By J. Coyden Palmer Two African-American basketball coaches in Illinois recently talked about how COVID-19 is affecting their programs. The women’s basketball team at St. Xavier University has temporarily shut down all basketball-related activities after someone associated with the program tested positive for COVID-19. The news broke exclusively on Monday,...
By Mark Fischer, New York Post Titus Davis, perhaps the greatest wide receiver in Central Michigan history, died Wednesday at the age of 27 following a bout with a rare form of kidney cancer, according to reports. Davis starred at CMU from 2011-14 and broke program records formerly held by NFL...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor Coach Lovie Smith and the Illinois Fighting Illini are now 0-2 on the season, after falling 31-24 to the Purdue University Boilermakers on Saturday, October 31, at home. Boilermakers quarterback Aidan O'Connell threw for 371 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s win. The Fighting Illini...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor After generating a 13-3 lead late in the first half, the Chicago Bears dropped their second game in a row with a 26-23 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, November 1, at Soldier Field. The Bears offensive line surrendered five sacks to...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Chicago Bulls hired former basketball legend Maurice “Mo” Cheeks to their coaching staff on Monday, November 2 as an assistant coach. Cheeks was hired by Bulls new head coach Billy Donovan after spending five seasons on his staff with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Born in...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor After having a superb rookie season, the NBA named Chicago Bulls guard Coby White to the 2019-2020 All-Rookie Second Team. With the seventh pick of the 2019 NBA Draft, the Bulls selected White out of the University of North Carolina. White became the 23rd Bulls...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor Known as the nation’s oldest historically Black athletic conference, the CIAA, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, has partnered with Cxmmunity, an Atlanta-based nonprofit dedicated to increasing minority participation in the esports and video game industries, to help spearhead Esports and future Gaming Initiatives in...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor For the first time in 32 seasons, the Los Angeles Dodgers clinched the 2020 World Series with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday, October 27. The Game 6 victory by the Dodgers was their 7th World Series title in franchise history. "This...
By Patrice Nkrumah During a meeting with high school athletic directors and sports administration officials from around the state, IHSA Executive Director Craig Anderson announced that the high school basketball season will begin on November 16, directly defying Governor J.B. Pritzker. The stunning announcement comes as the state is seeing...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Writer Following a season ending injury to running back Tarik Cohen, the Chicago Bears signed running back Lamar Miller to their practice squad with hopes to replace Cohen and add strength to the position. Miller played college football at the University of Miami and was drafted...