Posts in category "Women"

Chicago Red Stars: Strong Core and Young Talent Makes for Promising Season

Chicago Red Stars: Strong Core and Young Talent Makes for Promising Season
As the Chicago Red Stars  (0-1) take on FC Kansas City (1-0)  at home on Saturday, April 22, it’ll mark their 10th consecutive season as a professional women’s soccer team. Established in 2007 by former Chicago Fire executive Peter Wilt, the team began play at Toyota Park in 2009, and remained a fixture at the... Read more »

DePaul alumni take spotlight on WNBA Draft Day

DePaul alumni take spotlight on WNBA Draft Day
From our friends at the Chicago Sky and DePaul University, on the WNBA Draft:  The Chicago Sky announced the acquisition of the 22nd overall pick of the 2012 WNBA draft, forward Keisha Hampton, from the Minnesota Lynx ,in exchange for their 2017 second round draft pick, forward/center Chantel Osahor, from the University of Washington. “Keisha Hampton,... Read more »

DePaul Blue Demons Hosts 15th NCAA Selection Party

DePaul Blue Demons Hosts 15th NCAA Selection Party
While the Northwestern Wildcats Men’s Basketball team will have the eyes of Chicago on Sunday, awaiting its first-ever NCAA tournament selection, another Chicago-area team will quietly wait for its 15th NCAA tournament berth. The DePaul Blue Demons, ranked #17 in the country, is the most consistently successful college basketball program in the Chicago area (also the most... Read more »
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An Apology To All Women on the Election of Donald Trump

An Apology To All Women on the Election of Donald Trump
Dear Satan, It sure was fun watching the Cubs win. But seriously, you are putting HIM  (aka, Donald Trump) in charge? We didn’t think you’d actually go through with it. Is it too late to back out of our deal? Sincerely, Cub Nation Thanks to my brother for that prayer. The nightmare of Election Night... Read more »

Chicago Sky say bye to Pokey Chatman

Chicago Sky say bye to Pokey Chatman
In a tumultuous year that saw an early exit from the playoffs and an 18-16 record, the management of the Chicago Sky decided Head Coach and General Manager Pokey Chatman “will not be retained,” according to a just-released statement. Over the past six seasons, the Sky amassed a regular season record of 106-98 including an 18-16 campaign in 2016.... Read more »

Fifteen Years After 9/11, I'm Still Scared of Terrorists

Fifteen Years After 9/11, I'm Still Scared of Terrorists
I began writing this post six months ago..on March 22, 2016, after three coordinated suicide bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in central Brussels. For me, that was the day the war on terrorism became personal to me, just like it on the morning of... Read more »
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Hillary Clinton and a Glass-Shattering Moment

Hillary Clinton and a Glass-Shattering Moment
Hillary Clinton had a great moment at the Democratic National Convention. Mark the date: Tuesday, July 26, 2016. A moment, I fear, that our daughters missed. How big was this moment for women? We’ve been telling our daughters (me included) that of course, you can do anything you want in life. But until last night,... Read more »

Overcoming Fears? 'Go Ape!'

Overcoming Fears? 'Go Ape!'
My 11 year old, Rosie, and I are dead-set on overcoming fears. Just because we inherited a fear of freefall heights doesn’t mean we should be stymied by it, right? It was for this reason that, in the name of journalism, we opted to attend opening day for Bemis Woods’ new ‘Go Ape’ zip line... Read more »

Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another

Pat Summitt: There Will Never Be Another
“One of the greatest ever. As a coach, competitor, colleague, mentor…Coach (Pat) Summitt defined greatness and set the bar for the rest of the sport. Thank you for the greatest games, the fiercest rivalry, and for the inspiration for success. Rest in Peace, Coach.  Statement from UConn Huskies Coach Geno Auriemma, on the death of... Read more »
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Hey, Chicago News, ESPN the Body Issue has Delle Donne and Press, too

Hey, Chicago News, ESPN the Body Issue has Delle Donne and Press, too
If you listened to any report on Chicago television news Tuesday night regarding the ESPN the Body Issue, you’d think Chicago Cubs All-Star pitcher Jake Arrieta was the only Chicago athlete posing nude for the cameras. Two other athletes…superstars in their own right…were ignored almost universally: 2016 Olympics-bound forward Elena Delle Donne of the WNBA’s... Read more »