Boise State battle in NFC North someday?


Boise State battle in NFC North someday?

The Bears selected Boise State defensive end Shea McClellin with their No. 1 pick. At some point in his Chicago career, maybe sooner rather than later, he may be called on to take down a record-setting quarterback and it wont be Aaron Rodgers.

Boise State teammate Kellen Moore went undrafted, signed with the Detroit Lions as an undrafted free agent hopeful behind Matthew Stafford and Shaun Hill, and told the Idaho Statesman, I dont think there will be a more motivated quarterback than me.

Moore, who won a college-record 50 games, was not one of the 11 quarterbacks drafted, finishing with Northern Illinois Chandler Harnish as the final pick of the 2012 draft. Two reasons:

Moores size (6-foot, 197 pounds) is a concern and he doesnt have special arm strength to offset that. He has a lot to overcome, said ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay.

Additionally, not a lot of teams were drafting quarterbacks (11, in fact). The Bears, for example, had taken one in each of the last two drafts (Dan LeFevour, Nathan Enderle) but this offseason signed Jason Campbell and re-signed Josh McCown.

There also werent a lot of teams looking for quarterbacks, McShay said. But theres a legitimate shot Moore can make that team as the No. 3.

Ex-Hoosiers star A.J. Guyton joins Bulls' D-League coaching staff


Ex-Hoosiers star A.J. Guyton joins Bulls' D-League coaching staff

The 2000 Big Ten Player of the Year is now an assistant coach in the D-League.

Former Indiana star A.J. Guyton was announced as part of the Windy City Bulls' coaching staff on Friday, back with the Bulls organization after spending two NBA seasons in Chicago.

Guyton won Big Ten Player of the Year honors as a senior — sharing them with Michigan State's Morris Peterson — averaging 19.7 points per game during the 1999-2000 season. He reached the NCAA tournament in all four of his collegiate seasons.

The Bulls selected Guyton with the 32nd overall pick in the 2000 NBA Draft. He was inducted into the University of Indiana Athletics Hall of Fame in 2014.

A native of Peoria, Guyton has been coaching since 2010.

Badgers make it official: Linebacker Vince Biegel out for several weeks


Badgers make it official: Linebacker Vince Biegel out for several weeks

After it was reported Thursday night that Vince Biegel would be sidelined while recovering from surgery on his foot, Wisconsin officially announced Friday afternoon that the senior linebacker will be out of action for several weeks.

"I really hate any time a player has to miss time due to an injury, especially a senior like Vince," head coach Paul Chryst said in the announcement. "Vince has such a passion for football and loves playing the game. This team is very important to him, and he is very important to our team. What you appreciate is that you know he will do everything in his power to get back on the field as soon as possible."

Biegel's absence comes during the Badgers' toughest stretch of the season. After scoring a huge win last weekend over a top-10-ranked Michigan State team, Wisconsin is set to take on No. 4 Michigan on Saturday in Ann Arbor. After that comes games against second-ranked Ohio State and Big Ten West Division rivals Iowa and Nebraska.

Biegel has 156 tackles in 46 career games with 35.5 tackles for loss, 18.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. This season, he's made nine tackles with two tackles for loss and a sack in four games.

Wisconsin is beset by injuries ahead of this weekend's matchup with Michigan. Biegel will join fellow starting linebacker Chris Orr on the injured list, Orr out for the season. And just Thursday, the Badgers announced that kicker Rafael Gaglianone will miss the remainder of the season with a back injury. Week-to-week injuries have also affected a majority of the team's extremely deep running back corps.