| Mar 31, 2002
Maybe the reason everything happens so fast in Daniel "Dee" Brown's life is because he embraces the immediacy of every moment.
He walks fast, talks faster and dribbles a basketball fastest of all. Illinois coach Bill Self says that "Dee Brown changes...
| May 27, 2002
The envelope looked familiar. It was like the one I had sent off months earlier addressed to the boy who had taken me to the junior prom. A few years older than I, Greg had graduated from high school and joined the Marines. His APO address gave no hint of...
| Nov 29, 2002
Conjure up images of Brian Grzelakowski and Pierre Thomas and they really should be in black-and-white because these two high school football players are throwbacks to a bygone era.
Certainly both running backs are blessed with some natural ability....
| Jan 14, 2003
Joe Lieberman Monday came back to the place where his dreams were born and told old friends and supporters he plans to pursue the ultimate American dream, a run for president.
His words and demeanor at Stamford High School reflected the trademark...
| Mar 28, 2003
Three years ago, Dameon Mason found himself burning out on basketball, and he was only a freshman.
"Mentally I was weak," the West Aurora senior said recently. "Any kind of hard work would put me out.
"I was pretty much lazy."
That's hard to imagine...
| Mar 30, 2003
A year ago, Naperville Central girls basketball coach Andy Nussbaum went on his school's public-address system to make this announcement:
"Congratulations to Candace Parker. She's decided to forgo the rest of her high school eligibility to sign with...
| Apr 6, 2003
Shannon Brown's grandmother heard deafening cheers for her grandson at his basketball games, as well as jeers from opponents' fans wanting to taunt the Proviso East senior.
But during one postseason game, his grandmother, Betty Richardson, decided she...
| Jul 29, 2003
Bob Hope, the elder statesman of comedy whose extraordinary career spanned vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, movies, books and makeshift concert platforms in war zones, has died. He was 100. Hope died at 9:28 p.m. Sunday at his home in Toluca...
| Nov 28, 2003
Juniors are supposed to be quality backups, not headlining the 2003 Tribune All-State Football Team.
But in a rare season when seven such underclassmen were named to the first team, none had more impact than Maine South quarterback Sean Price, Niles West...
| Mar 26, 2004
Jon Scheyer would do well to sit down and have a heart-to-heart talk with Shaun Livingston about living up to unreal expectations.
For the most part, Scheyer cruised through this season with the same ease with which he solves a full-court press,...
| Mar 28, 2004
David the bus driver is like a lot of people. He knew about girls high school basketball, he'd heard about Candace Parker. But Dave never had watched her play.
"You can't really understand what she's like until you see her," Naperville Central coach Andy...