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Northern Illinois Holds Off Kent State, 17-14

Northern Illinois ran its home win streak to 28 games while picking up its 24th straight Mid-American Conference win, stopping winless Kent State, 17-14, Saturday night.

10/05/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

Wisch: Illini Lose Brunson, But All Is Not Lost

John Groce has Illinois in it to the end so often that he’ll soon land a big fish.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2014

Michigan coach Brady Hoke, eft, and Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Baffoe: End Of Notre Dame-Michigan Rivalry A Perfect NCAA Metaphor

Saturday’s game is the last on the docket between the Wolverines and Irish.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Real Offense In The Notre Dame Cheating Scandal

Curiously, the Irish get worked up about academic fraud but not death or sexual assault.

CBS Chicago–08/19/2014

Maryland coach Randy Edsall. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Emma: NCAA Change Can’t Come Soon Enough

Maryland coach Randy Edsall sounded off at media days, saying there needs to be “big changes.”

CBS Chicago–07/29/2014

Illinois coach John Groce. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Wisch: LeBron’s Return Hits Home For Illini Nation

Illini fans can only hope that the next great prep star will stay home in college.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2014

DePaul Blue Demons

Baffoe: What Do The Kids Protesting DePaul’s Athletic Department Know?

A group of DePaul students held a protest over what they feel are severe shortcomings by their school’s athletic department when it comes to handling cases of sexual violence.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

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Bowie Leads N. Illinois Past Ball St. 70-56

Darrell Bowie scored 17 points and Northern Illinois had a 37-13 advantage in bench scoring to pull away from Ball State 70-56 on Saturday.

03/08/2014

Jordan Lynch. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Hoge: Jordan Lynch Goes Through Defensive Back Drills At Pro Day But Maintains He’s An NFL QB

Jordan Lynch was sitting on the sideline drinking some Gatorade when the NFL coaches at NIU’s pro day caught him off guard.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2014

DePaul guard Madeline Crowell. (Credit: CBS)

DePaul Guard Madeline Crowell Balances Basketball, Classes And ROTC

Madeline Crowell is not your typical college freshman. Around classes, she’s working double duty as a guard on the DePaul Blue Demons basketball team as well as serving in the U.S. Army.

03/05/2014

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Baffoe: Suggestions For The New Governors State Mascot

This Governors State alum is thrilled to finally have a college athletic team to root for.

CBS Chicago–02/28/2014

Rayvonte Rice drives to the basket as Stanford Robinson of the Indiana Hoosiers defends. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Wisch: How About An Illinois-Indiana Hoops Tourney?

Hey, it might be the greatest sporting event on Earth, but, really, who needs the NCAA Tournament?

670 The Score–02/22/2014

Blaine Gabbert. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: I Took The Stupid Wonderlic Test

Tim Baffoe can only look inward after failing to outscore Blaine Gabbert on the Wonderlic test.

CBS Chicago–02/19/2014

Richie Incognito. (Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Please, Don’t Forget Last Week

Don’t let what’s uncomfortable simply be a disposable thought. Think about what’s important.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2014

T.J. Oshie  of the United States scores on a shootout against Sergei Bobrovski.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

Zawaski: USA Defeats Russia in Shootout Thriller: What We Learned

It is impossible to argue that Team USA’s 3-2 shootout win over Russia wasn’t a fantastic sporting event, let alone hockey game.

670 The Score–02/15/2014

Marcus Smart. (Getty Images)

Baffoe: When Is The Fan The Thug?

In no other work environment do we allow harassment like we do at sporting events.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2014

Kain Colter. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Baffoe: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly Of National Signing Day

The opportunity provided by a scholarship is great, but the objectification of kids isn’t.

CBS Chicago–02/05/2014

New Year's Eve In Chicago

Your Very Personal 2014 Sports New Year’s Resolution

Here’s to a smarter 2014.

01/01/2014

Paul Konerko. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Who’s Been Naughty And Nice In Chicago Sports This Year?

Ho, ho, ho! Baffoe Claus here. I’m way better than Ditka Claus because I don’t smell like cigars, I haven’t been compromised by endorsement commitments (yet), and children are genuinely happy when I show up to their homes bearing gifts (pizza is the greatest gift of all; wine for children, not so much).

670 The Score–12/24/2013