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After suspension, Irish QB Everett Golson rarin’ to go

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Everett Golson felt embarrassed and humiliated. The 2013 season had kicked off, and Golson was miles away from Notre Dame Stadium. Miles away from his teammates and coaches. “I watched the Temple game, and I felt kind of bad,’’ Golson said. …


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Lincoln-Way West going the extra mile


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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LSU’s Leonard Fournette should be a sight to behold


HOUSTON — The sweet stench of college football is in the air, in our lungs, in our eyes and hair and maybe even on the bottoms of our shoes. Take a whiff of the 10 things I’ll be looking for on the first Saturday of …

Eilar Hardy suspended by Notre Dame during investigation


Notre Dame’s investigation into suspected academic dishonesty is complete. And another player will have to sit while the program waits for a final verdict.

Safety Eilar Hardy became the fifth Notre Dame football player to be held out of practice and games as part of …

No Venric Mark, just question marks for Northwestern


What happens to a team when it loses its only All-American? Well, how about Northwestern in 2013? It lost running back Venric Mark, an All-America punt returner, for the season and had a 1-7 conference record. Does that mean much of the same for 2014 …

Joel Bouagnon scores 4 TDs as NIU extends streak to 27 games


Northern Illinois’ home winning streak grew to a longest-in-the-nation 27 games Thursday night in DeKalb as the Huskies routed Presbyterian 55-3 in their season opener behind four touchdowns by sophomore tailback Joel Bouagnon. Akeem Daniels had a game-high 118 yards rushing on 15 carries for …

Big Game Hunting: Wisconsin vs. LSU in Week 1


STEVE GREENBERG: Based on the physical natures of both programs, Wisconsin-LSU in Houston might be judged going in as a pretty fair fight.

Kenny Hill shatters Johnny Manziel’s Texas A&M passing record with 511 yards


COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kenny Hill looked more than ready to replace Johnny Manziel on the field. He is still getting used to the attention that goes along with the job. Hill broke Manziel’s single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M beat …

Jordan Lynch’s exit leaves huge hole at NIU


Northern Illinois returns a number of key players from its high-scoring offense of 2013. Back are speedy wide receiver Tommylee Lewis, tailback Cameron Stingily (who will miss the start of the year because of injury), and all five starters on the offensive line. Akeem Daniels, …

USC’s Josh Shaw admits to lying about injuries, nephew rescue


USC coach Steve Sarkisian said Tuesday that he’s received several calls questioning the validity of cornerback Josh Shaw’s story describing how he sustained two high ankle sprains over the weekend. The school is vetting the tale.

Notre Dame players under investigation will miss opener


Notre Dame will be without the four players under investigation for suspected academic dishonesty for at least the season opener.

Notre Dame to open season under cloud of uncertainty


The starting quarterback hasn’t taken a snap in a meaningful game since January 2013.

The defense is filled with players who will be full-time starters for the first time.

And the futures of four players, including three projected starters, remain in question because of an …

Illinois Preview: Illini won’t bowl anyone over


Is it really bowl-or-bust for Illinois coach Tim Beckman in Year 3?

That has been the take in the national media since a 4-8 record last season left Beckman at 6-18 overall — with a glaring 1-15 record in Big Ten games — and fighting …

A college-football primer as the season gets ready for liftoff


Congratulations, college football fans, you made it to the start of another season. Well, technically you aren’t all the way there yet, but you have made it to Week  1.

The first game is Wednesday night — a matchup so lame, we’re actually not going to …

Loss of Braxton Miller sends Big Ten to bottom of Power Five


How damaging to the Big Ten is the training-camp injury that knocked out Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller for the 2014 season? Look at it this way: With Miller in the fold, the Big Ten would’ve rated no worse than fourth — and might’ve been …

Kelly, Notre Dame trying to look beyond four suspensions


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame unveiled its new threads during media day Tuesday. Officials displayed mannequins wearing the team’s home and road jerseys, as well as this year’s Shamrock Series uniform. It was a case of the show going on. Players have had a …

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Coaches sure Notre Dame’s defense will get through changes

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Brian VanGorder didn’t want to gauge where Notre Dame’s defense stood right at this moment. ‘‘The one thing I do know is that there is a lot better football in front of us,’’ the Irish’s defensive coordinator said Tuesday. ‘‘We can …