Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, October 22, 2014

What makes sports so great? A lot of it has to do with what happens inside the lines, but so much of it has nothing to do with the game at all.

Stories like Jack Hoffman, the young brain cancer survivor who delighted the nation with his touchdown run in the 2013 spring game, and the Nebraska football team come to mind. So does the outpouring of support for Pat McCaffery, the son of Iowa basketball coach Fran McCaffery. Those are just a couple of numerous recent examples.

Well, there's a new human interest story in the Big Ten that demands your attention, and it's coming out of Evanston, Illinois.

The Northwestern football team has made Jake Scheid, an 8-year-old who lost vision in both of his eyes following various medical complications over the last year, part of the team.

Scheid is their "Wildcat Warrior," in fact.

Read more about the story in BTN sideline reporter Lisa Byington's blog.

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