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Groce, Illinois, enter Year 3 with high expectations

 ILLINOIS BASKETBALL 2014-15 DEPARTURES: Joseph Bertrand, Jon Ekey RETURNING: Tracy Abrams (out for season), Rayvonte Rice, Nnanna Egwu, Kendrick Nunn, Malcolm Hill, Jaylon Tate, Maverick Morgan, Austin Colbert, Mike LaTulip NEWCOMERS: Ahmad Starks, Aaron Cosby, Leron Black, Michael Finke Illinois basketball head coach John Groce graduated from Taylor University about 20 years ago with a degree that had not ...

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Shannon Scott Q & A

If you don't know who Shannon Scott is, he's that pesky, relentless defender on Ohio State that isn't Aaron Craft . Scott is entering his senior season with the Buckeyes and has already made consecutive Big Ten All-Defensive teams. With the aforementioned Craft now in the NBA, Scott finally has the chance to lead Ohio State as a starting point guard. I had the chance to sit down with the scrappy defender at ...

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The uncovered truth: Wildcats coach Chris Collins’ lost highlight video in it’s 90’s-ness glory

The 90's were a weird time. We saw the emergence of the grunge movement, the domination of M.J. and the Bulls, and Bop It.  I was born in '91, so keep in mind my memory of the 90's doesn't span very far past pro wrestling. Something else important happened in the 90's and it's just now beginning to surface. Unless you are Northwestern Wildcats basketball coach Chris Collins, or a Glenbrook North High School ...

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Two Wisconsin forwards headline the All-Big Ten Preseason Team

Wisconsin is going to be very good this year according to the Big Ten media. The Badgers were voted as the best team in the preseason and also feature two members on the preseason All-Big Ten team. A year after reaching the Final Four and losing only one starter, this isn't much of a surprise. Frank Kaminsky was voted as the preseason Big Ten Player of the Year after coming on strong late last season. Teamm ...

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Follow @ChiCitySports23 for BIG Media Day updates

College basketball is almost upon us. That means it’s time for Media Day. Today is Big Ten Media Day and ChiCitySports is here for the coverage. Follow CCS all day and all week as we cover everything around the Big Ten. Tom Izzo has already complemented the moderator on his bowtie. This is just the start of our awesome coverage. Also make sure to check out our Twitter account @ChiCitySports23 for updates th ...

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BIG TEN Football Power Rankings: NU at No. 5, Illinois No. 13

The Structure of the Big Ten is starting to take it's shape, with exceptions and unlikely teams taking the spotlight in the Northwestern Wildcats, who although they are 3-2, is on a three game win streak and is 2-0 in Big Ten play after upsetting Penn State and No. 17 ranked Wisconsin Badgers in the last two weeks. As for the powerhouses in the Big Ten, everyone was expecting the reigning Big Ten champion's ...

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Northern Illinois has a major opportunity this week

  The Northern Illinois Huskies football program has what could be their biggest -and most important- game of the season this week. On Saturday, NIU (1-0) will travel to Ryan Field in Evanston to take on the Northwestern Wildcats (0-1) in a game that could dictate the rest of the season for both teams. This is the chance for the Huskies to prove that last week's victory was no fluke. It's also a chance ...

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The NIU Quarterback Carousel….

NIU's offense lines up against Presbyterian's defense on Thursday night (photo take by Gabe Salgado/Chi City Sports).   Who knew that Jordan Lynch's legacy with the Northern Illinois Huskies would make it so difficult for head coach Rod Carey to choose the teams next quarterback. Matt McIntosh, Drew Hare and Anthony Maddie continue to fight to be the next full-time starting quarterback for NIU Football ...

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The Post Jordan Lynch Era Has Begun At NIU

NIU quarterbacks Matt McIntosh, Anthony Maddie and Drew Hare warm up before the game (photo taken by Gabe Salgado/Chi City Sports)   DE KALB- The Northern Illinois Huskies began both the 2014 season, and the post Jordan Lynch era, Thursday night with a 55-3 victory over Presbyterian College from the FCS. For weeks everyone was wondering who the starting quarterback would be on opening night. NIU head c ...

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The Huskies still havent announced a starting quarterback

The 2014 NIU Huskies begin their season against FCS squad Presbyterian Thursday night. DE KALB - With the Northern Illinois Huskies kicking off the 2014 NCAA football season in less than 20 hours, the team is ready to go and they hope to capitalize on the success of the last two seasons. The only issue that lingers is who the starting quarterback will be. After going through training camp over the last four ...

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