Friday Sports Update

Friday Sports Update

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu is being honored with the American League MVP Award.  Last season Abreu led the Sox to their first postseason appearance since 2008 with 19 home runs, 60 RBIs and a 317 batting average.  

The Fighting Illini are on the road this weekend as they look for their first win of the season in a matchup with Rutgers. 

The 3-0 Northwestern Wildcats travel to take on the 2-0 Purdue Boilermakers.

Number two ranked Notre Dame is on the road this weekend for a rivalry game against Boston College.  The Fighting Irish are coming off a thrilling double-overtime victory over then number one ranked Clemson. 

The Pitt at Georgia Tech game Saturday has been postponed and moved to December 12th due to COVID-19.

The Ivy League is canceling all of its winter sports for the 2020-21 season due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The decision was made unanimously by the Ivy League Council of Presidents. 

Last night on Thursday Night Football, the Colts pounded the Titans 34-17 in Nashville. Philip Rivers threw for 308 yards and a touchdown for the Colts. 

Bears running back David Montgomery is doubtful for Chicago’s game on Monday Night Football when they face the Minnesota Vikings.  Montgomery missed practice on Thursday and remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol. 

Paul Casey is on top of the leaderboard heading into day two of The Masters.  He carded a seven-under in Thursday’s first round at Augusta National to lead by two strokes. Defending champion Tiger Woods is among eight golfers who shot an opening round score of 68 to sit three shots off the leader.

Three-time Grammy Award-winner The Weeknd will perform at the Super Bowl halftime show in February. Super Bowl 55 will be held at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on February 7th.