Mike Liedtke pumped his arms as he barreled through the finish line and all the way to the Nicolet Center's steel back wall. As he made the recovering trot back to the start, some Illinois State teammates cheered. He said he felt good.
Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday he will not be back with New England next season, ending an 11-year stay in which he won two Super Bowls and established himself as the cornerstone of the Patriots' defense.
EVANSTON — Brandon Vitabile started 50 games for Northwestern in his career at center. He had a 3.56 GPA and graduated with a degree in economics. He was one of 17 National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete award recipients.