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Pick play calls tough to call for officials

Pick play calls tough to call for officials

The pick play is one of most effective and difficult-to-defend in football, often freeing up receivers for big gains or creating an extra bit of space in the crowded red zone.

October 19, 2014 5:15 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Stumbling on steps in standards

“Football is the most popular sport in the world,” reads the opening line in an article forwarded to me by Medscape last month.

February 03, 2014 9:00 pm
Julius Thomas' skills for Broncos honed on the hardwood

Julius Thomas' skills for Broncos honed on the hardwood

JERSEY CITY, N.J. | Broncos third-year tight end Julius Thomas began the season with more NCAA tournament trips (two) on his resume than catches in the NFL (one).

January 27, 2014 9:00 pm
McBride, No. 2 Notre Dame women beat Oregon St

McBride, No. 2 Notre Dame women beat Oregon St

CORVALLIS, Ore. | Kayla McBride scored 20 points, Natalie Achonwa added 16 points and eight rebounds, and No. 2 Notre Dame remained perfect with a 70-58 victory over Oregon State on Sunday.

December 29, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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Notre Dame beats Rutgers 29-16 in Pinstripe Bowl

Notre Dame beats Rutgers 29-16 in Pinstripe Bowl

NEW YORK | This nicely sums up Tommy Rees' Notre Dame career.

December 28, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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Mount Carmel grad Lynch leads NIU vs Utah St in Poinsettia Bowl

Mount Carmel grad Lynch leads NIU vs Utah St in Poinsettia Bowl

SAN DIEGO | Jordan Lynch will make a run at history Thursday night when he suits up for the final time for No. 24 Northern Illinois in the Poinsettia Bowl against Utah State.

December 25, 2013 7:15 pm
Kelly: Golson know some want to see him fail

Kelly: Golson know some want to see him fail

SOUTH BEND | Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says quarterback Everett Golson will return to school after serving a semester-long suspension for academic impropriety.

December 15, 2013 9:00 pm
Jordan Lynch

Jordan Lynch

Heisman Trophy finalists, from left, Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch, at Mount Carmel graduate, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Auburn running back Tre Mason, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron, Boston College running back Andre Williams and Florida State quarterback Jameis…

December 14, 2013 11:02 pm
AL HAMNIK: Bears' defense has become 'Meet The Munsters'

AL HAMNIK: Bears' defense has become 'Meet The Munsters'

It's so easy to kick professional sports teams when they're down, and their athletes, too.

November 25, 2013 5:45 pm
QBs: In pocket or on the move?

QBs: In pocket or on the move?

Safety is in the pocket.

September 01, 2013 6:00 pm
Offensive advances change middle linebacker mold

Offensive advances change middle linebacker mold

Butkus. Nitschke. Lambert. Singletary.

September 01, 2013 6:00 pm
Scouting combine shows NFL's global progress

Scouting combine shows NFL's global progress

INDIANAPOLIS | Ezekiel "Ziggy" Ansah knew nothing about the NFL when he was growing up. Now, he could be a first-round pick in April's draft.

March 04, 2013 3:30 pm
Murray's 5 TDs lift Georgia by Nebraska in Cap One

Murray's 5 TDs lift Georgia by Nebraska in Cap One

ORLANDO, Fla. | Aaron Murray wanted nothing more this week than to send Georgia's senior class out with a game to remember.

January 01, 2013 9:30 pm
No. 21 Northwestern ends drought in Gator Bowl

No. 21 Northwestern ends drought in Gator Bowl

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | The stuffed monkey spent the last year in storage, out of sight but still in everyone's mind.

January 01, 2013 2:30 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Before hitting new year, peruse biggest comebacks of 2012

Who shall it be now?

December 31, 2012 9:30 pm
Liberty Bowl offers different kind of rematch

Liberty Bowl offers different kind of rematch

MEMPHIS, Tenn. | Iowa State and Tulsa don't necessarily think of the Liberty Bowl as a rematch, even though they faced each other Sept. 1 in the season opener for both teams.

December 30, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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Duke looks to end bowl drought vs. Cincinnati

Duke looks to end bowl drought vs. Cincinnati

CHARLOTTE, N.C. | Duke wide receiver Conner Vernon sees Thursday night's Belk Bowl against Cincinnati as a perfect opportunity to help the Blue Devils' football team emerge from basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski's shadow.

December 26, 2012 6:45 pm

San Jose St faces Bowling Green in Military Bowl

WASHINGTON | Maybe they should call it the Transition Bowl.

December 26, 2012 6:45 pm
Te'o leads Irish defense, key to perfect season

Te'o leads Irish defense, key to perfect season

SOUTH BEND | If Manti Te'o's career at Notre Dame has seemed like something straight out of a Hollywood script, perhaps it is fitting the linebacker is cast as a underdog in the final two scenes of his collegiate career.

December 07, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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NFL INSIDER: Bears in do-or-die territory

It's the time of year when the men are separated from the boys in the NFL.

December 06, 2012 6:00 pm
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