After enough game-changing runs on one ankle, Mahomes can finally rest

Mahomes Super Bowl MVP.

By Adam Bakr Medill Reports Once again with his high ankle sprain, Patrick Mahomes changed the game with a fourth-quarter scramble. Last time, a late hit turned his 4-yard run into a 19-yard gain to get into field goal range. In the Super Bowl, his season-long 26-yard-run put the Kansas City Chiefs in position to […]

‘You can just hop right on your phone’: Arizona sees gambling boom during Super Bowl week

FanDuel Sprtsbook in Phoenix, Ariz. 2023, Medill Explores.

By Zain Bando Medill Reports PHOENIX –  The FanDuel Sportsbook was quiet. Hours before Super Bowl LVII between Kansas City and Philadelphia, bettors sat in comfy chairs. Several television screens showed various games across college basketball and the NBA, including an upset with No. 1 Purdue falling to Northwestern. Before September 2019, sports gambling was […]

Tommy Townsend’s quick rise to team, media and league recognition

Tommy Townsend

By Adam Bakr Medill Reports Four players on the Kansas City Chiefs have been voted as a team captain, an Associated Press All-Pro and Players All-Pro. Joining Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Chris Jones is punter Tommy Townsend, who received these honors in just his third season.  “It’s honestly hard to put into words,” Townsend […]