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…

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…

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,…

Chicago Rush: 2012 Season In Review

The Rush finished the 2012 season with a 10-8 record but failed to make the playoffs. The Chicago Rush played their 11th season in the Arena Football League in 2012, and I witnessed it first hand. Overview: The Rush began the 2012 season with a lot of promise. Coming off of a division championship season…

COUGARS 5 RIVER BANDITS 3 FINAL SCORE

The Cougars celebrating after their victory. The Cougars completed the sweep of the Quad Cities River Bandits today and here’s how it all happened: First Inning: Top: No scoring, Angel Baez pitches a 1, 2, 3 inning. Bottom: No Scoring. Justin Trapp filed out, Alex Llanos singled then stole second, but then Danny Mateo and…

KANE COUNTY COUGARS VS QUAD CITIES RIVER BANDITS 7-30-12 PRE-GAME REPORT

Cougars during pre-game warm ups. After a sluggish finish to the first half of the season, the Cougars are trying to turn things around. Before the all-star break the Cougars finished the first half of the 2012 season on a five game losing streak. Now in the first few weeks of the second half, the…

BEARS ACQUIRE BRIAN PRICE

Price played with Tampa Bay last year. Out of all of the off season moves the Bears made during the spring, many felt that the defensive tackle position wasn’t addressed properly. Well now the Bears have finally done so with the trade they made today. In exchange for a late round draft pick in 2013,…

ANOTHER AFL WORK STOPPAGE IN THE WORKS?

Late last night, multiple sources conveyed information to me that the AFL Players Union is threatening another work stoppage. And with the AFL playoffs starting this week, this news couldn’t have come at a worst time. While details are still sketchy, reports are that AFLPU President Ivan Soto has said that there have been multiple…

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