CFB Update 1: Business As Usual For Big 10 Boys

And now a quick recap of Saturday’s early finals, with some selective commentary thrown in.

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After last weekend’s exciting matchups, it was back to business as usual for the Big Ten’s big boys, doing what they do best - beat up on MAC schools. Coming off of a heartbreaking loss to USC, Ohio State took out its frustrations on Toledo, blanking the Rockets 38-0 in a game played in Cleveland. Now maybe Buckeyes fans won’t be so miserable & unhappy.

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NIU Back On Court For 1st Time Since Shootings

Northern Illinois University tries to return to some normalcy tonight, as the men’s basketball team hosts Western Michigan.

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It will be the first game the Huskies will play since the Feb. 14 classroom shooting that left five students dead. Other sporting events have been rescheduled or canceled altogether.

In a show of support to the school, the Chicago White Sox will be wearing NIU caps when they begin their spring training schedule on Wednesday against Colorado. After the game, players will autograph and send the caps back to DeKalb, where they’ll be auctioned off. The money raised will go toward scholarships established in memory of the shooting victims.

NIU Cancels All Athletic Events After Shootings

Northern Illinois University has canceled all their athletic events in the wake of Thursday’s deadly campus shooting.

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All scheduled Huskies events - both home and away - will not be played this weekend. Teams affected include men’s & women’s basketball, men’s & women’s tennis, women’s track & field, women’s gymnastics, men’s golf and wrestling.

The decision came on the day a former grad student entered a campus lecture hall and began shooting, killing five students and wounding a dozen others before killing himself.