Medill Newsmakers: Chicago Union growing strong fan base, sport of Ultimate Frisbee

Chicago Union Ultimate Frisbee

By Kierstin Lindkvist Medill Reports Ultimate Frisbee is one of the world’s fastest-growing sports, and the Chicago Union is making a name for itself within the sport. After making it to championship weekend last season, the Union has developed a core family-friendly fan base with hopes of spreading the passion for the sport to the […]

Big Ten Tournament: ‘Unacceptable’ second-half struggles end Wolverines’ run

By Kierstin Lindkvist Medill Reports The Michigan Wolverines’ second-half struggles ended their Big Ten tournament run against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights — marking the first time in history that the lower seed has won the first three games. Entering the tournament, the higher seeds in the first three games (Wisconsin, Nebraska and Michigan) were a […]

WATCH: Black artists featured in live art studio at Navy Pier Children’s Museum

Dana Todd Pope

By Kierstin Lindkvist Medill Reports During Black History Month, local Black artists have been featured at the Navy Pier Chicago Children’s Museum showing off their art and giving kids a glimpse at live painting. One of these artists is Dana Todd Pope: a mother of two whose art is all about painting the types of images she wanted […]

WATCH: NFL’s Man of the Year nominees give back to Phoenix Boys and Girls Club

NFL Man of the Year

By Kierstin Lindkvist Medill Reports Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, the 32 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year nominees spent Friday giving back to the community with the Boys and Girls Club of the Valley. Including everything from running drills, planting trees, playing flag football, and decorating cleats, the players celebrated the outstanding teens […]

Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s sights set on NFL Combine during Super Bowl weekend

By Kierstin Lindkvist Medill Reports PHOENIX — UCLA quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson had one thing on his mind during Super Bowl weekend. “I’m training for the NFL Combine coming up here at the end of the month,” he said. “Right now, just getting as much feedback as I can from (sports agent Leigh Steinberg), trying to […]

WATCH: Inside Big Ten Network Student U Productions at Northwestern

Inside Big Ten Network

By Kierstin Lindkvist Medill Reports Students on Northwestern’s campus have been getting hands-on experience in live sports production for at least a decade. A full broadcast takes anywhere from 10-12 people, but there are different levels and all different sports shows students can learn from. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into a broadcast, and the […]