Jim Rossow

Jim Rossow

Q&A: Former Wisconsin AD Pat Richter

The architect of Wisconsin's football revival stepped down as athletic director in 2004, but he's still heavily involved in the game he loves. The College Football Hall of Famer is on the board of directors of the Green Bay Packers, is a regular at Camp Randall and votes on the Harris Poll, which helps determine the BCS rankings.

Sports editor Jim Rossow caught up with Richter to discuss Wisconsin's struggles, Illinois' potential and Brett Favre's relocation.

Further Review

Sports editor Jim Rossow's take on Saturday's contest:

Live from Memorial Stadium

Final: Illinois 55, Indiana 13

CHAMPAIGN -- Kurt Kittner's watching from the Illinois radio booth as
Juice Williams moves toward obliterating his career total offense record.
Fresh off 431 and 503 yard efforts against Michigan and Minnesota,
Williams was at it again Saturday night against Indiana. He had 219 yards
of offense in the first half as Illinois rolled to a 28-7 lead. Williams
finished with 301 yards in a 55-13 Illini victory.

Sloan started as an Illini

Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan spent less than a semester at Illinois in 1960.
Former Illini great Dave Downey remembers him well.
"The good news is that he appears to be much the same person he was then," said Downey, a three-time All-Big Ten performer at the UI. "Serious, but down to earth. What you see is what you get.
"I'm not surprised he's done as well as he has."

Jane Hoeppner Q&A

For Jane Hoeppner, Indiana football is special. She roots for the Hoosiers as hard as she did when her late husband, Terry, was coaching them.

"Our faith played a huge part in how he finished strong and how I can keep doing what I'm doing."

Rossow's Big Ten report

News-Gazette sports editor Jim Rossow's look around the Big Ten

5 O'Clock Shadow

News you can't leave work without: Recruiting target Travis Britt is all about Illinois.

Will Illini go bowling?

Staff writer Bob Asmussen and sports editor Jim Rossow debate Illinois' bowl chances:

Big Ten report

Sports editor Jim Rossow's look around the Big Ten after Saturday's games

Jim Rossow's Big Ten football report

Sports editor Jim Rossow takes a look around the Big Ten.