T. rex ‘Sue’ gets a new room and a new look

By Yvaine Ye Medill Reports Chicago’s beloved Tyrannosaurus rex, known as “Sue” at The Field Museum, is moving to a new exhibition space on the second floor after 18 years in the museum’s main hall. Because most of its bones are real, scientists have to take Sue down piece by piece with extra care, said […]

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reinforces NBA’s stance on sports betting

Adam Silver addresses the media at his All-Star Weekend press conference on Saturday.

By Richard Foster-Shelton Medill Reports LOS ANGELES – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver emphasized his belief that the NBA should receive a 1% “integrity fee” if the Supreme Court gives all 50 states the option to legalize sports gambling as expected later this year. “From the NBA’s standpoint, we will spend this year roughly $7.5 billion […]

Larry Nance Jr. sees a bright future for his Northwestern-bound brother

By Patrick Engel Medill Reports LOS ANGELES – Larry Nance Jr.’s life is pretty good these days. He plays alongside LeBron James for his home state’s NBA team. He moved from a team out of the playoff picture to one that, with the addition of him and a few others, looks like title contenders once […]

Most memorable moments from the NBA Celebrity Game

By Jourdan Kerl and Brianna Williams Medill Reports LOS ANGELES – The 2018 NBA Celebrity Game pit some of the most recognizable names against one another for bragging rights and a possible MVP selection by fan vote. Late additions Justin Bieber and Quavo of the rap group Migos would play for Team Lakers and Team […]

Catching Up with All-Star Weekend’s Mascot Babysitter

By Daniel Comer Medill Reports LOS ANGELES – Several recognizable team mascots have entertained spectators throughout NBA All-Star Weekend, but who is the middle-aged man wearing 10 credentials and chasing them from event to event? That would be Dominic Davila, 46, who is known in NBA circles as the mascot babysitter this weekend, a designation […]