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Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern have sights set on first Big Ten title since 2000

A key question Fitzgerald will have to answer before NU opens its season Aug. 31 at Stanford is who’ll replace Clayton Thorson as the starting quarterback.

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Illinois RB Reggie Corbin is looking to take his game to another level after breakout 2018 season

Corbin followed an injury-plagued 2017 season by running 128 times for 1,085 yards — an 8.5-yard average that ranked fourth in FBS — and nine touchdowns last season.

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Illinois coach Lovie Smith’s beard steals show at Big Ten media days, but he talks progress

This was Smith’s fourth Big Day media days, and he approached it the same way as he has past events. He spewed empty platitudes and preached optimism for the upcoming season.

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10 storylines to follow for Big Ten media days

One year ago at Big Ten media days, Northwestern and Illinois focused on progress within their program. But this year, it’ll be different.

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Just Sayin’: Will this Cubs core ever match Mike Montgomery’s ’16 championship moment?

Montgomery’s departure symbolizes a championship window that seems to have become stuck. The opening isn’t so narrow that the Cubs are without hope of a return to the World Series. Yet, it isn’t wide enough for anyone to feel truly confident they’ll squeeze through.

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College coaches weigh in on the NCAA’s new recruiting calendar

Coaches will be watching more high school ball in June and less club ball in July.

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Wisconsin coach Howard Moore, who lost wife and daughter in car accident, released from hospital

Moore, 49, lost his wife and daughter in a head-on collision with a wrong-way driver last month.

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Why the next 10 months are the most important stretch in decades for Illinois

The Illini are struggling for relevancy locally and nationally. It’s possible that could change soon.

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Reports: Vikings COO Kevin Warren to be next Big Ten commissioner

He’ll succeed Jim Delany in 2020 and become first black commissioner of a Power Five conference.

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A joyful player, a lovable guy, a natural coach — and an unfathomable tragedy

Former UIC basketball coach Howard Moore was a delight to cover during his college days at Wisconsin. Now 49, he must bury his wife and daughter, both of whom were lost in a weekend automobile accident.

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Rough ride or death trap? Tough reviews on IHSA state finals for bass fishing at Carlyle Lake

At least two boats damaged on final day of IHSA’s 11th bass-fishing state finals

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Northwestern softball must solve Oklahoma puzzle in rare trip to NCAA Super Regionals

The Wildcats are playing in their first Super Regional since 2008.

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Northern Illinois set to visit Notre Dame for 2024 football game

The Huskies and Fighting Irish will meet in South Bend five years from now.

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Illini standout Bobby Roundtree surrounded by love and support after ‘severe’ spinal injury

Roundtree had been No. 1 on Lovie Smith’s list to represent the program in the media this year. Why? He checked all the boxes for what an Illini player should be.

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Illinois football star Bobby Roundtree suffers ‘severe spinal injury’

Roundtree earned All-Big Ten team honorable mention last year.

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Northwestern all-time leading goal-scorer Selena Lasota says best is yet to come

Northwestern’s Selena Lasota gets her work ethic from her father, Steve, and her passion for lacrosse from her brother, Bryson.

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No Zion Williamson is bad enough, but No. 7 pick? Another rough night for Bulls

Williamson instantly would’ve brought as much excitement to this town as any first-round draft pick on any team, ever. But how about that Coby White!

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From Chicago, with Joy: Ayo Dosunmu’s name — and game — fueling Illini rise

Give Ayo Dosunmu a chance, and he’ll tell you all about the loves of his life. But he's going to have to work out first. He always does.

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Illini’s Giorgi Bezhanishvili on 2020 Big Dance: ‘It’s 1,000% we’ll get there’

About the pressure to deliver that Bezhanishvili's guarantee invites onto his own head? Please. This guy has seen a thing or two in his life.

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Lindsey Brewis almost quit, now she’s one of best runners in Loyola history

Four years after nearly quitting running, Lindsey Brewis has blossomed into one of the best long-distance runners in Loyola history.

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Not that Blackhawks, Bulls would know it, but NHL’s postseason blows away NBA’s

I'm Just Sayin': The NBA playoffs are a blight on humanity. The Stanley Cup playoffs are merely a billion times better.

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Former Morgan Park star Charlie Moore transferring to DePaul: report

Moore, a former Morgan Park star and four-star recruit, will transfer to DePaul after a year at Kansas.

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In his own words: Porter Moser on why he chose to stay at Loyola

Earlier this week, Porter Moser interviewed in New York for the St. John’s job. He decided to turn down the lucrative deal to stay at Loyola.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus loved Northwestern hoopster son Charlie Hall’s ‘Veep’ cameo

Hall, the son of Louis-Dreyfus, made an appearance on her award-winning HBO comedy.

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Porter Moser turns down St. John’s in favor of staying at Loyola

According to the New York Post, Moser would have received an annual salary topping $2 million, a substantial increase from what he makes at Loyola.

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Just Sayin’: Will we have to give Cubs’ Yu Darvish the Jay Cutler treatment?

Is Darvish healthy? Is he happy to be in Chicago? Is he one false move from a crisis of confidence? Will he ever rediscover the seventh inning?

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Loyola’s Porter Moser offered St. John’s men’s basketball job

Loyola men’s basketball coach Porter Moser has been offered the vacant head-coaching position at St. John’s, according to the New York Post.

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Experimental brain scans may reveal concussion damage in living athletes

Experimental brain scans show promise as a way to check living athletes for signs of a degenerative brain disease linked to frequent head blows

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Just Sayin’: Jon Lester is the one guy Cubs can’t survive shoddy start without

All Lester does is win. Actually, that’s the wrong way to put it. The right way: All the Cubs do when Lester takes the mound is win.

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UCLA hires Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin as men’s basketball coach

Cronin agreed to a six-year, $24 million contract to replace Steve Alford as the Bruins' head coach.

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Virginia beats Texas Tech in OT thriller to win NCAA Tournament title

Virginia won the NCAA Tournament title, beating Texas Tech 85-77 in overtime Monday night in Minneapolis.

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Notre Dame falls to Baylor in NCAA women’s basketball championship

Baylor beat Notre Dame 82-81 to win the NCAA women's basketball championship Sunday in Tampa, Florida.