Ben Hernandez and Ed Howard rep’ Chicago at top high school baseball showcase

By Ben Friedl Medill Reports Not only did De La Salle Institute pitcher Ben Hernandez and Mount Carmel infielder Ed Howard display their talent to over 50 MLB scouts at the Under Armour All-America game at Wrigley Field Monday,  they also represented Chicago high school baseball in one of the most important showcases of the […]

What do MLB scouts look for at the Under Armour All-America Game?

By Ben Friedl Medill Reports Major League Baseball scouts armed with clipboards, tripods, and cameras comprised a majority of the crowd at Curtis Granderson Stadium at UIC on Sunday, as almost every top high school baseball prospect in the country took the field for the Under Armour All-America Game scouting showcase. “Events like this are […]

GEICO City Series hopes to increase media exposure for high school baseball

By Ben Friedl Medill Reports High school baseball in urban-areas often doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. The GEICO Baseball City Series, a new all-star baseball tournament held in Chicago, Illinois with teams representing Chicago, New York, Miami, and Los Angeles, is on a mission to change that. “We want to give inner-cities a chance […]

Wrigleyville Sports takes a stand by keeping Addison Russell merchandise off the shelves

By Ben Friedl Medill Reports Although the Chicago Cubs decided to bring back infielder Addison Russell for the 2019 season, Wrigleyville Sports will not bring back its Russell merchandise, according to a store manager. Russell, 25, was suspended 40 games on October 3 for violating Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. As a result, Wrigleyville […]

Pallas provides silver lining in loss to Nebraska with 1000th career rebound

By Ben Friedl Medill Reports Despite recording her 1000th career rebound for Northwestern women’s basketball, senior center Pallas Kunayi-Akpanah and the  Wildcats narrowly missed completing the season-sweep against Nebraska Thursday, losing by a score of 71-64. Nebraska was able to jump out to an early lead thanks to stand out first half shooting performance. The […]

Polar vortex freezes Wildcats in loss to Minnesota

By Ben Friedl Medill Reports Despite a fourth quarter surge from Northwestern University women’s basketball and a standout performance by freshman guard Veronica Burton, the Wildcats fell just short against conference rivals Minnesota with a score of 61-54 on Thursday. As temperatures outside Welsh-Ryan arena eclipsed 0 degrees at tipoff, Northwestern started the indoor game […]

Get Caught Up With Northwestern Women’s Basketball – An Interactive Timeline

By Ben Friedl Medill Reports Northwestern Women’s Basketball are in the midst of a bounce-back season. This interactive timeline outlines the team’s highs and lows thus far while also looking forward to an exciting second-half of the season. To view  Northwestern Women’s Basketball’s upcoming schedule click here. Photo at top: Northwestern Women’s Basketball Team embraces […]

Pallas gets it done (again) for Northwestern in dominant win

By Ben Friedl Medill Reports Senior center Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah once again dominated with an all-encompassing performance Sunday, as her 21 points, 15 rebounds, and three blocks led Northwestern Women’s Basketball to a 72-46 victory over conference rivals Wisconsin. However, Wisconsin was able to limit Pallas’s scoring in the first half thanks to 6-foot senior Marsha […]