North Carolina State hires Doeren away from NIU

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North Carolina State hires Doeren away from NIU

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Dave Doeren is leaving Northern Illinois to take over at North Carolina State.

N.C. State announced Doeren's hiring Saturday less than 24 hours after he guided the 19th-ranked Huskies to their second consecutive Mid-American Conference championship, and just six days after the Wolfpack fired Tom O'Brien.

Doeren claimed a MAC title both years he has been a head coach and is 23-4 since taking over the Huskies before the 2011 season with a 17-1 record in conference play.

N.C. State athletic director Debbie Yow calls Doeren "a highly motivated overachiever."

Doeren who turns 41 on Monday replaces O'Brien, who was fired following six inconsistent seasons and no Atlantic Coast Conference title-game appearances with the Wolfpack.

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In the Gym at EFT: Muscle activation

In this week's edition of In the Gym at EFT, physical therapist Emily Sluis tackles muscle activation. 

Sluis enlists the help of Super Bowl XLIX Champion Darius Fleming to demonstrate dynamic stretches that get an athlete ready to compete. 

Check out key techniques in the video above, and be on the lookout for the next edition of In the Gym at EFT.

Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

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Morning Update: Bulls win first meeting with Cavs; LeBron pays off Cubs-Indians bet

Here are some of Friday's top stories in Chicago sports:

Saturday on CSN: Bradley vs. Nevada; Illinois State vs. New Mexico

Dwyane Wade, Bulls take first blood with LeBron James, Cavs

Bears-49ers: And the winner is?

Jonathan Toews practices but won’t play vs. Flyers

For Cubs, winter meetings will be all about the hunt for pitching 

White Sox reportedly asking for No. 1 prospect plus more in trade return for Chris Sale

'Quarterback' Rajon Rondo executes Bulls' game plan, logs first triple-double of the year

White Sox agree to one-year deals with Brett Lawrie, Avisail Garcia

LeBron James pays off bet, rocks Cubs uniform to the United Center

High School Lites basketball roundup: Week 1