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.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Welcoming David DeJesus to the CSN team

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Welcoming David DeJesus to the CSN team

On this episode of SportsTalk Live, David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Hub Arkush (670 The Score/Pro Football Weekly) and Mark Carman (WGN Radio/Fansided) join Chuck Garfien on the panel. The Bears will reportedly bring Mark Sanchez in to Halas Hall? Really? Sanchez? Why?

The Bulls blow another big lead. Is Jimmy Butler to blame?

Plus the guy discuss if the White Sox are close to dealing Jose Quintana, Scott Paddock updates NASCAR's Monster Energy Cup Series and we welcome David DeJesus to the CSN team.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

Lake Zurich linebacker Jack Sanborn gives verbal commitment to Wisconsin

Lake Zurich linebacker Jack Sanborn gives verbal commitment to Wisconsin

Lake Zurich four-star inside linebacker Jack Sanborn decided to end his recruiting process Wednesday night, giving the Wisconsin Badgers his verbal commitment.

"(Wisconsin) has everything I was looking for," Sanborn said. "I believe I can't go wrong there. They have the academics, great football, the campus is amazing. I feel comfortable there with all of the coaches and the players as well."

Sanborn is the eight known verbal commitment for the Badgers in the Class of 2018 and the second from Illinois, joining Lyons Township quarterback Ben Bryant.

Sanborn is currently ranked as the third-best Illinois player in the Class of 2018 and is one of seven ranked in the top 10 to give an early verbal commitment.

The Class of 2018 won't sign a Letter of Intent until Feb. 1 of next year.