Grevers lives to swim another day

NU grad Grevers lives to swim another day 

LONDON — U.S. swimming coaches didn't want to gamble on Matt Grevers' powers of recovery. They took the safe bet, the one Grevers...

Six football recruits sticking with Penn State

Six football recruits sticking with Penn State

A group of Penn State football recruits for the Class of 2013 reportedly have reaffirmed their verbal commitments to the Big Ten school.

Penn State president says school covered for lawsuits

Penn State president says school covered for lawsuits

Pennsylvania State University has enough insurance coverage to deal with lawsuits that might result from its child sexual abuse scandal,...

Paterno statue moved to undisclosed location

Paterno statue moved to undisclosed location

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports: The statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, which was removed from...

 After Penn State scandal, colleges must get back on mission

Mitchell: After Penn State scandal, colleges must get back on mission 

Bobby Bowden has been anointed college football's winningest coach, now that Joe Paterno's 111 victories since 1998 have been vacated as a...

MAC commissioner: 'We have been very stable as a league'

MAC commissioner: 'We have been very stable as a league'

Mid-American Conference commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says he likes the overall progress of his league on and off the field as the 2012...

NU won't pursue Penn State players

NU won't pursue Penn State players

Shortly after watching the Mark Emmert/Penn State news conference with his fellow Northwestern coaches and staff members Monday, Pat...

Ex-IU basketball player Reed dies at 36

Ex-IU basketball player Reed dies at 36

Neil Reed, the former Indiana University basketball player whose assertion that Bob Knight choked him in practice contributed to Knight...

Meyer already looking ahead to 2013

Meyer already looking ahead to 2013

Urban Meyer is a planner. He accounts for every minute of every day. Months ahead of time.

Illinois doesn't back off recruiting Penn State players

Illinois doesn't back off recruiting Penn State players

Tim Beckman wished the arrival of eight Illinois coaches to State College, Pa., on Wednesday had been more discreet.

Video: Meyer on Penn State player options

Video: Meyer on Penn State player options

Tribune video by Fred Mitchell.

Big Ten's Delany wary of recruitment of Penn State players

Big Ten's Delany wary of recruitment of Penn State players

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany isn’t entirely pleased with Big Ten schools recruiting Penn State players in the wake of NCAA...

Illinois basketball to face USC in Maui Invitational first round

Illinois basketball to face USC in Maui Invitational first round

Illinois will face USC in the first round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational on Nov. 19. The game will air on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. CT.

Nebraska looks to settle in at top in second year

Nebraska looks to settle in at top in second year

Familiarity will be a major plus for Nebraska as it heads into year two in the Big Ten.

Dantonio: Michigan an underdog in MSU locker room

Dantonio: Michigan an underdog in MSU locker room

Michigan State has beaten Michigan four straight times. So, naturally, it’s the Wolverines who are favored in a media poll of beat...

Iowa's Ferentz feels fortunate as Big Ten coaching dean

Iowa's Ferentz feels fortunate as Big Ten coaching dean

This year’s edition of the Iowa Hawkeyes may be relatively young, but Kirk Ferentz is the Big Ten’s longest-tenured head coach...

O'Brien must be glue that binds Penn State

O'Brien must be glue that binds Penn State

An hour after the NCAA announced its sanctions on the Penn State football program Monday, coach Bill O’Brien held a meeting with his...

Hoke not moved by Michigan's favored status

Hoke not moved by Michigan's favored status

Brady Hoke doesn’t care much for predictions. So he wasn’t moved by the fact that in a poll of Big Ten beat writers, Michigan...

Minnesota's Kill on Penn State: 'We've got enough problems of our own'

Minnesota's Kill on Penn State: 'We've got enough problems of our own'

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill admits his team is young and a work in progress, but he says his Gophers staff will not actively recruit...

Full of Hope: Depth boosts Purdue

Full of Hope: Depth boosts Purdue

Purdue coach Danny Hope didn’t ooze enthusiasm with his serious demeanor, but his opening statement Thursday at Big Ten media day in...

Wilson 'embarrassed' by first Indiana showing

Wilson 'embarrassed' by first Indiana showing

Coming off a 1-11 season, Indiana football coach Kevin Wilson has a lengthy to-do list for the 2012 Hoosiers.

