Defenseman Ryan Suter drove to the net and poked in a rebound with 7:56 left in the third period, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night.
Bryant McIntosh scored 19 points to lead Northwestern to an 81-79 overtime victory over Virginia Tech on Tuesday in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
The winner of Michigan State-Iowa is going to the College Football Playoff. But other big bowl games are also in play for the Big Ten.
According to reports, Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer, who is retiring at season's end, could coach his final game at the Belk Bowl in Charlotte, N.C.
7-footer makes 3-pointer at the buzzer
Northwestern C Alex Olah hit a deep 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Wildcats a 45-36 lead over Virginia Tech at the half on ESPNU.
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.
Bears drop in Power Rankings
Apparently a win over the Packers isn't enough. Chicago takes a slight fall to No. 20. But with upcoming matchups against the 49ers and Redskins, can the Bears continue to impress? NFL Power Rankings
Sox won't get Frazier, so who's next?
The White Sox want Todd Frazier's consistency at third base. Unfortunately, the Reds' asking price is through the roof. That means Chicago could settle for Oakland's Brett Lawrie or even (drumroll) Pablo Sandoval. Are you worried yet? Top targets, fall-backs (Insider)
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.