CHICAGO Teams

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox on recently cut kicker Connor Barth: "It wasn't going great."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox said on Monday that OLB Leonard Floyd is "going to miss some time" because of a right knee injury. Fox says that, right now, the Bears do not believe Floyd tore his ACL, but that Floyd is scheduled to undergo further testing.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois and Missouri will play a four-game, home-and-home series from 2026 through 2029. The lllini and Tigers last meet in 2010 in St. Louis, which hosted their previous six meetings. Illinois will host games in 2026 and 2028, and Missouri will host in 2027 and 2029. Missouri holds a 17-7 edge in the all-time series.

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Tarik Cohen is should be on your fantasy radar (1:19)

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)