No one is predicting another State Championship, but the Cardinals appear to be headed for another great season.
The Pretzels can't see a repeat of last year's 1-8 season.
Wes Lunt has been named the Illini's starting quarterback.
Gary Griffin's passion for football could rub off on the E-Rabs.
The Stockton Blackhawks have run the table the last two regular seasons. Can they do it again?
NIU will receive more television revenue thanks to the MAC's new agreement with ESPN.
NIU's Convocation Center has a new basketball court.
Rochelle coach Kevin Crandall believes the governor's new concussion law is largely symbolic.
This could be the year that the Blue Thunder challenge for the top of the NIC-10.
The Indians hope to extend their string of playoff seasons.
The Bears have signed Darius Reynaud to help on the return units.
The Blackhawks have signed 33 year old Michael Leighton.
Ozzie Guillen was in Loves Park Saturday evening to watch the Aviators and his son.
The Bears have signed Santonio Holmes to boost their receiving corps.
The Packers got their first preseason win Saturday 21-7 over the Rams.
NIU's football team has new game uniforms.
The Vikings are expecting big things this year with a big offensive line paving the way.
The Bulldogs should have one of the most prolific offenses in the state again this season.
Oregon and Winnebago battled in an alumni football game Friday.
Derek Dimke made all three of his extra points for the Saints Friday.
The Bears used two fourth quarter touchdowns to beat the Jaguars Thursday night.
Harlem has a fabulous new field turf playing surface. So what sort of team will be playing on it?
The Belvidere Bucs are filling their gaps and hoping to make a playoff run this season.
Rick Schmitz will run things much like Jerry Lano did with the Indians.
The Cardinals have all the ingredients for another winning season.
NHL.com rates Teuvo Teravainen as the Blackhawks top prospect.
Auburn hopes to make another big jump this year in football.
Pecatonica will field a varsity team this year after going dormant last year.
Rochelle resident Mike Pullin was the man who made that remarkable catch in the Wrigley Field bleachers Monday.
No team is more desperate for a fresh start than Jefferson.
Scott Leber lists his top contenders in NIC-10 football this season.
Look for some changes in high school football in the Stateline this year.
Rockford Speedway officials don't want to see a tragic incident like the one we saw in New York.
Rory McIlroy beat Phil Mickelson by one stroke Sunday to steal the PGA Championship win.
Tony Stewart pulled out of the Nascar Sprint Cup Race Sunday after hitting and killing fellow driver Kevin Ward during a race Saturday night.
The Bears signed OL Rob Turner and waived OL Graham Pocic Sunday.
Joey Watts shot a 70 Sunday in the final round to win the Ledges Invitational.
Zach Miller scored two touchdowns Friday night in the Bears' pre-season win over the Eagles.
The first round of the Ledges Invitational was held Saturday at Ledges Golf Course in Roscoe.
The Bears beat the Eagles 34-28 at Soldier Field Friday night.
Rockford native Derek Dimke was between the uprights with his kicks in the Saints' preseason opener.
Scott Leber previews the Bears-Eagles preseason game from Soldier Field.
The NCAA has granted former Hononegah basketball standout David Brown another year of eligibility.
NIU Director of Athletics Sean Frazier reacts to the news that the five power conferences now have more control over providing stipends and benefits to athletes.
The Bears are paying Jay Cutler big bucks and now he has to prove his worth this season.
The Bears will get their first look at all of the news guys up front during Friday's preseason game against the Eagles.
NIU went through it's first full-contact practice Wednesday.
Oklahoma State transfer Wes Lunt is one of the guys battling to become the Illini's starting quarterback.
The Aviators beat the Lake Erie Crushers 6-4 Wednesday.
Running Back Cameron Stingily is expected to miss at least four games.