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  • Judson hoping third time is charm at NAIA Opening Round May 10, 2014 7:50 PM
    Will the third time be a charm for the Judson University baseball team? The Eagles open play in the NAIA National Championship opening round Monday at 11 a.m. against Point University (West Point, Ga.) as part of the Montgomery, Ala., bracket at Faulkner University’s Harrison Field.

  • Yfantis brothers guide Harper May 10, 2014 8:23 PM
    The urgency of the situation was clear to Harper coach Cliff Brown. “You got to win, or go home,” he said. With a 1-1 record in NJCAA Region IV double-elimination regional play after Saturday’s games at Harper, Brown would rather not be facing elimination in Sunday’s 9 a.m. matchup against Waubonsee Community College. Then again: “1-1 is better than not playing tomorrow,” Brown said.

  • Smith leads growing program at Concordia May 8, 2014 11:19 PM
    Concordia University baseball coach Adam Smith may have a nice head start on his first recruit from the Class of 2032. Smith and his wife Kelly became proud parents for the third time last Friday as their son Mac joined daughters Elle and Sydney. “He’d better hit the ball with that kind of name,” Smith, the former Schaumburg High baseball and basketball standout, said with a laugh earlier this week. “And hopefully he throws better than his dad.” Mac will be in good shape if he hits, throws and plays the game the same way as his dad’s team. Concordia is ranked fourth in the nation in Division III by and improved to 35-5 with a pair of wins Thursday in the first day of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference tournament in Mequon, Wis.

  • Witnesses oppose NLRB ruling on college athletes May 8, 2014 5:49 PM
    Baylor University President Ken Starr voiced strong opposition Thursday to a regional National Labor Relations Board ruling that scholarship football players at Northwestern University are technically school employees and thus entitled to collective bargaining rights. Starr, a former federal judge and prosecutor, said it would be very disruptive if college athletes were allowed to unionize.

  • Judson baseball team headed to NAIA World Series May 7, 2014 11:01 PM
    The Judson University baseball team is headed to the NAIA World Series. The Eagles bounced back from a 7-4 loss to Holy Cross (Ind.) in Game 1 to win the second game 10-6 Wednesday to secure the CCAC Tournament championship and the league’s automatic bid to the national finals.

  • Harper ready to make its point(s) at nationals May 7, 2014 10:36 PM
    In the upcoming argument over who is are top National Junior College Athetic Association track and field teams in the country, it comes down to just how well Harper makes its points. Because just 1 point could be the difference between winning a title and coming home without a trophy.

  • DePaul adds 2 players May 7, 2014 4:37 PM
    DePaul has signed forward Raymond Doby and shooting guard Darrick Wood to national letters of intent for next season. Doby, who played AAU ball with the Blue Demons’ Billy Garrett Jr. and Tommy Hamilton IV, averaged 10.7 points in his lone season at Montrose Christian Academy in Rockville, Maryland, last year. Before that, he played for Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis. Wood played last season at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, where he averaged 13.6 points. He has three years of eligibility left. The signings were announced Wednesday.

  • Oakton, Harper prepare for postseason May 6, 2014 10:25 PM
    With two games remaining before the NJCAA Region IV baseball sectionals, two teams took to the field Tuesday in nonconference action looking to get pitchers some work. It was also an opportunity for both Harper College and Oakton Community College to get some struggling hitters back on track. The visiting Raiders did a slightly better job of that in a 4-2 victory.

  • DC to become part of Big Ten tourney ‘rotation’ May 6, 2014 7:59 PM
    Tom Izzo is coming up on 20 years as Michigan State’s basketball coach, so if anyone might be skeptical about moving the Big Ten Conference tournament to the East Coast, it would be him. Like some fans, Izzo did have his doubts initially when Commissioner Jim Delany decided to put the league’s 2017 men’s basketball tournament at Verizon Center in Washington.

