1. Tim Raines Gets Little Love From Hall of Fame Again

    The results from the Hall of Fame voting were released today, and there were a few surprises. The biggest one for me was that second baseman Roberto Alomar fell short of induction. I don't know what else the voters wanted to see from Alomar...

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  2. Breaking News: White Sox Acquire Juan Pierre

    According to reports this morning, the White Sox have acquired outfielder Juan Pierre from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tim Brown of Yahoo broke the story, and it has been confirmed by Ken Rosenthal and John Heyman...

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  3. White Sox Add Andruw Jones, Build Depth

    According to multiple reports, including Bruce Levine of ESPN, the White Sox have signed former All-Star outfielder Andruw Jones. The deal is for one year, $500,000, an extremely low risk move for the Sox...

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  4. Pat Fitzgerald: A Better Fit at Northwestern than at a Big Time Program

    The annual rumors concerning potential major NCAA football coaching vacancies have started, and Pat Fitzgerald's name has come up often in connection with Notre Dame...

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  5. Kevin Coble Foot Injury Potentially a Serious Blow for Northwestern

    According to a Chicago Tribune report (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/college/chi-12-northwestern-basketball-nov12,0,4836293.story ), star Northwestern forward Kevin Coble injured his foot in practice on Tuesday...

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  6. Northwestern Football's All-Time Offense

    Northwestern hasn't historically been a football powerhouse. They went almost 50 years between bowl appearances and haven't won one since the 1949 Rose Bowl...

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  7. Mark Teahen Traded To The White Sox?

    According to a New York Daily News report, the White Sox have agreed to trade second baseman Chris Getz and third baseman Josh Fields to the Kansas City Royals for Mark Teahen. The deal has not yet been finalized...

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  8. Northwestern Can Beat Iowa

    Northwestern enters this week's game against Iowa as a huge underdog, but I personally don't see why the spread is over two touchdowns...

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  9. Fantasy Basketball's Fast Starts: Buy or Sell?

    With only a few games in the books so far, there are some unusual names that are carrying some fantasy teams...

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  10. '09-'10 Kansas Basketball Preview: The March to Indianapolis

    Kansas was not supposed to be as good as they were last season. After winning the national championship and having their roster gutted by the NBA in 2008, the Jayhawks were expected to be a middle-tier team with a lot of question marks on their roster...

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  11. Illinois Basketball 2009-10 Season Preview: Backcourt Key to Success

    The Illinois Illini had a roller-coaster ride of a season last year that ended with a first-round loss to Western Kentucky in the NCAA tournament. At times they looked like a talented and dangerous team...

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  12. All Big Ten Defensive Team: Who Joins Greg Jones

    It's no coincidence that the all three ranked Big Ten teams are allowing 15 points per game or less. The Big Ten has traditionally been a conference built on tough defense and not making mistakes on offense...

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  13. Do The White Sox Have The Pieces To Trade For an Elite Player?

    While the White Sox should have some spending ability on the free agent market, most of the top players will probably end up beyond their price range...

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  14. Big Ten Basketball Preview: Parity Reigns

    The Big Ten was an extremely competitive conference last year. Though Indiana and Iowa often struggled, every other team was in the mix for a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The league should be very similar this year...

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  15. 2009-2010 Northwestern Basketball Preview: 'Cats Look to Finally Go Dancing

    The expectations for Northwestern are relatively high this year. After a season where the Wildcats finished 17-14 and qualified for the NIT, some think this might be the team that makes NU's first trip to the NCAA tournament...

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  16. Fixing The White Sox Part 3: The Offense

    The inconsistency of the Sox offense was one of the bigger issues for the team this season. At times they would crush the ball all over the yard, but far more often, they would struggle to put rallies together...

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  17. Big Win for Northwestern at Purdue Still a Mixed Bag

    In typical Northwestern fashion, the Cats pulled out a big comeback victory against Purdue with plenty of late-game excitement...

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  18. Potential White Sox Free Agent Signings

    The Sox already splurged during the regular season with the acquisitions of Jake Peavy and Alex Rios. However, they may not be done spending...

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  19. Can Northwestern Get Back on Track At Purdue?

    After two disappointing finishes, Northwestern goes on the road to face a Purdue team with more offensive weapons than the last few teams they've faced. If I were a gambling man, I would take the over...

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  20. Fixing The White Sox Part 2: The Bullpen

    One of the biggest issues for the Sox this season has been the bullpen. They have the 21st ranked bullpen ERA in baseball and are 18-27 in one-run games. They simply haven't been able to win games late, and a major factor in that is their suspect bullpen.

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  21. Northwestern-Minnesota: Five Keys to a Wildcat Victory

    Northwestern faces a big game in their first Big Ten matchup. A win against the Gophers would solidfy their chances at qualifying for a bowl game; a loss would make that road considerably more difficult...

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  22. Fixing The White Sox Part 1: Defense

    The Sox have suffered through a frustrating 2009 season, and it's not getting any better. After surprisingly winning the 2008 AL Central title, they have limped along on the fringe of the race all year...

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  23. Banged Up Northwestern Wildcats Drop a Shootout to Syracuse

    Things didn't start well for the Wildcats on Saturday night. They were down 10-0 before they ran their second offensive play, and trailed 17-0 at the end of the first quarter...

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  24. Chicago White Sox: Pitching Grades

    Having already given my analysis for the Sox position players, I'm now moving on to the pitching staff. The pitching was the main reason that the Sox stayed relatively competitive for most of the year...

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  25. White Sox Position Players Get Their Grades

    Now that the baseball season is winding to a close and the races are essentially over, it's time to look back and evaluate what went on in 2009...

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