NCAA
By Sarah Schulte, ABC 7 Chicago College athletics is a huge business. The National Collegiate Athletic Association generates billions of dollars but the athletes don't make a dime. "They are the source of this great amount of money that is making head coaches fabulously wealthy, they deserve at least the opportunity...
CORRY IRVIN
By Joseph G. Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The University of Illinois women's basketball team hired former Whitney Young High School coaching legend and former St. Xavier University head coach, Corry Irvin, as an assistant coach to its Fighting Illini staff in May. According to U of I Athletics, Irvin joins the Illini...
NFL
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor In May the NFL announced that four teams will carry an additional international player on their practice squads in 2021 as part of the International Player Pathway program. "The International Player Pathway Program provides athletes with a viable route to the NFL and an opportunity...
By J. Coyden Palmer, Crusader Contributing Writer News on a Friday morning is usually pretty mundane. But the Chicago White Sox changed the media game May 28th when they unveiled their new Nike MLB City Connect Series uniform, which pays tribute to the hardworking and resilient mentality of Chicago’s Southside...
JEREMIAH PAPROCKI
By Jospeh Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Chicago Cubs hired Jeremiah Paprocki in May as the first ever African American Public Address Announcer in club history. "I've been called up to the show and am now "The Voice of Wrigley Field," said Paprocki on his Instagram Page. "I cannot express how...
Dr. Billy C. Hawkins
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor Known as the oldest HBCU in the state of Alabama, Talladega College and its Board of Trustees recently announced college President Dr. Billy C. Hawkins will employ a consultant to help determine the feasibility of reviving the school’s football program. The group made the big...
Coach Gary DeCesare
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor De La Salle Institute named Coach Gary DeCesare as its new head coach of the Boys Basketball program on Monday, May 10. “It is an exciting time for De La Salle basketball, and I am humbled to be the new Head Basketball Coach,” said DeCesare....
Yolanda Griffith
By J. Coyden Palmer It’s official, Carver alum, Olympic Gold medalist, WNBA All-Star and South Side native Yolanda Griffith is headed to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Griffith, 51, is currently an assistant coach at Boston College. During her career, she played in the now defunct ABL and the...
By Joseph G. Phillips, Sports Editor The Chicago Bulls won their final game of the 2021 regular season with a 118-112 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, May 16, at home. The Bulls finished the season with a 31-41 record and rested starters Zach LaVine and Nikola Vucevic in the win....
Sports Editor Joseph G. Phillips De La Salle Institute named Coach Gary DeCesare as its new head coach of the Boys Basketball program on Monday, May 10. “It is an exciting time for De La Salle basketball, and I am humbled to be the new Head Basketball Coach,” said DeCesare. “I am...