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    Northwestern lands 15 players

    by  • February 6, 2014 • Sports

    CHICAGO (AP) — Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald sounded almost giddy as he looked toward the future and unveiled his latest recruiting class. The Wildcats officially added 15 players Wednesday on national signing day as they try to pick themselves up from a disappointing season, including quarterback Clayton Thorson and of suburban Wheaton, Ill., and...

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    NIU adds defensive depth in 2014 class

    by  • February 6, 2014 • Sports

    DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois added 31 players Wednesday on national signing day — and in coach Rod Carey’s second class beefed up on defense. The Huskies added 15 defensive players. That includes seven defensive backs and seven defensive linemen. NIU’s defensive line has been thinned by graduation the past two seasons. Carey...

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    Notre Dame signs 23, 11 for defensive front 7

    by  • February 6, 2014 • Sports

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame has signed a recruiting class heavy on defensive linemen and linebackers. The Fighting Irish are trying to fill the hole left by linemen Louis Nix III and Stephon Tuitt leaving with a year of eligibility left to enter the NFL draft and the graduation of three starting...

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    Let the games begin, early

    by  • February 6, 2014 • Sports

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Competition at the Sochi Olympics is officially starting today, 32 hours before the opening ceremony. Early starts are needed with 12 men’s and women’s medal events added since the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Men’s snowboard slopestyle qualifying runs — without American star Shaun White, who withdrew Wednesday — are beginning today...

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    Shockers and Aztecs avoid upsets

    by  • February 6, 2014 • Sports

    UNDATED (AP) —Other than top-ranked Syracuse, Wichita State remained the only unbeaten Division I men’s team with a 65-58 road victory over Indiana State. The Shockers are 24-0. They are 11-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play. Cleanthony Early scored 19 and Tekele Cotton added 14. It was the first home loss for Indiana State,...

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