Gender wage gap: The pay disparity in athletics

By Nicole Sedivy A Medill Newsmakers Report This episode of Medill Newsmakers explores the gender wage gap in athletics present at the collegiate and professional level. [vimeo 169943305 w=474]

Draft Town day 3: Mother nature isn’t a football fan

By Nicole Sedivy Rain or shine, the draft must go on. Day three of the NFL Draft took place outdoors at Selection Square in Draft Town. But the weather didn’t cooperate. The National Weather Service reported an afternoon temperature of 47 degrees and rain. That didn’t stop every fan from attending. Some die hard football […]

Moving on? The windy city hosts the 2016 NFL Draft

By Nicole Sedivy In 2015, the NFL Draft moved to Chicago after its 50 year run in New York City. Now in its second year in Chicago, the draft celebration is bigger and better than last year. But NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said a change may be made. [vimeo 164719576 w=474] Photo at top: NFL […]

NFL Draft Town: Fans line up for three days of football fun

By Nicole Sedivy NFL fans lined up to get inside Draft Town Thursday. Located in Grant Park, the gates to the football playground opened around noon. The three-day festival is for all ages and admission is free. Fans can race the clock in a 40-yard dash, kick a football through the uprights, take a ride […]

Milwaukee Admirals vs. Grand Rapids Griffins Series Preview

By Nicole Sedivy Milwaukee, it’s time for playoff hockey. The first round of 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs begin this week. The Admirals will battle the Grand Rapids Griffins in a best of five series starting Friday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. [vimeo 163639793 w=474] Photo on top: Admirals center Max Reinhart is all […]

Chicago’s best neighborhood to ‘live well’

By Nicole Sedivy Real estate website, Trulia, named Rogers Park the best Chicago neighborhood to ‘live well’. The neighborhood met three criteria to earn the top spot in Chicago: the amount of quiet streets, places to play and the number of care facilities in the area. Residents say Rogers Park is kid friendly and welcoming […]

Batter up: Wrigleyville businesses are swinging for the fences

By Nicole Sedivy Hey Chicago what do you say? The 2016 Major League Baseball season is underway, and the Chicago Cubs open up at home against the Cincinnati Reds. The first pitch from Wrigley Field this season is at 7:05 p.m. Monday evening. But before all of the excitement, local business owners are working around […]

Yoda to young fencers: Strong, the force is

By Nicole Sedivy Whether they’re using sabers or “lightsabers”, the children at Lincoln Square Fencing enjoy hitting each other with their weapons. [vimeo 158398583 w=474]

Could these tiny judokas follow in grandpa’s Olympic footsteps?

By Nicole Sedivy On a recent evening, three little Cohens-in-training – all wearing judogi uniforms – were sticking their tongues out at each other, falling down, laughing and bouncing against the mats on the wall. The kids just want to have fun: Strangulation, arm bars and pins can wait a few years. But not forever. […]