| Nov 2, 2012
| 6:47 PM
Hard to imagine Lovie Smith going toe to toe with defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli at halftime of an important Bears game.
Of course, Mike Ditka and defensive coordinator Buddy Ryan famously had to be separated in the locker room at halftime of the...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 10:43 PM
Michael Jordan is lending his support (and signature) to the next outdoor art exhibit coming to Michigan Avenue.
The five-time NBA MVP signed a 3-foot golf ball Monday at Michael Jordan’s Steak House that will be on display in September on...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 6:15 AM
Less than a month after two alums were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Pitt Panthers lost to a Championship Subdivision opponent for the first time.
Those two events illustrate the opportunity and challenge confronting rookie head...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 11:53 AM
Quarterback Joe Flacco has completed 14 of 17 passes for 92 yards and one touchdown en route to helping the Ravens take a 17-7 lead against the Philadelphia Eagles at halftime.
Flacco, who is enjoying a 108.8 rating and has connected with eight different...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Chances are that if you tell someone you'll meet them at the corner of Mike Ditka Way or Hugh Hefner Way, you're bound to get some puzzled looks. But those streets do actually exist in Chicago--Da Coach's street is at 100 E. Chestnut St., and Hef's is...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Midway through my conversation with Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and his wife, Aja Volkman, in Nellcote's private dining area last week, Volkman — whose band, Nico Vega, opened for Imagine Dragons earlier that night at the House of Blues...
| Mar 9, 2013
The silence in room 401 created peace and serenity.
Former Bears guard Revie Sorey suffered a massive stroke on March 25, 2012, leaving the once eloquent and enthusiastic community leader barely able to utter a word. I visited my rehabbing friend...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 8:24 AM
The son of former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka received 24 months of probation after pleading guilty to aggravated DUI and possession of a controlled substance in a Lake County courtroom this morning.
It was Mark Ditka’s fourth arrest for...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 6:13 PM
— In a city where even funerals turn into parties, New Orleans rarely lacks for an excuse to strike up the band, boil up some crayfish and swirl together a daiquiri.
But with the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras landing this month, New Orleans never has...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:49 PM
NEW ORLEANS — When Jim Harbaugh felt Chicago's walls closing in on him during his final, fateful season as a Bears quarterback in 1993, he often sought refuge at old Halas Hall in the basement office of Geep Chryst.
Chryst, the Bears' director...
| Jan 20, 2013
| 12:41 PM
When popular athletes retire, charity work can become a double-edged sword. On one hand, they have more time to dedicate to their cause that they didn't have when they were playing games and training. On the other, they may not have the same star power...