Author Archives: Tony Bianchi

Friday Sports Update

Tonight The Chicago Blackhawks are in Tampa to face the Lightning.  The two teams will be meeting for the second time in three days.  Chicago fell 5-1 to Tampa on Wednesday in the season opener. Blackhawks also face the Florida Panthers on Sunday.   The Blackhawks did announce yesterday they have placed captain Jonathan Toews…Read more »

Thursday Sports Update

The Illinois High School Association board of directors met Wednesday morning to continue its discussion to resume sports for the remainder of the school year, but the IHSA announced no significant changes to the current stalemate due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  There was hope that the board of directors would announce a target start date…Read more »

Wednesday Sports Update

Yesterday Afternoon, Northern Illinois’s Darius Beane’s pullup jumper with one second left in regulation helped give NIU a 67-65 victory over Akron and their first victory in the MAC conference this season at the Convocation Center in Dekalb.  The Huskies will be back on the road on Saturday to face Ball State in Muncie Indiana. …Read more »

Tuesday Sports Update

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with Head Coach Jeremy Colliton on a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2023 season. The Blackhawks season starts tomorrow on the road when they face defending Stanley Cup Champions The Tampa Bay Lightning.   Heisman winner DeVonta Smith exploded for 215 yards…Read more »

Monday Sports Update

The Bears roller-coaster season is over following a 21-9 Wild Card loss to the Saints in New Orleans.  Mitchell Trubisky finished 19-of-29 for 199 yards and a TD to Jimmy Graham on the final play of the game for Chicago. The Bears’ Javon Wims dropped a sure touchdown pass in the endzone late in the…Read more »

Friday Sports Update

Last night was an amazing game from Number-12 Illinois when the Fighting Illini rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit to rout Northwestern, 81-56, in Evanston.  Kofi Cockburn scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Ayo Dosunmu posted 15 points, six assists, and five rebounds for the Illini who improved to 9-and-3 and 5-and-1 in…Read more »

Thursday Sports Update

Illinois High School Association Executive Director Craig Anderson said a timetable for the return of high school sports is still up in the air as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put a stronghold on athletics. With an IHSA board meeting set for next Wednesday, Anderson said the meeting could determine spring athletic seasons’ future.  “However,…Read more »

Wednesday Sports Update

DeVonta Smith of Alabama is the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy in 29 seasons. Smith broke the monopoly quarterbacks have had on college football’s most prestigious award by beating out three of them. The Crimson Tide senior is the fourth receiver to win the Heisman, joining Michigan’s Desmond Howard in 1991, Notre…Read more »

Tuesday Sports Update

You won’t have to travel far for March Madness. The NCAA will host its entire postseason men’s basketball tournament in Indianapolis and surrounding areas with a bubble-like format, officials announced on Monday. All 68 teams will come to compete for the national championship and play most of the games at multiple venues in Indianapolis, with…Read more »

Monday Sports Update

The Chicago Bears are going to the playoffs despite losing 35-16 to the Packers in the regular-season finale at Soldier Field.  The Bears Mitchell Trubisky finished with 252 yards passing and an interception. David Montgomery rushed for 69 yards and a touchdown in the defeat with the Bears finishing the season at  8-and-8. Chicago did…Read more »