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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 »

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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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 »

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.

Northwestern and Illinois Ranked in the Top of Colleges Hiring Women Head Coaches

Northwestern and Illinois Ranked in the Top of Colleges Hiring Women Head Coaches
Christine Brennan had a great article posted tonight about a study about hiring practices of women head coaches in collegiate athletics. The study was conducted by the Tucker Center for Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. The study was only 76 schools that play in the BCS automatic qualifier conferences. The schools were... Read more »
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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 »

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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The Ten Most Underrated Players in Chicago

CBSSports.Com just published its ten most underrated and overrated players in the NFL. Matt Forte made the underrated list and not surprisingly, Jay Cutler made the overrated list. Who are the most underrated and overrated players in Chicago? Here are the ten most underrated players first, to be followed later by the ten most overrated.... Read more »
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