After many twists and turns, Li Yueru’s WNBA dream finally comes true

By Xiaotao Zhong Medill Reports When Li Yueru was preparing for her first game for the Chicago Sky, she told Tencent Sports she needed to start her WNBA career by playing some exceptional defense. She did exactly that last Saturday. Just more than two minutes into her WNBA debut against the Las Vegas Aces on […]

PHOTOS: Northwestern women’s soccer defeats University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

By Xiaotao Zhong Medill Reports Northwestern women’s soccer faced University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in a spring season game on April 24. The Wildcats took an early lead in the first half, thanks to forward Aurea del Carmen’s goal. They continued dominating the rest of the game and scored three more goals in the second half as […]

Proximity to Phoenix Suns’ home boosts growth of FanDuel’s sportsbook

By Xiaotao Zhong Medill Reports PHOENIX – Since opening its first physical retail location in Arizona six months ago, FanDuel has been booming thanks to the recently rising local NBA team and the influx of out-of-state customers. “There is a positive momentum with gambling becoming more of a phenomenon as well as the fact that […]

When school is out, soccer at Chicago Fire youth camps fill void

By Xiaotao Zhong Medill Reports The Chicago Fire Soccer in the Community outreach program fired up recreational soccer camp for children of different age groups and skill levels across the Chicago area on Presidents Day at the Fire Pitch field in Roscoe Village. The program runs holiday camps, summer camps, tournaments and classes to provide […]

WATCH: Hole 13 of Phoenix Open gives fans a close-up view, relaxing oasis

By Xiaotao Zhong Medill Reports The Waste Management Phoenix Open is known for attracting the largest and most energized crowds in any golf tournament. This is often based on the crowds at the 16th hole, where the mass of fans gather in an enclosed stadium that requires additional admission. While all eyes were on the […]

VIDEO: Chinese international students share their heritage with Lantern Festival

By Xiaotao Zhong Medill Reports Northwestern University’s Chinese Student and Scholar Association and the Consulate-General of the People’s Republic of China in Chicago co-hosted the 2022 Midwest Chinese Scholars Lantern Festival celebration. The event featured performances by students from various institutions in the Midwest in a pre-recorded festival for online viewing on Feb. 15. Many […]