| Dec 6, 2011
| 5:13 AM
The Fray’s Isaac Slade said filming the music video for “You Found Me” on the streets of Chicago was “really, really surreal,” but the 30-year-old singer admitted Chicago was not the piano rock band’s first choice....
| Jan 20, 2011
| 8:14 PM
During the Chicago Fire's season at Toyota Park, a local public health official is on site for at least one game to ensure food is safe to eat. She'll stick a thermometer in hot dogs or throw milk away that's been out too long.
It's a practice the...
| Jan 25, 2012
It's almost time for dormant weekend athletes to re-emerge from a winter season spent channel-surfing or gaming on a Wii.
Whether the interests are biking or running, softball or soccer, local college sports experts warn that a rush to regain fitness...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 3:41 PM
No matter how far you come, no matter how unexpectedly successful a basketball season has been, the end always hurts when it comes in a postseason tournament.
So every player in the DePaul locker room had tears in her eyes after the Blue Demons lost to...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 10:12 PM
Memphis, a current Conference USA member and college basketball power, will be introduced as the newest member of Big East Wednesday.
The Big East has scheduled a noon teleconference to formally introduce the Tigers, who will be joining the league in all...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Let's check in with the Blue Demons: Where have they traveled? Which transfers have they acquired? What's their outlook for this season?...
| Nov 5, 2011
| 4:22 PM
With the NBA lock-out still a reality, where can you get your [live] basketball fix?? Easy: DePaul! The Blue Demons start their seasons this week. The women played Illinois Wesleyan November 1 in McGrath-Phillips Arena right on campus. If you want to...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Don’t expect fans void of their NBA to drive to Rosemont to see the Blue Demons. Do you think a family from the North Shore, eager to see D-Rose and company, will accept some hot Big East action as a substitute? It’s like Olestra, that fat...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 6:23 PM
NEW YORK — The Big East could have held Tuesday's postseason awards ceremony in South Bend, Ind. It was nearly a clean sweep for Notre Dame. And, no, the lone exception was not Kemba Walker being named player of the year.
Ben Hansbrough was named...
| Apr 9, 2011
You know how this complicated and uplifting journey ended.
UConn won the 2011 national championship. Players embraced under falling confetti at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Kemba Walker became one of the most celebrated athletes on the planet. Having...
| May 7, 2012
| 3:39 AM
Old Dominion’s move to Conference USA seems more inevitable by the hour, no matter the financial and competitive challenges. The Monarchs’ long-time home, the Colonial Athletic Association, is just too fractured, even if VCU and George Mason...
| May 9, 2012
Just when you thought it was safe to break out the sunscreen, shag bag and patio furniture. Just as you finalized plans to vacation at the beach, ballpark or fishing hole.
Along comes conference realignment chatter. Again. So much for a relaxing spring...