| Jul 4, 2015
| 6:22 AM
One of the biggest misconceptions about an athletic scholarship comes in the expectations.
It doesn't promise playing time, good health or even a positive overall experience. All free room, board, tuition and books guarantees is access to everything...
| Jul 2, 2015
| 2:27 PM
South Elgin's Ryan Weiss completed a remarkably rapid ascension to Division I baseball this week when he signed a letter of intent to play at Wright State University.
Like much of Weiss' pitching career, the signing Tuesday with Wright State came as a...
| Jun 30, 2015
| 2:30 PM
After Hinsdale South senior Josh King verbally committed to play football at Michigan State, recruiting attention on the school's Class of 2016 now focuses squarely on another coveted star.
Barret Benson, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound center for the Hornets...
| Jun 30, 2015
| 1:37 PM
Daryl Thomas plans to connect with St. Joseph coach Gene Pingatore, but not merely to reminisce about the Chargers' run to the Class AA quarterfinals in 1983.
Thomas wants to spend more time on the phone or in the office with his former coach because...
| Jun 24, 2015
| 10:07 AM
Former Illinois basketball star Dee Brown will join the university's athletic staff for the summer as a special assistant to athletic director Mike Thomas.
Brown's duties are described like an ambassador for the program, assisting in recruiting in...
| Jun 29, 2015
| 4:43 PM
The accolades keep coming for Michigan shortstop Abby Ramirez, a former Trinity softball player and 2013 Illinois Gatorade Softball Player of the Year.
Ramirez, the Pioneer Press Softball Player of the Year in 2013, has continued to roll to success in...
| Jun 24, 2015
| 12:36 PM
Lafayette women's basketball is offering several summer camps in the coming weeks.
There are three Elite Camps for those in grades 9-12: June 28, Aug. 8 and Aug. 10. The camp runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $100, which includes a T-shirt and a...
| Jun 26, 2015
| 5:03 PM
When asked to describe his freshman season, University of Michigan pitcher Bryan Pall needed just one word: Awesome.
Indeed it was for the Orland Park resident.
Not only was the Sandburg graduate chosen to the 2015 Louisville Slugger Freshman All-...
| Jun 27, 2015
| 3:09 PM
Emmanuel Rugamba is on a whirlwind football tour these days. That's a good thing.
As late as January, the Naperville Central senior wide receiver had scholarship offers from Illinois and a few mid-majors.
Fast forward to this week, when the 6-foot-1,...
| Jun 23, 2015
| 10:44 AM
Former Illinois and New Mexico State men's basketball coach Lou Henson, who is set to be inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame this fall, was in a Houston hospital awaiting tests due to a weakened immune system.
The 83-year-old Henson became...
| Jun 22, 2015
| 3:58 PM
Wojtek Gasienica's transformation from a novice into one of Illinois' top kicking prospects has happened in less than nine months.
Gasienica, a senior-to-be at Ridgewood, began kicking for the Rebels' football team in August 2014. Just four months...