NFL starting to bridge gap of diversity with Madden Tournament

By Jelah Anderson Medill Reports  LOS ANGELES — The NFL hosted its second annual Madden NFL 22 x HBCU Tournament with EA during Super Bowl LVI week to celebrate the impact of historically Black colleges and universities, but the lack of diversity among head coaches in the NFL lingers over the league’s head. Former Miami […]

Time commitment pays off for Cooper Kupp with Super Bowl MVP win

Cooper Kupp

By Kyle Kelly Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — About 21 full days. That is the amount of time Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp estimated he spent working with quarterback Matthew Stafford outside of mandated practice time to develop their chemistry. Kupp won the Pete Rozelle Trophy as Super Bowl LVI MVP in Inglewood, […]

Clock strikes 12 on Burrow, Bengals

By Jack Savage Medill Reports INGLEWOOD, Calif. – The Cincinnati Bengals were outshined by the Los Angeles Rams, falling 23-20 in Super Bowl LVI as their inexperience seemed to finally catch up with them. This young Bengal squad’s whole mantra throughout the postseason was, as quarterback Joe Burrow put it, “We don’t know what we […]

Rams stars shine brightest in 23-20 Super Bowl victory

By JP Acosta Medill Reports INGLEWOOD, Calif. – The NFL couldn’t resist playing up all the Hollywood tropes for the first Super Bowl played in the Los Angeles area since 1993, right through a pregame video shown in SoFi Stadium in which Halle Berry advised fans to think of the game as “the next great […]

Opportunities for Rams players are more than just a game

Troy Reeder

By Connor Zimmerlee Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — On the cusp of playing in the Super Bowl, Los Angeles Rams linebacker Troy Reeder’s face was beaming with joy for another reason.  As Reeder and his teammate Darious Williams sat through media availability on Friday, answering questions from different reporters, both maintained their pure love of […]

Jade Loville’s 27 points fuel Sun Devils upset over No. 6 Arizona


By Alyssa Muir Medill Reports TEMPE, Ariz. — It was just the opening possession, but when Jade Loville caught a kick-out pass from Mael Gilles and promptly drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key, it signaled more to come from Arizona State’s senior guard in the Sun Devils’ 81-77 upset win over the […]