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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 »

Jordan Lynch and other Illinois Heisman Trophy Finalists

Jordan Lynch and other Illinois Heisman Trophy Finalists
Last season Jordan Lynch became only the 13th player from an Illinois University to receive a vote in the Heisman Trophy. This season he has become only the third player to receive votes in two different seasons. Darnell Autry and Dick Butkus were the first two. Lynch is a longshot to capture the 79th Heisman... Read more »

Northern Illinois and the Ten Best Seasons in Illinois College Football History

Northern Illinois and the Ten Best Seasons in Illinois College Football History
Northern Illinois’ shocking upset loss to Bowling Green prevented the Huskies from becoming the first team in Illinois college history to play in back to back BCS level games. Under the current format, there is a chance Northwestern’s 1996 Big 10 co-champions could have joined accomplished that feat. What Northern Illinois has built with coaching... Read more »

Dozen Biggest Stories in Chicago Sports in 2012

With the football season concluding (for the Chicago Area College teams and the Bears) this week, we can finally put a wrap on the 2012 Chicago Sports Calendar. Although there seemed to be more disappointment than exhilaration, there is some room for optimism in the future. Chris Sale showed he has the stuff to be... Read more »
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