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Jack Cassidy is the managing editor of the Champaign Room, an alum of the University of Illinois, and a Chicago resident. Living and dying with the Illini builds more characters than digging holes.

Warmack projected to Chicago

The Bears improved their offensive line this week with the signing of Jermon Bushrod, but Chicago still needs help in the trenches.

CBS Sports' Rang mocks TE Eifert to Bears

The Bears have weaknesses at both the offensive line and tight end positions. In his latest mock draft, Rob Rang leans towards the tight ends for Chicago.

NHL season could begin Jan. 15

The NHL's shortened season could begin as soon as Jan. 15, with Jan. 19 as the more likely start date.

Brian Kelly: Long layoff benefits Golson

Brian Kelly believes that the 44 day wait for the Fighting Irish has benefited the progression of quarterback Everett Golson.

Illinois hires Cubit as OC

Illinois took only one day to find their new offensive coordinator--former Western Michigan head coach Bill Cubit.

Brian Kelly: ND doesn't make title without Golson

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly believes that without Everett Golson, the Fighting Irish would not be playing for the BCS National Championship.

Cutler's scramble was biggest play of game

Jay Cutler's scramble proved fruitless after the Bears were eliminated from postseason contention but at the time, it was nothing short of heroic.

Bulls' Rose 'not anywhere close' to returning

Derrick Rose is still a long way from returning to game action after tearing his ACL in April.

Bennett and Jeffery must produce

Wide receivers Earl Bennett and Alshon Jeffery stepped up on Sunday to facilitate the Bears' passing offense.

Bears pick at No. 20 in '13 Draft

The Chicago Bears will pick at No. 20 in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Kansas City Chiefs will pick first.