The Huskies quarterback is the first ever MAC player to be named a finalist.
The Green Falcon's know they'll have their hands dealing with the Huskies' high-powered offense.
The Huskies had the MAC MVP and Coach of the Year, among other awards.
Hononegah defeated Boylan 51-40 Tuesday in girls basketball.
The NIU Huskies will have more than a conference championship at stake Friday night.
NIU safety Jimmie Ward has been picked to compete in the Senior Bowl in January.
Hononegah football player Seth Combs is up for the National Long Snapper of the Year award.
NIU's Jordan Lynch is climbing in the Heisman Trophy race.
Former Boylan baseball standout Jake Smolinki has signed with the Texas Rangers organization.
Illini Director of Athletics Mike Thomas says Tim Beckman will return as the head football coach next year.
Elliot Golf Course will be open Tuesday weather permitting.
The Bears were dealt a tough overtime loss in Minnesota.
The Cardinals and their fans soaked in their fifth championship win under Mike Lalor.
The IceHogs bounced back after a blowout loss in Chicago.
The Cardinals won an incredible game in overtime of the 3A state finals.
The Comets ran all over Staunton, giving them a 40-13 championship win.
The Panthers got better late, overtaking Tri-Valley in the second half and winning the 1A final.
Stillman Valley and Lena-Winslow will try to add to their State Championship collection Friday.
The Packers were dominated by the Lions 40-10 on Thanksgiving Day.
Scott Leber says Jordan Lynch has done enough to warrant an invitation to the Heisman Trophy ceremony.
Mark McNeill's overtime goal lifted the IceHogs to a 2-1 win over the Admirals Wednesday.
Boylan opened its basketball season wtih a 72-55 win over DeKalb Wednesday.
Lena-Winslow held a pep rally for its State-bound football team.
Jordan Lynch broke his own NCAA rushing record Tuesday night in his final home game of his career.
NIU and the Huskies football program could benefit greatly from hosting the State Football Championships.
Cardinal Nation turned out Tuesday night to salute their State bound football team.
Stillman Valley continued preparations for State Tuesday by practicing at Wyeth Stadium.
The IceHogs will play three key division games in four days.
The State Football Championships will be held for the first time in DeKalb at NIU this weekend.
The Packers-Falcons game on December 8th has been moved from a night game to a day game.
Derrick Rose underwent knee surgery Monday morning.
The Bears were blasted in St. Louis by the young Rams.
Matt Flynn helps Packers settle for tie.
The IceHogs won the back half of a back-to-back in Charlotte.
The Cardinals won on a touchdown with 12 seconds left to punch their ticket to DeKalb.
The Titans suffered a rare loss on their home turf.
The Green Machine proved to be superior in the 4A division.
The Comets played rugged defense, getting the shutout to advance to the 2A state title game.
The Panthers continued their torrid play through the playoffs.
Two teams that know all about going deep in the playoffs will square off Saturday in the semifinals.
Lutheran got a send-off from fellow students and parents Friday when it boarded a bus for Geneseo.
Boylan will need to play four solid quarters of football to beat Batavia Saturday.
NIU running back Cameron Stingily could join the one thousand yard club Tuesday.
Several Stateline football players have been named All-State by the coaches.
The Huskies beat the Rockets to win their fourth MAC West division in a row.
NIU dealt with a banged up WR corps and ran to the win in Toledo.
The IceHogs fell behind early in losing to the Abbotsford Heat.
The stakes will be high as usual Wednesday night when NIU takes on Toledo.
Stillman Valley is getting ready for a showdown with Aurora Christian Saturday.
District 205 is taking extra steps to encourage Hispanic students to become involved in athletics.
Former Guilford standout Cody Scarpetta is encouraged about his comeback from Tommy John surgery.
Hononegah pitcher Riley Pawelski lands a scholarship with Illinois State despite Tommy John surgery.
Dakota basketball player Brett Benning will play for Southern Indiana.
The Blackhawks have signed first round draft pick Ryan Hartman.
Here's a look at Saturday's schedule for our Stateline football teams.
Peter Fleischer reports on the Bears unconventional day against the Ravens Sunday.
Rockford native Chad Knaus earned his sixth NASCAR Cup Championship Sunday.
The Bears squeaked out a 23-20 win over the Ravens on a crazy day at Soldier Field.
The Packers struggled without Aaron Rodgers Sunday losing to the Giants 27-13.
A major storm that tore through Chicago had Bears fans fleeing for cover at Soldier Field.
The Blackhawks have called up IceHogs goalie Antti Raanta.
The Titans staged a second half rally to beat Prairie Ridge.
The Crusaders and Hornets traded blows all afternoon before Lutheran pulled away.
The Rockford Keith Lady Cougars cruised to another volleyball championship.
Stillman Valley scored three straight touchdowns in the second half to beat Winnebago.
Lena-Winslow continued its hot play, beating No. 1 seed Stockton in the quarterfinals.
Here are the football playoff results from Saturday, November 16th.
The Bears will host the Baltimore Ravens Sunday at Soldier Field.
Lutheran officials say they did not switch Saturday's football playoff game to Swanson Stadium to gain a competitive advantage on Harvard.
Lutheran basketball player Thomas Kopelman has signed with Minnesota State.
Keith School's volleyball team defeated Sciota West Prairie Friday morning in the 1A semifinals.
The Packers-Giants game will be shown on Fox 39 Sunday at 3:25pm.
The Bears have put their trust in Josh McCown again with Jay Cutler out.
