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Being a Chicago Sports Fan One of My True Joys in Life

Being a Chicago Sports Fan One of My True Joys in Life
Every month Chicago Now challenges all of the bloggers to write a post on the same topic. We all take different paths to the same idea. This month’s assignment is ” “Write a love letter, but it can’t be to a person.” I have always loved sports since I can remember.  My father had Bulls... Read more »

Big Ten Well Represented in the Really Early 2015 College Basketball Top 25

Big Ten Well Represented in the Really Early 2015 College Basketball Top 25
The 2014 Big Ten season was a memorable one. Three Big Ten teams advanced to the Elite Eight, Wisconsin became the fourth Big Ten school in five years to advance to the Final Four, Nebraska basketball enjoyed its best season in 15 years and earned their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1998 and Minnesota and... Read more »

Final Four Teams Have Many Connections to Chicago

Final Four Teams Have Many Connections to Chicago
Although no teams from Illinois earned an invitation to the NCAA Tournament, there were still many local players to root for during the fortnight. With 68 whittled down to the Final Four, there are still plenty of local angles to watch as College Basketball’s penultimate tips off in Texas. Ben Brust (Mundelein) Wisconsin Brust has... Read more »
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Chicago Alumni Bars to Watch the Final Four

Chicago Alumni Bars to Watch the Final Four
The NCAA Tournament has reached the penultimate with the Final Four. Three of the Four teams, Kentucky, Connecticut and Florida have won NCAA Titles within the last seven years. Wisconsin is the exception. The Badgers are making their first Final Four appearance since 2000. Head Coach Bo Ryan is appearing in his first Division I... Read more »

Alumni Bars in Chicago to Watch the NCAA Tournament Elite 8

Alumni Bars in Chicago to Watch the NCAA Tournament Elite 8
It seems like everyone is a college basketball fan in March. We all love to connect to our youth and the many Alma matters that reside in the Chicago area. For the fans and alums of the eight teams advancing to the NCAA Regional Finals this year, connecting with fellow alums can enhance the experience... Read more »

Ranking the Big Ten's Basketball Programs

Ranking the Big Ten's Basketball Programs
The 2014 season represented the Big Ten’s last with 12 teams. Next season, Maryland and Rutgers will join the Big Ten to swell the conference to 14 teams. The Big Ten generally seems to be regarded nationally as the best conference in the country. Michigan State and Ohio State have been the only schools to... Read more »
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NCAA Tournament: Chicago Area Players to Watch

NCAA Tournament: Chicago Area Players to Watch
Although no Illinois teams made the NCAA Tournament this year, there are still plenty of area players to root for this year. These are players who actually make an impact on their team and get signficant playing time. Jabari Parker (Simeon) Duke Parker is probably the most hyped player out of Chicago since Derrick Rose.... Read more »

Being a Sports Fan Is One of Life's Best Guilty Pleasures

Being a Sports Fan Is One of Life's Best Guilty Pleasures
We are on the eve of the NCAA Tournament beginning in full force.  The great american pastime of office pools, getting away from work to watch the games and wearing schools colors is a right of  passage in March. For our March assignment for the monthly Blogapalooza, we were assigned “Write a post passionately defending... Read more »

Collins Faces Great Challenge at Northwestern

Collins Faces Great Challenge at Northwestern
The off-season hiring of Chris Collins at Northwestern is the latest attempt at Northwestern to hire the right coach to take the Wildcats to their first NCAA Tournament. When he was hired, many saw him as the next Pat Fitzgerald. Fitz is a Wildcat through and through. Although Collins went to Duke, he grew up... Read more »
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Blackhawks 2013 Season Ranks Among the Ten Best in Chicago History

The Blackhawks have had one of the most magical seasons in Chicago history. Their historical 24 game streak of not losing a game in regulation to begin the season and hoisting the Stanley Cup at the end rank among the greatest in history of Chicago Sports. All of Chicago’s sports teams have had magical or... Read more »
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