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  1. Chicago Conundrum: Why Are There No Good College Programs in Amer...

    Adam Doster

    I started out the New Year doing something outlandish. Most Chicagoans of a certain age have never even considered an activity so eccentric, so potentially foolish. By my own free will, I attended two local college basketball games -- a Saturday-afte...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  2. College Football Viewing Guide: 2014-15 Bowl Fact Sheet

    Holly Anderson

    Bowl season is upon us. You probably have many questions. We're here to help, with the absolute least you need to know about each and every bowl game. College football's draw is in its anthropology, and what demands examination mor...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. College Football Bowl Superlatives: Most Playoff-y, Most Corrupt,...

    Matt Hinton

    If you were under the impression that the arrival of an honest-to-god playoff at the center of the college football solar system signaled the withering of the "traditional" postseason system, think again: Old bowl games don&rs...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  4. QB Curve: Yes, Oregon’s Marcus Mariota Is That Good

    Matt Hinton

    Quarterbacks: There are a lot of them! Each week, QB Curve will keep you up to speed on the game's most important position by putting a different college signal-caller in the spotlight and putting the rest of the field in perspective. Ty...

    Blog | December 02, 2014
  5. 2014 College Football Preview: The Group of Five and the Independ...

    Holly Anderson

    With the 2014 college football campaign looming and the preseason in full swing, let's take one last whip around the FBS to top off our talking points, shall we? Previously: the SEC, the ACC, the Pac-12, the Big Ten, and the Big 12...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  6. About Last Night: Brooklyn in da House

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy diving headfirst into Day 2 of Nic Cage's 50th birthday bash (which, let's face it, was probably the best day of Nic Cage's 50th birthday bash), here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: The suddenly somewhat hot Brook...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  7. #HotSportsTakes: When Do the Bears Fire Jay Cutler?

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about the Bears' failures and the one guy who never gets blamed. LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS — Two classic teams, battling it out on an icy field, wit...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  8. College Football, Week 15: The Kingdom, the Power, and the Person...

    Holly Anderson

    We've never been able to have terribly productive conversations with readers who begin diatribes with "THE MEDIA ..." due in some part to the fondness those folks have for claiming NARRATIVE MANIPULATION. There are a couple of problems with this: ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  9. About Last Night: BCS Buster Stays Perfect

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy being thankful for Moises Alou's Hall of Fame candidacy, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Jordan Lynch broke his own FBS single-game record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 321, as Northern Illinois finis...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Knicks Get George'd

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy clearing your name in the best place for levelheaded legal analysis: sports talk radio, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: The Knicks failed to make a late lead stand up, as Paul George and the Pacers topped New...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  11. Weeknight College Football and You: Frequently Asked Questions

    Holly Anderson

    College football? On MY Tuesday night? It's more common than you think. We're sure you have many questions. We're here to help. Buffalo at Toledo * What information do I, the discerning consumer, require in order to consume this game? The...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  12. Can NIU repeat as BCS Cinderellas?

    Holly Anderson

    Northern Illinois's offense played the pumpkin in the Orange Bowl last season. Can Lynch & Co. retrace their run as BCS Cinderellas?

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2013
  13. About Last Night: Boston Stronger

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy learning hard lessons about hubris and foosball but mostly hubris, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: Tuukka Rask had a shutout and Daniel Paille had his second goal in as many games as the Boston Bruins seized a 2...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  14. About Last Weekend: It's a Mad, Mad, March Madness World

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy soothing your aching joints with an old-fashioned Epsom salt soak, here's what you missed in sports last weekend. The NCAA tournament Sweet 16 is set, and the biggest story thus far has been the run of Florida Gulf Coast Un...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  15. The Hardcourt Shuffle: The Weekend's Top 10 College Hoops Games

    Shane Ryan

    I was going to make a video of Illinois's comeback against Indiana, but then my editor Sarah Larimer sent me some of the coolest guerrilla footage of the year, from someone standing on the baseline. It starts with Brandon Paul heading to the line for...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  16. About Last Night: Bulls Looking for Help

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy deciding who to eat first in case this whole blizzard thing gets out of hand, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors are reportedly exploring a trade that would send Carlos Boozer...

    Blog | February 08, 2013