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...
By J. Coyden Palmer Donnie Kirksey was a lifelong Chicagoan who helped thousands of basketball players during his career as a coach. Kirksey, 57, died from complications of the COVID-19 virus, the morning of December 28. He was the head boys’ basketball coach at Chicago Vocational Career Academy at the...
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...
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...
By Adam Rittenberg and Mark Schlabach, ESPN Lovie Smith is out as Illinois' head football coach after five seasons, the school announced Sunday. Illinois called a team meeting for noon ET Sunday to inform players of the decision. The Fighting Illini fell 28-10 to No. 14 Northwestern on Saturday to finish...
By Joseph Phillips, Crusader Sports Editor Legendary boxers and retired former champions Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. fought to a draw on Saturday Night, November 28, in an action packed bout held in Los Angeles, California. The boxing match was a part of Tyson’s Legends Only League, which aims to...