This is the week college football fans have had circled on the calendar for quite some time. This is the week that will begin to truly shape the BCS Championship picture. This is the week we have been waiting for.
One of the all-time best quarterbacks in the SEC is still busy rewriting the record books while keeping the Georgia Bulldogs in the SEC and BCS title hunt.
Marcus Mariota has become one of the emerging top contenders for the Heisman Trophy. The hype is warranted, as NFL fans hoping for a new franchise quarterback are also checking out Mariota as a potential draft pick.
Russ Smith matched his career high with 31 points to lead three Cardinals in double figures, and top-seeded Louisville overcame its toughest test yet in a 77-69 victory over Oregon on Friday night.
Florida Gulf Coast is without question the story of the tournament — but they’re not going to beat Florida.
Oklahoma State had a terrific season, but got by far the toughest draw out of any five-seed in the bracket. Keep an eye on Oregon.
Fifth-ranked Oregon was awarded a 1-point safety on an obscure rule against No. 7 Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl on Thursday night.
From the East Coast to the West Coast, recycling is a big issue for local governments.
Kenjon Barner rushed for a school-record 321 yards and five touchdowns, Marcus Mariota threw four TD passes, and No. 2 Oregon produced another landmark offensive performance in a 62-51 victory over No. 18 Southern California on Saturday night.
There are more than 70 alleged abuse cases from Illinois — the earliest from 1960, the latest 1985.
The Shedd Aquarium is throwing a lifeline to a sea lion that otherwise might be doomed.
Sheriff’s deputies in Oregon, Ill., are investigating the death of an Illinois Wesleyan University student after a fraternity party in the woods.
A United airlines flight was forced to return to O’Hare International Airport shortly after takeoff Thursday afternoon, after striking one or more birds.
The No. 6 Ducks earned their first bowl victory under coach Chip Kelly, holding off Wisconsin 45-38 Monday night.
Another man who had been believed to be a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy has been found alive, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced Wednesday.
A dozen volunteers are scouring the northwest suburbs for an elusive dog who got away from her owner.
An Illinois woman, who says she was stuck in her walk-in tub for more than 30 hours last year, is suing the manufacturer.
Oregon officials confirmed that they about $28,000 to a pair of recruiting services and claim that the services were within NCAA rules.
Auburn beats Oregon 22-19 to win BCS national college football championship.
College football players usually are told that when their stock is high, they should leave for the NFL Draft. But Oregon running back, and Heisman Trophy finalist, LaMichael James is going against that conventional wisdom.