With 1672 rushing yards and a league best 19 touchdowns, it was not surprise the Big Ten selected Ezekiel Elliott as its offensive player of the year.
CFP rankings: 7-10
- 7. Stanford (10-2)
- 8. Notre Dame (10-2)
- 9. Florida State (10-2)
- 10. North Carolina (11-1)
CFP rankings: 11-15
- 11. TCU (10-2)
- 12. Baylor (9-2)
- 13. Ole Miss (9-3)
- 14. Northwestern (10-2)
- 15. Michigan (9-3)
The top five teams in the CFP rankings remain unchanged, but the Big Ten title game between Iowa and Michigan State will serve as de facto playoff. (Live on ESPN/WatchESPN)
Experts discuss ACC/Big Ten Challenge
Andy Katz thinks Michigan and Northwestern could win on the road in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, and he likes Michigan State at home. But can the Big Ten hang with the ACC overall this season? Daily Word
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Staff/Senior Writer
As Shelby Miller trade rumors heat up, one person familiar with the Braves' thinking believes the Cubs and Red Sox are both potential fits. The Braves are big fans of Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler, and they've shown a willingness to discuss both Miller and Julio Teheran in trades.
Initial rosters have been announced for the Stadium Series alumni game featuring former Blackhakws and Wild/North Stars players.
RT Kyle Long thanked the man who returned his lost wallet with tickets to Sunday's game.
Northwestern vs. Virginia tech: Who wins?
Chris Collins' squad finally looks ready for the NCAA tournament. A win on the road would only strengthen the Wildcats' case. Weekday predictions
All nine Cubs players who are arbitration eligible are likely to be tendered a contract for 2016.
Despite beating the Packers in Green Bay on Thanksgiving, the Bears fell one spot to No. 20 in this week's ESPN NFL Power Rankings.
Chicago's Patrick Kane, Washington's Braden Holtby and Colorado's Matt Duchene were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the month of November.
Chicago briefing: Joakim Noah's 'swag' returns in Bulls' win; Bears not giving up on season; moves coming for Cubs
A look at a few stories from ESPNChicago.com making rounds on Tuesday, December 1.
The Bears, at 5-6, are on the outside of the playoff picture, but if they continue to win, they can improve that outlook in short order.
Predictions from the ACC/Big Ten Challenge games on Tuesday and Wednesday.
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Jimmy Butler believes a frustrating season might be turning around for Joakim Noah, who had another encouraging performance Monday against the Spurs.
The Bulls are a work in progress, and often the work isn't fun to watch. But like Derrick Rose's left eye, our vision of them will improve over time.
Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer
Jimmy Butler admitted that he has been dealing with a heel injury since the Warriors game on Nov. 20. "Play through it," Butler said after Monday night's win over the Spurs. "I don't think that anybody cares that I'm injured. Nobody feels sorry for me. So [I] got to play. Hopefully it doesn't get worse. Get some treatment and be ready to go Wednesday ... there's nothing I can do about it. I want to play. I got to play. So ya'll will see me suit up."
Pau Gasol had 18 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots, and the Chicago Bulls snapped San Antonio's five-game winning streak with a 92-89 victory over the Spurs on Monday night.
Illinois starting center Mike Thorne Jr. is out indefinitely with a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Bulls hand Spurs 4th loss
The Bulls had five players score in double digits, including a team-high 18 from Pau Gasol, as they downed the Spurs 92-89 to improve to 10-5 on the season. LaMarcus Aldridge scored 21 points with 12 boards in the loss. Box score