Madison Square Garden Still The Mecca For Young BallersWilt had some unbelievable games here. Ali and Frazier fought here. The players who will take the court at Madison Square Garden this weekend, though, don't remember any of that. And yet they still regard the Garden as the World's Most Famous Arena.
Rising Star: UConn Forward DeAndre DanielsAmong his fellow Connecticut Huskies, he ranks second in scoring, rebounding, and blocks. Playing alongside Shabazz Napier, he can go unnoticed.
Police: Man Charged With Making Threats Reveled In Sandy Hook MassacreA man accused of posting online threats of killing people on the campus of North Central College in Naperville also appeared to have taken delight in the Dec. 14 mass-shooting murder of 26 elementary school children and teachers in Newtown, Conn.
Old Big East To Become 'American Athletic Conference'The conference announced the decision Wednesday after university presidents approved the new moniker earlier in the day.
UConn Beats DePaul 81-69Shabazz Napier scored 28 points, Ryan Boatright and Omar Calhoun added 17 apiece, and Connecticut beat DePaul 81-69 on Saturday night.
Comfort Dogs Returning To Newtown For When Sandy Hook Kids Go Back To SchoolTherapy dogs from the Chicago area were preparing to head back to Newtown, Conn., in hopes of easing the first day back to school for Sandy Hook Elementary School students.
Suburban Neighborhood Luminaria Display To Support Former Newtown FamilyWhen Barbara and Keith Baron and their two kids moved into the southeast Naperville neighborhood last August, they had no idea that an unspeakably violent act would soon put on the map the beloved town they had just left behind.
Sandy Hook Shootings Prompt U. Of Ill. Student To Raise MoneyA University of Illinois student hopes to raise $50,000 for people affected by last week's shootings at a Connecticut elementary school and he's almost a quarter of the way to his goal.
Bells Toll, Moment Of Silence Observed For Victims Of Newtown ShootingsGov. Pat Quinn has declared Friday as a day of mourning for the victims of the shooting massacre last week in Connecticut.
Mayan Apocalypse Scare Prompts Barrington Schools To Heighten SecuritySchool officials for northwest suburban Barrington School District 220 say they are just playing it safe. Real safe.
Obama's Call For New Gun Control Will Have Plenty Of Backing In ChicagoPresident Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged to move quickly on tightening gun control laws. He formed a task force to give him recommendations within a month.
Lawmaker Urges More Mental Health Funding After Sandy Hook MassacreAn Illinois state lawmaker said Wednesday that talking about gun control isn't the only conversation we need to have after the shooting massacre at a grade school in Connecticut.
Walter's Perspective: New Gun Control Debate Is EncouragingIn the great debate about guns, there are some unexpected things happening in the wake of the horrific shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Quinn: State To Review School Security Plans In Wake Of Newtown MassacreThe deadly school shooting spree last week in Connecticut prompted Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to push for a review of school safety measures in the state.
Advocates Call For New Focus On Mental Health After Newtown MassacreSupporters of mental health funding have said the mass shooting last week in Newtown, Conn., should prompt a discussion not just of gun control laws, but the need for more attention to mental illness.