Hollywood Park development aims to celebrate Inglewood’s culture

By Jack Murray Medill Reports INGLEWOOD, Calif. — The NFL  has received the benefit of several major stadium upgrades within the past decade, including AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta and Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. SoFi Stadium, in Inglewood, California, stands out among the rest. SoFi Stadium is a 70,000- to […]

Clock strikes 12 on Burrow, Bengals

By Jack Savage Medill Reports INGLEWOOD, Calif. – The Cincinnati Bengals were outshined by the Los Angeles Rams, falling 23-20 in Super Bowl LVI as their inexperience seemed to finally catch up with them. This young Bengal squad’s whole mantra throughout the postseason was, as quarterback Joe Burrow put it, “We don’t know what we […]

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 […]

Cincinnati rejoices as Bengals slay decades-old demon

By Jack Savage Medill Reports The record-setting crowd at Cincinnati’s Paul Brown Stadium – 66,277 fans — stood on their feet, screaming at the top of their lungs for 59 minutes and 43 seconds. Then, for a split second, during a palpable silence so intense, you almost hear all 66,277 fans in attendance groan, “Here […]

NFL teams are tackling injuries with acupuncture and cupping

By Emine Yücel Medill Reports Ifeadi Odenigbo, a defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings, limps into the treatment room following a Sunday night game against the Chicago Bears. He just pulled his hamstring, but he needs to be out on the field, ready to go in less than 48 hours. “You’re just always trying to […]

Chi-Town Browns Backers keep fingers crossed for Cleveland

By Grace Austin Cleveland Browns fans often speak of the “Factory of Sadness,” a nickname for FirstEnergy Stadium, where the often-losing NFL team plays. Since the team’s return to Cleveland in 1999, the Browns have made the playoffs only once, in 2002. Last season, they won only one game. But in the heart of Wrigleyville, Chicago’s Chi-Town […]

Former NFL player hopes his technology will decrease concussion rates

By Allie Burger Reporting from Houston The Super Bowl has come and gone. Fans have left Houston and Twitter has trended toward in-season sports. But for players, the physical effects of that game along with the cumulative contact leading up to it, will continue to be felt by the Patriots and Falcons who took over […]

Winningest Super Bowl QB Brady named MVP

By Eric Burgher Reporting from Houston After leading the New England Patriots in the largest comeback in Super Bowl history, quarterback Tom Brady still had to go back and see it with his own eyes. “There were so many plays that I got back to my room last night pretty late and I was still […]

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]