1. Chicago Bears: Will the Defense Still Be the Strength of This Team?

    Much of the talk surrounding the Chicago Bears heading into training camp has been centered around their newly revamped offense...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 1 year ago 3,198 reads 22 comments

  2. Chicago Bears: Are Jay Cutler and the Offense Poised for a Big Season in 2013?

    The 2012 Chicago Bears were hardly what one would call an offensive juggernaut. Basically, their game plan was to hand the ball to Matt Forte or pass the ball to Brandon Marshall and hope for the best — that's pretty much it...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 1 year ago 4,964 reads 31 comments

  3. Chicago White Sox: GM Rick Hahn Needs to Build Future Around Chris Sale

    The Chicago White Sox are in the midst of one of their worst seasons in the last 25 years. There's no doubt that they have been bad in just about every area this year and it's been tough to watch...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 1 year ago 1,207 reads 9 comments

  4. Chicago White Sox: Five Things We Have Learned so Far This Season

    As we enter the middle of June, the Chicago White Sox find themselves in last place in the American League Central and sinking fast. They currently sit 7...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 1 year ago 1,030 reads 11 comments

  5. Chicago White Sox Spring Training Report: Outfield

    At first glance the 2013 Chicago White Sox don't look a whole lot different from the club that blew a three-game lead in late September of last season and went on to watch the Detroit Tigers claim the AL Central...

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  6. Chicago White Sox Spring Training Report: Infield

    The Chicago White Sox season is officially underway as the position players have now joined the pitchers and catchers in Arizona for the start of spring training...

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  7. Chicago White Sox Spring Training Report: Bullpen

    As the Chicago White Sox prepare to enter spring training, the time has come to take a look at what this team will look like when the season begins on April 1...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 959 reads 1 comments

  8. Chicago White Sox Spring Training Report: Starting Pitching

    The Chicago White Sox pitchers and catchers will report to Glendale, Arizona , for spring training next week, therefore beginning another season of baseball on the south side of Chicago...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 1,715 reads 1 comments

  9. Former Chicago White Sox Icon Frank Thomas Should Be First-Ballot Hall of Famer

    Former Chicago White Sox icon and slugger Frank Thomas will be on the ballot for the first time later this year for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 1,152 reads 6 comments

  10. Illinois Basketball: Are Illini Headed for a Repeat of Last Year's Collapse?

    About a month ago, the Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team looked like they had put the past behind them as they plowed through their non-conference schedule en route to a 13-1 start under first-year coach John Groce ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 1,357 reads 8 comments

  11. Has Marshall Supplanted Urlacher to Become the New Face of the Chicago Bears?

    There's been a lot of talk surrounding the Chicago Bears recently and most of it hasn't been good. After starting the season 7-1, the Bears are on the verge of missing the playoffs ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 885 reads 7 comments

  12. Illinois Basketball: John Groce Has Put the Fight Back in the Illini

    I don't think anybody out there could have predicted this kind of start to the season for the Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team and first-year head coach John Groce ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 2,877 reads 8 comments

  13. 2013 Orange Bowl: Win or Lose, Northern Illinois Already Has a Place in History

    Ever since the BCS selection show a week ago, the biggest debate in college football has been whether Northern Illinois deserved its spot in the Orange Bowl versus Florida State...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 2,870 reads 0 comments

  14. Illinois Football: Tim Beckman and Illini Are a Long Way from Being Competitive

    Without question the 2012 football season for the Illinois Fighting Illini and first-year coach Tim Beckman was an unmitigated disaster. To put it simply, this team was virtually unwatchable...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 2,190 reads 7 comments

  15. Chicago White Sox: Is Dayan Viciedo a Viable Solution to 3rd Base Problem?

    New Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn has already made a splash since taking over in his new role by signing Jake Peavy and picking up the option on Gavin Floyd...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 832 reads 6 comments

  16. Chicago White Sox: Needs of Improvement for the 2013 Season

    The 2012 Chicago White Sox definitely overachieved by winning 85 games and remaining relevant until the end of September...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 1,263 reads 3 comments

  17. Chicago White Sox: Guys Who Must Step Up Their Game in 2013

    The Chicago White Sox surprised most of the baseball world this season by going 85-77 and remaining in contention in the AL Central until the very end...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 957 reads 3 comments

  18. Chicago White Sox: Why Steve Stone Remaining in the TV Booth Is a Good Thing

    Chicago White Sox TV analyst Steve Stone recently stated that he will definitely be back for another season as the team's color analyst alongside play-by-play man Ken "Hawk" Harrelson (via the Chicago Tribune )...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 2,277 reads 8 comments

  19. Chicago White Sox: What Will the Roster Look Like in 2013?

    With the 2012 season now in the books for the Chicago White Sox , it's time to look ahead to next season and what they can do to improve upon this year's unexpected success. By now most people are aware that A...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 362 reads 11 comments

  20. AL Central: Did the White Sox Give Up the Division to the Tigers?

    They fought until the very end, but ultimately the Chicago White Sox just didn't have enough left to take home the crown in the American League Central division...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 481 reads 2 comments

  21. Chicago White Sox: Should Chris Sale Get 2 More Starts in Regular Season?

    It certainly appears that the battle for the AL Central division title between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers is going to come down to the final few games—and possibly the final game of the season...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 252 reads 7 comments

  22. Comparing the 2012 White Sox to the 2008 Playoff Team at Each Position

    The last time the Chicago White Sox reached the postseason was 2008, and they were led by manager Ozzie Guillen. That team finished the season 89-74 and edged the Minnesota Twins 1-0 in the famous "black out" game to officially make the playoffs...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 669 reads 2 comments

  23. Chicago White Sox: Lineup Must Continue to Produce When It Counts

    For most of the 2012 baseball season the Chicago White Sox have been a team that has hit when it counts, even though that really isn't the case lately...

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  24. Chicago Bears: Cutler and Offense Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

    The Chicago Bears offense was certainly a confident bunch going into Thursday night's matchup with their rival Green Bay Packers after putting up 41 points in their opener against the Colts ...

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  25. Illinois Football: Time for the Illini Defense to Wake Up

    Defense was supposed to be the strength of this year's Illinois Fighting Illini Football team. Coming off a 2011 campaign where they finished seventh in the nation in total ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 1,042 reads 8 comments