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Notebook: Britt McHenry, 87.7 The Game, Fighting Illini, Chicago Fire, 120 Sports

Notebook: Britt McHenry, 87.7 The Game, Fighting Illini, Chicago Fire, 120 Sports
Northwestern graduate Britt McHenry is the latest Medill School of Journalism product to join the World Wide Leader. She's based in D.C. but on St. Patrick's Day (she indeed has the luck of the Irish) she will start doing national work for ESPN. More Britt McHenry photos and career bio at this link. And check out the gallery in this post too. -Screen grab below is from Fox Sports Live (their version of SportsCenter) on Fox Sports 1. When he visited Northwestern, I asked University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Coach Richard Pitino about the top trending topic in college basketball this season- that would be Twitter. Quite a few big name college hoops coaches publicly discussed social media and the adverse effect it’s having on their programs and players: Tom Izzo, Thad Matta, Pitino's Dad Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Following the Golden Gophers 54-48 win at Northwestern, Richard Pitino gave a very colorful and insightful answer to my question....

Interview of The Score's Dan Bernstein (Penn St, Alford, Media and More)

Interview of The Score's Dan Bernstein (Penn St, Alford, Media and More)
Dan Bernstein has been the co-host of 670 The Score's “Boers and Bernstein” since 1999. A snippet of his biography on CBS Chicago: He joined the station as a reporter/anchor in 1995. Named “Best Sports Talker” by Chicago Magazine, he is the city’s only three-category winner of the Achievement in Radio Award (Best Reporter, Best Play-by-Play and Best Talk Show).  He is a Deerfield native and an honors graduate of Duke University, where he did four years of play-by-play for basketball and football and anchored “Duke SportsCenter” on Cable 13 TV. ( He lives on the northwest side of Chicago with his wife and two children, and is actively involved in fundraising for such charities as Children’s Oncology Services, The Michael Rolfe Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Blind Services Association and others. Read Bernstein’s columns online, or follow Dan Bernstein on Twitter: @dan_bernstein. The Boers and Bernstein Show airs every weekday from 1PM to 6PM on The Score, 670AM (or you can listen online). Listen to The Boers and Bernstein Show podcasts » They've also been called "gutless wonders" by Ken Hawk Harrelson....

DePaul Basketball: Media Coverage News and Arena Artist Renderings

DePaul Basketball: Media Coverage News and Arena Artist Renderings
Really big day for DePaul basketball. Major news from all angles in the past 24 hours. First off- the artist renderings for the new McCormick Place downtown Arena have been released (see them here) DPU hired the same architectural firm that did the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (once the tallest buildings in the world) The 10,000-seat DePaul Arena is scheduled to open for the start of the 2016-17 college basketball season. Secondly, DePaul basketball announced that they are extending their radio partnership with WSCR 670 The Score for two more years. The Score has been the primary home of DePaul basketball since the start of the 1997-98 season. Today was also the DePaul basketball season tip-off media luncheon, and one of the topics discussed was the new partnership between Fox Sports 1 and the Big East Conference. As you know FS1 ratings have been abysmal out of the gate, somewhat due to the failure of their afternoon talk show Crowd Goes Wild. Maybe Big East basketball can help change that...
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Chicago White Sox, Cubs legends playing in 670 The Score Charity Game

Chicago White Sox, Cubs legends playing in 670 The Score Charity Game
WSCR-670 The Score and CBS Radio Chicago will be hosting the First Annual Larry A. Pogofsky Chicago All-Star Softball Challenge on Saturday. The game features Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox legends, including Frank Thomas, Ozzie Guillen, and Derek Lee. MLB All-Star Jamie Moyer will be pitching too. And it’s all for a good cause, as the proceeds will benefit Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox charities. Prior to the game, which begins at 4pm, young fans will have the chance to take part in an on-field clinic hosted by the Bulls/Sox Academy. Starting at 2:30, kids will have the opportunity to experience the true nature of baseball, consisting of base running, batting, and fielding drills. The game will be held at Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg, Illinois. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $50 for a VIP admission, which includes priority seating, a premium item, and access into the post event VIP barbeque This event is the brain child and inspiration of Ben Pogofsky...

670 The Score's Joe Ostrowski talks shop, Cutler and more

670 The Score's Joe Ostrowski talks shop, Cutler and more
Joe Ostrowski is a Host/Executive Producer and Update Anchor at 670 The Score. Chicago’s original and still highest rated sports talk radio station. You can hear Ostrowski nights after White Sox baseball when he hosts the “Joe O. Show” often till midnight or 1 a.m. And then of course, it becomes “Grobber Time” after that. Ostrowski is definitely a guy you should talk Fantasy Football, over/unders and spreads with. He’s also a fantastic follow on Twitter (@Joe0670) as he enjoys Jay Cutler in '80s outfits pictures as much as I do. We're fellow countrymen too. (Banks is an Anglicized name, I'm 1/2 Half-Polish...I know you DOOOOON'T CAAAAARE) Let’s talk shop shall we...

