Daily Dose: Hey, I know these guys!

Finally, after a weird, and yet successful absence of almost three weeks, the “real” Fighting Illini showed up. Nobody really expected them to lose to 12th seed UW-Milwaukee, but it’s been frustrating to watch a bonafide great team not hit on all...

The Front Office: Spring Training

EPISODE ONE: SPRING TRAINING SCENE ONE CHICAGO CUBS SPRING TRAINING HEADQUARTERS, MESA, ARIZONA Brent David, a recent college graduate enters the reception area of the Cubs’ spring training offices at Ho Ho Kam Park in Mesa. He is reporting for the first day of...

Pine Tar Rag: No comprehendo

When Saturday Night Live tried to spoof the appearance of Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Jose Canseco and the boys before Congress they had a hard time finding a way to be more absurd or funnier than the real thing. That’s for two reasons. First, the real thing was...

Daily Dose: Bucknell? Really? Oh, that’s rich.

I’m not one of those Illini fans who is mad at Bill Self for leaving Illinois for Kansas. At the time though, I wondered why he was so sure that he had a better chance of winning a national championship in Lawrence. Sure, there’s the whole “Rock,...