- Seeing coaches and players wearing masks on sidelines has become routine as a precaution during the COVID-19 pandemic. But DePaul's women's basketball team is competing in masks — a rarity in sports nationwide.
- The 6-1, 190-pound right-hander generated recruiting interest from other programs, including Western Michigan.
- President Donald Trump on Thursday called Lou Holtz “one of the greatest coaches in American history” as he honored the college football Hall of Famer and political ally with the nation’s highest civilian honor.
- After spending two seasons at a junior college in Kansas, Tyrice Richie has turned into the go-to wide receiver for Northern Illinois.
- Neither Ayo Dosunmu nor Kofi Cockburn was himself in No. 5 Illinois' 82-69 loss to No. 2 Baylor in the Jimmy V Classic in Indianapolis.
- Miller Kopp led Northwestern with 18 points as the Wildcats made 14 of 29 3-pointers in a 92-49 season-opening rout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Seven Northwestern players knocked down at least one 3.
- Illinois State scored the fourth-most points in Division I history with a 177-108 victory over Division III Greenville on Wednesday night. The Redbirds were 70 of 81 from the field for an NCAA-record 86.4% and set another NCAA record with 57 assists.
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- Michigan's game against Maryland was canceled after the Wolverines suspended team activities Wednesday because of an outbreak of COVID-19 that could also threaten their rivalry game against Ohio State on Dec. 12 and the Buckeyes' chances to play for a Big Ten title.
- Tony Baranek talks to Southland standouts Jenna Badali (Mother McAuley) and Taylor Gugliuzza (Lincoln-Way West) about starring at Lewis.
- No titles will be handed out Wednesday night, but No. 5 Illinois has an opportunity to showcase itself as one of the nation’s elite programs when it takes on No. 2 Baylor at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
- ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit caused a commotion during Tuesday night’s College Football Playoff ranking show with some of his analysis regarding Ohio State, Michigan and teams using COVID-19 as an excuse not to play.
- Ohio State held on to the fourth spot in the College Football Playoff rankings Tuesday night after having its previous game canceled, landing behind No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 Clemson for a second straight week.
- Notre Dame wrapped up a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game by virtue of the conference shuffling its schedule Tuesday to create an open date for the Irish and Clemson before their likely rematch on Dec. 19.
- DePaul postponed its Thursday game against Northern Illinois at Wintrust Arena to allow the team time to regain conditioning after a pause in activities for COVID-19 cases in the program. DePaul previously canceled its first three games.
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