Cubs Convention tickets now on sale

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Cubs Convention tickets now on sale

For fans eager to get the season started, the Cubs Convention, held Jan. 18-20, is the perfect mid-winter filler between the end of the regular season and the start of spring training.

Individual weekend passes for the 2013 event went on sale last week at 60 a pop at Cubs.com. Fans can also book rooms at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers (phone: 800-233-4100) for the Cubs Convention rate of 179 per night. Those who book a two-night stay at the hotel will receive an authentic, autographed photo of Anthony Rizzo and Brett Jackson and can purchase up to four Convention passes for a reduced rate of 20 each.

This will be the first year the Cubs are holding the annual Convention at the Sheraton. Last year was a big hit as the Theo Epstein era, featuring the president of baseball operations and his rebuilt front office staff sitting in on panels and answering fans' questions. It was also the first Convention since Ron Santo's induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame and a panel was held in his honor featuring former broadcast partner Pat Hughes, as well as Santo's family and former teammates.

Of course, the highlight from last year's Convention was Kerry Wood's re-signing, announced in front of the entire crowd during the Opening Ceremonies.

Rizzo, Jackson, Starlin Castro and Jeff Samardzija headline a cast of more than 50 current, former and minor league Cubs players and personnel this year. The Convention will kick off at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18 and run until 9 p.m. with hours from 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday before concluding with four hours Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visit Cubs.com for more information.

How far will you take it? - The Wrigley Field Ivy

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How far will you take it? - The Wrigley Field Ivy

Once spring slowly turns to summer in Chicago, the iconic ivy — which has been around since 1937 — begins to grow along the outfield bricks at Wrigley Field.

If not for daily maintenance from the groundskeepers, the ivy would cover up the distance markers, signage and even spread into the bleachers at the historic home of the Cubs.

Kelly Crull takes a ride around Wrigleyville in the all-new Toyota RAV4 Hybrid bringing you a special Cubs feature on the iconic ivy. Make sure to check back all summer long for more features!

Watch: Huskers' Tim Miles flies with Blue Angels, almost vomits

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Watch: Huskers' Tim Miles flies with Blue Angels, almost vomits

Well, it's going to be pretty difficult for college basketball to top this line this offseason.

"It's all dry heave, I can't puke."

Nebraska head basketball coach Tim Miles took a ride with the Blue Angels, a very cool and surely very frightening experience, and the fine folks with the Huskers were good enough to post a video of Miles' flight.

While watching the coach experience the take off and the rolls is very cool, there's perhaps no more entertaining moment than when he reaches for the barf bag.

Check it out:

Miles is without a doubt the Big Ten's funniest coach. No wonder he produced this kind of moment.

Great flight, coach!

Former Illini wideout Aaron Moorehead center of college football Twitter controversy

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Former Illini wideout Aaron Moorehead center of college football Twitter controversy

A former Illinois wide receiver has landed himself at the center of college football's latest offseason recruiting controversy.

Aaron Moorehead, who caught 85 passes with the Illini from 1999 to 2002 and won a Super Bowl with the Indianapolis Colts, is currently the wide receivers coach at Texas A&M. And it's his Twitter account that's getting the attention Thursday after he sent out a string of tweets in the wake of the Class of 2017's No. 1 quarterback recruit decommiting from the Aggies on Wednesday night.

Well, all that tweeting didn't sit so well with some other Texas A&M recruits, one of which decommitted directly because of what Moorehead tweeted.

Moorehead tweeted out an apology Thursday.

A tough day for Texas A&M and a really bad day for the former Illini wideout.