Tag: Women's Sports

DePaul Women Seek History in NCAA Elite Eight

DePaul Women Seek History in NCAA Elite Eight
In the 2014 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament, the DePaul women have already: Scored a record-setting combined 204 points with Oklahoma in the Round of 64 Beat a hungry, frustrated Duke women’s team in the Round of 32 by relying on outside shooting and stone-cold defense Is it now time to ‘boldly go’ where no DePaul... Read more »

IGNORED: #25 DePaul Blue Demons Cutting Down Nets in Lincoln Park

IGNORED: #25 DePaul Blue Demons Cutting Down Nets in Lincoln Park
Outrageous… If it were Northwestern, UIC, Loyola, or heck, Governor’s State, the team would have merited front-page status in the Chicago Tribune. More to the point…if it were MEN celebrating a regular conference title in Division 1 basketball…we’d be rejoicing in the streets, right? But this…no front page headlines? The most consistently ranked, consistently coached,... Read more »

Elena Delle Donne Named Global Ambassador for Special Olympics

Elena Delle Donne Named Global Ambassador for Special Olympics
Just as the 2014 Winter Olympics gets underway, another Olympic movement begins. The Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne,  2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year, has been named a Global Ambassador to the Special Olympics in a ceremony on Friday. Delle Donne will support Special Olympics’ efforts in promoting acceptance, inclusion, respect and dignity for people... Read more »
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Chicago Gal Going for Hockey Gold at the 2014 Olympics

Chicago Gal Going for Hockey Gold at the 2014 Olympics
NOTE: This post originally appeared in the Des Plaines Valley News When Kendall Coyne was 6 years old, growing up in Palos Heights with her hockey-playing older brother Kevin, she was mesmerized by the sight of future Hockey Hall of Famer and Downers Grove native Cammi Granato, at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Granato and Team... Read more »

First USWNT Soccer Match Scheduled for January 31 on Fox 1

First USWNT Soccer Match Scheduled for January 31 on Fox 1
On a record-breaking cold weekend in the Midwest, what could warm our hearts more than to think of…soccer? USWNT women’s soccer, to be exact. U.S. Soccer announced that newly allocated Chicago Red Stars player Christen Press has been called into the U.S. Women’s National Team training camp running from Jan. 8-15 in Carson, Calif. Press is one... Read more »

Delle Donne, Fowles And Da Coach Say 'It's Never Too Late For A Flu Shot'

Delle Donne, Fowles And Da Coach Say 'It's Never Too Late For A Flu Shot'
Through the end of this month, Chicago Sky Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne, center Sylvia Fowles, the WNBA’s Defensive Player of the Year and will be staring at you from billboards, print ads and other media as the featured athletes in the Chicago Department of Public Health’s flu prevention ad campaign.As December chills creep... Read more »
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Learn To Shoot Hoops From Elena Delle Donne at Chicago Sky Clinics

Learn To Shoot Hoops From Elena Delle Donne at Chicago Sky Clinics
Ever want to shoot hoops like the Chicago Sky’s 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year Elena Delle Donne? Yeah, me too. Compared with Michael Jordan for her shooting and her ability to make the team around her better, Delle Donne knows something about winning. She helped lead the Sky to their first-ever playoff berth last... Read more »

Chicago Bandits Holiday Clinic Brings Winter Cheer At The Dome

Chicago Bandits Holiday Clinic Brings Winter Cheer At The Dome
 The Chicago Bandits professional fastpitch softball team announced plans for a trio of Holiday Clinic sessions that will be held at The Dome at the Ballpark (34 Jennie Finch Way, Rosemont, IL) on Monday, December 30, 2013. The Bandits will offer three different sessions starting with an agility camp at 1 p.m.  The hour long session will... Read more »

AAGBPL's "A League of Their Own" Celebrates 70th Anniversary in Oak Brook

AAGBPL's "A League of Their Own" Celebrates 70th Anniversary in Oak Brook
“We Are Members of the All-American League, We come from Cities, near and far…We are Canadians, Irishmen and Swedes, We’re One for All, We’re All for One, We’re All-American!” All-American Girls Professional Baseball Anthem,  co-written by Pepper Paire and Nalda Bird Cleveland Indians’ legend Bob Feller was “over there.” So was the Yankees’ “Joltin Joe” DiMaggio. And Boston’s Ted... Read more »
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Chicago Red Stars: When A Golden Boot Is No Kick In the Pants

Chicago Red Stars: When A Golden Boot Is No Kick In the Pants
The Chicago Red Stars announced their end of season team awards today, with Lori Chalupny earning the Golden Boot and MVP awards and German international Sonja Fuss taking Defender of the Year. The awards were voted on by media, players, coaches and staff. Chalupny, one of the Red Stars team captains, led the way with... Read more »