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Chris Conte Is Fighting To Keep His Job

  The Chicago Bears have wrapped up the 2014 edition of training camp at Bourbonnais' Olivet Nazarene University. They now head back home before hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week Two of the preseason on Thursday night. Since defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in the unofficial opener last week, many of the Bears injured players have returned to the practice field. One player who is definitely bee ...

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Navy Seal trying out for Northwestern Football

U.S. Navy Seal Tom Hruby is going after what many consider impossible, walking onto the Northwestern Wildcats football team at the age of 32. Tom is a full-time student at Northwestern and wanted to try out last season but wasn't eligible. He still works his full-time job as a Seal and has a wife and three kids. Tom saved up his leave over the year so he could compete in the three-week camp held by the Wild ...

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Clausen front runner for Bears backup QB

After signing with the Bears just over two months ago, it appears that Jimmy Clausen is the front runner the Bears backup quarterback job. The former 2010 first round pick has been competing with Jordan Palmer throughout training camp and the Bears announced on Tuesday that Clausen will take second team reps in Thursday night’s second preseason game. “Jimmy will relieve Jay,” Bears head coach Marc Trestman ...

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Fantasy Rankings Week 2 Preseason

2014 Fantasy Player Rankings: Week 2 Preseason With one full week of preseason over, the rankings moved around quite a bit. We got a chance to see some players, not many have heard of, do some specials things over the weekend. Along with some players that are well known, do some not so great things. Fantasy wise we will get a better look into the players as we head into week two, as the starters should play ...

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Life after Jordan Lynch for Northern Illinois

Can Northern Illinois stay competitive now that Jordan Lynch is no longer their quarterback? With the amount of talent he brought to the team and the leadership he gained over two years as the Huskies starter, it will be a tall task to overcome. Northern has proved in the past that overcoming adversity is a strength for Huskie football. Some wondered if the program could overcome the exit of Chandler Harnis ...

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Post Preseason Game 1 Projected Depth Chart

Throughout the preseason I will be looking at an evolving depth chart based on performance and other factors. This depth chart will have commentary on key battles and what we have seen in the preseason. QB: Cutler, Clausen [2] -I think it is clear that Clauson has more talent than Palmer and has the arm strength advantage, which means you can call a similar game to Cutler. Palmer simply cannot execute any o ...

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Northwestern suspends Venric Mark for two games

Northwestern has announced that senior running back Venric Mark is suspended for the first two games of the season. Northwestern plays California on August 30 for the home opener and Northern Illinois at home on September 6. Mark was suspended for undisclosed violation of team policy. "I made a mistake and am prepared to deal with the consequences of that," the senior said in a statement released by the sch ...

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Cubs get Jacob Turner in trade with Marlins

A source told ESPN Insider Keith Law Friday that the Chicago Cubs have acquired right-handed pitcher Jacob Turner from the Miami Marlins. The Cubs are sending a couple of minor league relievers to Miami. The Cubs offense is on its way up but the pitching still needs help. Turner, drafted with the ninth pick in the 2009 draft by the Detroit Tigers and is 4-7 this season with a 5.97 ERA. He is 9-21 with a 4.7 ...

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Bears Preseason: Who To Watch

Bears preseason begins tonight at 7 PM CST as the Bears host the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field. I know we are all excited to see the starters in action once again, especially the offense led by Jay Cutler, but don't expect them to see too much time. Just like any preseason, the focus is usually on the backups or perhaps two players of the same position competing for the starting role. In tonight's ga ...

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Fantasy Football 2014: Five players that can have a sophomore slump

Some people believe in the sophomore slump while others don't. A sophomore slump can be defined more than one way, just depends on who your talking to. My version of a sophomore slump isn't where a second year player does so bad that you wouldn't even want him on your fantasy football roster. Mine is where the sophomore gets predicted to do better due to his low performance he had in his rookie year, or the ...

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