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  • I’m Just Saying with Jacobs graduate Bret Mooney

    When Bret Mooney, the 2013 Northwest Herald football Player of the Year, was being recruited by Colgate, he sensed he had a chance to get on the field ...
    Jan. 24, 2015 - 8:22 pm
  • On Campus: Johnsburg grad Kinney keeps on kicking

    When it comes to kicking footballs in January, Thomas Kinney prefers to be nearly 400 miles away from Johnsburg High School, his alma mater.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Michigan escapes wild finish over Northwestern

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — No one expected Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman to hit the big shot on Saturday night. Not even Michigan coach John Beilein, who jo ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 11:34 pm
  • Penn Staters, victim advocates don't embrace NCAA over deal

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Not everybody is happy after the NCAA agreed to restore football wins it had stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerr ...
    Jan. 17, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Former NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch signs with CFL's Eskimos

    Eventually, Jordan Lynch wants another shot at making an NFL roster.For now, he's happy being an Esk ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 8:52 pm
  • Texas A&M kicker Josh Lambo, who grew up in Crystal Lake, hoping for shot at NFL

    The ball jumped off Josh Lambo's right foot and tore through the Saturday night sky at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 5:50 pm
  • On Campus: Championship month for Richmond-Burton grads

    Winning his weight class at the prestigious Midlands Championships Dec. 30 at Northwestern University is a great source of pride for Richmond-Burton g ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Ohio State wins first playoff-era title, routs Oregon

    ARLINGTON, Texas – Ohio State can add the newest version of the national championship trophy to a case that already has a bunch of the old ones.
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 11:45 pm
  • Petteway leads Nebraska past Illinois

    LINCOLN, Neb. – The story of Nebraska's 53-43 win over Illinois on Sunday is found in the numbers.Il ...
    Jan. 11, 2015 - 11:20 pm
  • Illinois State falls in FCS title game to North Dakota State

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Make that four straight in Texas for North Dakota State. Quarterback Carson Wentz ran 5 yards for the winning touchdown about a m ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • I'm Just Saying: Cary-Grove grad Olivia Jakubicek

    Olivia Jakubicek was named the 2012-13 Northwest Herald girls basketball Player of the Year after the senior averaged 16 points and nine rebounds. But ...
    Jan. 10, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Football: Woodstock grad Michael Liedtke hopes to play beyond Saturday's FCS title game

    The question that altered the trajectory of Michael Liedtke’s football career was posed soon after he arrived at Illinois State in 2011.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • College wrestling: Crystal Lake Central grad Kielbasa optimistic after cyst on brain is drained

    For the first time since Joey Kielbasa was 4 years old, he is not sweating and grinding and putting every ounce of effort into wrestling.For the first ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 9:34 pm
  • Johnsburg grad Melissa Dixon helps No. 20 Iowa top No. 16 Rutgers, sets Iowa record for 3s

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Melissa Dixon scored 21 points, hitting six 3-pointers to give her the school record, leading No. 20 Iowa to a 79-72 win over 16th- ...
    Jan. 4, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Take 2: Big Ten football ready to be elite?

    It was a big week for the Big Ten. On Tuesday, Michigan introduced Jim Harbaugh as its coach. And the conference went 3-1 in its New Year's Day bowl g ...
    Jan. 3, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Ohio State stuns Alabama, earns shot at Oregon for title

    NEW ORLEANS – Cardale Jones came through again at the Sugar Bowl. Ezekiel Elliott ran all over mighty Alabama. And Urban Meyer’s quest to turn Ohio St ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 12:33 am
  • Rose Bowl rout; Oregon crushes Florida State

    PASADENA, Calif. – Marcus Mariota and Oregon turned an avalanche of Florida State mistakes into a mountain of points, and the Ducks rolled past the de ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 9:05 pm
  • Michigan St. comeback shocks Baylor in Cotton Bowl

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Connor Cook threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Keith Mumphery with 17 seconds left to cap a three-touchdown, fourth-quarter com ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • Gordon leads Wisconsin past Auburn in OT in Outback Bowl

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Once Wisconsin turned Melvin Gordon loose on Auburn, there was no stopping the nation's leading rusher.
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • Missouri rumbles past Minnesota in Citrus Bowl

    ORLANDO, Fla. – Marcus Murphy ran for 159 yards, Russell Hansbrough added 114 yards and a touchdown and No. 16 Missouri beat Minnesota 33-17 on Thursd ...
    Jan. 1, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Notre Dame beats No. 22 LSU in Music City

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Notre Dame and senior kicker Kyle Brindza got the finish they had missed too often the last half of the season. Beating a Southeast ...
    Dec. 30, 2014 - 7:19 pm
  • Women's volleyball: Richmond-Burton grad Frantti, Penn State teammates return to Club Fusion

    MARENGO — More than 100 girls wearing brightly colored “Club Fusion” T-shirts huddled together in a semicircle of aluminum bleachers with their eyes f ...
    Dec. 29, 2014 - 9:58 pm
  • On Campus: Marian Central grad Tanja Speaker back in college basketball arena

    Since her college basketball career ended in 2011 at NCAA Division II Florida Southern College, Tanja Speaker put her sport management degree to work ...
    Dec. 28, 2014 - 9:44 pm
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