1. Northwestern's Dan Persa Throws for 331 Yards in 42-24 Loss to No. 11 Michigan

    Dan Persa's continues his impressive return from an achilles tendon tear last November. October 1, against in-state and Big-10 rival Illinois, he complete 10-of-14 passes for a career-best four TD passes...

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  2. MLB Trade Rumors: Should the Cincinnati Reds Trade Votto for a Top-End Starter?

    Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty wishes people would stop writing about trading Joey Votto ...

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  3. Northwestern vs. Penn State: Will Wildcats' QB Dan Persa Be Ready?

    Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa left Saturday's game against Indiana late in the fourth quarter with what is believed to be a concussion. Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald will update the injury status of his star QB Monday at noon...

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  4. Indiana Will Bring Their Pistol To Saturdays Shootout Against Northwestern

    The Big Ten's No. 1 (Indiana) and No. 2 (Northwestern) passing offenses will meet up at 11:00 a.m. in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to their abilities to pass, they both struggle defending against it...

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  5. Hall Of Fame Coach Ara Parseghian To Serve Northwestern As Honorary Captain

    Last winter Northwestern Wildcats Head Football Coach Pat Fitzgerald invited legendary coach Ara Parseghian back to Northwestern for a game this fall. Parseghian agreed, he'll return to Evanston this weekend for homecoming...

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  6. Purdue-Northwestern: Boilermakers Knock Wildcats from USA Today Top 25

    Northwestern suffered its first loss Saturday night at Ryan Field despite another fine performance from junior quarterback Dan Persa . Persa threw for 305 yards, completing 31 of his 40 attempts...

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  7. Northwestern Wildcats Climb to No. 25 in USA Today Coaches' Poll

    Saturday the Northwestern Wildcats narrowly defeated the Minnesota Golden Gophers 29-28 on a late field goal from Stefan Demos...

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  8. Northwestern Wildcats Very Undisiplined in 30-25 Victory Over Central Michigan

    On Saturday afternoon the Northwestern Wildcats improved their record to 4-0, defeating Central Michigan 30-25 in a penalty-filled game. The Wildcats committed seven penalties in the first half, five of them in the first five minutes...

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  9. Northwestern's Dan Persa Throws for 307 Yards in 30-13 Victory Over Rice

    Dan Persa continues his impressive start, leading the Northwestern Wildcats to a 30-10 victory over the Rice Owls. Persa entered Saturday nights game with the nations best pass-efficiency rating (212...

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  10. The Northwestern Wildcats, Led By QB Dan Persa, Are Off To an Impressive Start

    The Northwestern Wildcats and junior quarterback Dan Persa are off to an impressive 2-0 start in the 2010 college football season. During the preseason Big Ten media days coach Pat Fitzgerald made it known that he was going to run the ball no matter what.

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  11. Cincinnati Reds Have Unbalanced Depth

    The trade deadline has come and gone without the Cincinnati Reds making a significant move. That is what Reds General Manager Walt Jocketty expected. "I don't expect anything to happen, not with us," he said a few days prior to the deadline...

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  12. Edinson Volquez Defeats Atlanta Braves But Still Needs Work on Mechanics

    The Cincinnati Reds' former All-Star pitcher Edinson Volquez defeated the National East-leading Atlanta Braves 2-1 Sunday afternoon at Great American Ball Park in front of 40,871 fans...

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  13. Walt Jocketty Attempting To Strengthen The Reds Pen For a Playoff Run

    The Cincinnati Reds are currently tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for first in the National League Central division and it appears they will stay with team that got them here...

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  14. MLB's Ban On Pete Rose Is Hurting Baseball

    Within the last 20 years, hundreds of articles have been written about Pete Rose's ban from baseball, so I will spare you what has all ready been said...

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  15. The Chicago Cubs Need Carlos Zambrano

    On Friday, June 25 the Chicago Cubs suspended Carlos Zambrano after he went on a tirade following a four-run outburst by the Chicago White Sox. I believed then, as I do now, that the Cubs made a much bigger deal over this than they should have...

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  16. Is Ross Ohlendorf the "Ace" of the Pittsburgh Pirates Rotation?

    The Arizona Diamondbacks drafted Ross Ohlendorf in the fourth round of the 2004 MLB draft. The scouting report on him at that time was: Body Type: Strong as an Ox, thick muscular build...

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  17. Is Cincinnati Reds' Brandon Phillips the NL's Best Second Baseman?

    Entering the 2010 season, the top second baseman in the National League included: Chase Utley (Philadelphia), Dan Uggla (Florida), and Brandon Phillips (Cincinnati). At the mid-way point of the season, Phillips is making a case to be considered the best..

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  18. Pittsburgh Pirates' Brad Lincoln Earns First Big League Victory

    On Wednesday night Brad Lincoln led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-0 victory over the Chicago Cubs, earning his first major league win...

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  19. Carlos Zambrano Headed To Philly?

    In January 2010 Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported that two American League officials said the Cubs were "definitely dangling" Carlos Zambrano, while conceding he would not waive his no-trade clause...

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  20. Player Profile: Josh Vitters of the Chicago Cubs

    Coming out of Cypress High School (Anaheim, CA), Josh Vitters was considered one of the most polished high school hitters in the 2007 draft. His arm strength was excellent and considered his best defensive tool, but defense was his weakness...

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  21. Chicago Cubs: Derrek Lee, Lou Piniella Need to Take Some Responsibility

    Friday afternoon at Cellular Field in Chicago, Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano erupted after allowing the White Sox to score four runs in the first. Apparently, Big "Z" was upset with Derrek Lee's effort on Juan Pierre's leadoff double...

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  22. Cincinnati Reds 3B Scott Rolen Has Earned His Sixth All-Star Appearance

    Entering the 2010 season, Scott Rolen was a career .283 hitter averaging 20 home runs and 81 RBIs per season. However, just as a fine wine becomes better with age, so has Rolen. He is on pace to hit ...

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  23. Where Will The Road To Recovery Lead Cincinnati Reds Edinson Volquez?

    2008 was a break-out season for Edinson Volquez. He was a NL all-star and finished the season 17-6 with a 3.21 ERA and 206 strikeouts. However, it has been all down hill for him since a June 1, 2009 start in St...

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  24. Pittsburgh Pirates RP Evan Meek Dominates the Competition

    The 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen leaves a lot to be desired, but Evan Meek has quietly become a very good set-up man. His numbers this year are staggering. He's 3-1 with a 0.78 ERA and a 0...

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  25. Armando Galarraga Robbed Of History By Jim Joyce

    Armando Galarraga just completed a perfect game for the Detroit Tigers, except Jim Joyce made the worst call I, and most likely all Tiger fans have ever seen...

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