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Kris Bryants days on the Chicago Cubs are most likely numbered

Kris Bryant’s days on the Chicago Cubs are most likely numbered

By Aaron Doster | February 6, 2020

DeKALB — The Chicago Cubs might be looking to part ways with third baseman Kris Bryant amidst his denied grievance claim for service time manipulation. Bryant and his agent Scott Boras claimed the Cubs kept him off the opening day roster in 2015 so...

Teams should not ignore extra baggage athletes carry no matter skill level

By Matt Boecker | October 15, 2019

DeKALB — There are plenty of die-hard sports fans who will cheer on their team through thick and thin. However, the bonds that fans have with their teams are being tested as we learn more about athletes and their personal lives.With the continued emergence...

Chicago, USA- July 10,2013: Wrigley Field Stadium - Home of Chicago Cubs - major league baseball team of Chicago and people waiting in line in front of it. Wrigley Field is one of the oldest baseball fields in the country.

Chicago Cubs and NIU to team up for Huskie Night at Wrigley

By Justin Kelley | September 2, 2019

DeKALB — NIU is teaming up with the Chicago Cubs for their annual Northern Illinois University Group Outing. The game will be at 7:05 p.m. Sept. 16, at Wrigley Field as the Cubs take on the Cincinnati Reds. NIU students, alumni and fans are all welcomed...

Cubs prepare for playoff push

By Justin Kelley | September 9, 2018

As the regular season is winding down, the playoff-hopeful Chicago Cubs are looking for a spark in the final month of the season.The Cubs are 3.5 games ahead of their division rival, the Milwaukee Brewers, and play a crucial three-game series at home...

Cubs surviving despite pitching woes

By Michael Urbanec | August 6, 2018

Cole Hamels’ Cubs debut on Wednesday answered a few questions about whether or not the 34 year old four time all star can still get the job done, but his viability going forward is still in question.The Cubs sent long-reliever and spot-starter Eddie...

Injury plagued Cubs staff saved by strong bats

By James Krause | July 9, 2018

The Chicago Cubs are one of the hottest teams in the National League as the season heads closer to the All-Star Break.The team ranks highest in the National League in hits, runs, batting average and on-base percentage. The team averages 5.12 runs per...

Police response should be the same

Police response should be the same

By Editorial Board | February 15, 2018

There is no excuse for the way Philadelphia Eagles fans acted after the Feb. 4 Super Bowl, and the police force there absolutely should have handled it the same as any other violent public disturbance.Philadelphia Eagles fans are not the only sports fans...

Top-5 Chicago Attractions

Top-5 Chicago Attractions

By Tom Burton | July 10, 2017

Chicago is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world and there are several things to do in a day at the city. While students are resting their brains over the summer break, here are the five best things to do in the third largest city in...

Chicago Cubs Miguel Montero (47) celebrates a grand slam during the eighth inning of Game 1 of the National League baseball championship series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cubs look to improve after all-star break

By Eddie Garcia | July 10, 2017

The Chicago Cubs are on pace to make history yet again, just not in the way Cubs fans or Major League Baseball experts had predicted.Before the start of the 2017 MLB season, 40 percent of ESPN analysts selected the Cubs to represent the National League...

Cubs struggling for consistency

Cubs struggling for consistency

By Eddie Garcia | June 26, 2017

No one could have anticipated this — not the fans, not the coaches and not even the players themselves, but the Chicago Cubs are under-performing this season thus far.It is hard to be concerned about a team who went 103-58 in 2016 and are the World...

Cubs prepare for World Series repeat

Cubs prepare for World Series repeat

By Associated Press | April 2, 2017

The Chicago Cubs successfully ended the longest championship drought — 108 years — in any major sport this past season.They have looked strong during spring training with the likes of prospects Ian Happ and Eloy Jimenez, Jr. coming on strong and giving...

MLB season preview

MLB season preview

By Scott A. Nicol | March 30, 2017

Sports Editor Scott A. Nicol predicts who will win each division in baseball, the wild card winners and the World Series matchup. Predictions are based on offseason moves, current roster talent and possible trades. It’s the most wonderful time of the...