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NCAA must continue focus on football safety

NCAA must continue focus on football safety

Jim Proebstle, a Michigan State tight end on the Spartans' 1965 UPI national championship team, is the author of "Unintended Impact." He is uniquely qualified to comment on football concussions and CTE  dimentia. He not only played the game, his brother, Dick Proebstle, a...

Chris Collins returns to his Chicago identity

Chris Collins returns to his Chicago identity

Chris Collins knew long before he took the Northwestern job that a good team can transform antiquated Welsh-Ryan Arena from a barn to a raucous place. He was a Chicago kid who experienced that atmosphere as a high school senior.Maybe that’s one reason he returned home four years...

Collins earns notice as coach of the year

Collins earns notice as coach of the year

A few years back Bill Carmody’s Northwestern teams flirted with Top 25 rankings and posted two 20-win seasons. Anticipation heated up that Wildcats might earn an NCAA bid for the first time in school history.The 2009-10 team earned the school’s first Top 25 ranking since 1969....

Northwestern chasing first NCAA bid

Northwestern chasing first NCAA bid

Northwestern coach Chris Collins likely got the wrong idea about the Big Ten while playing for Mike Krzyzewski and coaching beside him 13 years on the Duke bench. Coach K made beating Big Ten teams look simple.It’s not so easy, Collins was reminded after his Wildcats lost at...

Northwestern familiar scenario for Duke

Northwestern familiar scenario for Duke

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke’s surprising home loss Saturday to Wake Forest was eerily reminiscent of a loss a year ago to Northwestern. The Blue Devils started quickly but gradually let a win slip away at Wallace Wade Stadium.Duke (1-1, 0-1 ACC Coastal) led Wake Forest 7-0 with an...

Northwestern wears down Duke for coveted Ivy trophy

Northwestern wears down Duke for coveted Ivy trophy

DURHAM, N.C. – Northwestern’s 2015 schedule features eight Big Ten dates by conference office design and two Power 5 Ivy League games by athletic director Jim Phillips’ choice.The No. 23-ranked Wildcats have wrapped up the Power 5 Ivy title two weeks before Big Ten play begins....