Eastland came in as the favorite against Dakota, but a spirited Indians effort fell just short, as the Cougars survive and advance with the 54-50 victory. More>>
Record-setting returner Devin Hester says he will not be back with the Chicago Bears next season. More>>
Frank Kaminsky scored 22 points, Traevon Jackson added 14 and No. 9 Wisconsin finished off its home schedule with a 76-70 victory over Purdue on Wednesday night. More>>
Hononegah pitcher Donovin Sims made it official with Northern Illinois University. Sims signed his letter of intent Wednesday in front of a packed cafeteria at Hononegah. More>>
The 3-A and 4-A girls basketball All-State teams are out, and a couple of NIC-10 players are honored. More>>
The Chicago Bears terminated the contract of vested veteran punter Adam Podlesh. More>>
A great regional semifinal playoff basketball game turned ugly moments after the buzzer sounded. A brawl broke out after Jefferson defeated East 51-49 on a buzzer beating jumper from Chaz Johnson. More>>
Despite seeing their 11-game point streak come to an end last weekend, the Rockford IceHogs continued their hot stretch on home ice increasing their point streak at the BMO to eight games (7-0-0-1) after knocking off the Rochester Americans 4-2.
Playing without its leading scorer, sophomore Darrell Bowie (Milwaukee, Wis./La Jolla Prep) due to illness, the Northern Illinois University men's basketball team led Western Michigan most of the way before falling late, 61-56, on Tuesday night at University Arena. Hononegah grad David Brown had 18 points for the Broncos.
Former Aquin High School star Sophie Brunner had a solid freshman season at Arizona State. Coaches took notice in the postseason awards. Brunner was named an Honorable Mention PAC-12 All-Freshman. More>>
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired defensemen David Rundblad and Mathieu Brisebois from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2014 National Hockey League Entry Draft. More>>
The 2014 MVC Larry Bird Player of the Year is sophomore Fred VanVleet of Wichita State. VanVleet (Rockford, Ill.) has helped lead his team to an unprecedented 31 regular-season wins without a loss as the Shockers enter Arch Madness ranked No. 2 nationally as the lone unbeaten team in the nation (31-0, 18-0 MVC). He's the fourth different Shocker to earn the league's Player of the Year award, joining Antoine Carr, Xavier McDaniel and Paul Miller.
Boylan's girls basketball team brought a 23-game winning streak into its 4-A Super-Sectional matchup with Geneva, but the Lady Titans could not make it 24 in a row, falling to the Lady Vikings 60-41. More>>
Jason Collins played the final minutes of a winning home debut with the Brooklyn Nets, who cooled off the Chicago Bulls with a 96-80 victory Monday night. More>>
Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 31 points on 13-of-14 shooting, and the Milwaukee Bucks hit a blistering 57 percent from the field to beat the Utah Jazz 114-88 on Monday night. More>>
The American Hockey League announced today that Jeremy Morin of the Rockford IceHogs has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Month for February.
The Rockford IceHogs announced Monday that forwards Philippe Lefebvre and Pat Mullane have been recalled from the Toledo Walleye.
Excuse the Rockford IceHogs if they aren't happy, despite stretching their point streak to a season-best 11 games, closing the month of February 9-0-1-1. The IceHogs dropped a 5-4 overtime contest to the Oklahoma City Barons on Friday in a game they didn't trail until the final shot.
The Northern Illinois University Huskies will face a challenging schedule from start to finish in 2014 as the Mid-American Conference released the schedules of its 13 league teams Friday. More>>
The Chicago Bears have signed cornerback Kelvin Hayden to a one-year contract. More>>
Barely 12 hours after the NFL season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. More>>
Neither the brutal cold nor one of the league's worst defenses could stop Josh McCown and the Chicago Bears. More>>
Northern Illinois senior quarterback Jordan Lynch continues to rack up the accolades. Lynch is heading to New York City as one of six finalists for the Heisman Trophy. More>>
Georgia Tech closed the game with a 19-4 run to rally from a 12-point deficit and beat Illinois 67-64 on Tuesday night in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, giving the Illini their first loss. More>>
After struggling on the special teams over the past two games, those same units helped the Rockford IceHogs to a 4-2 win on Saturday at the BMO Harris Bank Center. More>>
Marian Hossa scored two goals and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Dallas Stars 5-2 Saturday night. More>>
Scores from around the area in the 2nd round of the high school football playoffs More>>
After losing their last two regular season games, the Stillman Valley Cardinals bounced back in a big way on Saturday. More>>
The Huskies (8-0, 4-0 Mid-American Conference) reached their best start as a major program with the victory and never trailed on the way to a season-high in points and second-highest total offense (658 yards). More>>
Jordan Lynch rushed for 316 yards, an FBS record for a quarterback, and No. 23 Northern Illinois stayed unbeaten Saturday with a 38-17 victory at Central Michigan. More>>
Belvidere senior point guard Maurice Jackson is our OSF St. Anthony's Athlete of the Week. To see his story, click on the link above. More>>