Cubit

    Scott Powers

    Illinois has hired former Western Michigan head coach Bill Cubit to be its offensive coordinator, according to a source familiar with the situation. Read the entire story....

    Blog | January 06, 2013
  8. NU's Ward enjoys success on and off field

    Scott Powers

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Everyone knows most Northwestern football players possess a high level of intelligence. Well, there's the level where a majority of the Wildcats are at, and then there's senior offensive tackle Patrick Ward's level. "Sure, we ...

    Blog | December 15, 2012
  9. NU's Jones glad he put football first

    Scott Powers

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern running back Tyris Jones admits he had no idea what he was doing as a freshman when he packed his schedule with extracurricular activities. Jones joined the student senate, For Members Only (the school's black studen...

    Blog | November 23, 2012
  10. IHSA football championships: WatchESPN

    Scott Powers

    The IHSA state football championships shouldn't disappoint again this season. It's full of all of the essentials, and all of the games can be seen on WatchESPN.com on Friday and Saturday. All-American player? Check. Crete-Monee wide receiver Laqu...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  11. Week 12 college football preview

    Scott Powers

    Northwestern (7-3) at Michigan State (5-5) When, where:11 a.m. Saturday at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Mich. TV:ESPN2 Radio: WGN-720 AM Web: WatchESPN.com What you need to know: Last week's Northwestern's loss put it out of the Legends ...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  12. Rapid Reaction: N. Illinois 31, Toledo 24

    Scott Powers

    DeKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois Huskies weren't going to allow their worst offensive first half of the season deter them from their third consecutive Mid-American Conference West Division title on Wednesday. After scoring just once against t...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  13. 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
  14. Week 11 college football preview

    Scott Powers

    No. 24 Northwestern (7-2) at Michigan (6-3) When, where:11 a.m. Saturday at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich. TV:ESPN Radio: WGN-720 AM Web: WatchESPN.com What you need to know: What everyone wants to know is whether Michigan star quarte...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  15. NIU's Bishop wins MAC defensive honor

    Scott Powers

    Northern Illinois junior defensive tackle Ken Bishop was named the MAC West Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Bishop had five tackles, including four solo ones, a tackle for a loss and a fumble recovery in the Huskies' 63-0 win over Massachu...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  16. Week 10 college football preview

    Scott Powers

    Illinois Fighting Illini (2-6) at Ohio State Buckeyes (9-0) When, where: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio TV: ESPN Radio: WIND-560 AM Web: Watch ESPN What you need to know: The Illini have four games left to notch a Big Ten...

    Blog | November 02, 2012