By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Chicago Bulls fell to 7-9 on the season after losing 101-90 to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, January 24, at home. The Bulls were outscored 63-33 at halftime by the Lakers, who generated a 30-point lead. Coach Billy Donovan said his team didn’t...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs will face off in Super Bowl LV, on Sunday, February 7, in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Buccaneers were the first team to punch their ticket to the Super Bowl on Sunday, January 24, with a 31-26 victory...
By Analis Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who captured the nation's attention at the presidential inauguration, will be among the performers on Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL announced Wednesday. On Jan. 20, Gorman became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. History, performing an original poem titled "The Hill We Climb." The poem called...
The baseball hero overcame defining odds as one of the most prolific athletes over the last century. By Charise Frazier, NewsOne Major League Baseball hero Hank Aaron died on Friday at the age of 86. The Hall of Famer shattered barriers and records, becoming one of the most prolific baseball players in...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Chicago Bulls snapped their four-game losing streak on Sunday, January 17, with a 117-101 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on the road. The Bulls were led by the hot shooting of forward Lauri Markkanen, who scored a team-high 29 points in the contest. “I was...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Chicago Bears held their end of the season press conference on Wednesday, January 13, at Halas Hall. Bears chairman George McCaskey and president and CEO Ted Phillips spoke to the media during the press conference. “I’m particularly grateful for Ted’s steady hand when the...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor The Illinois Fighting Illini fell to 9-5 on the season with an 87-81 loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday, January 16, at home. Buckeyes forward EJ Liddell, an Illinois native, led all scorers with 26 points. “It's my home-state school, but that's not what...
By Alex Butler, UPI Former NFL fullback TIm Lester has died of complications from COVID-19. He was 52. Lester's family said he tested positive for COVID-19 10 days ago and died Tuesday morning at his Milton, Ga., home. Family members suspect that a pulmonary embolism -- a blockage of an artery...
By Joseph G. Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor After falling behind 15 points in the first half, the Illinois Fighting Illini stormed back to earn an 81-56 victory over their BIG TEN rivals Northwestern University on Thursday, January 7, on the road. The 12th ranked Illini held the Wildcats to 13 second-half points on 2-of-24...
The Chicago Bulls dropped their third straight game with a 130-127 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, January 10, on the road. The Bulls completed their four-game West Coast road trip on Sunday afternoon with a 45-point performance by guard Zach LaVine. LaVine not only scored a game-high...