Phillips Begins Defense of State Title with Win

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader The Phillips Wildcats began the defense of their 4A football State title with an easy 46-7 victory over Kewanee...

Cubs and Sox Fans Feisty as Ever During World Series

By Patrice Nkrumah, Chicago Crusader By all means the city’s rival baseball teams’ fans are civil to one another except during the annual battle for...

Public League Dominates State Basketball Tournament

By Patrice Nkrumah, Chicago Crusader The Chicago Public League served notice to the rest of the state last weekend that boys’ basketball is their sport....

Volleyball tourney raises money in honor of Cancer Awareness

By Carmen M. Woodson-Wray, Gary Crusader There were two very important people in the life of 21st Century Charter School Varsity Volleyball Coach Markeysha Coleman....

Chicago State fires women’s and men’s basketball coaches

By J. Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Late last week the Board of Trustees at Chicago State University quietly fired the head coaches of both the...

Successful CPS Basketball Coach Suddenly Dies

By Patrice Nkrumah Lewis Thorpe, who coached North Lawndale Charter School to a Class 2A  boys basketball state title in 2008, passed away suddenly in...

South Shore Drill Team in Chicago Football Classic

By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader They’re back. Thousands of spectators who missed the South Shore Drill Team in the Bud Billiken Parade will see the group...

Community encouraged to support next Ms. Basketball

DANA EVANS THE star player of the Gary West Lady Cougars continues to dazzle hoop fans with her exploits of the court. Recently she...

George Taliaferro, first African-American ever taken in NFL draft, dies at...

By Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star George Taliaferro, an All-American at Indiana and a trailblazer for African-Americans in football, has died. He was 91. A cornerstone of...

Basketball Players Combine Sport with Learning

For one class at Ivy Tech Community College, the selection for this year’s regional book discussion was the perfect marriage of academics and athletics. Books...