Retiring football coach Jerry Kill remembered as one of the ‘good guys’

Jerry Kill Retirement

By Jordan Ray Several years ago, a young college quarterback was walking through the football facility at Northern Illinois University, when his head coach stopped him. “What have you done today to get better?” the coach asked. “Uh…uh…you know, I’m not really sure, Coach. I lifted?” the quarterback responded, caught off guard and a little […]

Reactions mixed on Northwestern’s tribute jerseys

NU jersey back

By Jordan Ray The Northwestern Wildcats football team will take Ryan Field this weekend, sporting a new look meant to honor one of the school’s most successful teams of all time. But reactions are mixed. Northwestern unveiled the jerseys, which commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1995 team that won a Big Ten title and […]

Quick Hits: Cubs-Cardinals Game 4


By Jordan Ray Follow along throughout the day for quick hits and tidbits form around Chicago related to today’s Game 4 National League Division Series game between the Cubs and the Cardinals.  THE LOCAL TAVERN MOOD AFTER THE NLDS CLINCH At a Cardinals fan watering hole: “Welp. Sad Cardbar. Friendly, though.” At a White Sox […]

Series of medical emergencies not enough to tackle Northwestern football player

Matt Frazier, NU Football Player

By JORDAN RAY In January, Northwestern offensive lineman Matt Frazier had surgery on his right ankle. In February, he had surgery on his left ankle. Three days later, he had emergency spine surgery. Then he tore his pectoral muscle. Then he contracted a staph infection in his pelvis. The infection turned septic into his bloodstream, […]