The Blackhawks have traded Jimmy Hayes and Dylan Olsen to the Florida Panthers for Kris Versteeg and Phillippe Lefebrve.
Baseball Hall of Famer Lou Brock is now playing hardball with diabetes.
Lutheran has moved its home playoff game against Harvard Saturday to Swanson Stadium
Peter Flesicher brings us post game reaction following NIU's big win over Ball State.
NIU beat Ball State 48-27 Wednesday to move another step closer to clinching the MAC West.
Dakota wrestler Josh Alber has signed with Northern Iowa.
The IceHogs hope some extra practice time will pay off.
Former NIU and former Bears receiver Sam Hurd has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The Bears have signed safety Derrick Martin to a one-year contract.
NIU's MAC West title hopes will be on the line Wednesday night against the Cardinals.
Keith will go after it's second straight State Championship this weekend in volleyball.
Former Boylan and Illini kicker Derek Dimke got a tryout with the Saints Tuesday.
The Packers have signed quarterback Matt Flynn.
Former IceHog Andrew Shaw has a two-year contract extension with the Blackhawks.
NIU's football team will wear special uniforms for Wednesday's game with ball state.
NIU won't be the only football team with impressive credentials in DeKalb Wednesday night.
Here's a look at our Sports Connection postseason awards segment for our local football teams/players.
Here's when and where our local teams will play this weekend in the State Quarterfinals.
Charles Tillman will miss the rest of the regular season with a triceps injury.
The Cubs have several events planned to mark Wrigley Field's 100th year.
The Bears react to their loss to the Lions in our Bear Blitz report from Soldier Field.
Jay Cutler was back, but the Bears still lost to the Lions 21-19.
The Packers had another quarterback go down Sunday in Philadelphia.
The NIU Huskies have moved into the top 20 in the national rankings at #20 in the AP Poll.
The Indians couldn't get their potent offense moving at Lake Zurich.
The Titans beat Cary-Grove in a hard fought playoff game.
The Lutheran Crusaders overcame a late fumble to hang on against Rochelle.
The Cardinals handled business on the road.
Winnebago pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat visiting Bishop McNamara.
Lena-Winslow beat the Aquin Bulldogs for the second time in 2013.
Winnebago finished second in Class 1A in Peoria Saturday.
Here are the second round scores for the IHSA playoffs involving our Stateline Teams.
The IceHogs snapped their four game losing streak Friday on Los IceHogs night.
The Hornets continued their playoff dominance, rolling to a 56-0 halftime lead.
Keith defeated Stockton at the 1A Pearl City Secctional.
NIU defensive tackle Ken Bishop is turning into one of the best interior linemen in college football.
Jay Cutler will start Sunday against the Lions.
Former NIU coach Carrie Barker is RVC's new women's soccer coach.
The Bears defensive line might finally be coming around after a strong showing Monday in Green Bay.
Padres bench coach Rick Renteria is the Cubs new manager.
Four individuals and one team will be inducted into the Rockford Public Schools Athletics Hall of Fame.
The IceHogs lost 6-2 in Grand Rapids Wednesday morning.
The MAC has agreed to a new partnership with the Poinsettia Bowl.
Boylan's volleyball team lost in Sectional action Tuesday to Crystal Lake South.
40 girls will participate in the first All-Star Volleyball Showcase later this month.
All four Rockford Public Schools will field boys volleyball teams next spring.
The Packers have put Jermichael Finley on Injured Reserve.
Here's a list of the starting times, dates and locations for the second round of the IHSA playoffs involving local teams.
Jordan Lynch's production and ability continues to get national recognition.
Aaron Rodgers was knocked out early, and the Chicago Bears pulled off a divisional upset in Lambeau.
The IceHogs couldn't win a shootout against the defending champs.
The Bears and Packers appear headed in opposite directions as they get set for a Monday night showdown.
The Boylan Titans held off Belvidere North for the second time this season.
The Cardinals pulled away late, scoring the last 21 points in their win.
The Indians ground attack rolled over another opponent, this time in the playoffs.
The Vikings couldn't overcome a vaunted playoff opponent.
The Panthers beat the Cardinals in Forreston for the second time this season.
The experienced Bulldogs had too much firepower for the favored Christian Life Eagles.
The Huskies blasted the Minutemen on the road for another MAC win.
Here are scores involving our Stateline teams in the IHSA playoffs.
The Titans and Blue Thunder will finish what they started two weeks ago.
The Indians dealt with a first round scare but escaped unscathed against Peru St. Bede.
The Hornets jumped out early and never looked back.
The Crusaders romped in their first round victory over North Lawndale.
Lutheran's football team makes the jump from 2A to 4A for the playoffs.
The IceHogs lost on Halloween to the Charlotte Checkers 5-3.
Winnebago will host Peru St. Bede Friday evening in the opening round of the football playoffs.
Boylan held off Hononegah for the Harlem Regional Volleyball Championship.
The Red Sox beat the Cardinals 6-1 Wednesday to win the World Series.
Scott Leber says expanding the field for the IHSA playoffs would not be wise.
NIU will be big favorites Saturday at Massachusetts.
The NIU women's basketball team will try to take some steps forward this season.
Jay Cutler says he's feeling better, but don't look for him back in the lineup any time soon.
The Bulls and Derrick Rose's season got off to a rocky start Tuesday night.
DeKalb native Jordan Threloff is hoping to help turn around NIU's basketball fortunes.
The White Sox have signed Cuban slugger Jose Abreu.
The Red Sox beat the Cardinals 3-1 Monday in game 5 of the World Series.