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  • SportShorts for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

    WRESTLINGOregon hosting 20th anniversary reunionThe Oregon wrestling team will recognize the 20th an ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • SportShorts for Monday, December 5, 2016

    VOLLEYBALLSauk duo earns All-American honorsSauk Valley Community College placed a pair of volleybal ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:11 am
  • Penn State overcomes 21-point deficit to win title

    INDIANAPOLIS – Trace McSorley threw four touchdown passes Saturday nigh,t and No. 8 Penn State stunned No. 6 Wisconsin 38-31, rallying from a 21-point ...
    Dec. 5, 2016 - 12:10 am
  • College football: No. 13 WMU holds on, beats Ohio 29-23 in MAC title game

    DETROIT – Robert Spillane intercepted a pass with 51 seconds remaining, and No. 13 Western Michigan remained undefeated, holding off Ohio 29-23 on Fri ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:04 am
  • Wisconsin, Penn St. trying not to focus on playoff implications

    INDIANAPOLIS– Paul Chryst and James Franklin left the outside world behind Friday. As college football pundits debated whether two Big Ten teams shou ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 12:03 am
  • College football: Nittany Lions, Badgers benefiting from unheralded D-lines

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – When Sean Spencer became Penn State's defensive line coach in 2014, he nicknamed his group of tackles and ends the "Wild Dogs", a ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 11:55 pm
  • Attitude needs adjusting

    During one of several embarrassments in a 4-8 season full of them, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly defended his style by referring to himself in the thir ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:56 pm
  • Huskers fall short on road

    Jaron Blossomgame had 15 points, and Donte Grantham hit a tie-breaking free throw as Clemson held off a late Nebraska push for a 60-58 victory in the ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:48 pm
  • Sweep play providing dynamic spark for Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. – The first key to executing a successful jet sweep at No. 6 Wisconsin can be summarized in two words by receivers coach Ted Gilmore. " ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:47 pm
  • SportShorts for Thursday, December 1, 2016

    NASCARDale Jr. feels he’s nearing returnA few months from believing he “may never race again” in NAS ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:46 pm
  • SportShorts for Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016

    The Illinois Valley Volleyball Officials Association named Sterling its recipient of the sportsmanship award for the 2016 season.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:17 am
  • College football: Ohio State holds firm to 2nd in CFP rankings

    Ohio State held firm at second in the College Football Playoff rankings, putting the Buckeyes in position to become the first team to be selected to t ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Basketball: Colson's 24 points lead Notre Dame to 92-78 win over Iowa

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Bonzie Colson had season-high 24 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, Steve Vasturia tied a career-high with 22 points and Notre D ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Happ has double-double in Wisconsin win

    Ethan Happ had 24 points and 13 rebounds, zone-busting guard Bronson Koenig scored 20 points and No. 17 Wisconsin beat No. 22 Syracuse 77-60 on Tuesda ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:14 am
  • Basketball: Illini outlast NC State

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Malcolm Hill scored 22 points to lead Illinois to an 88-74 victory over North Carolina State on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Cha ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:14 am
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