Cubs players celebrating after winning the 2016 National League pennant.
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October 23, 2016

Chicago Cubs Beat Los Angeles Dodgers To Enter World Series For First Time Since 1945

Cursed by a Billy Goat, bedeviled by Bartman and crushed by decades of disappointment, the Chicago Cubs are at long last headed back to the World Series.  Kyle Hendricks outpitched Clayton Kershaw, Anthony Rizzo and Willson Contreras homered early and the Cubs won their first pennant since 1945, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-0 Saturday night in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series.


Tatyana McFadden competing in the 2009 Paralympic World Cup
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October 09, 2016

McFadden Takes Another Chicago Marathon

University of Illinois graduate Tatyana McFadden has won the women's wheelchair division of the Chicago Marathon for the seventh time, finishing the race in 1:42:28. McFadden had a quick turnaround after her successful run at the Paralympic games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was also her fifth consecutive win in Chicago as she pursues another marathon 'grand slam' (Chicago, New York, Boston, and London.) 


In this Sept. 10, 2016 file photo, Illinois running back Kendrick Foster (22) takes a moment to himself before an NCAA college football game against North Carolina at Memorial Stadium in Champaign.
Bradley Leeb/Associated Press
October 03, 2016

Illinois Announces Plans For $132 Million Stadium Renovation

The University of Illinois says it is drawing up plans to renovate the south and east sides of Memorial Stadium. The U of I said Monday that the $132 million project would move the football offices, locker rooms and training areas from the north end of the stadium to the area behind the south end zone.


Spencer Patton throwing a pitch.
AP Photo/Lynne Sladky
September 30, 2016

Bandwagon Bits: Spencer Patton

Urbana native and Chicago Cubs pitcher Spencer Patton joined Lisa, John, and Brian for this week's episode of "The Bandwagon" sports podcast.  Here's a small taste of the discussion.


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