Never far From Flint, Miles Bridges wins Rising Stars MVP

By Tony Garcia Medill Reports The United Center is a long way from 411 East 3rd street, Flint, Michigan, a YMCA with an odor of toughness as strong as the determination of the city in which it resides. Two hundred, seventy four and two-tenths miles away to be specific. But on Friday night, when the […]

Bryant’s presence felt at Hall of Fame Announcement

By Zoe Collins Rath Medill Reports The Basketball Hall of Fame finalists were announced Friday, but the typically joyous occasion was somber when recalling the memory of Class of 2020 nominee Kobe Bryant. “We wish he were here today,” said NBA TV host Matt Winer, who emceed the announcement. Bryant was one of nine people […]

Lakers fans share the significance behind their Kobe attire

By Nate Schwartz Medill Reports On Feb. 10, 2020, two weeks after Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, hundreds of Lakers fans donned Kobe t-shirts and jerseys for the team’s final home game before the All-Star break. Medill Reports spoke with a few of the fans and asked them to share why Kobe was so meaningful to […]

The future arrives for last-place L.A. Kings

By Joshua R. Skinner Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Kings are running out of time to make a move for a Western Conference playoff spot. But if they are going to make an unlikely run to the postseason, a 5-3 victory over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday was a good place to […]

Why the Genesis Open changed to an Invitational

By Leah Vann Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Even a slight change in name gave the Genesis Invitational more weight on the PGA Tour this year. The Genesis Invitational in previous years played in an Open format, fielding 144 golfers that play through a Monday qualifying round to earn a spot. The switch to the […]

Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago gets special visit from NBA Cares

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports The start of NBA All-Star Weekend is always an exciting time filled with celebrity appearances and dazzling skills on the court. But on Thursday, the only superstars were the ones at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago as NBA legends such as Horace Grant, Dikembe Mutombo […]

‘No matter who wins’: South Carolina mayor calls for moderation, unity in primary

By Anne Snabes and Maura Turcotte Medill Reports Billy Keyserling, the mayor of Beaufort, South Carolina, governs over a small coastal city reflective of much of the state — largely Republican with some moderate Democrats. Following Pete Buttigieg’s narrow win of more delegates in Iowa and Sen. Bernie Sanders’ victory in New Hampshire, the pressure […]

Women talk pay gap and finances at new wine and networking event series

By Ruiqi Chen Medill Reports BottlesUp!, a Chicago wine shop, organized a networking and wine tasting event for women last week to discuss strategies for combating pay inequity and managing their finances, two of the biggest challenges that stand in the way of professional success for many women. Melissa Zeman, the owner of the Lakeview […]