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  1. 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
  2. Illinois' Sanni out to compete until the end

    Scott Powers

    Olatunji Sanni remembers distinctly returning home one summer from college to find his youngest brother, Supo Sanni, had grown four inches, now standing 6-foot-3. Supo, who ranges from 4 to 7 years younger than his brother and two sisters, was no ...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  3. Briggs: Ref strike could increase aggression

    Scott Powers

    BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs said Wednesday he could see an upside to the NFL having to use replacement officials -- the game could be more physical. Briggs thought if the NFL had to use college officials as replacement...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  4. Club coach watched Davis' unlikely journey

    Scott Powers

    Anthony Davis didn't want to practice with former NFL wide receiver Tai Streets' club basketball team, MeanStreets, when Davis showed up for the first time in the spring of 2010. At that point, Davis was unknown by nearly everyone. He hadn't played ...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  5. Report: Soldier Field to host college hockey

    Scott Powers

    Soldier Field has been home to many events, but never hockey. That will change next year, according a report. As part of a college hockey doubleheader, Wisconsin will face Minnesota and Miami (Ohio) will play Notre Dame at Soldier Field on Feb. 17...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  6. Illini's Dimke waiting for his NFL chance

    Scott Powers

    Illinois senior Derek Dimke is considered by many analysts to be among the top-5 prospects at his position leading up to this week's NFL draft. If Dimke played quarterback, safety or almost anywhere on the field, he would be guaranteed to hear his...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  7. Illinois' Allen wants to blaze new NFL trail

    Scott Powers

    Chicago's King High School has always been touted for its basketball history. From Marcus Liberty to Rashard Griffith to Leon Smith to Thomas Hamilton to Jamie Brandon to Imari Sawyer, the list of basketball stars to come through the Chicago South...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  8. Wildcats blow another unique opportunity

    Scott Powers

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- January 28, 2012, could have gone down as a memorable day in Northwestern history. On Saturday, Northwestern had the unique opportunity for its men's basketball and football programs to fill the sports pages with their successes. I...

    Blog | January 28, 2012
  9. SIU's Jewel Hampton to enter NFL draft

    Scott Powers

    Southern Illinois junior running back Jewel Hampton has decided to enter the NFL draft and forgo his senior season, the school announced on Tuesday. Hampton rushed for 1,121 yards and 17 touchdowns in one season at Southern Illinois. He spent his ...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  10. NU's Colter proves to be versatile weapon

    Scott Powers

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Big Ten coaches found creative ways to describe former Indiana quarterback Antwaan Randle El's talents from week to week, but former Northwestern coach Randy Walker may have stated it best. "We ran into an avalanche named Antwaan...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  11. Illinois' Dimke finding spot among elite

    Scott Powers

    Illinois senior kicker Derek Dimke has learned to live with discomfort like most football players. While Dimke doesn't put his overall body through the same abuse as say a running back or a linebacker, none of his teammates likely feel the same co...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  12. Autry still big Wildcat fan from afar

    Scott Powers

    Former Northwestern star running back Darnell Autry's memory isn't perfect when it comes to rival Illinois. "I don't think I lost to them," Autry said on Tuesday night. "I think in my three years I'm undefeated against Illinois as far as my memory...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  13. Juice hasn't given up NFL dream

    Scott Powers

    Juice Williams is not in the NFL nearly two years removed from his final season at Illinois, but he hasn't given up hope of his dream. Williams is back in his hometown of Chicago, working for a public relations marking firm and continually prepari...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  14. NIU's Wedige excelling loud and clear

    Scott Powers

    DeKALB, Ill. -- Northern Illinois quarterback Chandler Harnish couldn't remember the first time Huskies center Scott Wedige yelled at him, but he could recall his reaction. "It's like, 'Hey, I'm the quarterback,'" Harnish said. "'You can't yell at...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  15. Ex-Conant star primed for NFL chance

    Scott Powers

    Andre Holmes was filling out his goal sheet following his second season at Division II Hillsdale College (Mich.) when he came across a question he didn't know how to answer. The question read, "Football after college?" Holmes had never consider...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  16. Ex-Conant star primed for NFL chance

    Scott Powers

    Andre Holmes was filling out his goal sheet following his second season at Division II Hillsdale College (Mich.) when he came across a question he didn't know how to answer. The question read, "Football after college?" Holmes had never consider...

    Blog | April 28, 2011