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Venric Mark Leaves Northwestern

Northwestern Wildcats running back Venric Mark has decided to transfer to another school. Mark was suspended for the first 2 games this coming season but said he accepted the consequences and looked forward to getting back on the field. It was announced today that Mark will transfer due to personal reasons. The news release from the school today stated that he is departing for "personal reasons, with a desi ...

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NBA Releases 2014-2015 Chicago Bulls Schedule

The Chicago Bulls will open their 2014-2015 season on Wednesday, October 29th in New York as they take on Carmelo and his Knicks. With all the Melo drama in Chicago that happened this off season, it should make for an entertaining season opener. The Bulls first home game which is Friday, October 31st should be even more exciting as they host Lebron and the Cavaliers in Chicago on Halloween. The Bulls will p ...

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Ice Bucket Challenge Hits Chicago

If you've been on social media at all the last couple weeks, you've probably heard of the ice bucket challenge. Unlike some unnecessary trends (like setting yourself on fire with the fire challenge), this one is for a good cause and it's especially fun to watch celebrities from all over participating in it. It's to raise awareness for ALS which is also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. The ALS Association has ...

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Chris Conte Is Fighting To Keep His Job

  The Chicago Bears have wrapped up the 2014 edition of training camp at Bourbonnais' Olivet Nazarene University. They now head back home before hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week Two of the preseason on Thursday night. Since defeating the Philadelphia Eagles in the unofficial opener last week, many of the Bears injured players have returned to the practice field. One player who is definitely bee ...

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Navy Seal trying out for Northwestern Football

U.S. Navy Seal Tom Hruby is going after what many consider impossible, walking onto the Northwestern Wildcats football team at the age of 32. Tom is a full-time student at Northwestern and wanted to try out last season but wasn't eligible. He still works his full-time job as a Seal and has a wife and three kids. Tom saved up his leave over the year so he could compete in the three-week camp held by the Wild ...

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Clausen front runner for Bears backup QB

After signing with the Bears just over two months ago, it appears that Jimmy Clausen is the front runner the Bears backup quarterback job. The former 2010 first round pick has been competing with Jordan Palmer throughout training camp and the Bears announced on Tuesday that Clausen will take second team reps in Thursday night’s second preseason game. “Jimmy will relieve Jay,” Bears head coach Marc Trestman ...

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Fantasy Rankings Week 2 Preseason

2014 Fantasy Player Rankings: Week 2 Preseason With one full week of preseason over, the rankings moved around quite a bit. We got a chance to see some players, not many have heard of, do some specials things over the weekend. Along with some players that are well known, do some not so great things. Fantasy wise we will get a better look into the players as we head into week two, as the starters should play ...

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Life after Jordan Lynch for Northern Illinois

Can Northern Illinois stay competitive now that Jordan Lynch is no longer their quarterback? With the amount of talent he brought to the team and the leadership he gained over two years as the Huskies starter, it will be a tall task to overcome. Northern has proved in the past that overcoming adversity is a strength for Huskie football. Some wondered if the program could overcome the exit of Chandler Harnis ...

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Post Preseason Game 1 Projected Depth Chart

Throughout the preseason I will be looking at an evolving depth chart based on performance and other factors. This depth chart will have commentary on key battles and what we have seen in the preseason. QB: Cutler, Clausen [2] -I think it is clear that Clauson has more talent than Palmer and has the arm strength advantage, which means you can call a similar game to Cutler. Palmer simply cannot execute any o ...

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Northwestern suspends Venric Mark for two games

Northwestern has announced that senior running back Venric Mark is suspended for the first two games of the season. Northwestern plays California on August 30 for the home opener and Northern Illinois at home on September 6. Mark was suspended for undisclosed violation of team policy. "I made a mistake and am prepared to deal with the consequences of that," the senior said in a statement released by the sch ...

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