Northwestern defender makes incredible one-handed INT (0:38)
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26mBob Holtzman

One Cubs curse is actually coming to an end

Yes, there's that goat, but that's not all. One of ESPN's own has been at six potential NLCS clinches and never seen Chicago win. That ends Saturday.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern's stunning offensive turnaround continues, as the Wildcats have put two quick touchdowns on the board against Indiana. Pat Fitzgerald's team scored 92 points combined in back-to-back road games at Iowa and Michigan State. The wide receivers are catching everything and the offensive line has come together after a shaky start to the season. Wildcats still could be a factor in Big Ten West.

Can Fox turn Bears' poor play around? (1:01)
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Will Notre Dame make a bowl game?

ESPN's FPI favors the 2-5 Irish in just two more games. They would have to win four of their final five games to become bowl eligible.

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

The bases are now in place at Wrigley some 9 hours before first pitch.

Cubs embracing pressure to clinch World Series berth (1:13)

Jim Witalka ESPN Producer 

Much colder than it looks at Wrigley Field. Probably a 40 degree drop in temperature from game 5 to game 6 of NLCS

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5hJesse Rogers

All eyes on Wrigley for Game 6

The Cubs have been here before, in 1984 and 2003. With the world watching, can Joe Maddonâ

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Good morning from the corner of Addison and Clark in Chicago. People are already at the ballpark hours before tonight's Game 6 of the NLCS.

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6hJayson Stark

Why superteams don't win the World Series

The Cubs were baseball's best team with 103 regular-season wins, but just two teams with the outright best record in MLB's wild-card era have won it all. Why does record mean nothing in October?

Stars getting settled in new places (1:54)
The Bulls have a new leader in Butler (1:38)
Bill Murray acts as POTUS to talk beloved Cubs (0:29)
Blue Jackets beat Blackhawks for first win of season (0:43)
Pair of second-period goals push Blue Jackets past Blackhawks (0:22)
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Call off search; Cubs' bats are back

Chicago's offense struggled in Games 1-3 of the NLCS, but found its rhythm in Games 4 and 5.

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Breaking down the postseason so far

Are managers relying too much on their bullpens? Should they expect more from their starters? And could the Cubs beat the Indians in the World Series? Keith Law, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborksi discuss. MLB Roundtable (Insider)