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Travis is a 2002 graduate of Purdue University with a B.A. in Communications and minors in Creative Writing and History. He founded the Purdue college sports blog 'Off the Tracks' before moving to SB Nation's umbrella and renaming the blog Hammer & Rails. Travis coordinates SB Nation Indiana's college and high school football coverage. Yes, even the Indiana University coverage (though it pains him to do so). Travis can be barked at on Twitter by IU and Purdue fans alike at @HammerAndRails

South Dakota St. vs. E. Illinois 2012: FCS playoff

The Eastern Illinois Panthers start their quest for a National Championship.

Notre Dame vs. USC: SEC pulling for Trojans

A Notre Dame loss on Saturday could set up another all-SEC National Championship.

Bulls' Rip Hamilton sitting at crunch time

Hamilton has had to sit as the Bulls have lost three straight.

Notre Dame vs. USC: Cierre Wood looking to improve

Wood is trying to get the Irish into the National Championship game.

2012 NBA schedule: Bulls look to break skid

For the first time under Tom Thibodeau, the Bulls have lost three in a row.

College Hockey schedule 2012: Full weekend ahead

The Fighting Irish and Fighting Sioux face off twice in South Bend.

Big Ten Football Standings 2012: Week 6

Northwestern saw a chance to take control of the early Legends Division race slip away.

Alshon Jeffery injury: Bears rookie WR hurts hand

Alshon Jeffery will not return against the Jaguars.

Chicago Cubs Manager Dale Sveum Impressed By New Hitting Coach

The Cubs are still looking to improve a lineup that is near the bottom of the majors in hitting.

Cubs Prospect Jorge Soler Adjusts To American Baseball

Cubs prospect Jorge Soler is playing solid baseball at Class A Peoria.