Comcast SportsNet will air four Illinois State games football this season, and if AD Larry Lyons' comments are any indication that could include some impressive Missouri Valley action.
Local Northern Illinois product Jimmie Ward was selected with the 30th pick in the first round by the San Francisco 49ers in Thursday night's NFL Draft.
Even without Jordan Lynch under center the expectations for Rod Carey and Northern Illinois continue to increase. But for the head coach, that's both fun and exciting for "geeks" like himself.
8mIllinois stayed undefeated by hanging on for a close victory over UNLV. Meanwhile, DePaul and UIC lost while SIU rolled over Stetson.
8mThe records keep rolling in for Jordan Lynch, as the quarterback broke his new NCAA record with 321 rushing yards Tuesday night as NIU closed out the regular season undefeated.
8mFormer University of Illinois forward Jereme Richmond was sentenced to three years in prison for threatening a probation officer for refusing to administer a urine test to him.
8mAfter a 10-win season and this year's 4-0 start, a winless Big Ten campaign from Northwestern seemed unfathomable. But heading into the season's final game, that's exactly what could happen.
8mNorthwestern rallied for its third straight victory and UIC beat San Diego while SIU and Depaul proved no match for St. Bonaventure and Wichita State, respectively.
8mIllini head coach Tim Beckman picked up his first Big Ten win since taking over in Champaign vs. Purdue this past weekend, an important one for the coach, his team and the program as a whole.
8mWisconsin grabbed the headlines thanks to Frank Kaminsky's school-record 43 points vs. North Dakota. Freshly into the top 10, the Badgers are one of several Big Ten teams warming up this Thanksgiving.