1. Illinois Football: Once-Promising Season Now Just a Distant Memory

    Turn out the lights Illini fans, the party's over. After last Saturday's 31-14 loss to Michigan, the Illini have now dropped four straight games after starting the season with six straight victories...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 478 reads 4 comments

  2. Chicago White Sox: What Will the Roster Look Like in 2012?

    It's already been a busy offseason for Chicago White Sox management, and it's just getting started. They have basically revamped their entire coaching staff—minus a few holdovers—and ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 800 reads 0 comments

  3. Chicago Bears: It's Time to Recognize the Value of Earl Bennett

    Here's a news flash for everyone: Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett is good. Prior to the game against the Eagles on Monday night, I said that Bennett was hands down the best receiver ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 797 reads 7 comments

  4. Chicago White Sox: Why Theo Epstein Going to Cubs May Actually Help White Sox

    All the talk in Chicago lately has been about the hiring of Theo Epstein—and now Jed Hoyer—by the Chicago Cubs , and rightfully so...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 930 reads 2 comments

  5. Chicago Bears: 5 Guys Who Need To Step Up for Bears To Make the Playoffs

    Just like last year, the Bears have reached the bye week with a 4-3 record. However, unlike last year, this year the Bears come into the bye week on a two-game winning streak as opposed to a two-game losing streak...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 1,131 reads 4 comments

  6. Illinois Football: After Hot Start, Illini Now in Search of Lost Identity

    Lack of preparation. Lack of focus. Bad offense. Bad special teams. At times, even bad defense. Other than the things mentioned above, Illinois has played pretty sound football over the past couple of weeks...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 3 years ago 165 reads 0 comments

  7. Illinois Football: The Top 10 Defensive Players of the Past 25 Years

    In recent years, Illinois football hasn’t exactly been what one would call a defensive juggernaut—or for that matter an offensive juggernaut...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 3 years ago 1,899 reads 3 comments

  8. Illinois Football: Illini Beat Themselves in First Loss, but No Reason for Panic

    It's official, Illini Nation has now gone into meltdown mode. On Saturday, the Illini dropped their first game of the season 17-7 to an underwhelming Ohio State team and by doing so have sent many of their fans into a state of panic...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 3 years ago 370 reads 0 comments

  9. 2011-12 Illinois Basketball Preview: Lack of Hype May Be Just What Illini Need

    If the calendar says October, in my world, it’s time to start talking Illinois Fighting Illini hoops...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 3 years ago 1,013 reads 0 comments

  10. Illinois Football: 5 Reasons That the Illini Defense Has Been so Tough

    With Saturday’s convincing victory over Indiana, the Fighting Illini football team is now off to a 6-0 start, ranked No. 16 in the country, and have made it known that they are for real this year...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 3 years ago 654 reads 0 comments

  11. Illini Football Completes Huge Comeback to Stun Northwestern in Instant Classic

    It’s not how they drew it up, but Ron Zook and his Fighting Illini will take it. This year’s version of the battle for the Land of Lincoln Trophy between Illinois and ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 3 years ago 423 reads 2 comments

  12. Ozzie Guillen out as White Sox Manager: Might Be the Wrong Guy Leaving Town

    As this disappointing White Sox season crawls to a close, it seems that the only thing left to discuss is who will be back next season, and nothing has been discussed more than the future of manager Ozzie Guillen ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 3 years ago 181 reads 0 comments

  13. Illinois Football: Ranked 24th in AP Poll, They Look Like They're for Real

    With a tough 17-14 win over a solid Arizona State football team this past Saturday, the Fighting Illini football team is starting to make people take notice...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 3 years ago 880 reads 2 comments

  14. Chicago White Sox: The 10 Most Clutch Hitters of the Past 30 Years

    It's been a rough year to be a White Sox fan, as they have failed miserably to establish any form of consistency all year long. Their high water mark has been three games over ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 3 years ago 2,705 reads 7 comments

  15. 2011 Illinois Fighting Illini Football: 6 Reasons They Will Go Bowling Again

    Coach Ron Zook and his Fighting Illini football team are coming off of a successful 7-6 campaign and are hoping to become bowl eligible in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1991-92...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 3 years ago 968 reads 0 comments

  16. Chicago White Sox: 6 Things They Must Do in the Offseason

    The 2011 season has been a roller coaster ride for the Chicago White Sox and their fans. A team that seemed to be poised to make a run for the title in the AL Central was just never able to really get it going...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 3 years ago 315 reads 0 comments

  17. 2011 Chicago White Sox: 5 Reasons They Have Underachieved This Season

    The 2011 Chicago White Sox were supposedly “all in” according to their 2011 marketing campaign, but it seems they may have been bluffing...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 3 years ago 491 reads 15 comments