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  • MSC East provides St. Edward a more level playing field Aug 27, 2014 9:35 PM
    The musical chairs college athletic conferences have been playing in recent years has morphed into high school athletics in Northern Illinois. A variety of schools have switched conference affiliation in recent times, with the greatest exodus/influx occurring in the expanded Metro Suburban Conference, which now features 14 teams after the defection of seven former Suburban Christian Conference members, including St. Edward.

  • USC’s Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue Aug 27, 2014 11:56 PM
    Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. The school swiftly suspended him Wednesday from all team activities and acknowledged his heroic tale was “a complete fabrication."

  • NFL suspends Browns star WR Gordon for 2014 season Aug 27, 2014 5:31 PM
    Josh Gordon’s wait is over, so is his 2014 season. The star wide receiver’s career is now in peril. The Cleveland Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon’s indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will miss at least 16 games for another violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. A repeat drug offender, Gordon had appealed the penalty, hoping it would be reduced so he could play this season.

  • Football Focus: Week One Preview Aug 28, 2014 4:02 PM
    The week in high school football is previewed in this Daily Herald video hosted by preps writer Joe Aguilar.

  • Some Bears playing for their jobs vs. Browns Aug 27, 2014 7:40 PM
    With most, if not all, of the Bears' starters resting Thursday night in the preseason finale against the Browns in Cleveland, it's a great opportunity for players battling for roster spots to get one last chance to make an impression.

  • Doll right at home coaching football at New Trier Aug 28, 2014 8:56 AM
    Former Elk Grove football coach Brian Doll is back roaming the sidelines after a stint overseas helping popularize American football. Doll's New Trier team opens its season on Friday at Schaumburg. “Everyone was telling me I would come back,” Doll said with a laugh. “I didn't believe them at first.”

  • Green, Reams extend the wideout megatrend Aug 28, 2014 8:21 PM
    Longtime friends Caleb Reams of Warren and Cameron Green of Stevenson are two of the best receivers in the suburbs. Their high school rivalry will continue in college as Reams has committed to Illinois and Green has committed to Northwestern.

  • Looking forward to the rites of autumn Aug 28, 2014 8:22 PM
    Summer vacation was nice, but it's time to play football.

  • McGraw: Sizing up the Big Ten Aug 27, 2014 7:41 PM
    What's new for the Big Ten in 2014? Well, 14 teams, for one thing. Here are some of the prominent questions heading into the start of college football.

  • Social media message hasn't changed — use it wisely Aug 28, 2014 8:22 PM
    Anyone out there remember Friendster? How about MySpace? I didn't think so. OK, well maybe some of you remember those social media websites but when they were popular the term social media wasn't. In fact, a short six years ago there were still those who didn't think social networking (that's what it was called then) would ever make it. Oh, how wrong they were.

  • Friendly rivalry growing between VH, LZ Aug 27, 2014 10:04 PM
    Vernon Hills and Lake Zurich might be playing each other every year once the North Suburban Conference unveils its new look starting in the 2016-17 school year. In the meantime, a friendly rivalry might have already started.

  • DVC set for 'strange year' Aug 27, 2014 11:48 AM
    It's transition time in the DuPage Valley Conference. With Glenbard East and West Aurora departed to the Upstate Eight Conference — and with Metea Valley, Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley still a year away from joining — the DVC's down to a group of six schools. The biggest impact will be felt this football season.

  • Barrington’s Coon has the scent of a champion Aug 27, 2014 7:26 PM
    This dog can hunt. Whether it’s a football or a baseball, Barrington’s Jake Coon is on it. The Barrington linebacker, who has started on the varsity since his sophomore year, has developed into one of the top players in the Mid-Suburban League. And that includes baseball, where he is two time all-area player as well.

  • Warren maintains winning outlook with McNulty Aug 26, 2014 3:24 AM
    The last time that Bryan McNulty was coaching a game, he was busy winning a state title. McNulty led the Warren softball team to the Class 4A state championship in June. He’s hoping the lessons he learned on that ride will help in his new journey. In the midst of softball season, McNulty was named Warren’s football head coach, replacing longtime coach Dave Mohapp.

  • Numerous reasons for a confident Mundelein Aug 26, 2014 3:20 AM
    It’s Year 3 of George Kaider’s tenure at Mundelein, and he believes the third time will be the charm.

  • UEC’s evolution continues Aug 26, 2014 9:47 PM
    The Upstate Eight Conference contains some of the top football programs in the state. Enjoy it while it lasts.

  • Notre Dame will count on freshmen on defense Aug 26, 2014 7:32 PM
    Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly expects some teeth-gnashing while watching the Fighting Irish defense this fall. The 17th-ranked Irish already were expected to be young on defense in the season opener against Rice on Saturday. That’s before learning they’d be without four players, three of them on defense, who are under investigation by the university to determine whether they received improper assistance from others on papers and homework.

  • New cast as Lake Zurich gets busy Aug 26, 2014 9:10 PM
    Lake Zurich lost the bulk of its players from last year, but the Bears still have high hopes this fall.

  • Westminster Christian excited for second season Aug 27, 2014 6:00 PM
    It’s one thing to be new to varsity football. It’s another thing to be new to varsity football and have an extremely young team, which was the doubly difficult challenge Westminster Christian faced during its inaugural varsity season in 2013. The Warriors took their lumps against some of the Northeastern Athletic Conference’s top teams during the season’s first half before finding their legs late in the campaign. A memorable 33-28 home win in Week 8 over Christian Liberty broke the ice. They finished the year on a winning streak, courtesy of a 40-6 victory at North Shore Country Day in Winnetka.

  • Union talk fades as Northwestern begins season Aug 26, 2014 4:32 PM
    Northwestern is coming off a disappointing 5-7 season and already hit hard by injuries and a key defection ahead of Saturday’s opener at home against Cal. On top of that, they spent the offseason at ground zero in the debate over whether college players should have the right to unionize. “It would be naive to think the guys have not been distracted at times. Will it be part of the narrative?”Fitzgerald asked, without waiting for an answer. “Yes, it will.”

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