BOSTON (AP) — Tatyana McFadden of the University of Illinois has won the women’s wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon for the second straight year.
Peter Weber is a long time NHL color and play-by-play announcer with stops in LA, Buffalo and currently the television play-by-play announcer of the Nashville Predators. It all started here in Galesburg. He is a graduate of Costa and the University of Notre Dame. We talked with Pete about his journey as well as the NHL playoffs on the WGIL Morning News.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University is asking the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional director’s ruling that the school’s football players are employees under federal law and thus entitled to unionize.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The NCAA president called an effort to unionize players a “grossly inappropriate” way to solve problems in college sports while insisting schools have been working to get athletes more involved in decisions that impact them.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern running back Venric Mark says he is not sure all his teammates who signed union cards in January realized the ramifications.
NEW YORK (AP) — Phil Jackson has returned to the New York Knicks as their team president.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scottie Pippen has filed a countersuit against a Southern California man who claims the former Chicago Bulls star assaulted him at a sushi restaurant last year.
LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has surprised a suburban Chicago second-grade class with a video message from the Sochi Olympics.
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illini track and field athlete Aja Evans has won a bronze medal in the two-man bobsled at the Sochi Olympics.
CHICAGO (AP) –A federal agency has begun a hearing on a request by Northwestern University football players who are trying to form a first-of-its-kind college athletes union.