The Wildcats passed on an interested Jimmy Garoppolo at a one-day camp in 2009, but he’s content with the path he took.
Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo believes he’s improved “tremendously” since season’s end.
Sherman Blanford had 13 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for Eastern Illinois, which had a season-high 61.7 percent shooting, making 29 of 47 field goal attempts. The Panthers limited Chicago State to just 29.4 percent from the field in the first half.
J.J. Mann scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half and Craig Bradshaw finished with 20 points as Belmont pulled away from Eastern Illinois for an 82-63 win Thursday night.
Jordan Lynch accounted for 424 yards of offense in the air and on the ground as Northern Illinois overcame six touchdown passes by Jimmy Garoppolo to pull out a 43-39 victory on Saturday night.
Gary Talton scored 20 points Saturday night to lead Illinois-Chicago to its first road victory of the season with a 67-63 win over Eastern Illinois.
John Shurna scored 32 points, including a school-record tying nine 3-pointers, as Northwestern defeated Eastern Illinois 87-72 Sunday night.
Kain Colter delivered again while filling in for star Dan Persa, running for a career-high 109 yards with three touchdowns and throwing for 104 more to lead Northwestern to a 42-21 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday.
A newly-filed bill would create a registry specifically for those convicted of first degree murder before so-called “truth in sentencing” laws took effect.