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  • 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.

     
  • ISU basketball adds Oliver to coaching staff May 15, 2014 9:58 PM
    NORMAL – Dean Oliver, a former Big Ten standout at Iowa, has joined Dan Muller’s basketball staff at Illnois State University, school officials announced Thursday.

     
  • Lawsuit against NCAA takes new twist on damages May 15, 2014 6:05 PM
    An antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA took a new twist when former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon and 19 other former athletes gave up their claim to individual monetary damages, just weeks before the case is scheduled to go to trial.

     
  • Big Ten commissioner against unionization May 14, 2014 4:08 PM
    Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany insists he is all for empowering college athletes and improving conditions for them. He’s just as adamant that forming a union is not the way to go, and he thinks the public agrees with him on that.

     
  • North Central ready for next round May 14, 2014 12:03 AM
    When the regular-season ended, North Central’s softball team was sliding into the CCIW playoffs and promptly lost its first two games to be eliminated. Now, the Cardinals prepare to host an NCAA super-regional series on Friday.

     
  • Illini basketball coach suspends Paul May 13, 2014 4:13 PM
    Sophomore Darius Paul, a former basketball star at Warren Township High School in Gurnee, has been suspended for the upcoming season, Illini head basketball coach John Groce announced Tuesday.

     
  • Judson eliminated from NAIA playoffs May 13, 2014 9:44 PM
    The Judson University baseball team held a 4-1 lead after five innings Tuesday but couldn’t sustain the advantage and fell to LSU-Shreveport 8-5 in the NAIA Opening Round at Montgomery, Ala.

     
  • Illini plan morning kickoff for October homecoming May 13, 2014 1:01 PM
    Illinois has set an 11 a.m. kickoff for its homecoming game against Minnesota this fall. The Illini announced the start time for the Oct. 25 game on Tuesday. No television coverage plan has been announced.

     
  • Rich Harvest welcomes NCAA men’s golf regional field May 13, 2014 3:02 PM
    While the International Crown won't arrive at Rich Harvest Farms until 2016, owner Jerry Rich has five other major events scheduled for his Sugar Grove golf course, including this weeks's men’s NCAA Central Regional. Len Ziehm has that and more in this week's golf column.

     
  • Tressel signs on as Youngstown State president May 12, 2014 11:06 PM
    Former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel has signed on to be the ninth president of Youngstown State University, where he started his college coaching career. Youngstown’s board of trustees and Tressel on Monday signed a letter of understanding identifying key terms of a contract through June 2017. The deal calls for a $300,000 annual salary the first two years and a salary based on performance the third year.

     
  • Judson falls at NAIA Opening Round May 12, 2014 8:26 PM
    The Judson University baseball team couldn’t overcome a big early deficit Monday and fell to Point (Ga.) 11-4 in the first game of the NAIA Opening Round in Montgomery, Ala.

     
  • Feds ask 3rd parties to weigh in on college union May 12, 2014 4:11 PM
    A labor agency has invited outside parties to weigh in on whether Northwestern football players should be able to unionize. The National Labor Relations Board posted a notice Monday asking groups not directly involved in the dispute to submit arguments for or against unionization by June 26.

     
  • Hard way the only way for Jordan Lynch May 12, 2014 1:26 PM
    The temptation will be to bet against Jordan Lynch again, but it's never a smart wager. Undrafted by the NFL, Lynch signed with the Bears as a free agent and will be given a shot at running back, special teams and possibly as a third- or fourth-team quarterback, Barry Rozner believes that if the Bears figure out a way to get the ball in Lynch's hands, he will make plays.

     
  • 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 D3baseball.com 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.

     
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