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  1. Alicia Goranson of 'Roseanne' fame is huge sports fan

    Lynn Hoppes

    When actress Alicia Goranson appeared in a foot-fetish clip spoofing Michelle Ryan, the wife of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, a month ago, a lot of viewers were going, "Hmmm, I recognize her, but from where?" That's because Illinois-raised Goranson,...

    Blog | Conversation | August 02, 2011
  2. James Young gives up swimming to join Styx

    Lynn Hoppes

    If James "J.Y." Young would have cut his long hair in the late 1960s while competing as a swimmer, he might not have been one of the founders of legendary rock band Styx. Young was a student at the Illinois Institute of Technology, working toward a ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2011
  3. Reagan Kennedy, 6, makes hole-in-one on Illinois course

    ESPN.com news services

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- Six-year-old golfer Reagan Kennedy sank a hole-in-one on a course in central Illinois and hardly made a peep. Why so calm? Her father had told her not to make a lot of noise while playing. But 13-year-old Cheyenne Broquard said ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 12, 2011
  4. Illinois beauty queens race up Chicago's Presidential Towers stai...

    Matt Lindner

    CHICAGO -- Question: What do trying to become Miss America and running up 180 fights of stairs have in common? Answer: "If you're going to do this well, you have to be in great shape," said Miss Illinois 2008 Katie Lorenz. "The same thing with Mis...

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2011
  5. Jacob Tucker wins college basketball dunk contest

    ESPN

    Jacob Tucker of Illinois College wins the College Basketball dunk contest:...

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2011
  6. President Obama puts his prediction record on the line

    ESPN Stats and Information

    Before being elected president, President Barack Obama spent his days in Chicago as an Illinois senator, so it's no shock that he picked the Chicago Bears to defeat the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game. Is he a homer, or does he know a ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 22, 2011
  7. President Obama puts his prediction record on the line

    ESPN Stats and Information

    Before being elected president, President Barack Obama spent his days in Chicago as an Illinois senator, so it's no shock that he picked the Chicago Bears to defeat the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Championship game. Is he a homer, or does he know a ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 21, 2011
  8. Wrigley football game fans not happy with view

    Matt Lindner

    CHICAGO -- When Illinois fan Peter Isaac bought a ticket overlooking the east end zone for Saturday's Northwestern-Illinois game at Wrigley Field, he thought he was buying a great view. Turned out, he and thousands others spent most of the game loo...

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2010
  9. Page 2 has uncovered more rules for Saturday's Illinois-Northwest...

    Dave Wilson

    Well, it's come to this. Saturday's Northwestern-Illinois football game will be played under some odd ground rules because of the configuration of the playing field at Wrigley Field. All offensive plays will head toward the West end zone, including ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 19, 2010
  10. 1 end zone to be used for Wrigley game

    ESPNChicago.com

    Only one end zone will be used at Wrigley Field on Saturday for the Illinois-Northwestern game because of safety concerns, the Big Ten announced Friday. The east end zone is feet away from the right-field wall, and although there is padding, there ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 19, 2010
  11. Wrigley Field prepares for Illinois vs. Northwestern

    Scott Powers

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- The few times Northwestern sophomore Demetrius Fields has taken the L train into Chicago he's closed his eyes and napped until reaching his destination. On Saturday, the Dallas native expects his eyes to remain wide open. Fields an...

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2010
  12. Illinois man creates Wiffle Ball field

    Matt Lindner

    Keith Giagnorio created a Wiffle Ball field at his rental property.

    Story | Conversation | August 14, 2010
  13. Ryan McPartlin from NBC's "Chuck" plays Captain Awesome. And he r...

    Hampton Stevens

    Everyone knows that one guy who seems perfect. He's smart, great-looking, talented, hard-working, brave, trustworthy, loyal and kind. He drives you crazy, right? For "Chuck," NBC's nerd-turned-super-spy, that guy is brother-in-law Devon "Captain ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2010
  14. Michael Weinreb: Big Ten needs a Valiant bowl season

    Michael Weinreb

    As the Big Ten battles the perception of obsolescence, this bowl season will be a pivotal test.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2008
  15. Page 2: Washington-Washington State Apple Cup matchup evokes othe...

    David Schoenfield and Thomas Neumann

    This year's Apple Cup is rotten to the core, so Page 2 revisits other historically regrettable matchups.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2008
  16. Running with the Madness, Part II

    Bill Simmons

    Check back all day as Bill Simmons and Co. keep a running diary of the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2007