"It’s with great sadness that I write this: My father, Jerry, has passed away. He was a great man who made me what I am today," wrote Chris Kuc, former Chicago Blackhawks beat writer for the Chicago Tribune. Reaction was pretty swift. Fred Mitchell, former columnist for the Tribune: I have many fond memories of being interviewed on radio by your father, playing in charity … [Read more...] about RIP – Jerry Kuc 1939-2021
The Bears chose to pull up stakes at Olivet Nazarene College in Bourbonnais after the 2019 season. They had no idea that a pandemic would get between their efforts to set up shop at Halas Hall. The players, staff, and media certainly enjoy the change of venue. Perhaps the fans from the southern part of Chicagoland weren't in favor of the new location. But the Bears have a … [Read more...] about Chicago Bears Training Camp #1
The seventeenth ranked Terrapins were trailing a young, inexperienced Northwestern Wildcat team in Evanston by fourteen at halftime when at the urging of his assistants, coach Mark Turgeon gave his team the speech. "I went in to meet with the coaches," he said in his postgame press conference. "You got to be kidding. This is two halves in a row we shot twenty-four percent. I … [Read more...] about Maryland Uses 2nd Half Surge to Upend Northwestern
In October 2019, at the Ensemble Travel conference in Seattle, I got to hear and talk to one of the most incredible individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. The theme of the annual travel agent convention was "Travel With Purpose." Spencer West lost his legs below his pelvis at age five. Yet, he has become an activist, author, video star, as well as a terrific … [Read more...] about Meet Spencer West – Incredible and Inspiring!
The Chicago Bears gave members of the media a sneak peek at their recently renovated training facility in Lake Forest, Illinois. This is is the second major expansion of Halas Hall since the team moved to it's present location in 1997. This new complex is easily four times the size of the original building. This expansion added 162,000 square feet to the 142,000 that were … [Read more...] about A Sneak Peek at the Halas Hall Expansion