By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor As the CEO of Ladies 1st Sports Agency, Shajuanna M. Jordan, a Chicago native and Simeon Career Academy alum, said she is looking forward to giving women opportunities in the game of basketball both on and off the court. Acording to Jordan, her vision is...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor Following an early departure by coach Justin Bowen, who left to pursue a job at the college level at the end of the 2020 season, the Kenwood Academy Broncos named coach Mike Irvin as their new boys’ basketball coach on Thursday, August 27, via...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Chicago White Sox completed a four-game sweep over the Kansas City Royals with an 8-2 victory on Sunday, September 6, on the road. Pitcher Dallas Keuchel shut down the Royals offense on Sunday afternoon with five scoreless innings, but left the game early due...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor Major League Baseball legend and St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock passed on Sunday, September 6. Brock's passing was announced during the Cubs versus Cardinals game on ESPN’s Sunday Night Game of The Week. The two teams played a huge role in...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor Known as the first African-American head coach to win a National championship on the NCAA Division I college basketball level, Georgetown Hoyas legend John Thompson Jr. passed away on Sunday, August 30, according to ESPN. The announcement of Thompson's passing was made via a...
By J. Coyden Palmer The Chicago Sky are headed back to the playoffs for the second year in a row. Head Coach James Wade has the Sky on top of the Eastern Conference with an 11-9 record with two games to play at Crusader press time. The Sky have the...
By Amir Vera and Kevin Dotson, CNN Lou Brock, one of the best hitters and base stealers in baseball history, died Sunday at the age of 81. A Brock family representative confirmed his death to the St. Louis Cardinals. Known as a "stolen base specialist" according to the National Baseball Hall...
ABC Legendary basketball coach John Thompson Jr. has died at the age of 78, according to ESPN. Thompson was the first African-American head coach to win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship when his Georgetown Hoyas won the title in 1984. Thompson led the Hoyas to three Final Fours in the 1980s. Thompson is...
By Frank Pallotta, CNN Business Kenny Smith, one of the hosts of Inside the NBA, walked off the set of the show on Wednesday night. Smith did so to show solidarity with the Milwaukee Bucks and other NBA players who are boycotting their playoff games following the police shooting of Jacob...
By Joseph Phillips, Sports Editor In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs battled it out in a three-game series over the weekend at Wrigley. The White Sox took 2 of 3 games from the Cubs and used 12 home runs and 33 hits to earn...