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  • SportShorts for Saturday, August 27, 2016

    The Xtreme Rock Island Grand Prix will see karts race on the streets of Rock Island Sept. 3-4. Practice and heat races will be Saturday with the final ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:48 pm
  • Smith embracing transition from pro to college

    CHAMPAIGN – Since he was hired at Illinois in March, football coach Lovie Smith's calendar has been full.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 6:21 pm
  • College football:

    Nick Saban entered the decade armed with a national title and a promise.The Alabama coach, fresh fro ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • College football:

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Notre Dame running back Tarean Folston learned not to take anything for granted, even practice, after a season-ending knee injury l ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • SportShorts for Friday, Aug. 26, 2016

    Newman softball pitcher Lakyn Waldschmidt verbally committed to Quincy University. Waldschmidt was named Three Rivers Conference player of the year an ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • USC’s dominant run at No. 1, SEC’s rise define 2000s

    The Southern California teams of the mid-2000s were one of the greatest college football dynasties ever seen.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • 5th-year senior, redshirt freshman still battling it out in Madison

    MADISON, Wis. – Time is nearly up for Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst to make an important decision. He needs to pick a starting quarterback. Alex Hornib ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • ’Cats hope passing game will take pressure off Jackson

    Pat Fitzgerald was having fun with Twitter. His message was addressed to Justin Jackson, though it wasn't really meant for him.
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Bowl picture changes drastically in the 1990s, leading to BCS to crown one national champion

    Florida State moved into the Atlantic Coast Conference, and Penn State joined the Big Ten. South Carolina landed in the Southeastern Conference. The B ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • College football: Florida's Jim McElwain enjoying 'the chaos' of coaching

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Coach Jim McElwain insists he enjoys a little chaos. If that's the case, then he really must be relishing his time at Florida.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 10:56 pm
  • Sport Shorts for Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

    Cole Ruckman and Jackson Jeffery combined to shoot a 71 to take top honors in the Rockford Jefferson Invitational on Saturday at Atwood Golf Course in ...
    Aug. 21, 2016 - 11:49 pm
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    Reader Poll

    The high school football season begins Aug. 26. Do you plan to attend any games?
    Yes, I’m a big fan and will attend most of my team’s games
    Yes, I’ll attend maybe half of the games
    Yes, I’ll go to at least one game
    No, but I’ll follow high school football in the media
    No, not interested