Derrick Favors scored 23 points, reserve Rodney Hood added 19 and the Utah Jazz beat the Chicago Bulls 110-80 on Wednesday night.
Brayden Point scored a power-play goal 3:25 into overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied again to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Michael Finke had his second career double-double and four more Illinois players scored in double figures to help the Illini beat Division III Augustana (IL) 96-62 on Wednesday night.
The Philadelphia head coach likes what he sees in Chicago's big, athletic rookie quarterback.
Rookie tight end Adam Shaheen has progressed well this season but the Bears are not yet confident that he can handle the entire offense.
Notre Dame grad Golden Tate was forced to rock a Dwayne Johnson Miami jersey after the Hurricanes beat the Irish earlier this season.
Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer
Chicago Bears Wednesday injury report: DNP -- WR Josh Bellamy (concussion), DL Akiem Hicks (knee), DE Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring), OLB Leonard Floyd (knee), ILB Danny Trevathan (calf) and S DeAndre Houston-Carson (ankle). LIMITED -- TE Dion Sims (illness), WR Dontrelle Inman (groin), CB Bryce Callhan (knee), DL Mitch Unrein (knee) and OL Tom Compton (ankle).
Although the Cubs' system lacks high-quality pitching prospects, the team still stands as a prime contender with a pre-hot stove win projection of 97.1.
Both of these teams are out of the CFP race but will still impact the overall Power 5 picture.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
If you're in the Springfield, Illinois, area, there is a very cool exhibit on display on the Cubs-Cardinals rivalry at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library. Fandom between the two franchises are split in this part of the country.
Evgenii Dadonov, David Pastrnak and others have provided great production -- and look like good long-term values as well. But not every big signing from this summer has panned out quite so well. We put all the big deals into four tiers here.
Which young players in the prospect ranks have been turning heads so far this season? Here's a look at a prospect from all 31 teams who has been particularly notable, including Ryan Donato (Bruins), Kirill Kaprizov (Wild) and Daniel Sprong (Penguins).
"He's got what it takes to be a great player in this league," Bears offensive guard Josh Sitton said of rookie Mitchell Trubisky.
Kyle Kuzma had 22 points, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 21 in the fourth quarter and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point deficit in the second half for a 103-94 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.
Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer
After kind of sleepwalking their way through much of the first half, the Lakers came to life in the third quarter. Julius Randle provided a major spark with eight points, four rebounds and one terrific block at the rim on a Bobby Portis dunk attempt. Trailing by as much as 19, the Lakers used a 30-12 run to get within one just before the end of the quarter.
Outlook for Notre Dame
FPI gives the No. 8 Fighting Irish a coin flip's chance to at least maintain their position following Saturday's road matchup at Stanford. But without a conference championship game to play, Notre Dame's CFP hopes are bleak.
A look at the playoff field
The latest CFP rankings were released Tuesday with the Crimson Tide holding firm at No. 1. But how is the rest of the Top 10 looking?
Despite rolling to a victory, Clemson fell to No. 3 in this week's CFP rankings, switching spots with No. 2 Miami. Oklahoma remains at No. 4, while top-ranked Alabama readies for the Iron Bowl against No. 6 Auburn.
Will Venable is leaving the Chicago Cubs' front office to be their first-base coach.