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The Northwestern Wildcats, 6-1 to start the season, will host the rested Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday at Ryan Field in Evanston.
The Chicago Bears face the Detroit Lions in Week 7 in a Monday night contest, with the Bears early six-point favorites in the game.
Chicago Bulls players and head coach Tom Thibodeau hope the NBA's new flopping rule will improve the product on the court this season.
Running back Matt Forte had limited participation in Thursday's Chicago practice, while defensive end Julius Peppers did not practice at all.
Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko underwent surgery on his left wrist on Thursday.
Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings has been named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish moved to 2-0 on the season with a last second victory over the Purdue Boilermakers, courtesy of a 27-yard field goal from Notre Dame kicker Kyle Brindza with seven seconds left in the game.