Bears quarterback Justin Fields was walking off the field last year — right around the time Aaron Rodgers gave the Soldier Field crowd a military style salute — when Packers defensive coordinator Joe Barry stopped him to chat.
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Big Game Hunting: Week 1 picks for Toledo-Illinois, Northern Illinois-Boston College, Ohio State-Indiana, Northwestern-Rutgers and more.
Of 11 Bears games on FOX last season, Joe Davis and Daryl Johnston called five, and Adam Amin and Mark Schlereth called three.
The bad baseball and the shootings in the ballpark might have brought people to their breaking point.
There are so many things wrong here, it’s hard to know where to start. If the players and fans weren’t warned of a possible threat just to keep business moving, that’s unconscionable.
Nobody does weird like the Chicago White Sox.
Josh, the Illini’s starting center, and James, a redshirt freshman linebacker, are the sons of six-time Pro Bowler Olin Kreutz.
Taking a look back at the White Sox’ Week From Hell.
Are the Irish, who play Navy on Saturday in Dublin, for real? And what to make of Freeman, anyway?
Just as fired vice president Ken Williams and general manager Rick Hahn were carrying their belongings out the door Wednesday at Guaranteed Rate Field, Tony La Russa was making a — we won’t call it triumphant — return.
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Luke Altmyer threw for two touchdowns. Miles Scott returned an interception 48 yards for a score, and the Illini squeezed out the win in a back-and-forth game to start coach Bret Bielema’s third season.
“That’s not the type of player I am,” Lee said. “I lost the ball.‘‘
The Cubs fell to the Reds 2-1 on Saturday.
Notes: Reds dealing with COVID-19 outbreak during series against Cubs.
Sam Hartman passed for 194 yards and two touchdowns, and Notre Dame’s defense didn’t allow a touchdown for a second straight game.
“He’s exceeded everything he’s ever done in the game in one season,” manager Pedro Grifol said Saturday. “We have to now protect him.”
The Spartans have never won a state title, but coach Joe Ryan has his program knocking on the door.
The first listing of some opening-day harvest numbers for dove season in Illinois at select public sites; list will be updated as apt.
Also, we asked how Illinois will fare coming off an 8-5 season.
Witnesses said several shots were fired outside of Mount Carmel after the Caravan beat Morgan Park. One victim was left in critical condition.
It might be fun to weigh the “Kerr Effect” and what could have been another path for former Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg, but that doesn’t take away from what Steve Kerr has accomplished in the Bay. Where does that rank him heading into this season, however?
Cubs general manger Carter Hawkins played baseball with Swanson’s older brother when they were teenagers.
Before the surgery in March, Guttman’s separation speed, faceoff ability and productivity impressed the Hawks at the AHL and NHL levels. He’ll be particularly interesting to watch in camp starting Sept. 21.
Kids brought their curiosity to heighten a hike around Cranberry Slough Nature Preserve last weekend as part of the 60th anniversary celebration of Illinois Nature Preserves.
Bet on it: Former Tulane, Bucs QB says ‘discipline’ is the hardest thing to master.
For now, it’s looking like a Super Bowl rematch between the Chiefs and Eagles — and the Bears have a long way to climb.
Results from all the ranked teams.
The Caravan held Morgan Park’s dynamic skill players in check most of the game and came away with a 22-12 home victory over the No. 23 Mustangs.
Tempel Lipizzans — extremely rare, highly trained horses expected to be sold in wake of Illinois show’s closure