Chicago Bulls new coach Fred Hoiberg, right, speaks as general manager Gar Forman listens during an NBA basketball news conference Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)
June 02, 2015

Chicago Bulls Introduce Fred Hoiberg As New Coach

The Chicago Bulls made it official Tuesday, hiring Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg to replace Tom Thibodeau.  Hoiberg was long rumored as the replacement for Thibodeau, who was fired last week after five seasons.


In this April 29, 1942, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Lennie Merullo fields a baseball in Chicago. The oldest former member of the Cubs and the last living person to play for them in the World Series, he died Saturday at age 98.
(AP Photo/Paul Cannon, File)
May 31, 2015

Last Living World Series Cub Player Dies at 98

Len Merullo played shortstop for the Cubs for seven seasons, including the 1945 World Series team that lost to Detroit in 7 games.  He had returned to Wrigley Field last year to be part of the ballpark's 100th anniversary festivities.


Illinois players wait to congratulate first baseman David Kerian after his three-run homer against Ohio Friday.  Illinois won the game, 10-3.
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
May 30, 2015

Illini Dominate Ohio In Regional, 10-3, PPD By Rain Saturday

The Illini rallied for 5 runs in the second inning against the Bobcats, and never looked back.  The victory in the Illini's first-ever home NCAA regional sets up a game 4 matchup with Notre Dame.  That game was postponed by rain Saturday, and will be played at 3 p.m. Sunday.


Former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau encourages his players during the second half of Game 1 against the Cleveland Cavaliers in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, May 4, 2015, in Cleveland.
(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 28, 2015

Bulls Fire Coach Tom Thibodeau

Management says the change was made because there was not good communication between the coach and the front office.


Members of the Illinois baseball team cheer as they learn about their No. 6 national seed in the NCAA Baseball Tournament at Billy Barooz in Champaign Monday.
(Darrell Hoemann /Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.)
May 25, 2015

Illini Secure National Seed, Prepare To Host Regional

The Illinois baseball team is a national seed for the first time, meaning they'll host a Super Regional June 5-8 if they can win the first NCAA Regional this weekend at Illinois Field.  Ohio, Notre Dame, and Wright State will also play at Illinois Field May 29-31.


Illinois pitcher John Kravetz pitches to Michigan State in the first inning of Friday's third-round Big Ten tournament baseball game, which Illinois won, 2-0.
May 24, 2015

Champaign Chosen To Host NCAA Regional

The Illinois baseball team will continue postseason play at their own ballpark next weekend, hosting their first ever NCAA regional.  The Illini have been announced as one of 16 teams that will host games at Illinois Field during the national championship tournament’s opening round.


Illinois outfielder Will Krug bats against Michigan during the eighth inning of Saturday's fourth-round NCAA Big Ten Tournament 5-3 loss to Michigan.
(AP Photo/ Hannah Foslien)
May 23, 2015

Michigan Knocks Illini From Big Ten Tournament

The Illinois baseball team now looks to the NCAA regionals after Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Wolverines knocks them from the Big Ten Tournament in Minneapolis. 


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