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NFL Draft Comes to Chicago

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NFL Draft Comes to Chicago

After a 51-year run of being hosted in New York City, the NFL broke with tradition and held the 2015 NFL Draft in Chicago. Though the draft event itself was a tickets-only affair, Chicago made use of Grant Park to create an interactive event called Draft Town for locals and dedicated fans. Drawing over 200,000 […]

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New Rule Changes in Football Cause Increase In ACL Injuries

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New Rule Changes in Football Cause Increase In ACL Injuries

The crowd roars as the ball is snapped. The quarterback drops back, he can’t find an open receiver, he runs out of the pocket, scrambling to make a play, a linebacker comes from the left and tackles the QB. The QB is down and grabbing his knee. Within 15 seconds his season is over. Every […]

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Joel Pinto Looking To Get Back Into The Game

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Joel Pinto Looking To Get Back Into The Game

Almost everyone envisions their life to play out in a certain way. But along the road of their perfectly set out plans for their future, actual life happens. There will come a day when something will happen to you and change the person you once were, alter your dreams and change your life. You have […]

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Chicago’s Crazy Crowd

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Chicago’s Crazy Crowd

Chicago is a well-known sports-crazy city, but the craziest fans in the area are nearly unknown. There’s the Madhouse on Madison cheering wildly during the national anthem. There are 60,000 frenzied fans at Soldier Field in the frigid winter when the Bears are playing a key game late in the season. The Cubs and White […]

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Gay Athletes No Longer Sidelined by Media

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Gay Athletes No Longer Sidelined by Media

American TV shows and movies like “Glee,” “Pretty Little Liars,” “Geography Club” and “Teen Wolf”are showing gay athletes as major characters. Census data reported nearly eight million U.S. adults identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual, and 19 million U.S. adults have engaged in a gay relationship. These results are reflected in our media. In addition […]

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In Living Color: The Rise Of The Black Quarterback…

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In Living Color: The Rise Of The Black Quarterback…

In 1974, James Harris became the first black quarterback to start an NFL game. He was called upon to replace John Hadl and inject a spark into a struggling 3-2 Los Angeles Rams team. Harris delivered, throwing for 276 yards and 3 touchdowns, rushing for another touchdown and completing 80 percent of his passes, leading […]

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Introduction: Beyond the Game Spring 2014

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Introduction: Beyond the Game Spring 2014

[pullquote]Read the stories from Beyond the Game series from Spring 2014 [/pullquote]Monday, Jan.27, 2014, was the first time we all came together. For some it was the first time meeting our classmates, for others it was the first time ever taking a sports reporting class. We all came from various backgrounds, with different passions, different […]

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