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  • Schwab: Loberg, Krusz add to Butler's local recruiting ties

    It’s not exactly surprising that the first person Matt Loberg saw when he showed up for his Butler football recruiting visit wore a Bulldog sweatshirt ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • Batavia's Hlava commits as preferred NIU football walk-on

    Jake Hlava registered four tackles in his first game at Northern Illinois' Huskie Stadium 14 months ago.
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 9:47 pm
  • Former Batavia football coach Mike Gaspari shifts gears to college game

    Xs, Os and all manner of offensive football principles routinely shift about Mike Gaspari’s mind.Alt ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Druley: Geneva boys basketball's Fuzaks roll with change of venue

    Just when brothers Bennett and Chandler Fuzak had grown acclimated to the vast open spaces of Geneva’s contest gym, a conflict sent their most recent ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • East grad Barry along for ride as Redbirds eye national title

    Brannon Barry shadows wide receivers coach Billy Dicken on the sideline during each Illinois State football game.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • Schwab: Football scheduling shakeup a no-go

    Tri-Cities football matchups are safe for the time being but what to do about the headaches of conference-hopping remains a mystery.
    Jan. 7, 2015 - 7:38 am
  • Eastern, Western visits planned for Batavia’s Hlava

    Jake Hlava’s football recruitment is coming to a head.The Batavia senior and 2014 Kane County Chroni ...
    Jan. 2, 2015 - 9:21 pm
  • Schwab: Early read on 2015

    Welcome to 2015. Per the usual, we'll christen the new year with Prep Zone's annual stab in the dark at what the next 12 months might bring on the are ...
    Dec. 31, 2014 - 7:04 pm
  • ‘Santa’ waits to size up Huskies career

    DeKALB – Michael Santacaterina received a summons from linebackers coach Tom Matukewicz midway through his first Northern Illinois football training c ...
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Burlington Central football coach Crabel steps aside

    Rich Crabel intended to bring a more community-minded approach to the Burlington Central football program.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 10:24 pm
  • Weekend Chit-chat with Aurora Christian grad Joel Bouagnon

    Northern Illinois sophomore running back Joel Bouagnon enters Tuesday’s Boca Raton Bowl against Marshall with 100 carries for 573 yards and five touch ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • North grad Brown wraps up achievement-rich career

    DeKALB – Ryan Brown versed himself in whirlwinds even in the earliest stages of his Northern Illinois football career.
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 11:17 pm
  • Druley: Miami marvels St. Francis’ Calcagno

    Pressure quarterbacks, study business, enjoy the underrated scenery of Oxford, Ohio.In no particular ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 10:27 pm
  • IHSA questions merits of concussions lawsuit

    NEW LENOX – The Illinois High School Association defended its policies in response to a lawsuit that addresses its monitoring of concussions for footb ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 2:14 pm
  • IHSA responds to concussion lawsuit

    In response to a class-action lawsuit filed over concussions, the IHSA issued a statement Wednesday, saying the organization is best equipped to handl ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:01 pm