Mostly NFL Notes: A Case Keenum breakout, a Nick Foles Explosion and a Week 9 Recap Most expected a shootout between the Chargers and Redskins, so it was a bit surprising to see this game scoreless after the first quarter, although the Chargers hadn’t allowed a touchdown in 12 quarters until Alfred Morris reached pay dirt in the second quarter. Morris had a great game, running for 121 yards on 25 [...] 11/5/2013 - 4:44 am | View Link
Arlington to host title game Tampa won a lot of hearts and minds of the commissioners." Hancock said the first year of the College Football Playoff will feature back-to-back tripleheaders on Dec. 31 (Cotton, Orange, Fiesta bowls) and Jan. 1 (Chick-fil-A, Rose, Sugar). 10/4/2013 - 9:38 am | View Link
What a 16 Game College Football Playoff Would Look Like This Year This game would feature at least three future top 5 overall defensive ... While I think it makes sense to have a 16 team playoff, we will have to settle for the 4 team playoff for the foreseeable future. Any playoff is better than the current BCS system ... 12/10/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
Will The New College Football Playoff Fix The BCS? With yesterday's announcement that the NCAA Presidential Oversight Committee approved the conference commissioners' recommendation that the college football bowl subdivision implement a 4-team playoff starting ... for bowls to feature compelling matchups ... 06/26/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
College Football Will Have A Four-Team Playoff Starting In 2014-15 The university presidents have approved a 12-year deal that would provide a four-team playoff for college football. The deal begins in ... the next two seasons will not feature the four-team playoff. The university presidents said the sites ... 06/25/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
College Football 2012: What Should a 4-Team BCS Playoff Look Like? College football’s highest subdivision will finally have a playoff. After meeting for two days in Hollywood ... a full one-point deduction from the final tally. Adding this feature back to the BCS formula will fix some of the human bias ... 04/29/2012 - 5:08 pm | View Link
BARTOW | Steven Beasley is trying to get back his job as Winter Haven High School's athletic director, but Polk County School District administrators said Wednesday that won't happen while criminal charges hang over his head.
The Grayslake Historical Society hosts a Christmas open house, with a visit from Santa, refreshments and a holiday choir concert from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Grayslake Heritage Center and Historical Society Museum, 164 Hawley St., Grayslake.
One of the largest toy drives in the Chicago area, which delivers 6,000 toys to 60 locations across the city and suburbs, is in need. "We're down," says Frank Davis of Prospect Heights. "It's already December and donations are way down." He and his father-in-law, Jim Harney, are not out, however.
Volunteers at the Salvation Army's Disaster Services Headquarters in Elk Grove Village put in the hard work this week to make the holiday season easier to enjoy for thousands of needy families and individuals in the Chicago area. Starting Monday and wrapping up Wednesday, the group of more than 200 volunteers packaged more than 10,000 Christmas food boxes containing fresh potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberry sauce, yams, gravy and stuffing.