CHICAGO Teams

Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Source confirms USA Today report that the Cubs will not exercise option on pitching coach Chris Bosio. As they begin the search for a new one, there are several intriguing candidates including former Rays coach Jim Hickey who worked with Joe Maddon in Tampa Bay. Former Red Sox pitching coach and manager John Farrell is currently unemployed while veteran pitching coach Mike Maddux -- brother of former Cub Greg Maddux -- would be interested, according to a source.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Some of the charter and private planes at South Bend Airport for tonight's USC-Notre Dame game. There could be a record number of aircraft on the ground at kickoff.

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Fitzgerald explains decision to play for OT (0:44)
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Iowa drops the ball and game (0:40)
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Thorson pushes his way into end zone (0:31)
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Wildcat defense picks off Stanley (0:48)
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Niswander's punt travels 80 yards (0:27)
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Larkin dives in for TD (0:20)

David Dobson ESPN Producer 

The Northwestern University Marching Band plays tribute to their late coach, Ara Parseghian. Parseghian's playing and coaching careers earned him a place in the College Football Hall of Fame.

ESPN Stats & Info

USC and Notre Dame renew rivalry in South Bend

No. 11 USC and No. 13 Notre Dame meet for the 89th time overall and the 33rd time with both teams ranked in the AP Poll. The last time both Notre Dame and USC were ranked in the AP Top 15 and met in South Bend was 2005, when the top-ranked Trojans defeated No. 9 Notre Dame 34-31 on the controversial "Bush Push" play.

David Dobson ESPN Producer 

The Northwestern University Marching Band honors the 1962 Wildcats team, which reached #1 in the AP rankings.

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Fitzgerald wants to limit explosive plays (0:26)
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Stanley to Fant for TD (0:32)
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Stanley throws 61-yard strike (0:30)
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Iowa LB crushes Jackson (0:23)
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Wildcats defense takes down Stanley (0:38)

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

The Cubs' decision to can pitching coach Chris Bosio is a reminder he wasn't originally a Joe Maddon pick, coming in with Dale Sveum. Bosio should turn up somewhere else quickly, but with Mike Maddux also a coaching free agent, could we see a Maddux return to Wrigley?

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USC has a chance to be underdogs vs. Notre Dame (1:53)
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How good is Notre Dame? (1:47)

David Dobson ESPN Producer 

The words of Theodore Roosevelt on a plaque at the North end zone of Northwestern's Ryan Field. Iowa at Northern- Saturday at Noon ET on ESPN2.

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David Dobson ESPN Producer 

Kris Budden, Jason Benetti, and Kelly Stouffer (well, kinda) check out an Evanston landmark as they prepare for Iowa at Northwestern- Saturday at Noon ET on ESPN2.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The grotto at Notre Dame.