Chicago Sports Update 11-21-12

As we head into the Thanksgiving Holiday, there is a feast of sports news to catch up on. Starting with our “beloved” Chicago Bears… Last night the Bears continued their winless streak in San Francisco as the Bears were pounded on by the 49ers by a final score of 32-7. This was a battle of…

Chicagoland Basketball Kickoff Luncheon

Yesterday afternoon I had the honor and privilege of attending the Chicagoland Basketball Kickoff Luncheon. DePaul University hosted the event at  Maggiano’s Little Italy in Downtown Chicago. Even though this was a DePaul sponsored event, Northwestern, Loyola, Illinois-Chicago, and Chicago State were also in attendance. Coaches, players, administrators, and special guests from each school were…

Horizon League Media Day

    On Tuesday I had the privilege of attending the Horizon League’s annual media day. It is a preseason event hosted by the college basketball conference every October as a way to promote the upcoming basketball season. For the 2012-2013 season the Horizon League will have nine teams: Illinois-Chicago {UIC}, Loyola, Valparaiso, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Green…

Notre Dame and Michigan to call it quits after 2014

One of college football’s historic rivalries is about to come to an end, well at least for three seasons. This week, the athletic department at the University of Notre Dame announced that after the 2014 season, the ND/Michigan rivalry will at least be put on hold. The plan is to at least suspend the annual…

The White Sox embark on a crucial road trip this week.

After yesterday’s big victory over the Detroit Tigers, the White Sox now begin a road trip that could make or break their playoff hopes. Tonight the Sox begin a six game road trip in Kansas City. When the South Siders last met the Royals a couple of weeks ago, they came to U.S. Cellular Field…

BREAKING NEWS: Arena Football League and Notre Dame Athletics

Our first order of breaking news comes from the Arena Football League. The following is a statement from the league office regarding potential rule changes for the 2013 season: Arena Football League owners are currently meeting in Phoenix to discuss a series of potential rule changes at the League’s annual meetings. Among the items discussed…

Outlook: What the Chicago Rush need to do to return to the playoffs in 2013.

  In my last report, I talked about the players who made an impact for the 2012 Chicago Rush: http://michelledubiel.com/~micheox4/websites/q101/2012/08/2012-chicago-rush-impact-players/ Today I will talk about what the Rush need to do in order to return to the playoffs in 2013. The Rush missed the playoffs by two games this past season, it was the first time…

2012 Chicago Rush Impact Players

In my last report, I reviewed the 2012 Arena Football League season for the Chicago Rush. http://michelledubiel.com/~micheox4/websites/q101/2012/08/chicago-rush-2012-season-in-review/ Here are the main players who led the Rush to those 10 victories this season… Offense: No. 12 Quarterback Russ Michna He was without a doubt the leader for the Rush offense this year. He kept this team together,…

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