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  • 90 years ago: Red Grange's amazing game

    90 years ago: Red Grange's amazing game
    Ninety years ago this week, Red Grange took the opening kickoff of the Illinois-Michigan football game on the Fighting Illini's 5-yard line and zigzagged through 11 frustrated defenders to score a touchdown, giving 65,000 fans a down payment on the thrill show they were expecting when they headed to Champaign from all directions.
  • 100 years after big league debut, Babe Ruth is still larger than life

    100 years after big league debut, Babe Ruth is still larger than life
    It is easy now to identify the most famous name from the baseball box score dated July 11, 1914. However, one hundred summers ago at Boston's Fenway Park, the annotation "Ruth" was not historically significant. The baby-faced pitcher, only months...

    Aetna, Travelers Put A Premium On Girls Basketball In 1920s

    Aetna, Travelers Put A Premium On Girls Basketball In 1920s
    When the Aetna girls basketball team disbanded before the 1934-35 season, it was big news. This is a team that had won 111 of 133 games since 1924. A team that played at Madison Square Garden in 1928, said to be the first women'sĀ gameĀ there. A team that...

    Review: 'His Ownself' by Dan Jenkins

    Review: 'His Ownself' by Dan Jenkins
    Dan Jenkins may not be the greatest sportswriter of the 20th Century but he is indisputably in the same ballpark with such people as Grantland Rice, Ring Lardner, Red Smith, Jim Murray, Frank Deford and Gary Smith. There are others, of course, some of...

    10 things you might not know about Wrigley Field

    10 things you might not know about Wrigley Field
    Amid all the wrangling over renovations and increased signage at Wrigley Field, we'd like to explode a few myths about the 99-year-old ballpark. As Ernie Banks might put it, let's play 10: 1 The ballpark you know as Wrigley Field, home of the Cubs, used...