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Is this the year of Doug McDermott?

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Is this the year of Doug McDermott?

After an abysmal rookie year, Doug McDermott enters the 2015-2016 season with the potential to turn things around. McDermott’s playing time was about as visible as a thumb tack last year. He averaged only 3.0 points while playing fewer than 10 minutes per game. Most of those minutes came after the games were far out of […]

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Cubs’ Magical Postseason Run Attracted Many, Inspired Belief

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Cubs’ Magical Postseason Run Attracted Many, Inspired Belief

The Chicago Cubs did more than bring postseason baseball back to the friendly confines; they united baseball fans across the nation. It’s hard to believe the Cubs won 97 games this season after only winning 73 games in the previous year. The Cubs were on a mission in October. The team full of youngsters made […]

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Rod Burks Living his Dream

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Rod Burks Living his Dream

Had it not been for the education he received at Columbia College Chicago, Milwaukee sports anchor Rod Burks might not be doing what he loves. Currently working with Milwaukee’s NBC affiliate, Today’s TMJ4, Burks has covered sporting events from football to golf. A native of Buffalo, New York, Burks began his broadcasting career in Chicago while attending […]

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Midway Madness Teaching the Right Way

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Midway Madness Teaching the Right Way

Aspiring sports writers Mackinley Salk and Chris Gasper were in the dugout of Columbia College Chicago’s club baseball team, The Renegades, when they realized that to continue writing about sports after graduating was going to require they take matters into their own hands. “Not wanting to get paid nothing for years while not covering the […]

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Mayweather-Pacquiao brings Revenue but not Action

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Mayweather-Pacquiao brings Revenue but not Action

With boxing’s popularity waning, both the sport and its fans were waiting for the megafight that would bring interest back to boxing. After five years of back and forth, the fight everyone had been waiting for finally happened. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fought on May 2nd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las […]

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Eye On the Prize

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Eye On the Prize

Sports can make you famous. Sports can morph a faceless person into a local celebrity or even an icon. A future is almost guaranteed for athletes who are good enough to separate themselves from the pack. Robert Wash was on that path until it all went away with a single pitch. Before enrolling at Columbia […]

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New Life After Knee Injury

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New Life After Knee Injury

Imagine you are 15-years old with your whole life ahead of you, except you can’t play any contact sports and you are already contemplating the best options for knee-replacement surgery. For Sam Solis, now 22, that is what he was confronted with seven years after suffering a devastating knee injury. Solis grew up in Chicago […]

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