1. Fighting Illini: Week One vs. Missouri

    The Fighting Illini are coming off their first winning season since 2001. Those down in Champaign-Urbana were amazed about how well the campaign went last year. They showed many vast improvements in offense as well as defense...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about over 6 years ago 177 reads 4 comments

  2. Illini: Questions Surround Defense

    There are a couple reasons many people believe the Illini will take a step back this season. The first is obvious; Rashard Mendenhall. Don't get me wrong, I completely understand that argument...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about over 6 years ago 307 reads 1 comments

  3. Juice Williams and Illinois Look to Turn Heads Two Years In a Row

    Juice Williams came to the University of Illinois with one goal, winning a National Championship. This goal was fortified by Ron Zook, who was committed to putting together the pieces that would allow Williams to succeed...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about over 6 years ago 441 reads 2 comments

  4. Ray Of Hope

    Crazy how losing one word from a team name can change the entire demeanor of a ball club. Formerly known as the Devil Rays, they have perennially finished at the bottom of the American League in wins...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about over 6 years ago 339 reads 0 comments

  5. 2007 World Series: Momentum Edge Goes to the Red Sox

    One word describes this World Series matchup:Momentum.No team in recent history has ridden an emotional high more effectively than the Rockies...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about 7 years ago 1,545 reads 7 comments

  6. Chicago Blues: Time for the Bears to Focus on the Draft

    Going into the 2007 season, there wasn't a single NFC team that had more promise than the Chicago Bears.So much for that.After coming up short against the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl, it's been all downhill for the Bears...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about 7 years ago 1,878 reads 5 comments

  7. Bulls Preview: All Grown Up in Chicago

    This offseason, the Chicago Bulls laid low on the free-agent and trading fronts. The team needed a low-post scoring threat, but the front office didn't mortgage the future in chasing a Kevin Garnett, Pau Gasol, or Jermaine O'Neal...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about 7 years ago 1,703 reads 3 comments

  8. College FB Rankings: Get Hawaii Out of There

    Remind me, has Hawaii played any team worth noting?Absolutely not.At the beginning of the season, out of 50 top teams, Hawaii's strength of schedule ranked near the bottom of the list...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about 7 years ago 4,449 reads 60 comments

  9. Schuerholz Steps Aside: The End of an Era for Braves Baseball

    When John Schuerholz took over the Atlanta's general manager position in 1991, no one knew what was ahead for the Braves. But Schuerholz revolutionized the GM position with something every team wants: Consistency...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about 7 years ago 1,422 reads 6 comments

  10. Why the Boston Celtics Won't Win the NBA Title

    When most teams go 24-58, all they're looking for the following season is a little bit of improvement.Not so for the 2007 Celtics, who have dreams of an NBA title dancing in their heads...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about 7 years ago 2,580 reads 30 comments

  11. Yankees Manager Saga: Tony La Russa Headed to the Bronx?

    In June of 1995, manager Joe Torre was fired by the St. Louis Cardinals for failing to make a single postseason appearance in six years.Tony La Russa was hired in his stead, and Torre ultimately landed with the New York Yankees...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about 7 years ago 2,045 reads 5 comments

  12. Hold Off the Contract Negotiations: Deja Vu for Tony Romo?

    Tony Romo went from being the second coming of Dan Marino to Rex Grossman in one game Monday night against the Buffalo Bills.Yes, the stats look great...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about 7 years ago 2,312 reads 8 comments

  13. Illinois FB: Ron Zook for Coach of the Year?

    On October 26th, 2004, Ron Zook, then the coach of the Florida Gators, was fired. This was probably the most unjust act made by an athletic director in years—but Zook took the ...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about 7 years ago 709 reads 2 comments

  14. Yankees-Indians: In Defense of Joe Torre

    "What have you done for me lately?" is a common saying in the sports world—but can you really apply it to a manager who's won four World Series titles?Joe Torre ...

    Aaron Partridge Written by Aaron Partridge about 7 years ago 1,059 reads 1 comments