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Community Sports

MURPH’S ‘MOTE: Kaneland grads represent the MAC

Shaw Media sports copy editor Kevin Murphy picks his top sporting events to watch on TV this weekend with a spotlight on local graduates:


College football: Toledo at Central Michigan, 10 a.m., today, WPWR

Kaneland graduate and CMU defensive end Blake Serpa looks to help the Chippewas pick up a Mid-American Conference win.

College football: Western Michigan at Iowa, 11 a.m., today, BTN

Former Kaneland and Northern Illinois football star and Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck will try to get his first win as a Division I coach.

Fleck stopped by Kaneland with his Broncos on Friday before heading up to Iowa City, Iowa. Check out a photo gallery at

College football: South Dakota State at Nebraska, 2:30 p.m., today, BTN

Marmion graduate and South Dakota State sophomore linebacker T.J. Lally will look to keep the Jackrabbits undefeated.

Lally was a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award as the top freshman in the Football Championship Subdivision and a second-team all-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection last season. Lally had four total tackles in the first game against Butler and five tackles in the second game against North Dakota.

College football: Michigan at UConn, 7 p.m. today, ABC

Marmion’s Ryan Glasgow, Graham Glasgow and St. Francis’ Kyle Bosch look to keep the Wolverines undefeated.

Women’s college soccer: Michigan at Iowa, noon, Sunday, BTN

Geneva graduate and Iowa freshman midfielder Amanda Lulek has played in seven matches before Friday’s contest and started four this season for the Hawkeyes. 

Women’s college volleyball: Nebraska at Texas, 1 p.m., Sunday, Longhorn Network

St. Francis grad and Nebraska outside hitter Kelsey Robinson and the Huskers will travel to play their former Big 12 rivals. Robinson, a University of Tennessee transfer, has already earned two all-tournament honors this season.


Pro football: Bears at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, NBC

Not a fan of the Emmys? Try some football.

I like the Bears’ chances against the Steelers. Only 10 points against Cincinnati on Monday night? Ben Roethlisberger looks old, compared to Jay Cutler, even though Cutler is only a year younger.


Pro hockey: Blackhawks at Detroit, preseason, 5 p.m. Sunday, NHL Network

Still trying to get over your Stanley Cup hangover? Well, here’s the cure. More hockey. Yes, it’s preseason. But you know why you should watch? Because it’s the Hawks.


WNBA: Sky at Indiana, playoffs, first round, Game 2, 2 p.m., Sunday, ESPN2

Elena Delle Donne and Sylvia Fowles should help carry the Sky onto the next round of the playoffs.

• Agree? Disagree? Is someone from the Kane County Chronicle coverage area going to be on TV? Let Kevin Murphy know at

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