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Wildcats' Vitale not trying to be Superman
That Dan Vitale bears a slight resemblance to Superman -- you be the judge -- and plays the superback position for Northwestern suggests he possesses hidden heroic qualities.
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Tue Mar 11, 2014
Litigation in college sports: It's getting out of hand
This time it's William Lowe, a part-time player at Iowa a few years ago who was best known as one of the Rhabdo 13. Lowe was hospitalized in 2011 during winter conditioning for an unknown illness that was eventually discovered to be rhabdomyolysis - a breakdown of muscle cells that could, worst-case, lead to kidney damage or failure.
Big Red Network
What to Make of Jamal Turner at Quarterback
It's hard to take the move of Jamal Turner to quarterback as a vote of confidence for the other options Nebraska has at the position.
Mon Mar 10, 2014
Big Ten touts athletic, academic success
In a room on the ground floor of its sparkling new headquarters, the Big Ten Conference is putting the final touches on its version of Cooperstown.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Nebraska Football Spring Practice Report: Jamal Turner Back at Quarterback
Going into the spring, many fans wanted to see how redshirt freshman Johnny Stanton would compete with sophomore Tommy Armstrong at quarterback.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
Kain Colter supports teammates at pro day
Kain Colter wore a neon yellow and blue jacket given to NFL combine participants and black Northwestern sweatpants, an outfit pointing to both his future and his past.
Emma: Garoppolo's Story Nearly Unfolded At Northwestern
In a curtained section of Northwestern's Trienens Hall practice field, Jimmy Garoppolo heaved pass after pass to San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbarugh.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Are College Athletes Employees? Former Labor-Board Chairman Says Yes
Ramogi Huma , president of the College Athletes Players Association, and Kain Colter, Northwestern U.'s senior quarterback, are shown heading into a hearing before a regional division of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago on February 18. Mr. Colter testified that football was essentially a full-time job, requiring a commitment of up to ... (more)
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Fort Collins Coloradoan
Soapbox: Paying for college athletics under scrutiny
He attended school on a scholarship that required him to participate in the sport.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
2014 NFL Draft: Seahawk Doppelgangers
Welcome to the annual Field Gulls search for the doppelgangers! Just another variation of a scouting exercise; this one simply taking a look at existing Seahawk combine/pro day numbers from their draft year, and comparing them to their closest match at this year's combine.
'Cats could be B1G's top turnaround team
No such motivational ploys are involved in the wardrobe this spring, as everyone on the Wildcats would mostly like to forget last season's highly disappointing 5-7 campaign.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Big Ten unlikely to expand Friday night football
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday that the league is not looking to schedule more Friday football games, except on Thanksgiving and Labor Day weekends.
Spring QB race breakdown: Northwestern
Nine Big Ten programs will feature true quarterback competitions this spring, and we're taking a closer look at the candidates, the circumstances and the stakes of each race.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
No talks of college athlete union despite national movement
As of 2011, the University's football team brought in a total of $25,201,564. That means that after only nine active years, the program made as much money as Drake did when he struck success in the hip-hop business.
3 ex-NU football players say coaches helped them earn tough degrees
Two former Northwestern University football players who started as walk-ons and who had limited playing time testified Tuesday at a National Labor Relations Board hearing that they pursued demanding careers in engineering and pre-med.
Hearings to resume on college football union
The agency must rule in coming weeks on whether the football players qualify as employees under U.S. law.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
Bradley Roby: 'I felt like an employee' in college
Former Ohio State defensive back Bradley Roby is about to go pro as one of the top cornerback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Job or not a job? It's a labor trying to figure it out.
Many college athletes are standing behind Kain Colter, but there's every chance that the football-following public - fans, alumni and students - will be turned off by his claim that playing quarterback for Northwestern University was a "job."
Fri Feb 21, 2014
TELANDER: There's no end to NCAA's hypocrisy
Then you probably think it's an accident ESPN is kicking off its 2014 season by televising Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington on Aug. 23, the earliest opener in 11 years.