Tuesday, January 19, 2021
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Chicago Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings 33-27, on Sunday, December 20, on the road. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw for 202 yards, one TD, one interception on 15 of 21 passing attempts in week 15 for the Bears. With a 97.7 percent QB passing rating for...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Chicago Bulls overcame a 22-point deficit in the third quarter to prevail 105-103, over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, December 18, on the road. Although the Bulls starters struggled mightily throughout the game, the Bulls bench played very well and closed out the...
By Patrice Nkrumah The number of African-American women filling important positions in the sports landscape has been increasing in the past few years. Former Chicago Sky player Swin Cash is now the vice-president of basketball operations for the New Orleans Pelicans. In February, Ohio native Blake Bolden became a pro scout...
Joseph G. Phillips, Sports Editor The Chicago Crusader Newspaper Residing in the state of Illinois, the Next Level Athletics Pop Warner football team made history this month after being crowned National Champions as the top 14U team for the 2020 football season. The team clinched their first national championship in franchise history...
Registration is open for the first-ever Chicago Park District Esports tournament The Chicago Park District and I Play Games LLC (IPG) is teaming up to bring Esports programming to Chicago area teens and launching the first-ever Esports tournament on December 22. With limited in-person opportunities, the free, online-based tournament aims...
This move comes 70 years after the Negro Leagues dissolved. By Brooklyn White, ESSENCE The MLB has announced it will finally recognize former Negro League players as part of the major leagues. Over 70 years after the Negro League ended, the organization will now include the records and statistics of all...
By Joseph G. Phillips Sports Editor The University of Illinois Fighting Illini fired head coach Lovie Smith on Sunday, December 13, after four seasons with the institution. Athletic Director Josh Whitman said in a statement, Smith led the Illinois football program with unquestioned integrity during his nearly five years of service. “I have tremendous...
Joseph G. Phillips, Sports Editor The Chicago Crusader Newspaper The sixth ranked Fighting Illini fell to 4-2 on the season after losing 81-78 to the Missouri Tigers on Saturday, December 12, on the road. The game was featured on ESPNU on Saturday night, as the two teams battled it out for “state...
Joseph G. Phillips, Sports Editor The Chicago Crusader Newspaper Game 1: Bulls fall hard to the Houston Rockets, 125-104 at the United Center Rookie Patrick Williams finished with 12 points and three rebounds in his preseason debut for the Bulls in the team’s 125-104 loss to the Houston Rockets on Friday night,...
By Joseph G. Phillips, Sports Editor The Chicago Crusader Newspaper The Chicago Bears improved to 6-7 on the season with a 36-7 victory over the Houston Texans on Sunday, December 13 at Soldier Field. The Bears snapped their six-game losing streak on Sunday afternoon, thanks to a superb performance by quarterback, Mitch Trubisky. Trubisky threw...