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Chicago Bulls center Nikola Vučević questions a call during a Bulls home game against the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday. Vučević was traded to Chicago in March 2021 and has yet to represent the Bulls at the NBA All-Star Game. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)

COLUMN: The Chicago Bulls need a fresh start

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | January 31, 2024

With the NBA’s Feb. 8 trade deadline fast approaching and the Chicago Bulls sitting in ninth place in the Eastern Conference, the time has once again come for the Bulls to start over after another failed rebuild.  We are now four seasons into the...

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine shoots a layup past Denver Nuggets forward Jrue Holiday in a preseason game on Thursday. The Bulls are set to start the 2023-2024 season with LaVine, guard DeMar DeRozan and forward Nikola Vučević at the helm. (AP Photo | Nam Y. Huh)

Bulls set for 2023-2024 season with same core

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | October 17, 2023

DeKALB – The NBA season is fast approaching with opening night scheduled for Oct. 24. The Chicago Bulls season opener is Oct. 25 against the Oklahoma City Thunder.  After returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2017 in the 2021-2022 season,...

Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball (2) dribbles the ball up the court against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Jan. 9, 2022. (AP Photo | Tim Heitman)

COLUMN: The Bulls should play internationally more often

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | January 20, 2023

The Chicago Bulls (21-24) competed in their fourth ever NBA international game on Thursday, where they faced the Detroit Pistons (12-36) in Paris, France.  The Bulls defeated the Pistons in convincing fashion, winning 126-108. The Bulls dominated...

COLUMN: It’s time for the Chicago Bulls to ‘blow up’ their roster

By Kalesia Williams, Sports Reporter | January 19, 2023

Before the All-Star break last season, the Chicago Bulls remained at the top of the Eastern Conference but fell apart after the All-Star break due to covid protocols and Lonzo Ball’s injury. Before Ball's injury, the Bulls were 27-11. The Bulls finished...

Chicago Bulls guard Ayo Dosunmu is led off the court by the Bulls medical team for concussion protocols during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday in San Antonio, Texas.

COLUMN: Ayo Dosunmu is the Chicago Bulls’ newest hometown hero

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | October 31, 2022
Sports reporter DeOndre Saunders compares the early popularity and on-court success of Chicago Bulls second-year player Ayo Dosunmu and former Bulls star Derrick Rose.
Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozan (11) drives against Atlanta Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Updating NBA award predictions in the season’s second half

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | March 4, 2022

The 2021-22 NBA season is past the halfway mark and there are about 20 games left till the playoffs start in April. There have been a lot of surprising players this year, such as Grizzlies guard Ja Morant, Cavaliers guard Darius Garland and San Antonio...

Huffs Hoops: The Last Dance highlights change in NBA rivalries

Huff’s Hoops: “The Last Dance” highlights change in NBA rivalries

By Jarrett Huff | April 28, 2020

Episodes three and four of ESPN 30 for 30’s “The Last Dance” aired Sunday, giving us arguably some of the best two hours in the documentary series’ history. From Ron Harper’s criticism of Cleveland Cavaliers Head Coach Lenny Wilkens decision...

Senior Eugene German (center) runs to the right corner after handing off the ball to a sophomore Trendon Hankerson (back right) Feb. 7 during NIUs 57-54 win over Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

NIU men’s basketball seeks seven straight versus Ball State

By Mike Knapp | February 10, 2020

Senior Eugene German (center) runs to the right corner after handing off the ball to a sophomore Trendon Hankerson (back right) Feb. 7 during NIU's 57-54 win over Kent State University at the Convocation Center.

A long journey, including time in Central America and Europe, has led Coach Colhoff to DeKalb

A long journey, including time in Central America and Europe, has led Coach Colhoff to DeKalb

By Jarrett Huff | November 13, 2019

Head Coach Julie Colhoff has a word with sophomore defender Jenna Lewey Sept. 15, 2019, during NIU's 2-1 loss against Loyola University – Chicago at the Soccer and Track and Field Complex.   

New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose goes to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA game, March 20, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 114-105. 

Former Bull falls in career

By Tom Burton | April 6, 2017

New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose goes to the basket against Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA game, March 20, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 114-105.