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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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Blackhawks’ Success Brings New Fans

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Blackhawks’ Success Brings New Fans

When Danny Miller watches the Blackhawks kick off game one of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday against the Anaheim Ducks, he will be watching on a TV that is decorated in Blackhawks memorabilia. “I have a Hawks ball cap that doesn’t quite fit me, two pucks in cases, autographed by Ray Emery and Viktor […]

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Gerald Bautista Following in his Dad’s Footsteps

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Gerald Bautista Following in his Dad’s Footsteps

Many boys grow up seeing their fathers put on a suit and tie every morning and can’t wait to follow in their footsteps. Gerald Bautista watched his father, Daniel Bautista, sport the Major League Baseball pinstripes of the Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Instead of seeing his father get a […]

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