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  • Images: Prep Sports Images of the Week Nov 25, 2014 1:01 AM
    See some of the best high school sports pictures from the past week. Daily Herald photographers covered state finals in girls swimming, football semifinals, and the first games of the girls basketball season.

     
  • It’s official: LaRoche joins White Sox Nov 25, 2014 2:02 PM
    The Chicago White Sox and Adam LaRoche made it official Tuesday, announcing they have agreed to terms on a two-year, $25-million contract for the 35-year-old first baseman.

     
  • K-State beats Purdue 88-79 Nov 24, 2014 5:54 PM
    Marcus Foster scored 24 points and Kansas State held on to beat Purdue 88-79 after blowing most of a big early lead Monday in the opening game of the Maui Invitational.

     
  • Hoosiers eager to win the bucket vs. Purdue Nov 24, 2014 6:09 PM
    With rival Purdue coming to town Saturday for the Old Oaken Bucket game, an actual win is the only type Indiana’s players want to taste. “There’s no such thing as a morale victory in this game,” center Collin Rahrig said.

     
  • Could Saturday’s game be Gordon’s last with Badgers? Nov 24, 2014 6:15 PM
    Saturday is Senior Day for the 14th-ranked Badgers, who also might be sending junior running back Melvin Gordon off into the NFL sunset.

     
  • Wisconsin tries to get better grip on axe postgame Nov 24, 2014 6:17 PM
    If the ceremonial Paul Bunyan axe exchanges hands in the Wisconsin-Minnesota game, the winning team typically sprinted to the opposing side to take possession. Badgers coach Gary Andersen said the axe will no longer be on the sideline after the teams exchanged shoves last year at Minnesota.

     
  • Hoke’s job security underlying current in The Game Nov 24, 2014 6:05 PM
    Brady Hoke refuses to contribute to the speculation about his job security. Hoke batted aside questions about his future with the Wolverines on Monday and instead spoke mainly about his team’s preparation for its upcoming annual grudge match with Ohio State.

     
  • Wolves player at Gurnee library Nov 24, 2014 5:57 PM
    A Chicago Wolves hockey player will be at Warren-Newport Public Library in Gurnee on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

     
  • Youth hockey tournament in Vernon Hills Nov 24, 2014 5:57 PM
    Glacier Ice Arena, will host the eighth annual Thanksgiving Shoot-Out Tournament youth hockey tournament Tuesday, Nov. 25 through Sunday, Nov. 30.

     
  • Huskers’ Pelini says he’s doing all he can to win Nov 24, 2014 5:49 PM
    Nebraska coach Bo Pelini had to know he would be peppered with questions about the state of his program following a second straight loss characterized by another embarrassing defensive performance.

     
  • Cold complicates Illinois duck hunting Nov 24, 2014 4:41 PM
    A mid-November cold snap has brought an early end to the duck hunting season for many participants in north central Illinois.

     
  • IHSA moving to next step with football proposal Nov 24, 2014 4:58 PM
    The Illinois High School Association’s Legislative Commission voted Monday to refer six proposals to amend the IHSA constitution and bylaws to a vote of the general membership, including. the proposal that would require the IHSA to schedule regular-season games for all football-playing schools after placing them into regions based on enrollment.

     
  • Haas has hot hand in Hersey win Nov 24, 2014 11:57 PM
    Senior guard Payton Haas led the way to a season-opening win for Hersey. Haas had a team-best 18-points with a pair of 3-pointers as the Huskies topped Glenbrook North 63-60 in tournament play Monday at Niles West.

     
  • Gentry, St. Charles East run by East Aurora Nov 24, 2014 11:29 PM
    Cole Gentry can do many things on a basketball court. Some of his best attributes include handling the ball, setting up teammates for open looks and an ability to get to the free-throw line. Gentry, a 5-11 senior guard, scored 16 of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter to help preserve St. Charles East’s 79-71 victory over East Aurora (0-1) in Monday night’s opening round of the 56th annual Ron Johnson Thanksgiving Tournament in St. Charles.

     
  • Bench sparks Batavia past WW South Nov 24, 2014 11:24 PM
    Sure it’s only one win, but you can understand why a Batavia team coming off an 8-17 season felt so good after beating Wheaton Warrenville South 68-59 Monday night in the first game of their 39th annual Ken Peddy Classic.

     
  • Former Rush owner arrested on fraud charges Nov 24, 2014 7:30 PM
    The former owner of the now-defunct Chicago Rush Arena Football League team has been arrested on a variety of fraud charges stemming from his purchase of the team last year. David Staral Jr., 35, of Kenosha, Wis., is accused of concealing income from creditors and the bankruptcy trustee as well as lying about the state of his personal finances when he purchased the team.

     
  • Manziel’s entourage involved in hotel fight Nov 24, 2014 5:51 PM
    A Browns fan who says he wanted to give Johnny Manziel “a hug” was struck by the rookie quarterback’s entourage at a downtown hotel and was left with a swollen eye and lip, police said.

     
  • LaTulip courting success at Illinois Nov 24, 2014 11:49 AM
    Illinois junior basketball walk-on Mike LaTulip, who usually plays a few minutes when games are decided, has seen extended minutes in the Illini’s last two contests. The former Prospect standout tied his career high with 7 points against Coppin State, then collected 9 points in eight minutes during a 107-66 win against Austin Peay at State Farm Center.

     
  • Imrem: The best football is closer than you think Nov 24, 2014 8:49 PM
    The best televised football game over the weekend wasn't in the NFL or NCAA. It was played by high-school teams in the state semifinals.

     
  • Stevenson’s Weisman in the running for Burlsworth Trophy Nov 24, 2014 11:47 AM
    Mark Weisman walked on to the University of Iowa’s football team. Once there, he never stopped running. The senior running back is now part of an elite group. A Stevenson High School product from Buffalo Grove, Weisman is one of 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Burlsworth Trophy. The award is presented annually to the most outstanding football player in America who began his career as a walk-on. Three finalists are expected to be announced Tuesday and the award will be presented Monday, Dec. 8.

     
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