How athletes manage the mental toll of injury


By Krystina Iordanou Medill Reports The physical health of your favorite athlete can determine the season’s success of their your favorite team. Sprains, fractures, concussions and other injuries can take a player off the field for several weeks or more. Physical injury is a recurring aspect of sports that can’t always be avoided, but its […]

Keys to success: Day in the life of an NU women’s basketball player


By Krystina Iordanou Medill Reports Entering her final season on the Northwestern University Women’s Basketball team, senior Abi Scheid is a seasoned veteran when it comes to balancing academics, practice and nutrition among the many responsibilities that come with being a division one athlete at a top university. Coming off her best statistical season yet […]

Red Stars fall short in franchise’s first NWSL Championship game


By Krystina Iordanou Medill Reports Sunday’s Championship match didn’t catalyze the win the Chicago Red Stars had hoped for, as four goals by the dynamic North Carolina Courage offense proved to be too much in the match. The Chicago Red Stars controlled play for the first few minutes of the game but an early goal […]

Two Leo alums join forces to revive a premiere South Side school

By Krystina Iordanou Medill Reports Straightening ties, tucking in shirts, and welcoming young men to the “brotherhood” is an opening day tradition for Dan McGrath, Leo High School president, who greets the young men individually as they arrive for their first day of school. It’s a tradition that McGrath has continued for nearly 10 years […]

Chicago Red Stars dynamic offensive duo aces team’s first NWSL championship bid

By Krystina Iordanou Medill Reports For four consecutive years, the Chicago Red Stars have endured the pain of losing in the National Women’s Soccer League semifinal. But today’s match brought out their best performance, a large home crowd, and the outcome they have been patiently working for. In front of nearly 10,000 fans, the Chicago […]

Chicago Red Stars brings women’s soccer playoff back to the Windy City

By Krystina Iordanou Medill Reports For only the second time in franchise history, the Chicago Red Stars will host a semifinal playoff game against Portland Thorns FC Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Seat Geek Stadium in Bridgeview. The matchup marks the fourth meeting this season between the two clubs, with Portland having the 2-0-1 edge […]