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3-8, 6th in OVC

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Eastern Illinois is hiring Northwestern offensive line coach Adam Cushing as its new head coach, sources tell ESPN. Football Scoop first reported the hire. A formal announcement is expected Monday. Cushing spent the past 14 seasons on Northwestern's staff.

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Former Eastern Illinois coach Spoo dies

Bob Spoo, the winningest coach in Eastern Illinois history, died at age 80 early Monday in Rockford, Illinois, the university athletic department announced.

Illinois State WR gets behind defense for 97-yard TD (0:38)
Illinois State WR hauls in 42-yard TD (0:54)
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Week 2's best special teams

Rashaad Penny's 99-yard kickoff return TD highlights San Diego State's great day on special teams. While Virginia Tech used a punt return TD and two field goals to get by Delaware.

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Santacaterina to Tears puts Northern Illinois on the board (0:27)
Eastern Illinois goes ahead in final minute for win (0:40)
Babers: Only Marino had faster release than Garoppolo (0:43)
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Wildcats leaning on the ground game

Warren Long goes spin cycle for the TD to give Northwestern a 20-0 lead over Eastern Illinois. Northwestern has a 167-16 edge on the ground so far. The game is live on ESPNews.

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Video: QBs with rising draft stock

Mel Kiper Jr. discusses the rising draft stock of Eastern Illinois' QB Jimmy Garoppolo as well as the status of QBs Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles' stock after the combine.

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College basketball: State of the state

Illinois college basketball has seen some dark years in the last decade.The state didn’t place a single team in the NCAA tournament in three of the last six seasons.

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Lynch struggles in East-West Shrine game

In their bids to impress to pro scouts evaluating the East-West Shrine game, small school quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo thrived while Heisman Trophy finalist Jordan Lynch struggled.

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Bowling Green hires EIU's Babers as coach

Dino Babers is leaving Eastern Illinois to be the next coach at Bowling Green, a source told ESPN on Wednesday.

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Garoppolo, Daly lead FCS All-America team

Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and fellow Walter Payton Award finalist Terrance West of Towson were selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America team released Wednesday.

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North Dakota St. highlights FCS playoff seeds

Two-time defending national champion North Dakota State is among the top four seeds in the FCS playoffs, along with Eastern Illinois, Eastern Washington and Southeastern Louisiana.

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For FCS teams, it's about beating the best

Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin won a Football Championship Subdivision national title in 2010. Both personally and professionally, he feels a duty to call his team's one-point win against Delaware his finest victory as a coach.

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Heinicke headlines AP's FCS All-America team

Payton Award finalists Taylor Heinicke, the record-setting quarterback from Old Dominion, and running backs Eric Breitenstein from Wofford and Miguel Maysonet from Stony Brook were selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America team released Wednesday.