| Mar 20, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Illinois-Chicago won its first postseason game ever Wednesday night by outlasting crosstown opponent Chicago State 80-69 in the first round of the CollegeInsider.com tournament at the UIC Pavilion.
Daniel Barnes scored 22 points, including 18 on 3-...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 7:20 AM
If getting reamed by the notoriously grumpy Harrison Ford is a rite of passage for entertainment reporters, you could say I was finally initiated into the club March 18. In fact, you could say a few Chicago reporters were initiated that night.
| Mar 16, 2013
| 4:02 PM
It's got a nice ring, but don't get too cocky, basketball fans. Granted, you have one of the two best non-sporting sporting events (in which no scoring happens), but you will never touch the first day of the NFL Draft.
| Mar 4, 2013
| 9:19 PM
'95-96 Bulls unstoppable
The Bulls appeared vulnerable in the fall of 1995. Michael Jordan's return from his first retirement and baseball experiment in the spring had led to uneven moments, including a second-round...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 8:46 AM
Batman always got to drive the Batmobile, Barack Obama has Air Force One at his constant disposal, and Michael Jordan was ... well, Michael Jordan.
But let's face it, Robin did his fair share to save Gotham City. Joe Biden is a smart guy who provides...
| Feb 24, 2013
A Northwestern University student filed a lawsuit against the school in 2008, alleging top administrators failed to discipline a student who raped her.
But what happened in the case is a secret.
The student's complaint, filed under a pseudonym to...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:05 PM
You mean we have to do it again?
Winning a second consecutive NBA title with the same core group of players can be like dealing with two children: It isn't twice as hard, it's exponentially more tiring and headache-inducing than handling the first....
| Feb 16, 2013
| 5:46 PM
What do you get someone who, with six NBA championships, five most valuable player awards, 14 All-Star selections, 10 scoring titles and multiple millions of dollars, seemingly has it all?
Well, in the case of Michael Jordan's 50th birthday, memories...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:10 PM
How might a Hollywood movie pitchman capture the tone and pith of "See Now Then," a new novel by the intense and lyrical novelist Jamaica Kincaid about the disintegration of a modern marriage? Chaucer's Wife of Bath meets Virginia Woolf!
| May 29, 2013
| 9:36 PM
It was over.
It was all over.
With 1:47 remaining in regulation of Game 7, the Blackhawks' Niklas Hjalmarsson unleashed a fierce shot past Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard, giving the Hawks a 2-1 lead and a glimpse of advancement. The crowd roared in...
| May 23, 2013
Why did it take so long for Brian Urlacher to leave the game?
It could have been the pride a world-class athlete needs to become truly great at what he does. It could have been merely mercenary, the desire for another big payday.
The end for Urlacher ...