Jerian Grant double-doubled with 23 points and 12 assists to help No. 8 Notre Dame pick up a huge conference victory, topping No. 4 Duke 77-73. Chicago native Jahlil Okafor has 22 points in the loss.
Illinois State appeared to be in position to win its first title with a minute and a half remaining in the FCS Championship, but NDSU scored a late touchdown to hand the Redbirds a 29-27 loss.
Against a powerhouse program like North Dakota State, who has 15 playoff games in a row heading into Saturday's FCS Championship, avoiding mistakes is an absolute must for Illinois State.
2wFormer Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel was announced as one of 17 members of the Hall of Fame's class of 2015 on Friday in Dallas.
2wA day after announcing the hiring of a new defensive coordinator, Michigan announced the hiring of Tim Drevno, a longtime Jim Harbaugh assistant, as the team's new offensive coordinator.
2wMichigan State was absolutely on fire from beyond the 3-point line Thursday night, using a monster second half to erase an 11-point halftime deficit and crush Iowa, 75-61, in a freezing and frosty Iowa City.
2wIowa head coach Kirk Ferentz released a preliminary depth chart for the 2015 season on Thursday evening, and C.J. Beathard, who will be a junior in the fall, was listed ahead of Jake Rudock, who will be a senior.
2wNew Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh told Rich Eisen on Thursday that he'll be pulling for Ohio State, Michigan's biggest rival, in Monday night's national championship game.
2wWhile many speculated there could be sweeping changes on the Illini coaching staff this offseason, Tim Beckman will be back for 2015. Two of his assistants will not be.
2wMichigan head coach Jim Harbaugh announced Thursday that D.J. Durkin will be the Wolverines' new defensive coordinator and linebackers coach.