Posts in category "college"

Toews and Kane and Chicago's Ten Best Sports Duos

Toews and Kane and Chicago's Ten Best Sports Duos
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane’s new contacts will keep them in Chicago through 2023. Each signed an eight year, $84 million contact extension. Their leadership in helping Blackhawks win two Stanley Cup titles are exceeded only by Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in the last 70 years. Chicago has been very fortunate to have many... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Something For Joey Teaches Valuable Life Lessons: Living Life in the Face of Tragedy

Something For Joey Teaches Valuable Life Lessons: Living Life in the Face of Tragedy
Every month the Chicago Now Community of Writers Participates in a Blog Wide Community project known as blogapalooza.  This month we were given the project of writing “about a character or scene in a movie or book that affected you in some way” Although this is a blog about Chicago sports, I was always more... Read more »

What Deng Trade Means for Bulls Going Forward

What Deng Trade Means for Bulls Going Forward
The Bulls and Cavaliers have agreed on a blockbuster trade that sends Luol Deng to Cleveland for Andrew Bynum and draft picks. It’s almost a lock that Bynum gets waived today. The seven footer gets $12 million guaranteed by 4pm today Per CBSSports.Com, the picks are as follows. “In exchange for Deng, the Cavs send Chicago... Read more »

Chicago's Notable Sports Deaths in 2013

Phil Henderson April 17, 1968- February 17, 2013

Henderson was an McDonald’s All-American at Crete-Monee before starring at Duke for Mike Krzyzewski. According to the Sun-Times, Henderson scored 1,397 points at Duke and was the leading scorer on their 1990 National Runner-up.

The Sun-TImes also noted that Henderson came back to Crete to run his alma mater’s summer basketball program in 2011, after they fired coach Matt Ryndak.

After Duke, Henderson played many years overseas, including the Philippines where he passed away of an apparent heart attack.
Chicago sports lost many stars in the past year. Some were former athletes that played for Chicago teams, some reared here, others become synonymous through announcing Chicago teams and others settled here once there playing careers were over. All of these sports figures made an impact locally on their sports or both. They will all... Read more »
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The Worst Uniforms in Chicago Sports History

Quite possibly the worst idea in the history of sportswear. The White Sox donned shorts in the 1976 season, because Bill Veeck thought his players were too hot.
The Bulls Christmas Day uniforms were the latest attempt by the NBA to promote alternate jerseys and sell more product. This is not a new phenomenon. Alternate and/or bad jerseys go back as far as there have been sports teams in Chicago. Here is a look at the worst.