Former Illinois standout competing to cement spot on Bears defensive line

Bears - Keith Randolph Jr.

By Akshat Jain Medill Reports Keith Randolph Jr. did not start playing football until his junior year of high school. Receiving no basketball scholarship offers coupled with a desire to play collegiate sports at the Division I level led him to the gridiron. Seven years later, he is now competing for the fourth and final […]

Undrafted rookies fight to make Bears roster

Chicago Bears rookie Ian Wheeler talks to media after rookie minicamp, May 11, 2024. (Jazmine Thomas/MEDILL).

By King Jemison Medill Reports   The NFL draft was done. But for former Illinois defensive lineman Keith Randolph Jr., the show had just begun.  “When the draft is over, everything’s coming so fast,” Randolph said.  He was one of the highest-ranked prospects to go undrafted — and thus one of the biggest names on […]

Array of emotions accompany Bears fans to NFL draft

By Everett Munez Medill Reports When Caleb Williams walks onto the grass at Soldier Field, he won’t be following in the footsteps of greatness.  The 2022 Heisman Trophy winner out of USC and the Bears top pick in the 2024 NFL draft follows a long history of disappointment at quarterback. The 104-year-old franchise is one […]

Bears fans get cautiously optimistic after hiring of coach Matt Eberflus

By Jack Savage Medill Reports “Cautiously optimistic,” said Mikey Williams, 24, a lifelong Bears fan, born and raised in Chicago. “I love bringing in a tough, defensive-minded, Midwest guy to a team that looked resigned to defeat under (former coach Matt) Nagy. The love (new coach Matt) Eberflus gets for turnovers makes me nervous as […]

The pressure for success in Chicago sports

By: Nick Mantas and Aaron Rose Medill Reports The Chicago Bears and Bulls haven’t won a championship in this century. ESPN and Sun Times reporters weigh in on the reasons for what has led to their unsuccessful seasons and what next season could bring for both organizations. During  the second segment,  we talk about the challenges of […]

International Rugby Coming to Chicago

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports At a news conference inside Soldier Field it was announced The Rugby Weekend will be held in Chicago once again. The last time Chicago hosted the event in 2016  sell-out crowds packed the Chicago Bears stadium to see their beloved country-men and women play rugby. Team members from Italy, New […]

Did the Bears make the right move in signing Mike Glennon?

Solider Field

By Brent Schwartz In today’s NFL landscape, teams either have a franchise quarterback or they are pursuing one. The Chicago Bears’ pursuit has led them to last week’s signing of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers backup, Mike Glennon, who they will be paying $43.5 million over the next three years, with $14.5 million guaranteed according to […]

Takeaways from Day 2 at Bears training camp

By Adam Rossow Heat and humidity marked the second day of training camp for the Bears in Bourbonnais. Medill’s Adam Rossow takes in the action and gives us his three takeaways from Friday’s late-morning practice. [vimeo 176852764 w=474]