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Sports reporter Joey Segreti shares his thoughts on the final outlook of the College Football Playoff

COLUMN: The College Football Playoff is set

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | December 2, 2022

This weekend in college football is championship weekend, the last weekend of games before bowl games and the College Football Playoff begin. As of right now, the top four teams that would be making the CFP are the University of Georgia, University...

Barstool Sports personality Dan Big Cat Katz makes his betting prediction for the football game between NIU and Miami University scheduled for later that evening. Katz took the over number of 44.5 points, which was covered as NIU and Miami combined for 52 points during Wednesdays game. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Barstool brings the big-time to NIU, debates local pizza and MACtion

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | November 17, 2022

DeKALB – The NIU community got its night under the college football spotlight as Barstool Sports brought “The Barstool College Football Show” to Fatty’s Pub & Grille ahead of NIU football’s midweek matchup with Miami University on Wednesday. The...

Supreme Court won’t hear case brought by author Jon Krakauer

February 24, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The educational records of a star University of Montana quarterback accused of rape will remain confidential after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to get involved in the case brought by author Jon Krakauer.Krakauer had made a public...

Ramey scores 26 as Texas rolls past Kansas State, 70-59

By DAVE SKRETTA | February 22, 2020

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart implored his team to play with some grit when it traveled to Kansas State on Saturday.Courtney Ramey answered the call by setting the tone on the defensive end.Then he caught fire at the other end.Ramey...

University of Michigan officials told of abuse decades ago

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — University of Michigan officials were warned more than four decades ago that one of its doctors was fondling patients during medical exams, but he continued working there despite a demotion and went on to allegedly abuse again...

Penn State settles ‘outstanding issues’ with Paterno family

By MARK SCOLFORO | February 21, 2020

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Penn State and the family of the late head football coach Joe Paterno announced Friday they have resolved their differences eight years after he was fired following Jerry Sandusky's child molestation arrest, although the statue...

Wrestler adds to abuse allegations against university doctor


ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — An Olympic wrestler has accused a University of Michigan doctor of touching him inappropriately during medical exams at the school and said the physician's reputation for such conduct was well known among his teammates.Andy...

Ex-Wisconsin receiver surrenders, charged in double-homicide

February 15, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) — A former University of Wisconsin football player who is the brother of a standout in the 2011 Super Bowl surrendered to Chicago police on Saturday in connection with the deaths of two people who were found with gunshot wounds on a road...

No. 1 Baylor tops No. 14 W Virginia 70-59, ties Big 12 mark

By SCHUYLER DIXON | February 15, 2020

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler said he wasn't trying to make up for the absence of Baylor's second-leading scorer behind him as the top-ranked Bears chased the Big 12 record for consecutive wins.Maybe it just seemed that way when the junior guard connected...

2 Ohio State football players plead not guilty to rape


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two former Ohio State football players pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that they held a woman against her will and raped her this month.Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint — who were kicked off the team Wednesday...

South Carolina pulls away early, beats reeling Georgia 75-59

By CHARLES ODUM | February 12, 2020

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — South Carolina credits its defense for its growing collection of double-digit Southeastern Conference wins.Against Georgia, that defense was overwhelming.AJ Lawson scored 20 points and South Carolina held Georgia to one field goal...

2 Ohio State football players dismissed amid rape charges

By MITCH STACY | February 12, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two Ohio State University football players were kicked off the team Wednesday after being charged with rape and kidnapping.Defensive backs Amir Riep and Jahsen Wint, both 21, were booked into jail earlier in the day after they...