BC commit Jalen McCain is the man with the plan on and off the field

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports Led by Boston College football commit Jalen “Buck” McCain his new project Be Gr8 Fitness is making all the right moves during this difficult time. Photo at top: Jalen McCain and his team after finishing a virtual workout here. (Mark McCain/Athletic Republic)

A perfect fit stays positive

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports COVID-19 is taking its toll on elderly people living in retirement homes. One Maryland senior residence is keeping members positive with a series of celebrations. Photo at top: A Perfect Fit residence home in Maryland. (Christina Fitts/A Perfect Fit)

A look at the NFL’s virtual offseason

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports While COVID-19 continues to affect the sports world, the NFL is moving forward with a virtual offseason. The organization is giving teams a chance to meet and get ready for the season online. Photo at top: New England Patriots #51 Ja’Whaun Bentley celebrates on the field. (Eric Adler/Patriots)

COVID-19: Stories From Across America

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports In this May 3-10 special report, COVID-19: Stories from across America, Medill Reports looks at how the global pandemic is affecting businesses, graduates, festivals, and students in the United States. We take you on a journey across the country from Maryland to Arizona as we examine the world and how […]

Real estate market still moving despite COVID-19

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports With COVID-19 continuing to sweep the nation, the real estate market is expected to take a bit hit. Realtors are trying to change their strategy during this difficult time. Photo at top: Realtor Jarriel Jordan holds a sold sign. (Courtesy of Wyevetra Jordan/Exit Landmark Realty)

Leading the troops: Jahmir Young’s brilliant season ends due to COVID-19

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports Charlotte 49ers All-American point guard Jahmir Young was gearing up for the conference tournament in Frisco Texas with a chance of potentially going to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2005. As COVID-19 took over the world his phenomenal season ended instantly. Photo at top: Jahmir Young brings […]

NFL hopefuls still grinding amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports As the NFL draft begins tomorrow small school prospects Mason Gray and Kellon Taylor are extremely confident. They refuse to let a pandemic stop them from realizing their dreams. Photo at top: (Courtesy of Robert Morris Athletics)

From hoops to home

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports As the coronavirus affects the world, athletes are forced to adjust to life without sports. Basketball player James Robinson’s season in Europe was abruptly canceled. His road back home to Maryland has been a wild one. Photo at top: James Robinson running a play during his FIBA Eurocup season. (Eurocup/FIBA)

New All-Star Game format brings out the best in both teams

By Evan Brooks Medill Reports The much-anticipated debut of the new NBA All-Star game format was a hit, as  Team LeBron beat Team Giannis, 157-155, in what turned out to be a very competitive and highly skilled basketball game. All-Star games are typically high-scoring affairs with little stakes, but with the new format — in […]