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NFL vetting process: There are no sure things

NFL vetting process: There are no sure things

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, left, stands with Janay Palmer in Baltimore last year as they arrive for a screening of a new film released on DVD that chronicles the team's championship NFL football season. By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coa…

September 22, 2014 10:12 am
NFL vetting process: There are no sure things

NFL vetting process: There are no sure things

In this May 23, 2014, file photo, Janay Rice, left, looks on as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks to the media during a news conference in Owings Mills, Md. By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have po…

September 22, 2014 10:12 am
NFL vetting process: There are no sure things

NFL vetting process: There are no sure things

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, right, talks with teammate Josh Robinson, left, on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Minneapolis. By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and…

September 22, 2014 10:12 am
NFL vetting process: There are no sure things

NFL vetting process: There are no sure things

By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history.

September 22, 2014 10:12 am Photos

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NFL vetting process: There are no sure things

NFL vetting process: There are no sure things

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson gives his son Adrian Jr. a kiss following an NFL football training camp practice in Mankato, Minn, in this file photo. By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his hist…

September 22, 2014 10:12 am

Survive and advance in college football, sort of

Now that college football has a bracket — albeit a very small one for the four-team playoff — the mantra of the NCAA basketball tournament is seeping its way into fall Saturdays: Survive and advance.

September 21, 2014 3:20 pm
Illinois survives Texas State scare 42-35

Illinois survives Texas State scare 42-35

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt takes a snap during the first quarter against Texas State on Saturday.

September 20, 2014 9:57 pm
Illinois survives Texas State scare

Illinois survives Texas State scare

CHAMPAIGN | Trying to find a way to help Illinois hold onto a narrow lead Saturday, cornerback V'Angelo Bentley saw his opportunity in a fourth quarter pass thrown a little high.

September 20, 2014 9:57 pm Related

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Northern Illinois' 17-game road winning streak snapped

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. | Arkansas is flat out having fun with its sudden turnaround at this point.

September 20, 2014 9:48 pm Related

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Indiana upsets No. 18 Missouri

Indiana upsets No. 18 Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. | After losing at Bowling Green last week, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson wanted his team to "play with our hair on fire" against Missouri on Saturday.

September 20, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Boilers beat error-prone Salukis

Boilers beat error-prone Salukis

WEST LAFAYETTE | Having lost 13 of the first 15 games during Darrell Hazell's time at Purdue, fast starts have not been synonymous with Boilermaker football.

September 20, 2014 6:15 pm
Northwestern breaks into the win column

Northwestern breaks into the win column

EVANSTON | Northwestern won its first game of the season on Saturday, but coach Pat Fitzgerald said he isn't planning on easing up on his players just yet.

September 20, 2014 5:02 pm Related

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Northwestern beats Western Illinois 24-7

Northwestern beats Western Illinois 24-7

Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian looks to a pass during the first half against Western Illinois in Evanston on Saturday.

September 20, 2014 5:02 pm

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Missed chance at football rivalry

September 20, 2014 12:00 am

Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers

Missed chance at football rivalry

September 20, 2014 12:00 am
COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Illini look for slow-start fix

COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Illini look for slow-start fix

Illinois has been a strong second-half team this season.

September 19, 2014 5:54 pm Photos

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Thompson leads Huskies to 44-19 rout of Illini

Thompson leads Huskies to 44-19 rout of Illini

Illinois quarterback Wes Lunt, top, is sacked by Washington linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha (8) in the first half Saturday in Seattle.

September 13, 2014 6:39 pm
Thompson leads Huskies to rout of Illini

Thompson leads Huskies to rout of Illini

SEATTLE | Linebacker Shaq Thompson returned an interception 36 yards for a touchdown, picked up a fumble and rumbled 52 yards for another score, and Washington routed Illinois 44-19 on Saturday, improving to 3-0 under Chris Petersen.

September 13, 2014 6:39 pm

Bowling Green shocks Indiana with late TD

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio | Bowling Green's James Knapke threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Roger Lewis with 9 seconds to play as the Falcons knocked off Indiana, 45-42 Saturday.

September 13, 2014 5:14 pm

Illinois loses point guard Abrams to ACL tear

CHAMPAIGN | Illinois starting point guard Tracy Abrams is out for the season with an anterior cruciate ligament tear, coach Jon Groce confirmed Thursday.

September 11, 2014 4:39 pm
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