  • Loyola men beat Stanford for NCAA volleyball title May 3, 2014 11:33 PM
    Loyola opposite hitter Joe Smalzer no longer has a chip on his shoulder about being an underdog. California schools have long dominated men’s volleyball while only a few other schools have won a national title. Top-seeded Loyola joined the elite group, beating third-seeded Stanford 3-1 on Saturday night for the Ramblers’ first NCAA men’s volleyball title.

  • Loyola storms past Cardinal to win national title May 4, 2014 5:02 PM
    History was made Saturday night as the Loyola Ramblers won the NCAA championship in men’s volleyball by defeating the Stanford Cardinal 25-17, 19-25, 25-16, 25-15.

  • Boomers Stadium home to NJCAA regional weekend May 2, 2014 10:50 PM
    Boomers Stadium has been home to two professional baseball teams, many high school games and countless concerts and festivals. For the first time this spring, fans will be able to see the best junior college players from around the area compete at the Schaumburg facility as the NJCAA Region IV regional championship series will be contested there.

  • State Farm Arena renovation gets webcam coverage May 1, 2014 6:11 PM
    The University of Illinois has set up a webcam for the State Farm Center in Champaign. The school’s Division of Intercollegiate Athletes announced the webcam on Thursday afternoon. The News-Gazette reports that the camera is mounted across the street from the arena. The State Farm Center is in the middle of a $165 million renovation project. The school plans a second webcam for interior views of the arena’s renovations. The university also has webcams featuring the Alma Mater sculpture, the Quad, the Electrical and Computer Engineering building and the Blue Waters facility.

  • Heisman winner Winston accused of taking crab legs Apr 30, 2014 5:09 PM
    Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was issued a civil citation after sheriff's deputies said he walked out of a supermarket without paying for $32 worth of crab legs and crawfish. The 20-year-old Florida State quarterback said he forgot to pay for the food. The offense was relatively minor but drew attention both because of his stature and because it was his latest brush with the law. Winston had been the subject of a much more serious, monthslong investigation into allegations that he had sexually assaulted a woman in December 2013. A prosecutor declined to charge him, citing a lack of evidence and gaps in the accuser's story.

  • Lynch, Garoppolo earn Gruden’s QB spotlight Apr 28, 2014 12:25 PM
    Two NFL prospects with ties to Chicago and the suburbs — former Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch and former Eastern Illinois University quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo — will appear this week on episodes of ESPN’s “Gruden’s QB Camp.”

  • What NFL teams love about QB Jimmy Garoppolo Apr 25, 2014 3:40 PM
    If Arlington Heights native and Rolling Meadows High School graduate Jimmy Garoppolo had kept a low profile, the Bears could have drafted the Eastern Illinois University quarterback in the late rounds and groomed him behind Jay Cutler. But Garoppolo's exceptional performances in postseason all-star games and practices elevated his status among NFL talent evaluators, and he could be drafted as early as the second round.

  • Wheaton, North Central fighting for final playoff spot Apr 23, 2014 10:42 PM
    If the goal is to be playing meaningful baseball at the end of the year, then both Wheaton College and North Central are right on track. The two neighboring schools face off this weekend with a spot in the CCIW Tournament on the line.

  • War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight Apr 17, 2014 7:23 PM
    Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes essentially are employees of the university and therefore have the right to unionize, bargain collectively and even strike.

  • Aurora to honor UConn's Boatright Apr 17, 2014 7:16 PM
    The city of Aurora plans a ceremony to honor University of Connecticut champion basketball player Ryan Boatright. The welcome-home ceremony is planned for Saturday at the Paramount Theatre. Boatright is a member of the Huskies team that won the NCAA tournament over Kentucky last week. He's a graduate of East Aurora High School.

  • Duke, Simeon star Parker to enter NBA draft Apr 17, 2014 5:40 PM
    Duke freshman Jabari Parker is entering the NBA draft, and there’s a strong chance he’ll be the No. 1 pick. The 6-foot-8 All-American forward was the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. He was also the first freshman to lead the Blue Devils in scoring and rebounding and the first freshman in three decades to be selected team MVP.

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