CHICAGO Teams

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois announces it will build a statue of former star Dick Butkus at the entrance to its new football performance center, expected to be completed before the 2019 season. Butkus was an All-America linebacker and center for the Illini, and won Big Ten MVP honors in 1963. "Usually when you get a statue you are in the dirt, so this will be very different," Butkus said in a statement. "I appreciate the tribute, but it is very humbling."

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Dunn impresses with dunk over Warren (0:15)
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Markkanen connects from deep for 4-point play (0:18)
ESPN Stats & Info

Gators edge out Wildcats for Week 12's most efficient D

Florida's defensive efficiency vs. UAB was one-tenth of a point better than Northwestern's against Minnesota, giving the Gators the top spot. Georgia Southern and TCU round out the list.

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Texas Tech claims Hall-of-Fame Tip-Off title (2:51)
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Red Raiders' Moretti sinks 3-point jumper (0:16)
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Fox 'very impressed' with Trubisky (0:34)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Though Wisconsin is undefeated, FPI believes there are seven teams with at least one loss that are better than the Badgers going forward. The model currently ranks Miami 12th. Remember, FPI is strictly rating a team's strength, not its resume.

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Trubisky: 'There's no rookie excuse' (0:42)
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Lions win behind Stafford's two TDs (1:35)
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Bears unable to get over hump against Lions (0:45)
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Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Chicago Bears keep losing close games under head coach John Fox.

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Barth shanks Bears' potential game-tying FG (0:28)
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Cohen flies through the air for the Bears' TD (0:23)