DETROIT | The Mid-American Conference will have a hard time topping the last 12 months, when Northern Illinois made it to the Orange Bowl and Central Michigan's Eric Fisher was the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft.
Minnesota went all in with three first-round picks.
San Diego Chargers draft pick Manti Te'o, from Notre Dame, speaks at a news conference held at the Chargers facility Saturday in San Diego.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | The Bears acted to address the loss of linebacker Brian Urlacher in free agency by selecting Florida linebacker Jonathan Bostic in the second round of Friday's NFL draft.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Colts selected defensive end Bjoern Werner of Florida State with the No. 24 pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, bringing in a potential pass-rushing replacement for Dwight Freeney, the franchise's career sacks leader who remains a free agent.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | The Bears selected Oregon guard Kyle Long with the 20th pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, hoping to shore up an offensive line that has ranked among the worst in recent years.
Tackle Eric Fisher from Central Michigan stands with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected first overall by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
NEW YORK | NFL teams bought in bulk early in Thursday night's draft.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Vanderbilt has sent plenty of players to the NFL from the Southeastern Conference's smallest and only private university. The Commodores have produced defensive backs, linebackers, offensive lineman and even some first-round selections such as quarterback Jay Cutler.
SOUTH BEND | Former Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o ended a trying three months by putting up a respectable 40-yard dash time Tuesday.
Linebacker Manti Te'o, center, gestures while sitting with teammates during Notre Dame's pro day for NFL scouts on Tuesday in South Bend.
Orlando Magic guard E'Twaun Moore and future NFL draft pick Kawaan Short are among the five chosen for the 2013 East Chicago Sports Hall of Fame induction class.
Marian Catholic grad and Purdue offensive tackle Dennis Kelly spent a good deal of time on the phone Saturday afternoon.
LAKE FOREST | A trade for Brandon Marshall and the addition of free agents Eric Weems and Devin Thomas did not stop the Bears from trying to provide quarterback Jay Cutler with more weapons.
INDIANAPOLIS | It didn't take Andrew Luck long to start calling the shots in Indianapolis.
NEW YORK | Fleener's name on the second day of the NFL draft, Oregon running back LaMichael James picked up the phone with a call from San Francisco, Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson was selected by Seattle and Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw was picked by Baltimore.
NEW YORK | Forget the comparisons, the predecessor and the hype. Andrew Luck can't wait to start playing football in Indianapolis.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. | Shea McClellin grew up chasing chickens on a farm in Idaho. Now, he'll get paid to track down the likes of Aaron Rodgers and Matthew Stafford.
NEW YORK | Once the NFL draft got past quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III, it was like a day on Wall Street. Everybody wanted to make a trade.
INDIANAPOLIS | It's official: Andrew Luck will be the No. 1 choice in Thursday night's NFL draft.
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