| Feb 27, 2013
| 9:32 PM
First-year Johnsburg football coach Mike Maloney has been around the game for most of his life — first as a standout player at Joliet Catholic, then at Illinois and finally at the high school level again as a head coach at Joliet Central and now...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Looks like "The Wandering 5," aka the remaining Suburban Christian Conference members, have found a home, at least for football starting in 2014.
Hello, Chicago Catholic League.
Montini, Marian Central, Aurora Christian, St. Francis and Marmion will...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:56 PM
The days of high school athletes staying at one high school for four years seems as outdated as MySpace.
Name the high school sport and I promise you the rash of kids transferring is an issue. I wish most kids were transferring for a better academic...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 7:26 PM
With a new year just around the corner, I've been looking ahead to some important high school football issues I think the Illinois High School Association will need to address soon.
As far as I'm concerned, no issue is more pressing than the financial...
| May 8, 2013
| 6:47 PM
It's never easy when to talk about multisport athletes and football recruiting.
In an age of specialization and year-round training specific to one sport, I want to believe that the two- and three-sport athlete can survive.
Sure, there are some...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 9:52 PM
The 2012 football season will come to an end this weekend at the state finals, and I can't help but think what lies ahead for the sport.
Interest in Illinois high school football has improved. More media outlets have discovered people really care...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Eight state champions were crowned during the weekend in Champaign. And away we go with the final edition of 2012's "Monday Evening Quarterback."
Biggest surprise: Turnovers.
They are key in any game but somewhat unexpected in droves at the state...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 5:30 PM
The NFL has Sunday Night Football, Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football.
Come playoff time, they play on Saturday night, too.
College football is on five nights a week and all day Saturday.
Spoiled as a fan, it just doesn't seem fair...
| Nov 14, 2012
The topic pops up on cue annually at this time.
Should state semifinals be held at neutral sites?
You can make a case on both sides of this debate.
Several schools with natural home surfaces will host games this weekend. Rain last weekend caused...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Since the Illinois High School Association expanded the state girls volleyball tournament from two to four classes in 2007, Chicago Christian High School’s volleyball team …...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Aurora Christian football coach Don Beebe knows a little bit about championship games. He won a Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers in 1997 …...