1. Illinois Baseball: Fighting Illini Quietly Putting Together Historic Season

    For Illinois Fighting Illini sports fans that have been wondering when a team from Champaign will be relevant again, you need to start paying attention to what has been happening on the diamond at Illinois Field...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 3 months ago 1,029 reads 0 comments

  2. Illinois Basketball: Illini Already in Tournament Mode as Season Nears End

    The madness of college basketball is typically reserved for the month of March, but in the case of the Illinois Fighting Illini , it came a month early...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 5 months ago 2,104 reads 2 comments

  3. Illinois Basketball: Illini Doing More Than Surviving Without Rice and Cosby

    When the Illinois Fighting Illini lost senior Rayvonte Rice due to injury last month, it seemed like the nail in the coffin for a team that had already started the season 0-2 in conference with its star player in the lineup...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 6 months ago 1,974 reads 0 comments

  4. Illinois Basketball: Time Is Now for Illini to Make Push for NCAA Tournament

    When the calendar hits February, it signifies crunch time for college basketball teams that are hoping to make the NCAA tournament, and that is certainly the case for the Illinois Fighting Illini ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 6 months ago 2,601 reads 0 comments

  5. Chicago Bears: GM Ryan Pace Makes Right Move by Hiring John Fox

    In a matter of weeks, the Chicago Bears have gone from being led by Phil Emery and Marc Trestman to being led by Ryan Pace and John Fox. That's quite a transformation — and one that is welcomed with great enthusiasm by Bears fans...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 7 months ago 703 reads 0 comments

  6. Illinois Basketball: Illini Searching for Answers After Loss of Rayvonte Rice

    Coming into this season, the Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team had high expectations. It had a lot of experience returning from a 20-win squad in 2014, including one of the better players in the conference in Rayvonte Rice...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 7 months ago 2,039 reads 0 comments

  7. Chicago Bears: Preseason Hype Is Now a Distant Memory

    The Chicago Bears are a 5-8 team and out of the playoff picture as we head into the middle of December. This is a statement neither the Bears nor their fans expected to hear after coming into this season with high expectations...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 8 months ago 913 reads 1 comments

  8. Illinois Basketball 2014-15 Preview: Projecting Starters and Backups

    The preseason talk surrounding the 2014-15 Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team has many fans excited for the season that tips off on November 14. And for good reason...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 9 months ago 3,248 reads 0 comments

  9. Chicago Bears: What the Preseason Loss to Seattle Means and Doesn't Mean

    The Chicago Bears took a beating at the hands of the defending Super Bowl champion, Seattle Seahawks , last Friday night. There is no getting around that fact. Seattle dominated the game in just about every aspect on its way to a 34-6 victory...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 11 months ago 2,147 reads 1 comments

  10. Chicago White Sox: 5 Players Who Could Be Gone in 2014

    For the Chicago White Sox , the first half of the 2014 MLB season was a series of up and downs. While they have been much more competitive than they were in 2013, the unfortunate reality is that they probably aren't much more than a ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 1 year ago 621 reads 0 comments

  11. 2014 Chicago White Sox: 5 Things We Have Learned So Far

    One thing that can be said about the 2014 Chicago White Sox is that they have certainly been more fun to watch than they were last season, but then again that's not saying much...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about 1 year ago 399 reads 0 comments

  12. Chicago White Sox: Why There Is Reason for Hope on the South Side

    The 2013 Chicago White Sox were certainly a team to forget. They finished the season at 63-99 — their worst record since going 56-106 in 1970 — which was not quite what ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 447 reads 0 comments

  13. Chicago White Sox Spring Training Report: Starting Pitching

    The 2013 season was definitely one to forget for the Chicago White Sox , as they stumbled their way to a 63-99 record and last place in the American League Central...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 1,147 reads 2 comments

  14. Illinois Basketball: Why the Future Looks Bright Despite Current Struggles

    It's been a tough year for fans of Illinois Fighting Illini basketball as they have watched their team plummet to the bottom of the Big Ten standings after a promising start...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 4,343 reads 0 comments

  15. Illinois Basketball: Struggling Illini Searching for Answers

    Okay, so when I wrote a recent article explaining how I thought that the Illinois Fighting Illini looked like an NCAA tournament team, I may have jumped the gun just a bit...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 1,422 reads 2 comments

  16. Illinois Basketball: Why Illini Have the Look of an NCAA Tournament Team

    The 2013-14 season was supposed to be a bit of a down year for the Illinois basketball program according to those that call themselves experts on the subject...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 2,422 reads 3 comments

  17. Chicago Bears: Win or Lose Against Green Bay, Bears Not Going Anywhere

    With the NFC North division title and a playoff berth on the line Sunday night in Philadelphia, the Chicago Bears looked like a team with nothing to play for as they were blitzed ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 4,976 reads 22 comments

  18. Illinois Basketball: Transfers Ekey and Rice Making Presence Known for Illini

    Coming into this season, no one was quite sure what to make of the Illinois Fighting Illini basketball team. It was coming off a season in which it won 23 games and made a trip to the NCAA tournament, eventually losing to Miami in the round of 32...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 2,627 reads 0 comments

  19. Chicago Bears: Breaking Down Their Chances of a Playoff Appearance

    With their 23-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday at Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears improved to 6-4 and are once again tied atop the NFC North with the Detroit Lions ...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 9,757 reads 48 comments

  20. Illinois Basketball: Why Illini Will Survive Despite Recruiting Setbacks

    Friday was a rough day for Illinois Fighting Illini basketball to say the least. First, they lost recruit Quentin Snider as he decommitted and signed with his hometown Louisville Cardinals...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 5,752 reads 0 comments

  21. Illinois Basketball: John Groce Quickly Putting Illini Back in National Picture

    As the sun sets early on yet another Illinois Fighting Illini football season, there is a bright light shining on the Illinois basketball program. With the recent verbal commitment from D...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about over 1 year ago 6,910 reads 3 comments

  22. Illinois Basketball 2013-14 Preview: Bertrand Will Lead Young Illini Squad

    With November rapidly approaching, it means that the college basketball season is almost upon us, and for me it means that it is time to start talking Illinois Fighting Illini hoops...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 2,224 reads 1 comments

  23. Why It's Not Time for Chicago Bears Fans to Panic

    The Chicago Bears are who we thought they were. But wait, who did we think they were? That's the real question...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 1,742 reads 20 comments

  24. Chicago Bears: Earl Bennett Still a Valuable Weapon on Offense

    In all of the excitement surrounding the Chicago Bears and their new offensive attack, it seems that at least one guy has gotten lost in the shuffle throughout the first couple of weeks...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 1,388 reads 13 comments

  25. Chicago Bears: Is It Time to Worry About Julius Peppers and the Defensive Line?

    The Chicago Bears are 2-0 and have the majority of their fans believing that they will once again be a playoff participant...

    Todd Thorstenson Written by Todd Thorstenson about almost 2 years ago 2,954 reads 10 comments