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Past articles by Eric:

Iowa voids Illini students' tickets when it discovers prank

The Illinois student spirit group "Orange Krush" had its order for 200 tickets to the men's basketball game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday canceled Wednesday after Iowa discovered the person who made the purchase falsely claimed the tickets were for a Boys and Girls Club in Champaign. → Read More

Crawford knocks out Avanesyan in 6th round, keeps WBO title

Unbeaten world champion Terence Crawford knocked out David Avanesyan in the sixth round Saturday night to retain his WBO welterweight belt. Crawford, fighting for the first time in more than a year… → Read More

AP All-Big Ten: Stroud, Campbell, Harbaugh take top honors

Iowa's Jack Campbell was second in the Big Ten with 118 tackles after leading the conference in 2021. → Read More

Brown powers Illini to sixth straight win

Chase Brown rushed for 149 yards and scored on consecutive series in the second quarter, helping No. 17 Illinois beat Nebraska 26-9 on Saturday. → Read More

Huskers beat Indiana 35-21 to end 9-game FBS losing streak

Casey Thompson threw threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Nebraska beat a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent for the first time in 364 days with a 35-21 victory → Read More

Big Ten RB tradition alive and well behind Brown, Ibrahim

The Big Ten's tradition of producing elite running backs is alive and well → Read More

STAT WATCH: Illini RB off and running toward another 1,000

Illinois's Chase Brown is well on his way to a second straight 1,000-yard rushing season → Read More

Nebraska fires head football coach Frost following 1-2 start

Nebraska fired Scott Frost on Sunday, the situation so dire in the once-proud football program that athletic director Trev Alberts made the move only three weeks before the coach's contract buyout would have been cut in half. → Read More

Hunter Dekkers, taking over for Brock Purdy, hopes to add deep-ball element to Cyclones attack

Hunter Dekkers adds a new element for the Cyclones with his ability to throw the deep ball. He'll have one of the top targets in the country in Xavier Hutchinson. → Read More

Big Ten votes to add USC, UCLA as members starting in 2024

In a seismic shift in college athletics, the Big Ten voted Thursday to add Southern California and UCLA as conference members beginning in 2024. → Read More

Ole Miss wins first CWS title, sweeps Sooners

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The last team to get into the NCAA baseball tournament was the last team standing. → Read More

Big Ten’s best defenses come out of spring in rebuild mode

Coordinator changes and heavy player personnel losses made it a spring of uncertainty for the top Big Ten defenses. → Read More

Big Ten West teams are mild, but division race could be wild

The Big Ten West is a mess. It's also mesmerizing. Wisconsin and Nebraska already have fired their head coaches. Minnesota took up the mantle as West favorite, only to be upset at home. Illinois, picked sixth, is one of the hottest teams in the nation after outscoring two nonconference opponents and Wisconsin by a combined 89-13. Even Nebraska, an after-thought coming into the season, ended a… → Read More

Amid signing day chaos, SEC powers grab top recruits

Through all the changes to the college sports landscape with money-making opportunities for athletes and open transfers, one thing remains the same. → Read More

Championship Week Primer: CFP spots, bowl slots are at stake

Conference champions will be crowned, bowl selection pecking orders will be locked in and more clarity will emerge about which teams will and won’t be among the four picked for the College Fo… → Read More

Week 12 preview: Power 5 league title matchups taking shape

With two weeks left in the regular season, top-ranked Georgia is the only Power Five team to have clinched a spot in its conference championship game. → Read More

Big Ten preview: Spartans visit Ohio State for key East game

Things to watch during Week 12 of play in the Big Ten Conference: → Read More

Oregon, Iowa enter top 5; Arkansas has 1st ranking since '16

Oregon and Iowa are the big movers in The Associated Press college football poll after road wins over top-10 opponents → Read More

Stat Watch: Walker’s 264 yards most in an opener in 7 years

Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III turned in the best rushing performance in a season opener in seven years when he went for a career-high 264 yards against Northwestern. → Read More

Martinez leads Huskers past Fordham in 52-7 bounce-back win

Fordham hung tough with Nebraska for a while, but ultimately the Cornhuskers imposed their will on their overmatched visitor from New York City. → Read More