Pa. auditor calls for changes to Penn State board

Pa. auditor calls for changes to Penn State board

Pennsylvania Auditior General Jack Wagner on Thursday called on state lawmakers to strip Penn State's president and Gov. Tom Corbett of...

Bowl ban concerns OSU's Meyer in 2012 -- and '13

Bowl ban concerns OSU's Meyer in 2012 -- and '13

Urban Meyer is a planner. He’s one of those guys who has every second of his day accounted for. Six months ahead of time.

Striped Cats: NU unveils new uniforms

Striped Cats: NU unveils new uniforms

Northwestern will sport a new look in its football season opener Sept. 1 against Syracuse.

Time for on-field questions for Big Ten

Greenstein: Time for on-field questions for Big Ten 

The conference of Legends and Leaders is dotted with liars and lawbreakers.

Penn State president: School faced 4-year death penalty

Penn State president: School faced 4-year death penalty

Amid grumbling from its board of trustees, Penn State University president Rodney Erickson said Wednesday the school would have been given a...

NIU dismisses linebacker Butler

NIU dismisses linebacker Butler

Northern Illinois junior linebacker Devon Butler, who found trouble off the field the last two years, has been dismissed from the team,...

Sanctions trigger contract extension for O'Brien

Sanctions trigger contract extension for O'Brien

NCAA sanctions ultimately could keep Bill O'Brien at Penn State through 2020.

Penn State players will be no-shows at Big Ten media days

Penn State players will be no-shows at Big Ten media days

Penn State coach Bill O’Brien has been blitzing the airwaves, appearing live Wednesday on “SportsCenter” from ESPN’s...

Penn State players staying put

Penn State players staying put

The Penn State football players looked on stoically as two of their teammates announced to the world, "We're going to see this thing...

Huskies' hopes high despite new faces on offense

Huskies' hopes high despite new faces on offense

DETROIT — Dave Doeren has set the bar high for Northern Illinois football, guiding the Huskies to the program's firstMid-American...

Video: DE Sean Progar on NIU expectations

Video: DE Sean Progar on NIU expectations

Tribune video by Fred Mitchell.

DePaul to host Loyola, NIU in Big East tuneups

DePaul to host Loyola, NIU in Big East tuneups

DePaul's nonconference schedule for the 2012-13 season features a Nov. 30 trip to Auburn as part of the SEC/Big East Challenge, and home...

USC football: Trojans pursuing Penn State's Silas Redd

USC football: Trojans pursuing Penn State's Silas Redd

In the wake of NCAA sanctions the give Penn State players the opportunity to transfer without penalty, USC is pursuing Nittany Lions running...

State Farm pulls sponsorship of Penn State football

State Farm pulls sponsorship of Penn State football

State Farm Insurance has pulled direct sponsorship of Penn State football for the 2012 season in the wake of the sex abuse scandal at the...

NIU picked to finish behind Toledo in MAC poll

NIU picked to finish behind Toledo in MAC poll

DETROIT -- Northern Illinois enters the season with the longest winning streak in the nation among FBS schools, having won its last nine...

NCAA punishes Penn State

NCAA punishes Penn State

INDIANAPOLIS — NCAA president Mark Emmert Monday declared that no punishment will repair the damage caused by Penn State's child...

Big Ten hands Penn State 4-year ban from conference title game

Big Ten hands Penn State 4-year ban from conference title game

INDIANAPOLIS — The Big Ten added to the pile of sanctions the NCAA levied against Penn State on Monday, adding its own four-year ban...

NU's Fitzgerald weighs in on Penn State penalties

NU's Fitzgerald weighs in on Penn State penalties 

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald responded Monday night to the penalties levied against Penn State.

Most severe NCAA penalties

Most severe NCAA penalties

How do the NCAA's sanctions against Penn State compare with other major college punishments? Here are our rankings of the most severe.

NCAA acted tough, but by comparison Penn State got off easy

NCAA acted tough, but by comparison Penn State got off easy

Let’s be clear: The NCAA, as expected, dropped a Monday-morning hammer on Penn State’s football program.

Notre Dame QB Rees pleads guilty to misdemeanors

Notre Dame QB Rees pleads guilty to misdemeanors

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees cleared the legal process for his early summer arrest on Monday.