From Hall of Famer Billy Williams to former Bears linebacker Dick Butkus, the Friendly Confines is more than just a stadium for many players who have played on the field.
Former North Chicago High School star Aaron Simpson has signed to play with DePaul next season. The 5-11 guard will have two years of eligibility after playing two junior college seasons at Lincoln College. Simpson earned third team NJCAA DII All-American honors and first team All-Midwest Athletic Conference honors last season after averaging
Cubs manager Rick Renteria was the first to use baseball’s new instant replay challenge, losing his challenge in the first game in Pittsburgh. One week into the season, the new system is meshing into the flow of managing a game, though it hasn’t necessarily ended controversy. “Everybody has developed their own style in terms
Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg made history at Wrigley Field again Friday, but this time the former Cubs great did it in a Philadelphia uniform. The first-year Phillies manager and his team defeated the Cubs 7-2 on the 100th season at the ballpark. Ryne Sandberg and Wrigley — a historic pair The Cubs collected only
Ryne Sandberg knows his way around Wrigley Field as well as anyone, so the Philadelphia Phillies manager knew what to do when he got to Wrigley Field early Friday to find the visitors’ entrance locked. “I went through the Captain Morgan Club, which was already open — and packed,’’ he said. The Hall of Fame
There may be more members of the Philadelphia Phillies with memories of Wrigley Field than members of the current Cubs. The Phillies’ staff includes Hall of Fame ex-Cub Ryne Sandberg as the manager; Larry Bowa as coach [who came as the main player in the Sandberg trade]; third
Loyola athletics director M. Grace Calhoun is leaving to become athletics director at Penn. Calhoun leaves after serving three years at Loyola where she presided over significant restructuring of programs and the move from the Horizon League to the Missouri Valley Conference.
DePaul’s women’s basketball team is the only Illinois program—men or women—to be competing in this year’s NCAA tournament. But coach Doug Bruno’s squad already has won one of the national championships. The Blue Demons on Tuesday were named the Inside Higher Ed’s academic national champions based on the 64-team women’s field announced
DePaul coach Doug Bruno knew long before the NCAA Tournament seeds came out Monday that his team would have to play one someone’s home court in the first and second round and the regional round to get to the Final Four in Nashville. It’s the way the women’s tournament is structured for hosting