Bears have a golden opportunity to get defensive with the No. 8 pick

Certainly Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks is in the minority in Chicago, a football-minded grinder in a football-crazed city with little to no interest in the upcoming NFL draft. Asked Tuesday afternoon whether he at least takes a glance at the ubiquitous prognostications of whom the Bears might select with the No. 8 pick, Hicks shook his head.


Iowa hoping to find offensive consistency in 2018

Iowa's offense was as inconsistent as any in the country last season, capable of hanging 55 points on Ohio State one week and getting shut out by Wisconsin the next. A more reliable attack could help vault the Hawkeyes back atop the Big Ten West in 2018.

Take a look ahead at the 49ers' 2018 schedule

The 49ers' 2018 schedule kicks off Sept. 9 with an away game against the Minnesota Vikings. Here are the teams the 49ers will be taking on this season.
Emily Zentner