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  • Rogowski, DePaul aim to exorcise tournament demon Oct 24, 2014 7:30 PM
    The DePaul women's basketball team has been nagged all off-season by its loss in the Sweet 16 last spring to Texas A&M. It denied the Blue Demons their first trip to the Elite Eight in program history. The rematch is coming up fast: the hungry Blue Demons open the season with Texas A&M on Nov. 14 in Lincoln Park.

  • Big Ten’s arrow pointing up with Maryland, Rutgers Oct 17, 2014 10:40 PM
    Big Ten women's basketball is hoping to get a boost from two perenninal Top 25 powers, Maryland and Rutgers.

  • 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.

  • Women’s soccer team has plenty to celebrate at DePaul this season Oct 12, 2014 3:48 PM
    The DePaul women's soccer team is having a great start in Division I play. The Blue Demons haven't taken one minute of the ride for granted and enjoy celebrating their successes.

  • Harper tops No. 1 Madison Oct 10, 2014 12:29 AM
    Heading into a North Central Community College Conference women’s volleyball showdown with top-ranked Madison Area Technical College, Harper had yet to capture a set, going 0-for-6. But Thursday was a whole new day for the Hawks. Harper, ranked seventh in the NJCAA poll, came away with a 25-23, 25-18, 21-25, 25-19 victory.

  • Brokmeier to coach College of Lake County women’s basketball Oct 3, 2014 6:47 PM
    The College of Lake County has hired a new coaching staff this year for women’s basketball, following the retirement of Bill Braman this past spring. Kyle Brokmeier has been named head coach, and Jaime Koniecki has been hired as assistant coach for the Lancers.

  • Harper women are in the NJCAA running Oct 3, 2014 6:45 PM
    After not having enough runners to compete as a team the past two seasons and then starting this fall ranked just inside the top 10 in the NJCAA polls, the Harper women’s cross country team has achieved a major milestone. The Hawks now share the top spot in the poll with Mohawk Valley Community College.

  • Big Ten still soaring high in volleyball Oct 3, 2014 7:37 PM
    Once again, the Big Ten is one of the best conferences in the country for volleyball. No. 16 Illinois is playing as well as any team right now, with four consecutive 3-0 sweeps on the books. The Illini welcome No. 6 Wisconsin into noisy Huff Hall on Saturday.

  • Torrito, DuPage edge Harper with late goal Sep 30, 2014 10:47 PM
    Through nearly 84 minutes, of soccer at Harper College on Tuesday, the Hawks and an 11-woman squad from College of DuPage played to a goal-less draw. “That game could have gone either way,” said DuPage coach William Fajkus. It ended up favoring the Chaparrals, thanks to a late goal. After being held in check for most of the contest, sophomore striker Angela Torrito (IC Catholic Prep) worked her magic, scoring her 15th goal of the season with 6:33 left.

  • Harper volleyball team nets No. 4 national ranking Sep 25, 2014 9:11 PM
    Harper College’s women’s volleyball team has moved up to No. 4 in the NJCAA ranking after a strong performance in its own Harper Invite last weekend. The Hawks went 4-0 and topped third-ranked Rochester Community and Technical College as Meghan Chartier and Kim Butler both earned all-tournament honors.

  • Harper takes five, gets past Rochester Sep 20, 2014 7:20 PM
    When two nationally ranked teams meet, fans naturally expect a competitive contest. They got what they wanted, though for a time it looked like the No. 8-ranked Harper College womens’ volleyball team might easily handle Rochester Community and Technical College on Saturday in Palatine as part of the Harper College Invite. Harper ended up winning in five sets.

  • Harper’s Sokolowski nets national honor Sep 10, 2014 9:17 PM
    Harper freshman outside hitter Lauren Sokolowski has been named NJCAA Divsion III women’s volleyball player of the week. In a week that saw the Hawks go 4-1, the 5-foot-8 Rolling Meadows grad played in 12 sets, averaging 3.25 kills and 5.67 digs per set to go with a 350 hitting percentage. Sokolowki had her best match of the week statistically in a loss to Rochester Technical College, going 25-for-28 hitting with 8 kills. In the most recent NCJAA national poll, Harper has climbed one spot to No. 9.

  • Wheaton College hoping to make some noise Sep 9, 2014 10:23 PM
    The pressure to live up to expectations can weigh heavily on any team. The Wheaton College women’s soccer team knows that feeling well.

  • NIU women’s basketball to play in Las Vegas Sep 3, 2014 2:23 PM
    The Northern Illinois University women’s basketball team’s 2014-15 schedule includes the program’s first trip to Las Vegas since the 1988-89 season and its first game at a Southeast Conference foe since 1995 when it heads to Missouri.

  • Things are looking up for Harper Aug 21, 2014 10:21 PM
    It’s not often the Harper women’s volleyball team finds itself near the bottom of the first NJCAA Division III poll of the year. That’s where the 10th-ranked Hawks are this fall — but maybe that’s a good thing. “I like that,” Hawks coach Bob Vilsoet said of his team’s poll position. “We have nowhere to go but up.”

  • Judson names Venus Taylor new softball coach Aug 18, 2014 9:13 PM
    Judson University was no stranger to Venus Taylor, who was an assistant coach with the Chicago Bandits when the Bandits played at the Elgin college. So when Becky Pearl left the Judson softball job after 10 years to become the head coach at Lewis University, Taylor immediately had an interest in the job. On Monday, Eagles’ athletic director Joel Cotton named the well-known former pro player as Judson’s new coach. Taylor started her new job right away and had a hard time containing her excitement for the challenge ahead of her.

  • Dunn savoring WNBA farewell tour Jul 26, 2014 5:43 PM
    On Tuesday, Indiana Fever head coach Lin Dunn roamed the sidelines in Chicago for perhaps the last time, barring a playoff matchup with the Chicago Sky. Dunn is retiring at the end of the summer after 44 years of coaching basketball. Her career includes a successful run as the head women's coach at Purdue.

  • Judson softball coach Pearl leaving for Lewis Jul 21, 2014 3:08 PM
    Judson University softball coach Becky (Stenning) Pearl has announced that she has accepted the position of head softball coach at NCAA Division II Lewis University effective August 4. Pearl has coached at Judson for 10 seasons and is the program’s all-time winningest coach with 250 wins.

  • 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

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