By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The University of Illinois Fighting Illini was eliminated in the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 71-58 loss to Loyola University on Sunday, March 21, in Indianapolis. The Illini had no answer for the Ramblers’ defense, which held Illinois to a 33-24 halftime...
Chicago Bulls, basketball
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Chicago Bulls improved to 17-20 on the season with a 118-95 blowout victory over the Toronto Raptors on Sunday, March 14, at the United Center. The Bulls finished with nine players in double figures and avoided a third straight loss after the All-Star Break....
2021 Big Ten Tournament Champions
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Illinois Fighting Illini were crowned the 2021 Big Ten Tournament Champions after earning a 91-88 overtime victory over Ohio State University on Sunday, March 14, in Indianapolis. The Fighting Illini finished with six players in double-figures and earned their first Big Ten Tournament championship...
UNIVERSITY PARK GOLF CLUB
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor Building on the impact of legendary golfer Tiger Woods, the Village of University Park, Illinois, named CHW Management Group of Columbus, Ohio, as the new overseer for the “University Park Golf Club.” The group is owned and founded by Sonia Coffee, the first Black woman...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Kenwood Lady Broncos improved to 4-0 on the season with a 64-39 victory over St. Ignatius College Prep on Wednesday, March 3, at home. Junior star Brianna McDaniel scored the 1,000th point of her high school career on two clutch free throws with 3:14...
By Joseph Phillip, Crusader Sports Editor In the Chicago Crusader Game of the Week, the 17th ranked Kenwood Broncos suffered a 72-56 loss to No. 7 ranked Curie in a Public League Red South-Central conference match-up at Kenwood Gymnasium Thursday, March 4. The Broncos suffered their first loss at home Thursday night...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor To close out the 2021 NBA All-Star Weekend in Atlanta, Team Lebron defeated Team Durant 170-150 over four quarters of play to help raise money for the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF). Team LeBron raised $750,000 in honor of HBCUs during the contest. “It’s fun,” said Giannis Antetokounmpo via...
Hagler's wife made the announcement in a Facebook post Saturday By Ryan Gaydos, Fox News Marvelous Marvin Hagler, the boxing legend who was the undisputed middleweight champion from 1980 to 1987 and recorded 52 knockouts during his career, has died, his wife announced Saturday. He was 66. His wife, Kay G. Hagler,...
A man announcing a high school playoff game was angry when players from one of the teams kneeled during the national anthem. By David Moye, HuffPost Parents, students and teachers in Norman, Oklahoma, are condemning racist comments made by a basketball announcer during a recent game livestream. On Thursday night, players from...
By Joseph Phillips, Sports Editor After missing the All-Star Game in his first six seasons, Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine was named an All-Star reserve for the first time in his seven-year NBA career. The league made the announcement on Tuesday, February 23, on TNT's network show Inside the NBA. LaVine...