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Big Ten Media Days Recap

By Lauren Rosen and Darren Zaslau
Medill Reports

The Medill Reports sports team recaps day two  of Big Ten Media Days with analysis about Wisconsin, Maryland and Minnesota.

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2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Analysis

By Jake Riepma, Darren Zaslau and DeForest Mapp
Medill Reports

Jake Riepma, Darren Zaslau and DeForest Mapp analyzed the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

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KPMG Women’s PGA Championship; day 2

By Darren Zaslau
Medill Reports

Three U.S. Olympians addressed the media prior to the start of the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at the Kemper Lakes Golf Club. Darren Zaslau reported from Kildeer, Ill., on June 27th for Medill Reports.

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The Rise of Technology in Sports

By Olivia Reiner and Darren Zaslau
Medill Reports

In this episode of Medill Newsmakers, Olivia Reiner and Darren Zaslau investigate the impacts of sports technology on wearables and artificial intelligence.

Photo at top: Sports technology being used in soccer. (Olivia Reiner/MEDILL)

Stats LLC Brings Artificial Intelligence to Sports Broadcasts

Darren Zaslau
Medill Reports

Stats LLC, a Chicago sports data and technology company, is creating artificial intelligence to be used in sports broadcasts. The company is training computers to track player and ball movement during games to reveal advanced analytics for broadcasters, such as similar plays and success rates. As a result, fans will have a new understanding for the sports they watch.

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First Responders Nationwide Play in 2018 Unsung Heroes Soccer Tournament

By Darren Zaslau
Medill Reports

Soccer teams made of first responders from across the country participated in the 2018 Unsung Heroes Soccer Tournament in Chicago on May 3–4. Unsung Heroes is a fundraising organization run by volunteers who are police officers, paramedics or firefighters and community service members. The event raised money for Chicago’s injured and fallen first responders.

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Fans pack Soldier Field for Chicago Bears Draft Party

Darren Zaslau
Medill Reports

On April 26th, fans filled Soldier Field for the Chicago Bears Draft Party to see who the team would select with the eighth overall pick. At the party, fans were also able to meet players, tour the locker room and participate in on-field activities. The Bears drafted Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith eighth overall.

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Northwestern baseball embraces young talent

By Darren Zaslau
Medill Reports

The Northwestern baseball team has 18 underclassmen on the current roster. As the Wildcats embark on the second half of Big Ten Conference play, they will be relying heavily on them to contribute to the team’s success. After hosting Michigan State this weekend, Northwestern will travel to Penn State and Purdue before concluding its Big Ten Conference regular season schedule at home against Iowa.

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Northwestern men’s golf prepares for Big Ten Championships

By Darren Zaslau
Medill Reports

The Northwestern men’s golf team has already started its preparations for the 2018 Big Ten Championships.

After finishing in second place last year, the Wildcats are looking to capture its first Big Ten title since 2006. The Big Ten Championships will be held at the Baltimore Country Club, in Baltimore, Md., from April 27–29.


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