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Wolves lose 4-2, Marlies take a 2-0 series lead

  ROSEMONT- The Wolves offense has been stagnent since getting past Rochester in the first round. After losing the second round opener to the Toronto Marlies 5-2 on Friday night, they struggled to find the net again in a 4-2 loss on Saturday night. The Wolves struggled in the first period, showed some life in the second, and finally found some energy in the third. Unfortunately it was not enough. Despi ...

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10 Reasons the Crosstown Cup Might Be Losing Its Spark

The White Sox may have won the Crosstown Cup, but the series itself has lost its spark. Now don't get me wrong. Watching Paulywood slam a 3-run double had me jumping around like we won the World Series, but if you've listened to Ken "Hawk" Harrelson the past three nights or have actually gone to a Crosstown Cup game yourself, you know that the big: “It just ain’t what it used to be.” The White Sox have alre ...

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Wolves win 4-2, advance to the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs

  ROSEMONT- In what had already been a hard fought first round Calder Cup Playoff series with the Rochester Americans, the Chicago Wolves needed a fifth game to finally settle things. And settling things is exactly what they did with a 4-2 victory. They take the series 3-2 and send Rochester home to start an early summer vacation. The Wolves began the scoring just 2:02 into the game thanks to forward S ...

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5 Reasons to Love Jose Abreu

Yes, Jose Abreu is putting up slugger stats that should make any upcoming opponent nervous, but it just so happens that there’s more to love about Abreu than numbers and power alone. So let's take a look at what makes Abreu so great, impressive stats aside: His game demeanor is polite and polished. At the beginning of the season, I overheard a pair of Cleveland fans say, “Oh man, this guy’s from Cuba? He’s ...

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What’s next for Chicago State?

  The men's basketball program at Chicago State University has made some buzz over the past two seasons. It started in 2013 when they won the Great West Tournament (their first ever conference title) and played in the College Insider Tournament (their first ever postseason bid). Then during the offseason they joined the Western Athletic Conference upon the dissolution of the Great West. A new conferenc ...

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What went wrong for the UIC Flames?

  Out of all of the college basketball teams in the Chicago area, the UIC Flames were the only team expected to have some success this season. After finishing last season with a 18-16 record, and advancing to the second round of the College Insider Tournament, everyone believed that the Flames were primed for even bigger success in 2014. The expectations were especially high after the additions of two ...

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Back to square one for DePaul

  After a ending a season which began with promise but ended with disappointment, the DePaul Blue Demons find themselves back at square one. Not only did they finish last in the Big East for the seventh consecutive season (12-21, 3-15 Big East), they've also had difficulty breaking bad habits during that time span. Bad habits such as bad shot selection, turnovers, lack of awareness on defense and bouts ...

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A step back for the Loyola Ramblers?

  As the old saying goes, "what a difference a year makes". That statement definitely holds true for the Loyola Ramblers. After posting a 15-16 record in 2013, it would appear that the Ramblers took a step back this year by finishing with a 10-22 record. But I wouldn't consider that to be the case and here's why...... For starters; switching conferences is tough for any program, just ask teams like Not ...

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The ride is over for both DePaul and Chicago State

  We knew the dream would be over at some point, we just hoped it wouldn't be so soon. Both the DePaul Blue Demons and the Chicago State Cougars were eliminated from their respective conference tournaments on Thursday night. DePaul was riding high with a new sense of hope after upsetting Georgetown in the first round of the Big East Tournament on Wednesday. Unfortunately, reality would set in on Thursd ...

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DePaul still has signs of life

The 2014 Big East Conference Men's Basketball Tournament got underway at New York's Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night. The DePaul Blue Demons were originally expected to have a merciful end to yet another miserable season. Instead, they walked out of MSG with a new sense of hope. They opened the tournament as the 10th seed against the seventh seeded Georgetown Hoyas. Georgetown swept the regular seas ...

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