Mary Schmich is world famous – but you may not know her

By Andrew Donlan Medill Reports Mary Schmich was walking to work at the Chicago Tribune, as she did everyday, when she passed a young woman naively soaking herself in some of the first strong rays of sun on Lake Michigan after a long Chicago winter. “I remember thinking ‘God, I hope she’s wearing sunscreen.’” Schmich […]

Riding with SLAM Magazine at NBA All-Star weekend

By Andrew Donlan and John Alfes Medill Reports South Tryon Street buzzed on a summery, mid-February afternoon in Charlotte, as basketball fans from around the country swarmed a Sprinter van enveloped in vibrant magazine covers at the epicenter of the basketball universe — NBA All-Star weekend. The van was placed strategically near Charlotte’s Mint Museum, […]

Anthony Davis lists his preferred destinations. All 29 of them.

Anthony Davis at ASW 2019 Media Day

By Andrew Donlan Medill Reports CHARLOTTE, N.C.– Anthony Davis, a current member of the New Orleans Pelicans, mostly fielded questions regarding what team he’d play for in the future at All-Star media day on Saturday. Celtics fans rejoiced when Davis said that Boston was on his list. “They were never not on my list,” Davis […]

Keeping history – Jack’s Silverstein’s present to Chicago sports fans

By Andrew Donlan Medill Reports When Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky threw six touchdowns in late September, Chicago’s sports historian thought of Sid Luckman, who once threw seven. As the Bears 2018-2019 defense celebrated takeaway after takeaway, he was reminded of the ’63 team—that was his father’s squad, and one of the best NFL defenses […]