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Charlie Weis fired as coach at Kansas

In late winter of 2012, as Charlie Weis was settling into his new job as the head coach at Kansas, I spent a morning with him in the football offices in Lawrence. He dug deep for honesty and emotion about his past successes and failures …

 

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Lincoln-Way West going the extra mile

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After suffering a heartbreaking overtimes loss to Joliet Catholic in a Class 5A quarterfinal playoff game last season, Lincoln-Way West has put in extra work in the offseason to complete it’s state title run. read more...

 
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Hard to believe Michigan’s Brady Hoke

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STEVE GREENBERG: Please excuse me as I try like hell to stop just short of calling Michigan coach Brady Hoke and athletic director Dave Brandon liars.

Brady Hoke refuses to comment on Shane Morris situation

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While Brady Hoke may have been able to diffuse some of the outrage over the Shane Morris situation, the Michigan coach opted to be elusive.

Morris, the Wolverines backup quarterback, was left in Michigan’s 30-14 loss to Minnesota on Saturday after appearing to sustain a …

Everett Golson has record night as Notre Dame rolls

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Everett Golson threw for 362 yards and four touchdowns and completed a school-record 25 consecutive passes. But he was more focused on his four turnovers.

Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels discusses Notre Dame investigation

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — One of the five players sidelined by Notre Dame’s academic probe spoke publicly for the first time.

Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels expressed his frustrations with the process in an interview with ESPN.com.

“If they had enough evidence, you’d think it’d be …

Northwestern upsets Penn State in Big Ten opener

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Northwestern spoiled Penn State’s Homecoming on Saturday with a dominating all-around performance in its Big Ten opener.

Northwestern’s Anthony Walker silences crowd with pick-6 in 4th

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — ­ Anthony Walker certainly didn’t play like a guy who was making his first career start in Northwestern’s 29-6 victory Saturday over Penn State.

The redshirt freshman middle linebacker, starting in place of injured team captain Collin Ellis , not only …

Illini run out of town by Cornhuskers

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LINCOLN, Neb. — Every team looks to win every game on its schedule.

But as far as Illinois’ game at Nebraska on Saturday was concerned, let’s spare the cheesy clichés.

A 45-14 loss to the Huskers meant little for the Illini regarding Tim Beckman’s future. …

Brady Hoke likely has little hope left after third awful loss

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Brady Hoke waved the white flag with a little over four minutes left in the fourth quarter, his third consecutive disappointing Michigan team trailing at home against Minnesota 30-14. Facing fourth-and-10 from the Wolverines’ 5-yard line, Hoke sent in the punt team. Michigan wouldn’t see …

Big Ten openers offer glimmers of hope for Northwestern, Illinois

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Illinois and Northwestern have their Big Ten openers Saturday — at Nebraska and at Penn State, respectively — and what can stop the Illini and the Wildcats from starting 0-1 in conference play? Perhaps nothing, though I’m not feeling quite that cynical. The 10 things …

Notre Dame, Texas A&M football to clash ... in 10 years

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Notre Dame added Texas A&M to its future football schedule.

Future, as in 10 years from now.

The teams agreed to a two-year, home-and-home series starting in 2024.

The Irish and Aggies will meet Aug. 31, 2024, in College Station, Texas, and Sept. 27, 2025, …

Notre Dame wary of Syracuse’s prolific offense

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The numbers just didn’t add up. Syracuse had 589 yards of total offense Sept. 20 against Maryland. And still lost. “It’s really an anomaly for somebody to really control statistically the game and not win it,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. How did it …

Notre Dame, Texas A&M football to clash ... in 10 years

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Notre Dame added Texas A&M to its future football schedule.

Future, as in 10 years from now.

The teams agreed to a two-year, home-and-home series starting in 2024.

The Irish and Aggies will meet Aug. 31, 2024, in College Station, Texas, and Sept. 27, 2025, …

A dangerous road awaits No. 1 FSU

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What we learned last week about Florida State was less that the Seminoles are a resilient bunch that can win a big game without star quarterback Jameis Winston, and more that 2014 simply isn’t going to go smoothly for the defending national champs. The victory …

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah races into Heisman picture

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THE B1G PICTURE

By now there isn’t a Big Ten preseason prediction that hasn’t been turned on its head.

Unpredictable things happen, such as losing the conference’s best player, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, to a shoulder injury. But that’s what makes sports and college …

Pac-12 South is an underrated college football conference

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No one of sound mind is going to dispute the reality that the Southeastern Conference’s West Division is the eye of the storm in this first season of the College Football Playoff. Alabama, Auburn and Texas A&M are among the favorites to make the final …