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Football Saturdays always stretch our focus in plenty of directions. Northwestern didn't beat Nebraska on Saturday, but there was a story I learned about over the weekend, which was greater than any win or loss, and I wanted to share it. WILDCAT WARRIOR  Meet Jake Scheid. He's 8 years old. Loves Northwestern football. And though he can't "see" it, he can certainly "feel" it. Because of various medical complications over the last year, Jake lost vision in …

#Chadtough keeps going …

Michigan football has had its fair share of "tough" times this year. As we head into another college football weekend, I wanted to pass along some pictures leftover from the Michigan-Rutgers game we covered last Saturday night. One of the "toughest" in the program is Chad Carr, Lloyd Carr's grandson. If you haven't heard his story, Chad was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Since then, the Michigan football family has rallied …

#B1Gwbb Dancing … and storytelling …

Five B1G women’s basketball teams are dancing. (Nebraska, Penn State, Iowa, Purdue, Michigan State) Four more made it to the WNIT. (Minnesota, Michigan, Northwestern, Indiana) To get you set for some of the postseason, below are some of my favorite stories from covering #B1Gwbb throughout the year, and in the conference tournament.  This is a chance to storytell about all the conference teams still alive, and about the one which isn't, but …

Borland answers critics, Hageman shines…Day 3 practice at Senior Bowl

BORLAND "TURN ON THE FILM"  ... That was Wisconsin LB Chris Borland's answer to me Wednesday when I asked him his response to being too short ... too this, too that. "Turn on the film. I think I am a good player, there have been guys who have been shorter than me who have gotten it done." He has been flattered by the Zach Thomas comparisons, admitting he is "no where near …

Colter the WR, Badgers galore…thoughts from Mobile

COLTER THE RECEIVER:  Northwestern's Kain Colter will only play receiver this week in Mobile. Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage told him during the invite: "A lot of NFL teams want to see you at receiver." A snippet from our interview Tuesday: "Wherever they want me at -- I can show where I am the most versatile," Colter said.  "I never really had time to focus on the receiver position. I was always in …
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