Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta reacts after throwing his first career no-hitter during the ninth inning of against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Cubs won 2-0.
Mark J. Terrill/AP
October 07, 2015

Is This Finally The Year For The Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs are in the Major League Baseball playoffs for the first time since 2008.  Illinois Public Media's Brian Moline spoke to Brett Taylor from the Cubs website Bleacher Nation about their chances in Wednesday's wildcard game.


In this March 26, 2014, file photo, Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson dribbles past the NCAA logo during practice at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Anaheim, Calif
Jae C. Hong/AP
September 30, 2015

UI Labor Prof: Appellate Ruling ‘Significant’ For NCAA

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld one lower court decision Wednesday, limiting what NCAA athletes can receive while playing sports, but the judges also threw out a decision that would have allowed them up to an additional $5,000 compensation a year, one that a U of I professor of labor calls substantial for the NCAA.


Will Leitch standing in front of the Sullivan Theatre in New York City.
Provided by Will Leitch
September 25, 2015

Will Leitch Dives Into Politics

The founding editor of Deadspin made his name writing about sports, but has turned to politics in time for the 2016 presidential election.  Will Leitch stopped by the WILL studios to talk with Brian Moline.


Sign outside the Illinois Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum
(Wikipedia)
September 22, 2015

Pontiac Chosen For Minor League Basketball Team

The Livingston County city of about 12,000 people was chosen for its location along Historic Route 66.  Pontiac is also home to the country's longest-running high school basketball tournament.


Illinois running back Henry Enyenihi (23) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against Western Illinois Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, at Memorial Stadium in Champaign. Illinois won 44-0.
(AP Photo/Bradley Leeb)
September 12, 2015

Illini Shuts Out WIU Leathernecks, 44-0

Wes Lunt threw for 316 yards in interim coach Bill Cubit's second straight win to open the season. It was the Illini's first shutout since a 44-0 win over Charleston Southern three years ago.


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