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Northwestern hoops postseason potential: NIT? CBI?

Northwestern hoops postseason potential: NIT? CBI?
For the last four seasons, Northwestern hoops inspired the media to contemplate the possibility of the Wildcats making the NCAA Tournament. Given how many sports media members are NU or Medill alums, you can understand why there was so much coverage. There will be no "will they make the big dance" speculation this year, but they can still make the NIT with a couple signature wins. A tourney bid requires a miracle run through the Big Ten Tournament, where they will likely be seeded 9th-11th. Chances are made even more poor when considering they’ve never even made it past the quarterfinals in the tourney’s 14 year history...

Worst Stereotypical Female Facebook Pics

Worst Stereotypical Female Facebook Pics
Sometimes you see a post that is just brilliance in it's most purified form. That's what I thought when I saw Zoot Patrol's "10 Profile Pictures Girls use on Facebook to Look Hotter." Come for the sexy/hilarious pictures, stay for the spot-on social critique. I do wonder though how many of these girls make these poses out of simple lack of originality rather than attempting to manipulate their aesthetic appearance? The list did however, overlook cliche #1, the "look at how much I party" pic...

Kane County Cougars host All-Star game; East destroys West

Kane County Cougars host All-Star game; East destroys West
The Kane County Cougars, class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals, located in Geneva, IL put on quite a show with the Midwest League All-Star Game Tuesday, June 19 at 6 p.m. at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark. The mid-season classic featured some of the best talent in Minor League Baseball with 68 Midwest League... Read more »
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NASCAR Superstar Matt Kenseth visits Chicago (video)

NASCAR Superstar Matt Kenseth visits Chicago (video)
This season’s Daytona 500 champion and Cambridge, Wisc. native, Matt Kenseth, stopped by the W Hotel Lakeshore for a fan event and Q&A hosted by Chicagoland Speedway. Kenseth, currently second in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series points standings, will return to Chicagoland Speedway this September for the first race in the Chase for the... Read more »

NASCAR Superstar Dale Earnhardt coming to Chicago

Dale Earnhardt Jr., winner of NASCAR’s NMPA Most Popular Driver Award for nine consecutive years, will join fans to kick off the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup. Earnhardt Jr., who currently sits in second place in the NASCAR Sprint Cup standings, will appear in Chicagoland Speedway’s Checkered Flag Fan Zone for a question-and-answer session with... Read more »

McDonald's All-American game dominated by future Kentucky Wildcats

Kentucky Wildcats fans have a lot to be excited about in the present, as they’re taking on their hated rival Louisville in the 2012 Final Four, but last night’s McDonald’s All-American Game also might have made UK fans think about the future for a bit. Usually, you don’t think about next year’s recruiting class until... Read more »
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Bulls Backup Center Rumored to be Dating Miss Ohio

Chicago Bulls backup big man Omer Asik is dating Miss Ohio…that’s the rumor. Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis who is an American model who has been internationally published in magazines such as Ralph and FHM. The 5’4″ Lakewood native was crowned Miss Ohio U.S. International in 2010, and was also a finalist in the Miss Ohio... Read more »

Joliet names Minor League Team after Local Prison System

I’ve always said that Joliet is the armpit of the state of Illinois. (Like Flint in Michigan, Gary in Indiana, El Paso in Texas). There’s not much going on there, but they do have a thriving prison industry, and now that prison-industrial complex has inspired the nickname for their new Frontier League team. The following... Read more »

McDonald's All-American Game at United Center Draws Record Crowd

The most historical aspect of tonight’s McDonald’s All-American game was the attendance, 19,909; highest in the all-star series history. The East All-Stars triumphed 111-96. This is the first time a squad failed to hit the C-note since the 2006 East team scored 94 in San Diego. The East was led by game co-MVP James McAdoo,... Read more »
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Illini Continue Dominance Over Hawkeyes, Get Badly Needed Home Win

The 81-68 Illini win certainly was a game of runs in the first half as the Illini 10-0, then Iowa went  11-1, followed by ILL 16-2, then Iowa 11-5 over the final five minutes to close half. And up until the 6:02 mark in the second half, when Demetri McCamey hit a dagger to put... Read more »
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