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  • P.A announcer Gene Honda the busiest man in Chicago sports Jun 22, 2014 8:46 AM
    When he journeyed to the University of Illinois in the early 1970s, Gene Honda thought he was going to be an Engineer. More than 40 years later, Honda is arguably the most recognized P.A. announcer in sports. “I'm getting the chance to do a lot of fun things that I would never have dreamed of,” said Honda, a 59-year-old lifelong Chicagoan.

     
  • Big Ten head paints dire picture of paying players Jun 20, 2014 5:13 PM
    The head of the Big Ten painted a dire picture Friday of what college sports would look like if players were paid. He said his conference likely would cease to exist and the Rose Bowl probably would not be played.

     
  • NCAA president: Pay could destroy college sports Jun 19, 2014 6:21 PM
    NCAA President Mark Emmert stuck to his contention that amateurism is the core of college athletics, saying any effort to pay players would destroy a framework that has been in place for more than a century and cause many schools to either abandon sports or refuse to play other schools that do pay. Emmert said college athletes themselves wouldn’t want to play against other athletes who were getting paid

     
  • Big Ten basketball leads nation in attendance Jun 18, 2014 1:04 PM
    The Big Ten leads the nation in men's basketball attendance for the 38th consecutive season, and three conference teams finished in the Top 10 nationally.

     
  • Life after Lynch: NIU football moves forward Jun 15, 2014 6:02 AM
    The past two years under Jordan Lynch were extraordinary. Never have Huskies fans been so filled with pride. With Lynch gone, some may fear what comes next, but NIU coach Rod Carey sees just the opposite.

     
  • Northwestern unveils new scoreboards for arena Jun 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    Northwestern University athletics will add four high-definiton video scoreboard displays to Welsh-Ryan Arena for the 2014-15 school year.

     
  • Indiana QB to transfer Jun 11, 2014 5:42 PM
    Quarterback Tre Roberson appeared to be Indiana’s quarterback of the future after becoming the first true freshman to start for the Hoosiers. But in 2012, the sophomore broke his lower left leg, and he wound up splitting the quarterback duties with Nate Sudfeld most of last season.

     
  • Kelly: Summer workouts will help players get ahead Jun 10, 2014 7:28 PM
    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly hopes new NCAA rules allowing coaches to work with players over the summer will help players get ahead for the fall, especially freshmen. “We’re installing our offense and defense again,” Kelly said Tuesday evening.

     
  • Trial that could reshape college athletics begins Jun 8, 2014 3:07 PM
    Some believe it could upend the way college sports operate. Others say Ed O’Bannon’s legal crusade against the NCAA already has. Five years after the former UCLA star filed his antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA, it goes to trial Monday in a California courtroom.

     
  • Plaza pitches Whitewater to national title May 27, 2014 11:32 PM
    Scott Plaza has taken his history of baseball success close to home and extended it to the national level. The one-time Harper College and Prospect High School standout helped pitch Wisconsin-Whitewater to an NCAA Division III national championship on Tuesday. Whitewater (43-7) topped Emory University 7-0 in Appleton, Wis., in the title game as Plaza went the distance. It was the first shutout in the title game since 2002. Plaza struck out nine and shut down the what had been an exceptionally strong offensive team, and was named the tournament’s most outstanding player.

     
  • Ten North Central athletes make All-America May 27, 2014 10:30 PM
    The local schools were well-represented in both the men’s and women’s Division III Track and Field National Championships. Wheaton, Elmhurst and North Central all went home with newly named All-Americans.

     
  • Buffalo Grove’s Ghim eager to follow Spieth’s lead at Texas May 26, 2014 8:14 PM
    If Buffalo Grove High School senior Doug Ghim wants to know what the future holds, he may have to look no further than the career of current PGA Tour star Jordan Spieth. Like Ghim, a standout golfer who is currently ranked No. 5 in the nation by the American Junior Golf Association, Spieth excelled in the AJGA before moving on to play at the University of Texas.

     
  • Wheaton’s Thomas Jaeschke a rising star in volleyball May 26, 2014 7:47 PM
    Loyola University volleyball player Thomas Jaeschke recently discovered how fast things can move after winning a national championship. “Last Saturday, the phone rang,” Jaeschke said. “John Speraw, the coach of the national team called. He says ‘How fast can you get out here?’ “I said a few days. Then he says ‘how about tomorrow?’”

     
  • Chicago State University athletic director quits May 23, 2014 6:05 PM
    Chicago State University athletic director Dan Schumacher has resigned and plans to take the same job at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

     
  • Quite a run by Northwestern lacrosse May 23, 2014 11:58 PM
    Northwestern was again representing at the NCAA women's lacrosse championships. The Wildcats played in their 10th straight Final Four on Friday. In other news, DePaul women's basketball coach Doug Bruno will again be coaching with USA women's basketball and former Sky forward Swin Cash returns to Allstate Arena on Saturday.

     
  • Walsh nets All-America mention at Harper May 21, 2014 9:33 PM
    Kevin Walsh (St. Viator) was named an All-American honorable mention after a standout season for the Harper men’s basketball team. Walsh had been previously named a first team all-conference and all-region selection. The freshman averaged 16.6 points a game for the Hawks last season. He shot 44.1 percent clip from 3-point range and ended the season leading the Hawks in 3-pointers made (83).

     
  • Harper’s Becker named N4C baseball player of the year May 21, 2014 9:33 PM
    Their season may be over, but the postseason accolades are rolling in for the Harper College baseball program. Six players earned all-league honors in the North Central Community College Conference. Third baseman Kurt Becker (Palatine) led the way with a first-team selection along with N4C player of the year honors after hitting .605 for the Hawks.

     
  • Speedy NU outfielder signs with Bandits May 22, 2014 4:17 PM
    Former Northwestern outfielder Emily Allard has agreed to a one-year contract with the Chicago Bandits, team officials announced Thursday. A second-team All-Big Ten performer, the 22-year-old Allard was also named to the All-Big Ten Defensive team as an outfielder after spending most of her collegiate career as a shortstop.

     
  • More awards for Wheaton’s Martin May 20, 2014 10:04 PM
    The accolades continue to roll in for Trey Martin. After finishing his senior season at Wheaton College, Martin has been named the Central Region Player of the Year by D3baseball.com.

     
  • Union in North Carolina welcomes college athletes May 19, 2014 8:07 PM
    A North Carolina union for public workers will allow scholarship student-athletes at public universities to join as state employees. The State Employees Association of North Carolina’s governing board voted Friday to open the group’s membership to athletes at the state’s 17 public campuses, which would include Atlantic Coast Conference members North Carolina and North Carolina State.

     
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