Wednesday Sports Update

Wednesday Sports Update

Marquette Academy announced yesterday that they would not be participating in the proposed IHSA winter basketball season if it does take place against the current recommendations of both the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois State Board of Education. 

The announcement comes after The Catholic Diocese of Peoria informed the schools in their diocese (including Marquette Academy) they would not be participating in the proposed winter basketball season.

Marquette Principal Brooke Rick confirmed the school will not field teams during the IHSA’s increasingly abandoned but as of now basketball winter season.

St. Bede Academy athletic director Nick McLaughlin said that while St. Bede doesn’t technically “have to adhere to Peoria Diocesan policy,” the school does “try to align to the diocese standards.”

 

 Luis Robert is the first rookie in White Sox history to win a Gold Glove Award.  Robert won the award as the AL’s best defensive center fielder.  He is also a finalist for the AL Rookie of the Year Award.  On the North Side, Javier Báez won his first Gold Glove Award, becoming the first Cubs shortstop to take home the honor since Don Kessinger in 1970. Anthony Rizzo claimed his fourth Gold Glove Award for first base.  Rizzo picked up his second in a row and is now tied with Mark Grace for the most Gold Gloves by a Cubs first baseman.

 

 A pair of  Cardinals are bringing home Gold Glove awards.  Now free agent Kolten Wong won his second consecutive Gold Glove Award as the NL’s top second baseman. Tyler O’Neill became the first left fielder in St. Louis history to earn the trophy.  It is the 30th time the Cards have had multiple Gold Glove winners in the same season.

 

The Northern Illinois Huskies kick off their football season tonight and will face the Buffalo Bulls in DeKalb. 

 

Wisconsin has cancelled their game with Purdue in Madison on Saturday due to COVID-19.  The school announced all team activities are on hold indefinitely due to the increasing number of cases within the football program.

 

The Chicago Fire visit Minnesota United tonight. The Fire remains in playoff contention with two matches to go.