The NFL’s first all-remote draft made for a lot of entertainment

By Clara Facchetti Medill Reports A robe. A cellphone. A dog. Parents, kids and a large Arizona home. These are just a few of the funniest things that took place during the NFL’s record-breaking all-remote draft last week. Live from his basement in Bronxville, New York, Commissioner Roger Goodell launched the NFL’s first ever all-remote […]

Chicago high schools need more women to coach boys’ teams

By Clara Facchetti Medill Reports When Emma Manning started coaching boys’ track and field at Lake View High School, she encountered a lot of resistance from her athletes. Manning said that a lot of the boys would question her training program during practice, asking why they had to do things a certain way. “I think […]

Boys’ wrestling only woman coach in Chicago high schools on her wins and challenges

By Clara Facchetti Medill Reports Angela Kus started her coaching career in Chicago sixteen years ago. Kus, who is an English teacher, had always been interested in sports and wanted to coach football. When she first expressed her interest, her male principal at the time laughed and suggested that she coach volleyball or cheerleading. So, […]

Chicago high schools make slow progress to address athletes’ mental health

By Clara Facchetti Medill Reports High school athletes tend to face greater pressure than other students, but many schools in Chicago lack services to help them. Several coaches in Chicago, who oversee volleyball, basketball and cross-country, said they noticed higher rates of anxiety in their athletes due to intense pressure from competition, tough losses and […]

Patrick Reed’s fans say the golfer is misjudged and misrepresented

By Clara Facchetti Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Calm. Human. Outspoken. Opinionated. These are some of the unfamiliar words that fans used to describe American golfer Patrick Reed at Riviera Country Club this week. Reed was in L.A. to play in the Genesis Invitational, where he finished in 51st place at 2 over par. Plagued […]

Northwestern alum talks life as a basketball G League player in Los Angeles

By Clara Facchetti Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — When Reggie Hearn played his first minutes for Northwestern University’s basketball team, he was a walk-on with little experience. By the time his senior season came around, Hearn had become indispensable to his team. After a few years in the G League, he was signed by the […]

Genesis Invitational: Tiger Woods has his eyes set on the title

By Clara Facchetti Medill Reports LOS ANGELES — Tiger Woods will never forget it. He was with his father at the historic Riviera Country Club and saw Tom Watson on the eighth hole. “Tom hit his ball to the back of the left pin, hit it left of the green,” Woods said. “I’m basically one […]