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Q&A: Gary Barnett

No one knows more about the Sweet Sioux Tomahawk than the former Northwestern coach, who went 4-3 against Illinois. Now broadcasting games for the Sports USA radio network and breaking down the BCS on Fridays and Sundays on Fox Sports Net, Barnett remains connected to the sport he loves. Headed to Columbus, Ohio, to call Saturday's Michigan-Ohio State game, Barnett checked in with sports editor JIM ROSSOW to discuss the Wolverines' demise, his possible return to coaching and Barack Obama.

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News you can't leave work without:
Northwestern is headed to another bowl game. Former coach Gary Barnett
wonders why some of us are surprised.
"For some reason, people don't remember that Northwestern has had three
Big Ten titles in the last 13 years," he told HQ on Wednesday

'One step away' Trip to Memorial Stadium awaits Storm with a win

They went to Memorial Stadium not only to watch Westville play for a state title. For four talented, determined Salt Fork juniors, last year's trip to Champaign served another purpose as well.

Motivation.

Sweet 16 trip has Rayfield, Illini excited

Janet Rayfield is worried about Saturday's Sweet 16 soccer match at 18-time NCAA champ North Carolina.

Big Ten football report

Sports editor Jim Rossow's take on Big Ten football after Saturday's games

Jim Rossow's Big Ten Football Report

Sports editor Jim Rossow's weekly look around the world of Big Ten football.

Signing Day special

Signing Day was a big day at HQ. Our coverage started with Paul Klee's conversation with Bruce Weber's four incoming recruits.

Also, HQ blogger Jeremy Werner talked to recruiting guru Evan Daniels.

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News you can't leave work without:

Former Ohio State coach John Cooper still follows the Buckeyes. Living in Columbus, he is a member of the Sporting News' Legends poll.

UI-Western Michigan Game Notes

News and notes from Saturday's game at Ford Field in Detroit.

UI grade: D

Jim Rossow grades Illinois' loss to Western Michigan