Archive for May 2011

Analyzing White Sox Top Position Player Prospects with Buddy Bell

Buddy Bell, Director of Operations for the Chicago White Sox Minor League System, was gracious enough to grant an interview to the internet media focusing on the White Sox this week. The conference call touched on a multitude of topics, and Bell was his usual candid, quotable self. For the full transcript, be sure to... Read more »

NBA Draft Combine Ballin' in Chicago

The NBA Draft Combine rolls through Chicago this week, and the second city has become (for a few days anyway) a professional and college basketball version of Beverly Hills- all the stars are out everywhere you turn. Michigan Avenue’s Westin Hotel, where the draft combine’s media activities were held,  is located in the heart of... Read more »

Breaking Down the White Sox Pitching Prospects with Buddy Bell

Buddy Bell, Director of Operations for the Chicago White Sox Minor League System, was gracious enough to grant an interview to the internet media focusing on the White Sox this week. The conference call touched on a multitude of topics, and Bell was his usual candid, quotable self. For the full transcript, be sure to... Read more »
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DePaul Gets Missippi in Big East/SEC Challenge

The DePaul college basketball team learned its opponent for the 2011 BIG EAST/SEC Challenge today: the Mississippi Rebels at Allstate Arena. The three-day event features 12 games in December between BIG EAST and SEC programs. Here’s the full schedule: Thursday, Dec. 1 St. John’s at Kentucky Providence at South Carolina Georgetown at Alabama Mississippi at... Read more »

Big 10 Hoops News: Illinois, Northwestern, Purdue

The Purdue Boilermakers will open the college basketball season on Nov. 11 when they host Northern Illinois in the first of two rededication games in conjunction with Mackey Celebration Weekend. The game will mark the official celebration of the three-year, $99.5 million renovation that represents the most comprehensive and significant facility undertaking in the University’s... Read more »

Chicago's Dwyane Wade Talks About Michael Jordan's Influence on Him

Not to offend fans of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Dallas Mavericks, but the Eastern Conference Finals is the REAL NBA Finals this year. The winner of the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat series will likely win the title. Exactly like in 2007, when you knew the winner of the Western Conference Semifinals between the... Read more »
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How will Miami Counter-act Chicago's Advantage up Front?

“Usually when you’re in touch with reality, it’s better for you.” Those are the words of Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh, the lanky 6-11 All-Star who was the Heat’s only consistent weapon Sunday night. “I think intensity always carries over.  Your mindset, you always want to get mentally prepared in practice.  That’s what it’s... Read more »

Big 10/ACC Challenge Announced! Illinois vs. Maryland, Northwestern-Georgia Tech

Matchups for the 13th annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge have been determined. Illinois will travel to College Park, Md., to face Maryland on Nov. 29 in college basketball‘s best pre-conference event Illinois and Maryland will meet for the fourth time in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge – and the third time at College Park – with the... Read more »

What Should we Expect From Lebron James in Game 2?

Among the many images we see of the ever present individual brand that is NBA superstar Lebron James, maybe Nike’s “What Should I Do?” commercial is the most telling insight into his true personal character. A lot of people misinterpreted it’s meaning. And maybe I’m reading it incorrectly as well, but what I see is... Read more »
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How will Miami Heat, Erik Spoelstra Adjust in Game 2?

Following one of their three regular season losses to the Chicago Bulls, a couple of current members of the Miami Heat broke down in tears. But none of the three regular season losses (by a combined 8 points) were as emotional or as lopsided as Sunday night’s 21 point drubbing in game one of the... Read more »