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  • NIU junior guard playing through pain of brother’s untimely death

    Every time Michael Orris runs onto the court after being introduced as a starting guard for Northern Illinois, he squats at the free-throw line. Orri ...
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • SportShorts for Thursday, January 28, 2016

    PREP SPORTSOregon teams take academic honorsFive Oregon fall sports teams have earned IHSA Team Acad ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Super drought turns 30

    How many Super Bowl appearances constitute a coaching tree? If the answer is four, then Mike Ditka has a coaching tree.
    Jan. 28, 2016 - 12:06 am
  • Edwards, Purdue top Minnesota on road

    Vince Edwards scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help No. 21 Purdue hang on without freshman standout Caleb Swanigan and beat Minnesota 68 ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:57 pm
  • Konta making name for herself in Melbourne

    MELBOURNE, Australia – Meet the female Jason Bourne. Not that she's a spy, or a fictitious character of any kind, but Johanna Konta does have a multi ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Prophets pull away for win in Manlius

    The Prophetstown boys basketball team scored 21 points in the fourth quarter and pulled away to beat Bureau Valley, 69-60, on Tuesday in a Three River ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:01 am
  • Girls roundup: Warriors take control at Musgrove

    The Sterling Golden Warriors pulled away from the Rochelle Hubs on Tuesday night at Musgrove Fieldhouse, turning a close game early on into a 54-38 NI ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:01 am
  • Skyhawks use defense to rally past Illinois Valley

    DIXON – Kayleen Terrock didn’t bother to turn her head around to look for the ball during defensive sets in the second half. Instead, the Sauk Valley ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:02 am
  • Dukes dominant at home

    The Dixon Dukes dominated a pair of duals at The Pit on Tuesday night in Dixon, rolling past Genoa-Kingston and Mendota without giving up a point.
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:01 am
  • Box, Carr lead Sauk past IVCC

    DIXON – Isaiah Box’s 23 points led the Sauk Valley Skyhawks in their 90-77 home win over Illinois Valley on Tuesday. However, according to the sopho ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:01 am
  • Men's basketball: Hayes leads way, Wisconsin beats No. 19 Indiana 82-79 in OT

    MADISON, Wis. – In a season of upheaval, Wisconsin has finally found its groove.The frontcourt is le ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:02 am
  • Nash, Hurricanes pound Hawks

    RALEIGH, N.C. – The Carolina Hurricanes showed off their impressive turnaround against the reigning Stanley Cup champions in their final game before t ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:01 am
  • Injured free-agent center hopes to be back with Bulls in 2016-17

    The Chicago Bulls had an interested observer during practice Tuesday, as veteran big man Joakim Noah sat on the sidelines with his left arm in a sling ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:01 am
  • Oregon fends off Rock Falls

    OREGON – For a while, it looked as though Rock Falls might be able to pull off its second consecutive Big Northern West road stunner. That thought en ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:01 am
  • Sportshorts for Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

    PREP BASKETBALLNewman enters AP hoop rankingsThe Newman Comets cracked the top 10 of the state baske ...
    Jan. 27, 2016 - 3:01 am
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