NBA draft combine highlights potential hidden gems from smaller schools

By Max Olsan Medill Reports Grabbing a spot in the NBA is no easy task, especially if you are from a non-Power Five school.  At this year’s NBA draft combine in Chicago there were members of Final Four teams, national champions and national player of the year winners. There were also players who never once […]

After tragedy, Shawn Harrington uses platform to give back to community that raised him

By Max Olsan Medill Reports  Shawn Harrington is no stranger to facing adversity. He saved his daughter’s life in a shooting that left him severely injured. Now, he is using his platform to give back to the city that raised him. TRANSCRIPT: [COACH HARRINGTON GIVING ADVICE TO YOUNG PLAYER] SHAWN HARRINGTON, Children of Peace after-school […]

Big Ten Tournament: No Sensabaugh, no problem; Buckeyes advance to semifinals

By Max Olsan Medill Reports Brice Sensabaugh, Ohio State’s leading scorer, was ruled out with knee soreness Friday ahead of the team’s Big Ten men’s basketball tournament quarterfinal game against Michigan State. However, that didn’t stop the No. 13 seed Buckeyes from prevailing with their third win in as many days to become the lowest […]

Chicago Public Red South Conference winners make history

By Max Olsan Medill Reports The Kenwood High School men’s basketball team is having one of its most successful seasons in recent history. They beat powerhouse Simeon for the first time in school history and even won the Red South Conference. Yet the job is not finished, as they still feel they have more to […]

Prescott wins award, gives back to community the next day

By Max Olsan Medill Reports The Cowboys’ Dak Prescott, who won the 2022-23 Walter Payton Man of the Year award, was joined by his fellow nominees for a day with members of the Boys and Girls Club of the Valley on Friday. The players talked, threw passes and ran through drills with the kids, all […]

Stoutland, Eagles use development to build premier offensive line

By Max Olsan Medill Reports  PHOENIX — Jeff Stoutland, the Philadelphia Eagles offensive line coach and run game coordinator, or Stout, as his players call him, picked up his empty coffee cup and flipped it onto the table of the bustling hotel conference room during the Philadelphia Eagles’ open media session. Then, with a wide […]