Concussions: Living in the Solution

By Chris Cadeau Medill Reports We know about concussion dangers, the arguments that have ensued and the threat it poses to modern sports. But what are concussion survivors doing to ensure the best quality of life possible? Join Medill Newsmakers as we explore a ‘day in the life’ of former NFL running back and Northwestern […]

Big Ten Media Days continues with Urban Meyer and Lovie Smith

Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Day 2 of Big Ten Media Days featured coaches with different realistic goals. Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer is searching for another national title while Illinois Head Coach Lovie Smith is looking to win a single game in the Big Ten conference this year. Our reporters weighed on on […]

Big Ten Media Days kicks off with Fitzgerald, Harbuagh & more

Medill Reports' Connor Yahn

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Big Ten conference head football coaches stepped up to the microphone to face the media and talk about their upcoming seasons. The Medill Reports sports team was at the 2018 Big Ten Media Days as well. [vimeo 281462945 w=640 h=480]

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 […]

Former Athlete Helping Others Find Their Identity

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports High school athletes who don’t play sports in college all go through a transitional period of what life is like without a practice schedule. Chloe Barnes went through that same transition and her experience, like that of thousands other athletes, wasn’t a smooth one. So she created Elle Grace Consulting […]

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 […]

Coach Jared Voss Gets Win Number 500

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Illinois high school baseball has a new member in the 500 club. Joliet Catholic Academy’s Head Baseball Coach Jared Voss just got win number 500 in a unique way. Coach Voss, an alumnus of JCA, is looking to make another run at the state title and at this point their […]

Special tradition in a special lacrosse rivalry

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Every rivalry has it’s own pageantry and traditions that make it unique. The rivalry between New Trier High School and Loyola Academy has less to do with disdain and more to do with distance. The schools are less than a mile apart. Their proximity carries onto the field. The two […]

Preview: Illinois’ best high school lacrosse match up

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Two of the best high school lacrosse programs in the state of Illinois will face-off for the first time this season. These two schools have a rivalry that has consequences for the outcome of their games; usually the winner is the state champion. Loyola Academy High School is hosting its […]

The Chicago Wildfire: Chicago’s Professional Ultimate Frisbee Team

By Nick Mantas Medill Reports Chicago has a professional ultimate Frisbee team, the Chicago Wildfire. Professional Ultimate Frisbee is played within the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), comprised of teams all across the country including three Canadian teams. With a large youth movement of the sport in the Chicago suburbs, the Wildfire is reaching out to all […]