Q101 SPORTS WRAP 3-19-12

Well the big story of the night is our beloved Chicago Bulls. They soundly defeated the Orlando Magic on their home turf by a final score of 85-59. Although Magic Center Dwight Howard still had a double-double, the Bulls were able to keep his numbers low with just 12 points and 18 rebounds. The Bulls…

And the new head coach of the Illinois Fighting Illini football team is….

Tim Beckman, that’s right Tim Beckman. For those of you who don’t know who he is, I will give you some background. For the last three seasons (2009-2011), Beckman was the head coach for the University Of Toledo. There he lead the Rockets to back to back 8 win seasons in 2010 and 2011. They…

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They Gone: Bears Punt GM Angelo; Martz Darts

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that a league source says the Bears have fired General Manager Jerry Angelo.  More to come…including the next shoe to drop.  Will it include Jerry’s right hand man Tim Ruskell being promoted?  Lovie and the crew following Jer out the Halas Hall door ala Mike Quade? Meanwhile, as expected (as…

Bears Head Into Hibernation

The offseason begins now for the Bears. They will have a meeting Monday at Halas Hall and players will be given end-of-season physical exams, then released until the start of the offseason program, probably in late April. The first day teams with returning head coaches are allowed to start offseason programs is April 16. The…

WTF?: Willie Feels Thrill of Victory, Agony of Defeat

Wow what a week for the once speedy Willie Gault from your Superbowl Champion Bears (no need in mentioning the year anymore, right?  We all know it.  It’s not like there has been more than 1 cotton pickin Super Bowl Champ in this town!):  The man who routinely blew past helpless d-backs only to subsequently…

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Hurd This? A Bear Walks Into A Restaurant And Orders Coke…

Move over Jerry Sandusky.  Stand down Barry Bonds.  Ryan Braun, we’ll get back to you later.  Bernie Fine?  Grab some bench for a bit.  The sad parade of creepy, cheating, and down right dangerous sports figures being busted for various and sundry acts has whipped into Chicago beating the snow by days if not weeks…

Bye the Bye: Bears Rest Up (for Playoff Run?)

Wisely, the players in the Chicago Bears locker room avoided making the obvious connections on Sunday after an absolute dog of a 24-18 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Nostalgia, déjà vu, the phrase “remember last year?” None hold a place with this team. Yes, in 2010 the Bears entered the bye with a 4-3…

Forte, Hester Run Over Panthers

CHICAGO — No matter how high the risk, Devin Hester still expects opponents to kick to him. The Chicago Bears sure don’t mind if they do. Hester set another record with his 11th punt return for a touchdown, Matt Forte ran for a career-high 205 yards, and Chicago beat Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers…

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