Why the Cavs’ future depends on these NBA Finals…


By Allie Burger It’s now…or maybe not for a long time for the Cleveland Cavaliers if they don’t win the 2017 NBA Finals. Here’s a breakdown of all the moving parts in their organization that could be affected if they lose. Photo at top: The Cleveland Cavaliers are tied for the oldest team in the […]

Chicago River enthusiasts take a group photo to focus on conservation

By Allie Burger April is Overflow Action Month on the Chicago River. Because of how the city’s sewer system was designed, sewage can enter the river during heavy rains when the drains overflow. To promote awareness of the issue, and to encourage water conservation, Friends of the Chicago River invited residents to “photobomb” the river. Photo […]

Westinghouse senior builds a bright future with a best friend

By Allie Burger Coreyoun Rushin’s got a lot going on. He is one of the top high school basketball prospects in the city. He has multiple Division I offers. And he didn’t even play his freshman year or at a local basketball powerhouse. Here’s how Rushin stuck to his promise to a best friend, in […]

Pop-up venture unites local businesswomen for extended success

By Allie Burger Local businesswomen are working together under the philosophy that no one individual is stronger than the group. The Boss Babe pop-up shop at Block 37 in the Loop has given seven female entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell their products brick-and-mortar style under the same roof. [vimeo 214731948 w=640 h=360] Photo at top: […]

West Side showcase provides college opportunities for local basketball players

By Allie Burger and Jacob Rogers Chicago basketball guru Daniel Poneman has teamed up with NBA player Evan Turner to provide local high school and junior college basketball players a free opportunity to change their lives. The Evan Turner Prospect Showcase is a day-long event that gives 250 athletes the chance to play in front […]

Is UConn good for women’s college basketball?

DePaul prepares for their 15th consecutive NCAA tournament.

By Allie Burger The history of the DePaul’s women’s basketball program can be summed up in a walk down a wide hallway on the second floor of McGrath-Phillips Arena. The corridor, linking the offices of longtime coach Doug Bruno to his assistants, is a testament to the success of one of America’s premiere college programs. […]

DePaul women prevail despite season-long adversity

DePaul No. 1 seed in Big East tournament

By Allie Burger For DePaul women’s basketball, Wednesday morning was more than celebration. It was affirmation that this year’s team has overcome adversity. The program won five of the seven major regular season Big East awards—a tribute to the well-rounded success of the roster. But the group that played the minutes, that built the team’s […]

Former NFL player hopes his technology will decrease concussion rates

By Allie Burger Reporting from Houston The Super Bowl has come and gone. Fans have left Houston and Twitter has trended toward in-season sports. But for players, the physical effects of that game along with the cumulative contact leading up to it, will continue to be felt by the Patriots and Falcons who took over […]

In Houston Super Bowl LI merchandise in high demand, short supply

By Allie Burger Reporting from Houston One day after Super Bowl LI, fans wanted to wear their team spirit on their sleeves…. and their shirts, as well their hats and even their pants. But that proved difficult, even impossible for some, at the NFL shop in Houston. Fans waited for over an hour in line […]

Loyola women’s basketball staff builds program from the ground up

Loyola women's basketball coaches

By Allie Burger The Loyola women’s basketball coaches gathered at Revival Social Club in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood on a Tuesday night in mid-January after a long week of recruiting. They clinked glasses to commence the meal, celebrating their new 2017 class—the first five women they recruited to join their rebooting program. But the conversation then […]