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  • College recruiting gamers as athletes

     College recruiting gamers as athletes
    The idea came to Kurt Melcher, not surprisingly, when he was online searching for video games. Melcher is associate athletic director at Robert Morris University, a Chicago-based university that gives out 1,400 athletic and activity scholarships...
  • Chicago-area native comes home to skate in SLS event

    Chicago-area native comes home to skate in SLS event
    Chicago will host a Street League Skateboarding event for the first time this weekend, and that means Chaz Ortiz is coming home. Ortiz, originally from West Dundee, Ill., turned pro at age 15. Now 20, he will be competing for the $100,000 cash prize...
  • Street League Skateboarding hits Chicago this weekend

    Street League Skateboarding hits Chicago this weekend
    The tour has made stops in New York, California and Las Vegas, among others. In its five-year history, it has also made international stops in Brazil and Germany. One stop it’s never made is in Chicago. Until this year, that is. Sunday marks the...
  • Crescenta Valley skate park is on its way

    Crescenta Valley skate park is on its way
    Avid skaters hunting for places to grind, perform ollies and carves will soon find a home as Los Angeles County officials move forward with opening a skate park next summer at Crescenta Valley Park. Austin Seo, 17, welcomes the park, noting that...
  • Spectacular: The Marvel universe live on stage

    Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine and more of the gang at Marvel comics are up to some spectacular new tricks but this time they aren't on the page or screen. They're in your face. The first-ever "Marvel Universe Live!" show is coming to the Wells Fargo...
  • Parkland grad Egan has brought a special focus to ESPN's X Games coverage

    Parkland grad Egan has brought a special focus to ESPN's X Games coverage
    For Kaitlyn Egan, a career was born with a Christmas gift. She was in seventh grade when her uncle gave her a Nikon camera. Egan, a budding athlete involved with soccer and diving in the Parkland School District, turned that camera into her passion....
  • Twitter Takeover Coming to Xbox One as Microsoft Adds 45 New Apps to Console

    Twitter will be hard to miss on the Xbox One when Microsoft integrates the social media platform on the videogame console's TV listings. Twitter will be one of 45 new entertainment apps that will be added to the Xbox One and Xbox 360 around the world....
  • NBC Tops Sports Emmys, Extends 'Sunday Night Football' Streak

    NBC led the field Tuesday with six wins at the 35th annual Sports Emmy Awards, presented at Frederick P. Rose Hall in Gotham. The Peacock's "Sunday Night Football" (pictured) extended its streak in the live sports series category to a sixth consecutive...
  • Maker Studios Launches Maker.tv, Tees Up Original Series from Morgan Spurlock and YouTube Stars

    Maker Studios, the digital media company that Disney is buying for up to $950 million, unveiled a slate of original programming and took the wraps off Maker.tv -- a consumer destination for monetizing video off YouTube. At its first Digital Content...
  • Sports Line: Shuckers improve to 7-1 with win

    The Bay Area Shuckers continued their dominance of the American Professional Basketball League's Northern Conference with a 136-80 win over the NYC Jaguars (2-8) on Saturday. With the win the Shuckers ran their record to 7-1 and maintained their hold on...
  • Commentary: Olympics missing out on another large payday

    The Olympic motto "Citius, Altius, Fortius" is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger." This creed of the Olympics was proposed by Pierre de Coubertin upon the creation of the International Olympic Committee in 1894. de Coubertin once said, "these three...
  • Olympic-Sized Problems

    Olympic-Sized Problems
    I’ve never been to a the winter Olympics, mainly¬† because I play no winter sports. If I skied, skated, snowboarded or whatever, I’d want to go to watch a pro and see what it looks like when done by an expert. I’ve been to the Travelers...