Archive for March 2016

Eight Questions with...Chicago Red Stars GM Alyse LaHue

Eight Questions with...Chicago Red Stars GM Alyse LaHue
Alyse Lahue, the General Manager of the Chicago Red Stars, has been with the women’s professional soccer league since its inception in 2007. Studying under former Chicago Fire Executive Peter Wilt, LaHue learned the secrets of building a successful franchise. Last year, the Red Stars earned their first berth in the National Women’s Soccer League... Read more »

Sweet Sixteen in upset for DePaul Blue Demons

Sweet Sixteen in upset for DePaul Blue Demons
The DePaul Blue Demons are headed to their fourth NCAA Sweet Sixteen in program history, and their second in the last three years, after toppling third-seeded Louisville 73-72 on Sunday in the second round of the women’s NCAA tournament. Sunday’s win was the first for DePaul against a No. 3 seed in program history. DePaul (27-8) now... Read more »

The Mighty Macs, first women's champion, weren't even an NCAA team

The Mighty Macs, first women's champion, weren't even an NCAA team
As the Women’s NCAA gets underway, with #1 seeds UConn, Notre Dame, South Carolina, and Baylor,  it’s important to remember that once upon a time, there was no Women’s NCAA tournament. No national championship for women. No star players. No WNBA. No scholarships. Or facilities for girls. Just women who could shoot hoops. And the... Read more »
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When will DePaul Women get their due as NCAA contenders?

When will DePaul Women get their due as NCAA contenders?
Every year, I hear the same thing. “There are no Illinois teams in the NCAA tournament.” And for the past 14 years, all those who have said that have been wrong. Why, oh, why, do Illinois residents overlook the DePaul Blue Demons (25-8), who’ve achieved a berth in the NCAA Women’s Tournament for 14 CONSECUTIVE... Read more »

Erin Andrews--it could have happened to me

Erin Andrews--it could have happened to me
Hearing the oh-so-creepy testimony coming out of Fox Sports’ Erin Andrews trial, and the final verdict ($55 million awarded to Andrews), I can’t help but think about my own experiences, traveling to different cities to cover sports events and even to do my job. I was without a car from 2008-2012, and at the time,... Read more »