NFL Draft Day 3: Wildcats find their new homes 📹

Selection Square

A Medill Sports Production Day 3 of the NFL Draft brought plenty of rain, but also plenty of picks. The final four rounds were held in Selection Square, located in NFL Draft Town in Grant Park. There, crowds braved the elements to hear more names called and see teams welcome their new additions. Two former […]

Matt Bowen: Bears, Pace addressed defensive needs in 2016 NFL Draft

Bears day 2

By Tolly Taylor and Shane Monaghan Ryan Pace and the Chicago Bears front office were not apprehensive during the 2016 NFL Draft. The team made multiple trades en route to drafting nine players, seven of which were defenders. ESPN NFL staff writer Matt Bowen spoke with Medill Reports about why he felt the Bears addressed […]

Chicago says goodbye to NFL Draft until (insert best guess here)

By Julia Cardi Lisa Nelson loves Chicago, and she loves football. So when the NFL Draft came to the city starting in 2015, the La Grange resident and lifelong Green Bay Packers fan was thrilled. Nelson and her family have enjoyed attending Draft Town with her family to meet former and current players, spend time […]

It’s the 2016 NFL Draft, brought to you by Ohio State

By Jordan Ray Four years ago, Joey Bosa, Darron Lee, Eli Apple and Ezekiel Elliott took a picture together during an Ohio State football game. They were visiting the school as high school seniors on a recruiting trip. #tbt to where the journey began. Heading to Chicago to see these guys join a special class […]

To play or not to play? NFL & USA Football advise parents

By EmmaKate Austin and Lena Blietz ESPN’s Mike Golic, co-host of Mike and Mike, and his wife, Chris Golic, led a panel discussion for parents about the safety of youth football and other sports. The NFL’s Play 60 teamed up with USA Football for the event, where kids participated in an hour of football drills […]

NFL Draft Day 3: Northwestern’s Danny Vitale to the Bucs


By Chris Hayre and Adam Rossow With the 197th pick of the NFL Draft, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected Northwestern’s Danny Vitale. The All-Big Ten second team fullback helped the Wildcats reach the Outback Bowl. He was ranked as one of the top three fullback prospects in the draft. [vimeo 164848129 w=474]

Draft Town day 3: Mother nature isn’t a football fan

By Nicole Sedivy Rain or shine, the draft must go on. Day three of the NFL Draft took place outdoors at Selection Square in Draft Town. But the weather didn’t cooperate. The National Weather Service reported an afternoon temperature of 47 degrees and rain. That didn’t stop every fan from attending. Some die hard football […]

NFL Draft Round 4: First Northwestern player off the board

By Chris Hayre and Adam Rossow The first Northwestern player of the 2016 NFL Draft has been selected. With pick No. 137, the Green Bay Packers picked up Northwestern defensive end Dean Lowry. Lowry was a standout for Pat Fitzgerald and his Wildcats in Evanston for the past four years. [vimeo 164838952 w=474]

Bay Watch: Northwestern’s Vitale heads to Bucs, Lowry to Packers

By Tolly Taylor The Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t just draft Danny Vitale in the sixth round Saturday. They drafted Danny Vitale, Superback. “It sounds like they want to play me as their fullback and as a second tight end as well,” said Vitale, a hybrid “superback” at Northwestern. “That’s what I did in college, so […]