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  • St. Edward grad Winters continues to flourish at Valpo Oct 20, 2014 4:40 PM
    St. Edward graduate Eric Winters is having a senior season to remember on the golf course this fall. Winters, now playing at Valparaiso University, recently was named Horizon League golfer of the week based his performance at the Firestone Invitational held in Akron, Ohio. Winters finished seventh in that tournament with rounds of 73, 71 and 73 on a golf course considered one of the premier tracks in the Midwest.

  • Buckeyes trying hard not to look past next 2 games Oct 20, 2014 4:55 PM
    There’s always the danger of a powerhouse looking past a couple of struggling teams to the marquee game on its schedule. But Urban Meyer says that won’t be the case for No. 13 Ohio State at Penn State on Saturday.

  • Michigan faces huge task as Spartans game arrives Oct 20, 2014 4:53 PM
    Brady Hoke knew that having a bye week before taking on No. 8 Michigan State could be a good thing for his struggling Wolverines. He just needed to make sure that he didn’t try to fix a bad season in one quiet weekend.

  • Gordon geared up for season’s 2nd half Oct 20, 2014 5:02 PM
    Northwestern's loss this weekend put Wisconsin right back into the Big Ten West race. The goal of making it to Indianapolis for the Big Ten title game is back in play. “It’s on us now,” star running back Melvin Gordon said Monday. “If we win out, we’ll be exactly where want to be.”

  • Records mean little to Abdullah without wins Oct 20, 2014 4:56 PM
    Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah says this is no time for him to celebrate his personal achievements, not with six weeks left in the regular season.

  • Illini plan 2-quarterback system vs. Gophers Oct 20, 2014 5:22 PM
    In the absence of the injured Wes Lunt, Illinois will play a pair of quarterbacks Saturday against Minnesota. Coach Tim Beckman said Monday that the Gophers (6-1, 3-0 Big Ten) can expect to see both senior Reilly O’Toole and sophomore Aaron Bailey, something he believes will make their preparations more difficult.

  • EIU routs Southeast Missouri 52-13 Oct 18, 2014 4:36 PM
    Jalen Whitlow threw two touchdown passes and ran for three more, and Eastern Illinois’ defense forced five turnovers to beat Southeast Missouri 52-13 on Saturday.

  • Youngstown State tops SIU 26-14 Oct 18, 2014 6:48 PM
    Jody Webb scored two rushing touchdowns to lead Youngstown State to a 26-14 win over Southern Illinois Saturday.

  • ISU rallies past WIU Oct 18, 2014 6:49 PM
    re Roberson accounted for four second-half touchdowns and Nick Aussieker kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired, rallying Illinois State past Western Illinois 37-34 on Saturday.

  • Maryland rallies past Iowa 38-31 Oct 18, 2014 4:27 PM
    Will Likely returned an interception 45 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown, and Maryland rallied from an early 14-point deficit to beat Iowa 38-31 Saturday for its first Big Ten home victory.

  • Minnesota edges Purdue 39-38 Oct 18, 2014 4:25 PM
    David Cobb rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown and Ryan Santoso kicked a 52-yard field goal with 4:59 left to cap Minnesota’s comeback on Saturday, giving the Gophers a 39-38 victory over Purdue and their first 3-0 start in Big Ten play since 1990

  • Harper rolls to playoff victory Oct 18, 2014 7:42 PM
    With rain having fallen most of the week, field conditions may have been a concern to coaches, players and spectators as Harper College’s men’s soccer team hosted Milwaukee Area Technical College in the NJCAA postseason on Saturday. Fortunately, Harper’s players didn’t seem the least bit bothered by the situation. The third-seeded Hawks rolled to a 7-1 victory over the Stormers to advance to Wednesday’s Region IV semifinal round and a matchup against Triton (10-6).

  • No. 8 Spartans roll past Hoosiers 56-17 Oct 18, 2014 6:25 PM
    Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes, Jeremy Langford ran for three more scores and No. 8 Michigan State scored the final 35 points Saturday in a 56-17 rout at Indiana. Cook finished with 332 yards, Langford and Nick Hill each topped 100 yards on the ground and Tony Lippett had 123 yards receiving as coach Mark Dantonio moved into a tie for second on the school’s all-time victory list with No. 70.

  • Nebraska shuts down Northwestern in 2nd half Oct 18, 2014 11:30 PM
    Ameer Abdullah had four 1-yard touchdown runs and quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. scored on a 16-yard reception, leading No. 19 Nebraska to a 38-17 victory at Northwestern on Saturday night. Northwestern (3-4, 2-2) wasted another big game for freshman Justin Jackson in its second consecutive loss. Jackson had 128 yards and two touchdowns in his third straight 100-yard game.

  • NIU powers past Miami of Ohio 51-41 Oct 18, 2014 8:07 PM
    Drew Hare finished 365 yards of total offense, 185 passing and 180 rushing, and three touchdowns to lead Northern Illinois to a 51-41 win over Miami (Ohio) on Saturday. Overall, the two teams combined for 1172 yards and 56 first downs.

  • Late penalty douses Notre Dame’s upset bid Oct 18, 2014 11:29 PM
    For a few seconds, it looked as if Everett Golson and Notre Dame had another streak-busting victory, this time against the defending national champions from Florida State. As the fifth-ranked Fighting Irish celebrated an apparent go-ahead touchdown with 13 seconds left, flags flew. The call: offensive pass interference. The touchdown was gone. After leading for most of the game, the Irish lost 31-27 to No. 2 Florida State on Saturday night.

  • Barrett runs, passes Buckeyes past Rutgers, 56-17 Oct 18, 2014 6:17 PM
    J.T. Barrett completed his first nine passes, ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and threw for three more scores to lead No. 13 Ohio State past Rutgers 56-17 on Saturday. The Buckeyes (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) have averaged 56 points in a four-game win streak since losing at home to Virginia Tech.

  • Chartier standing tall at libero for Harper Oct 17, 2014 7:12 PM
    Standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall, Harper College libero Meghan Chartier might be easy to overlook in a game where height is so important. But the the Buffalo Grove alum is still getting plenty of attention in NJCAA Division III women’s volleyball. She’s been named national player of the week, joining outside hitter Lauren Sokolowski (Rolling Meadows) in having earned that distinction.

  • Top receivers a bright spot for Illini Oct 17, 2014 6:13 PM
    Receivers Mike Dudek and Geronimo Allison have given Illinois (3-4, 0-3 Big Ten) something to get excited about in season when just about everything around them is trending the other way. After consecutive losses to Nebraska, Wisconsin and Purdue, it isn’t clear where the next win is going to come from for coach Tim Beckman.

  • Northwestern, Nebraska brace for another tight game Oct 17, 2014 6:05 PM
    The last time Nebraska played at Northwestern two years ago, so many Cornhuskers fans packed the stadium that the home team had to go to a silent count on offense. Coach Bo Pelini wouldn’t be shocked if a similar scenario unfolds again. No. 19 Nebraska visits Northwestern in a game that matches two teams that played absolute thrillers the previous three years.

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