DMV athletes adapt to online training

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports C4 Explosive Sports Training is a performance center in Nokesville, Virginia, designed to help high school and college athletes reach their fitness goals. Last month, the facility was shut down as a result of COVID-19. Learn how C4 trainers and athletes are using digital technology to stay safe and build […]

Uncovering the Michael Vick of NBA 2K

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports The mere sight of it took NBA players gathered for All-Star Weekend to a simpler time. The timeless, slick white box contained Madden 2004, a video game with a legacy that speaks for itself. “That’s the greatest Madden game that came out,” Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine exclaimed. “It’s one […]

Gordon makes history but ‘Airplane Mode’ prevails

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports Aaron Gordon made history, but it was Derrick Jones Jr. who came home with the hardware on his 23rd birthday in one of the most electrifying NBA Slam Dunk Contests of all time. Gordon, who entered the contest with three perfect scores in his two previous dunk contest appearances, reeled […]

The Chi-Side provides opportunity for young sports journalists to stay in the game

By Yousef Nasser Medill Reports The Chi-Side was credentialed to cover the eighth annual Chicago Elite Classic, giving young journalists their first taste of covering high school basketball. Developed by social media professional Evan Marshall along with sports broadcasters Brooke Weisbrod and Camron Smith, the Chi-Side identifies itself as an intersection of basketball and culture […]