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Chicago White Sox shortstop Danny Mendick throws a baseball during the second inning of a spring training baseball game Friday in Tempe, Arizona. The White Sox and Chicago Cubs are set for their respective Opening Day games on Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Cubs, White Sox ready for 2024 season

By Zachary Bertram, Senior Sports Reporter | March 27, 2024

MLB opening day is fast approaching as the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Cubs open up their 2024 seasons Thursday. The White Sox begin with a three-game home series against the AL Central rival Detroit Tigers. The Cubs travel to Arlington for a three-game...

White Sox strengths lie in farm system

By James Krause | July 16, 2018

While the Cubs are striving for a playoff run on the North Side of Chicago, the Chicago White Sox’ struggles continue in the American League, but their young core is starting to show signs of development.The White Sox enter the All-Star break at a record...

Huskies set for city

By Scott Nicol | November 7, 2016

Football plays at home of White SoxDeKALB | NIU’s football team is set to play the first ever non-baseball sporting event in the 25-year lifespan of the home of the Chicago White Sox in the Huskie Chi-Town Showdown.Newly renamed “Guaranteed Rate Field”,...

Football to play its first event at U.S. Cellular Field

By Scott Nicol | October 6, 2016

CHICAGO | Newly named Guaranteed Rate Field’s first event will not be a Chicago White Sox baseball game.Instead, NIU will host the first event: A Mid-American Conference rivalry game Nov. 9 against the University of Toledo Rockets.The game will be a...

NIU to play Toledo in historic game at U.S. Cellular Field

By Northern Star staff | February 17, 2016

History will be made this year at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago as NIU will play against the University of Toledo in the “Huskie Chi-Town Showdown,” the first football game ever played in the baseball stadium.The game will take place Nov. 9 and will...

Chicago baseball: White Sox look like instant contenders

Chicago baseball: White Sox look like instant contenders

By Frank Gogola | April 6, 2015

The Chicago White Sox had themselves an out-of-the-blue renaissance over the offseason that sparked the fan base and put the team into the national eye.The White Sox’s offseason moves combined with a good core of returning players puts them on the fast...

Baseball looks to bottle up wins in Coca Cola Classic

By Matt Hopkinson | February 29, 2012

As White Sox players took batting practice, NIU baseball was in attendance to watch for a short time. The Huskies are in Surprise, Ariz. for their four-game trip and had time to take in some spring training practice while they were at it. NIU will play...

The Associated Press FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011, file photo,
Cleveland Indians Kosuke Fukudome bats against the Minnesota Twins
during a baseball game in Cleveland. Kosuke Fukudome is joining the
Chicago White Sox for a fraction of the price he cost the Chicago
Cubs four years ago. The outfielder agreed Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012,
to a one-year contract that guarantees $1 million. He will get a
$500,000 salary this year, and the White Sox have a $3.5 million
option for 2013 with a $500,000 buyout. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan,

The Rant: Add Fukudome to Williams’ list of poor acquisitions

By Matt Hopkinson | February 21, 2012

The Chicago White Sox signed free-agent outfielder Kosuke Fukudome, and from a monetary stand-point, there is no reason to raise an eyebrow at this signing.Its purpose proves baffling.One year removed from the "All-In" campaign that left the White Sox...

The Rant: Corruption in Chicago

By Chris Dertz | April 21, 2011

Sox fans have to choose whether to be elated or embarrassed.The one thing that the Cubs had over the Sox was that they had never fixed a World Series.Or had they?New documents have surfaced that hint that the Cubs threw the 1918 World Series, and that...

The Rant: Here we go again

By Andrew Singer | March 20, 2011

Well, the setback everybody in baseball was waiting for finally came on Sunday.The White Sox shut down pitcher Jake Peavy with what is believed to be rotator cuff tendinitis.When did the damage occur? Might be a culmination of things, or it might be the...