Media Notebook: Sharknado, The Score, Jay Mariotti, Hub Arkush

Media Notebook: Sharknado, The Score, Jay Mariotti, Hub Arkush
Pro Football Weekly may have folded, but Hub Arkush is still going strong. You can hear him on 670 The Score, and he’s going to be doing some work now for the Chicago Sun-Times. By the way, I still never bought that excuse about the NFL lockout being the cause of PFW’s demise. The lockout cost us the Hall of Fame preseason exhibition, OTAs and mini-camp. It terminated one preseason game of one season; and no real games. I don’t have the books, so I can’t say, but really that makes no sense. I don’t get it. -Speaking of the Sun-Times, their most polarizing alum, and everyone’s favorite villain, Jay Mariotti is back. An open letter from Jay himself reads: I’m excited to launch a multimedia production that I believe will be the next digital prototype for sports commentators and columnists. Welcome to The Mariotti Show, a cross-platform Web presentation (mariottishow.com) featuring live streaming of my daily radio program — Monday through Friday, noon to 3 p.m. ET — wrapped around my long-form columns, quick-cycle takes, breaking stories, videos, audience interaction and other 24/7 content from someone who has done it all and seen it all in sports media. Humble, reserved and grounded as always, Jay! #YouStayClassy -Haha. The picture leading this post is exactly how I feel when I look at Urban Meyer. It includes  Northwestern University Director of Digital and Social Communications Doug Meffley. He’s also the voice of the Chicago Bandits. It was taken while the Ohio State Buckeyes Coach was at the podium during Big Ten Media Days a couple weeks ago at the Hilton Towers. Meffley was moderating Q&A...
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670 The Score's Herb Lawrence talks Bears, Illini and more (exclusive)

670 The Score's Herb Lawrence talks Bears, Illini and more (exclusive)
Herb Lawrence is a Content/Sound Producer at 670AM The Score-Chicago. Or WSCR if you please. If you follow ratings and stuff, you know they're beating ESPN 1000 AM, or WMVP if you will, rather soundly right now. So as much as we call ESPN the Evil Empire, this is one center of the universe in which they are currently losing! Herb Lawrence also qualified for the Boers and Bernstein “Crap of the Week” on June 21st. I saw he tweeted that out, so he should be cool with me mentioning it here. You can follow Herb Lawrence on Twitter here. Opinions are his own, not that have of 670 The Score. Also, check out his Illinois Center for Broadcasting promo on YouTube...

Jen Patterson and Nick Boynton welcome their first child

Jen Patterson and Nick Boynton welcome their first child
Remember Jen Patterson? The former Comcast SportsNet Chicago and 670 The Score personality? She, along with husband and former Chicago Blackhawks player Nick Boynton, welcomed daughter their Harland Grace Boynton to the world three weeks ago on June 11th. Harland is Boynton’s third daughter; he has two children from a previous relationship. Jen Patterson achieved local fame a few years ago as “Jen-Jen the engine” on WSCR as a producer/sometimes on-air personality. She left 670 The Score for Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she covered high school sports and was an integral part of “Monsters in the Morning” with Mike North and Dan Jiggetts. Eventually, her relationship with Boynton surfaced and it (unofficially) got her fired from Comcast Sports Net Chicago in October 2010. Neither CSN Chicago nor Patterson ever confirmed that the relationship was the reason she was terminated; but the entire city believes it's the truth, so we’ll go with that. Here’s what Jen Patterson is doing today...

Media, keep covering Penn State Scandal! Boers and Bernstein Do!

Media, keep covering Penn State Scandal! Boers and Bernstein Do!
What went down at Penn State was the college football story of the year in 2011-12. Actually, it’s the most important sports story of the 2010s thus far. The Penn State child rape scandal is so much more than just a scandal and a cover-up; it’s all encompassing. And today, I find it bizarre that... Read more »
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The Score's Dan Bernstein LIGHTS UP Steve Alford Sympathizer (audio)

The Score's Dan Bernstein LIGHTS UP Steve Alford Sympathizer (audio)
Yes, this headline includes ALL CAPS because that’s required for this exchange between WSCR midday co-host Dan Bernstein and an idiotic caller. Dan Bernstein goes off on a Steve Alford apologist and UCLA fan who called in recently. The language is all SFW but remember it’s “LOUD NOISES!!!” as Brick from fictional KVWN San Diego would say. Steve Alford was recently hired to UCLA from New Mexico. However, he’s most notorious for what went on during his regime in Iowa City. During his time leading the Iowa Hawkeyes, Coach Steve Alford (@UCLACoachAlford) was basically a sympathizer to committing sexual assault. Actually, he was more than that- he advocated the character of a sexual assault recidivist. Alford was also a very powerful enemy to a sexual assault victim...
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