Illinois' decision to keep Bill Cubit for two more seasons isn't really much of a decision at all. It's more like kicking the can down the road.
David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer
AccuWeather reports that kickoff temperature for Notre Dame-Stanford will be 54 degrees. It'll drop to a chilly 44 degrees by game's end. Expect a lot of sun throughout the day for tailgating in the Bay Area.
Illinois gives Bill Cubit 2-year agreement
Cubit was named interim head coach Aug. 28 after coach Tim Beckman was let go. Cubit has led the Fighting Illini to a 5-6 record with a win needed over Northwestern today to become bowl eligible. The extension will keep the length of his contract at two years and pay Cubit $1.2M per year.
Illinois announced Saturday that interim coach Bill Cubit and the school have agreed to a two-year agreement, giving him the full-time job.
Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
Comment from interim Illinois AD Paul Kowalczyk with announcement of Bill Cubit's two-year deal to remain head coach.
Typical afternoon in the Windy City
It will feel like the upper 20s by the second half of Northwestern-Illinois at Soldier Field. How might 10-18 mph wins impact the game? AccuWeather forecast
Derrick Rose and company struggled to score against the Pacers, and that has been a trend early in coach Fred Hoiberg's tenure.
Heather Dinich ESPN Staff Writer
TCU's double OT win over Baylor knocked the Bears out of the CFP and race for the Big 12 title, leaving Oklahoma vs. Ok State the de facto Big 12 title game. The league needs the Sooners to win because they are currently No. 3 and its best shot at a one-loss champ in the top four. The Cowboys sit at No. 11, clearly not a top team right now in the eyes of the committee. If Bama, Clemson and Big Ten take three spots, Ok St could be left out in favor of ND, or possibly even Stanford. Big 12 fans should root for Stanford tomorrow, and then for Stanford to lose in Pac-12 title game -- just to be safe.
Kendrick Nunn scored 18 points in his season debut as Illinois defeated UAB 72-58 in a semifinal round game at the Emerald Coast Classic.
Paul George scored 33 points, C.J. Miles had 16 and the Indiana Pacers beat the Chicago Bulls 104-92 on Friday night.
A look at five possible free-agent destinations for Justin Upton, yet don't be surprised if Upton provides his own surprise with his decision.
Kane ties American-born point-streak mark
Patrick Kane's third-period assist extended his point-scoring streak to 18 games, tying the record by an American-born player shared by Eddie Olczyk and Phil Kessel. The Blackhawks beat the Ducks 3-2 in OT. Box score
Pacers scorching Bulls
Indiana has a 16-0 points off of turnovers advantage and a 12-3 three-point advantage as they are pushing a 20-point lead with 6 minutes still left in the first half. Follow live
Linebacker Christian Jones posted a video on his Instagram of the happy Bears after the upset.
Patrick Kane assisted on a late goal to tie the record for an American player of 18 straight games with a point scored as the Blackhawks rallied from two down to beat the Ducks in overtime.
Bulls (9-4) at Pacers (9-5)
Indiana has peeled off 9 wins in their last 11 games, thanks in large part to a league-best 41.6 percent shooting from 3-point range. Meanwhile, Chicago is holding opponents to 33.9 percent shooting from deep. Follow live
"I'm sure there have been times in the past when he's played well here and he hasn't had guys who have his back," Kyle Long said. "We have Jay's back."
Matt Forte, starting again after missing the Bears' past three games, had 16 touches on Thursday night, while backup Jeremy Langford had 13.
Chicago briefing: Jay Cutler notches first win at Lambeau, Bulls and Blackhawks in action and more in Chicago sports
Here's a quick look at what's trending today on ESPNChicago.com ...
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Rooting interest today for Notre Dame: Navy over Houston, TCU over Baylor, Nebraska over Iowa. Committee loves Navy, which is ND's best win to date. If Mids win today and Temple wins Saturday, ND will have wins against both teams in AAC title game. Baylor loss eliminates Bears from Big 12 title contention and the possibility of jumping ND for playoff spot. Iowa loss would make it tough for Hawkeyes to make Playoff even if they beat MSU/OSU/Mich in Big Ten title game.